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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Enrolment Zones (Home Zones)
These questions and answers are to assist you to understand the changes that are to occur due to zoning.
1. What is happening?
The Ministry of Education has asked the CTS Board of Trustees to put in place an enrolment zone.
2. What is an enrolment zone (home zone)?
An enrolment zone is a specified area where children can enter a school as of right.
3. Why is a home zone enrolment zone required?
Across Nelson, there are a number of schools needing to cater for bigger numbers of children. Clifton Terrace is one of these schools. The Ministry of Education has asked the school to put in place an enrolment zone which will ensure we do not encounter an over-crowding situation.
4. Who made the decision to put in place a home zone enrolment zone?
This was a joint decision made between the Ministry of Education and the Clifton Terrace School, Board of Trustees.
5. When will the home zone come into effect?
It is expected that the zone will be put in place at the start of Term 1, 2017.
6. We currently reside inside the home zone for Clifton Terrace School and another school. Can we choose which school to attend?
Zones will overlap. Therefore, if you reside in an area for 2 schools you can choose one or the other.
7. We currently reside outside the home zone for Clifton Terrace School. What does it mean for my children currently attending CTS?
Children who are currently attending CTS are free to continue doing so.
8. What does it mean for pre-school children with older siblings currently attending CTS? All new children to the school residing outside of the zone can not automatically attend CTS. They will need to go through a balloting process if there are spaces available and the CTS Board of Trustees considers that the school will not exceed surpass its roll capacity and its operational funding from the Ministry..
9. Will there be places allocated for children who reside outside the home zone for Clifton Terrace School?
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.
10. How will these be allocated?
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority and in accordance with the Ministry of Education statutory requirements:
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 must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.