All students who live within the defined geographical boundary described below* shall be entitled to enrol at Otorohanga South School.
- *Commencing at the junction of Kakamutu Rd and State Highway 3 southwards up to and including Spicer Rd. East along Otewa Rd up until the Otewa, Mangawhero Rd junction, including Old Te Kuiti Rd and side roads south up to and including Rapid Number 128.
- Westward along Highway 31 including all side roads namely, Waitomo Valley Rd up to Rapid number 749 and Haurua Rd up to Rapid number 272, Honikiwi Rd and all side roads up to and including rapid number 2021. From the junction of Honikiwi with Highway 31, northward including all side roads (excepting Te Kawa Rd) until junction of Highway 31 with Highway 39, turning westward to junction with Turitea Rd, down Turitea Rd until it meets Honikiwi Rd.
- All Otorohanga town streets on the west side of Highway 3 and Kakamutu Rd are included. Kakamutu Rd becomes Ouruwhero Rd. Along Ouruwhero Rd up to and including Rapid number 352.
Note: Both sides of all streets and roads included in the above description are included unless otherwise stated.
Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.
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Units described as Rooms 13 and 15, operating under Otorohanga South School. Students living in the Otorohanga District will be enrolled.
Special Units for Children with Intellectual Disabilities.
The criteria for acceptance into the programmes are as follows:
- Priority need of students.
- All students should be verified in terms of the On-going and Reviewable Resourcing Scheme. (ORRS)
Out of zone enrolments
Each year 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. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate 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 will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the above special programme(s) run by the school and 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 applicants who are children of board employees.
Fifth 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 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.