In order to avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Turitea Board of Trustees have an enrolment scheme in place. Students are eligible to be enrolled if they live inside the school zone outlined below. If you would like to enrol your child at Turitea School, please fill out this form. For any other enrolment inquiries, please email Troy
Transition to School
Starting school marks an important and exciting new chapter in the lives of students and their whānau. You only get one go at it too, so we want to do it right. Please have a read of this document which highlights a few key beliefs and gives you a bit of information around how we transition your child into our school.
The school zone is that area bounded by the intersection of Old West Road (SH57) and Tennent Drive, follow to include Sheep Farm, Poultry Farm, Batchelar and Monginie Roads until you reach the Fitzherbert Avenue Bridge. Follow the Manawatu River around in a north westerly direction to the river end of Petersens Road. Follow along Petersens Road to the intersection with Aokautere Drive (SH57). The zone continues south along Aokautere Drive, taking in Polson Hill and Moonshine Valley Road. Continue south along Aokautere Drive until it intersects with Pacific Drive (Abby Road, Woodgate Court, Johnstone Drive, Louries Way and Ron Place)
From the southern end of Pacific Drive the zone turns west to the southern end of Valley Views then continues west to Turitea Road and follows south along Turitea Road then Water Works Road. At the end of Water Works Road, the zone turns west onto Greens Road. The zone continues along Greens Road until it intersects with Kahuterawa Road. The zone takes in the entire length of Kahuterawa Road until it ends at the intersection of Old West Road and Tennent Drive.
Out of Zone Enrolments
The Board of Trustees will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following term for the enrolment of students who live outside the school zone and the dates when ballots will take place.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
First Priority: This priority category is not applicable at Turitea because we do not run a special needs programme here.
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 applicants who are children of a former student.
Fifth Priority: Will be given to applicants who are children of employees or Board members.
Sixth Priority: Will be given to all other applicants.
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, Selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions by the Secretary. Under Section 11G (1) on the Education Act 1989. Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
Ballot for 2024
For 2024, there will be four out of zone enrolment opportunities if there are spaces available.
The first enrolment period is for Term 1, 2024 (Tuesday 30th January – Friday 12th April). For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for out-of-zone places is Thursday 26th October, 2023. Pre-enrolments can be made via the form.
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Friday 27th October, 2023. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Details relating to the 2nd enrolment period are as follows.
- Length of enrolment period: Term 2, 2024 (29th April – 5th July).
- Deadline for receipt of applications: Thursday 15th February 2024.
- Date of ballot: Friday 16th February 2024.
Details relating to the 3rd enrolment period are as follows.
- Length of enrolment period: Term 3, 2024 (22nd July – 27th September).
- Deadline for receipt of applications: Thursday 16th May 2024.
- Date of ballot: Friday 17th May 2024.
Details relating to the 4th enrolment period are as follows.
- Length of enrolment period: Term 4, 2024 (14th October – 13th December).
- Deadline for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th August 2024.
- Date of ballot: Friday 9th August 2024.