Key dates for out-of-zone applications
These are key dates for advertising and running out-of-zone pre-enrolment processes
|Level of compliance
School boards must adhere to the key dates that require them to plan, advertise, and operate their enrolment scheme. Parents, caregivers and whānau are required to respond to any offer of enrolment within the allotted time or their student will forfeit their place at the school.
2023 ballot dates
Boards of schools with an enrolment scheme must coordinate their pre-enrolment deadlines with other schools with enrolment schemes in their region or city. We also encourage schools with enrolment schemes to share these dates with nearby schools that don’t have a scheme, to help coordinate planning.
Other dates will be available by contacting the schools in your region.
Out-of-zone applications received outside an advertised pre-enrolment period cannot be accepted unless there are out-of-zone places available and a new ballot is held.
Key pre-enrolment dates
Each year, for the following year
Parents and caregivers
|By 1 September
|Boards must determine:
|By 15 September
|Must place a public notice in a medium appropriate to the area served by the school:
|For schools with multiple pre-enrolment periods, one month before each enrolment application deadline
|Must re-issue a public notice (as above):
|By enrolment application deadlines
|Must submit out-of-zone enrolment applications.
|Within 3 school days of a ballot being held
|Within 14 days of being advised of a ballot outcome
|Must confirm whether the offer of a place is accepted or declined.
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