Palmerston North Boys’ High School Enrolment Scheme Zoning
Since being founded in 1902, Palmerston North Boys’ High School has catered for a diverse range of students because they come from a wide cross-section of families, and are selected without regard to social, economic or cultural factors. Palmerston North Boys’ High School wishes to maintain that balance.
The Board of Trustees believes that the resources provided by Palmerston North Boys’ High School will support an optimum roll of approximately 1700 students. This is the number of boys which the school’s site, classrooms and shared facilities such as hall, library, gymnasia, swimming pool and outside area can reasonably be expected to accommodate.
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All students who live within the home zone described below (and/or shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Both sides of each road are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.
In the event of a ballot, the Board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. A notice will be published stating how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
|First Priority||This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.|
|Second Priority||will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.|
|Third Priority||will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.|
|Fourth Priority||will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.|
|Fifth Priority||will be given to applicants who are children of board employees.|
|Sixth Priority||will be given to all other applicants.|
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
This will be done as per the “Administration Details for Enrolment Scheme”.
Applications for College House:
The school maintains a boarding hostel for boys, College House. Applications for admission as a boarder will be accepted at any time and should be made directly to the Manager, College House, PO Box 4049, Palmerston North, 4442.
Students accepted as residents of College House will automatically be enrolled at Palmerston North Boys’ High School.