Middleton Grange School Enrolment Scheme
Middleton Grange School is a State Integrated School under Part 33 of the Education Act (EA). Section 442 of the EA requires that a Proprietor define a Preference applicant.
A PREFERENCE APPLICANT is a family, which in the opinion of The Christian Schools’ Trust, have established a particular connection with the school through membership of, or affiliation with, a church having a Biblical basis of faith consonant with the School’s Statement of Special Character as described in s22(a) of the Integration Deed of Agreement.
The school’s roll will be managed within the maximum roll prescribed in the school’s integration agreement.
PRIORITY AT ENROLMENT
Applications for enrolment of children of preference applicants will be processed in the following order of priority.
FIRST PRIORITY will be given to the children of preference applicants for whom the school is reasonably convenient.
[Note 1] If including the children of all first priority applicants would exceed the School’s maximum roll then criteria for selection for these children will be based, in sequence, on the second priority through to the seventh priority.
SECOND PRIORITY will be given to preference applicants who are parents of current pupils in the following categories:
(a) Living in the inner zone [Note 2]
(b) Living in the area of reasonable convenience but not attending a Network School [Note 1]
THIRD PRIORITY will be given to preference applicants who are: current permanent Board employees (half time or greater), Board of Trustee members, Board of Proprietor members.
FOURTH PRIORITY will be given to preference applicants from another Network school [Note 3] for either of the following reasons:
(a) Their child is graduating from their current school’s graduating year level.
(b) A change in residential address which moves them into the inner zone of this school [Note 2]
FIFTH PRIORITY will be given to preference applicants from the school’s INNER ZONE who are any of the following:
(a) Applying to enrol a child already attending a school which is either:
– A member of the New Zealand Association for Christian Schools
– A similar school overseas [and at the time of enrolment will be a domestic pupil]; or
(b) Applying to enrol a child receiving home schooling
(c) Parents of former pupils
(d) Parents who are past pupils
SIXTH PRIORITY will be given to all other preference applicants from the school’s INNER ZONE.
SEVENTH PRIORITY will be given to preference applicants from OUTSIDE THE INNER ZONE but for whom the school is reasonably convenient as defined in Note 1. Priority in enrolment will be given in the following order:
(a) Parents who are past pupils
(b) All other preference applicants
EIGHTH PRIORITY Non-preference applicants. Children of non-preference applicants will be enrolled only if:
(a) Enrolment places remain after children of all preference applicants have been enrolled; and
(b) Doing so will not cause the school to exceed the number of non-preference pupils allowed in its integration agreement.
Priority in enrolment among children of non-preference applicants will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
(a) Who are parents of current pupils;
(b) Who are parents of a pupil graduating from a Network school
Where the number of places available at any year level runs out within any of the priority levels two to eight above a ballot will be conducted. Children of unsuccessful applicants at each year level will have their names recorded on a waiting list, within their relevant priority category, ranked in the order in which they were drawn in the ballot. The waiting list at each year level will remain current until the board next notifies the public that it is inviting applications for a new enrolment intake.
Each year applications will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the School. No enrolments will be confirmed more than one year prior to the proposed date of entry.
- AREA OF REASONABLE CONVENIENCE. (Outer Zone) The area bounded by the Rakaia River in the south, the Canterbury/Westland boundary along the Southern Alps in the west, Hurunui River to the North, and the Pacific Ocean to the East.
- INNER ZONE
YEAR 1 -10 The area bounded by: the Rakaia river west of the Main South Road, Main South Road, Blenheim Road, Curletts Road, Lincoln Road, Moorhouse Ave, Deans Ave, Harper Ave, Carlton Mill Road, Rossall St, Strowan Road, Wairakei Road, Grahams Road, Memorial Ave, Russley Road, McLeans Island Road, Haul Road, Waimakariri River, and the Canterbury/ Westland provincial boundary.
YEAR 11–13 The area bounded by the Rakaia River in the south, the Canterbury/Westland boundary along the Southern Alps in the west, the Waimakariri River to the North, and the Pacific Ocean to the East.
- NETWORK SCHOOL. A school belonging to the Christchurch Christian Education Network (CEN). CEN schools at the time of writing are: Aidanfield Christian School, Emmanuel Christian School, Hillview Christian School, Middleton Grange School, Rangiora New Life, Rolleston Christian School.