BALLOT INFORMATION FOR 2018/ 2019

Students living out of the zone who wish to attend Redwood School must apply to enrol when there is a ballot. 

OUr next enrolment period, with a possible ballot, is being advertised at the moment. We have places for students turning 5 years old between 29 September and 18 December 2018 and a limited number of places throughout the school. Please have your application to the school office by 9 am on 7 September 2018. Contact the office, office@redwood.school.nz if you have any questions.

The ballot information and procedures for the first and second terms of 2019 will close on 26 October 2018.

The enrolment scheme means that children from families who live inside the zone have the right to be enrolled at Redwood School. All other enrolments will be subject to enrolment scheme legislation. An enrolment scheme must establish the following order of priority for the selection of students who would live outside the Redwood School zone.

1st Priority: Students accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school and approved by the Secretary of Education. We have no such programmes so this priority would not apply to Redwood School.

2nd Priority: Brothers and sisters of current students. 

3rd Priority: Brothers and sisters of former students. 

4th Priority: Children of former students. 

5th Priority: Children of Board employees or children of Board members. 

6th Priority: All other students. 

If there are more applicants in priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group must be made by ballot.

Applications for the first half of 2019 are welcome. These close 9am 26 October 2018. A ballot will be held on 29 October if necessary.  This is for the first half of 2019. For students who are turning 5 between 19 December 2018 and 5 July 2019.

This is the first enrolment period for 2019.

An enrolment form can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the website.  When returning the enrolment form please ensure all necessary paperwork is attached to the application. 

Frequently asked questions:

* My child turns 5 in 2019, we are in zone, do I complete an enrolment form? It would help the school if you were to, as this allows us to work out how many out of zone places we have available.

*I have a child at Redwood School, we live out of zone, my younger child turns 5 in 2019, do I have to complete an enrolment form for the ballot? YES

*We are out of zone and my children are older than 5, can we enrol? There may be any places available in the second half of 2019 for students other than Year 0/1. Please contact the office for details.

*How do I find out what ‘the zone’ is? The home zone is on the website or ask at the office.

*If there is a ballot when will I know if we are ‘in’? You will be notified within a week of the ballot.

*If we are unsuccessful, is there a waiting list? Yes, any children not selected are added to our waiting list and if space becomes available you will be informed.