Enrolment scheme and school zone

Our maximum roll, as set by the Ministry of Education, is 445 students.


Purposes and principles

  • to avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding at the school
  • to ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment at the school is carried out in a fair and transparent manner

In achieving its purpose, an enrolment scheme must, as far as possible, ensure that:

  • the scheme does not exclude local students
  • no more students are excluded from a school than are necessary to avoid overcrowding

Home zone enrolments 

All students who live within the ‘home zone’ described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

The proposed Taradale Primary School Enrolment Zone as from 1 January 2010 will be bounded by and include properties:

  • From the corner of Puketapu Road and Springfield Road overland to the area north of O’Dowd Road (the area including both sides of O’Dowd Road and south to EIT is now excluded from the revised ‘home zone’);

  • Along Gloucester Street north through the Taradale Shopping Centre;

  • Along Gloucester Street to the Avondale Road roundabout (Taradale Clock-tower);

  • Along Avondale Road to Balmoral Street leading to the entrance to Knightsbridge and then continuing around the southern boundary of the Knightsbridge Sub-division to Church Road (all of Knightsbridge is now excluded from the revised ‘home zone’;

  • Church Road north to Tironui Drive then cutting across ‘The Mission’ and then;

  • Overland to the corner of Puketapu Road and Springfield Road.

Note: All roads and streets within this revised boundary are considered to be within the Taradale Primary School ‘home zone’.  Proof of residence within the ‘home zone’ must be supplied in the form of your last power account, current rental agreement or sale and purchase documentation.

Enrolment Form

If you are interested in your child attending Taradale Primary School please complete our Pre Enrolment/ Out of Zone Application/ Registration of Intent and we will contact you with more details. 

Out of zone enrolments

At the beginning of each year, if places are available, the Board reserves the right to hold a special ballot for a limited number of places in certain year groups for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.

Taradale Primary Board of Trustees will determine how many places are likely to be available in the following year for students who live outside of the home zone, as specified in the Taradale Primary enrolment scheme. 


Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority.

First Priority             this priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

Second Priority       will be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school;

Third Priority            will be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a former student of the school;

Fourth Priority         will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school;

Fifth Priority             will 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             will be given to all other applicants


If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth 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.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Zoning Map