Karangahake School has seen great growth in the past few years and as such the School has been instructed by the Ministry of Education to manage its roll to prevent overcrowding by using an enrolment scheme starting in 2023.

It is important to know that if your children are currently enrolled at Karangahake School and you live outside the zone, your current enrolment will not be affected by the establishment of the Enrolment Scheme or Zone.

There are two zones, please see the maps below

Year 1-6 Enrolment Scheme Zone

Year 7-8 Enrolment Scheme Zone

Living in the School Zone

  1. The school zone has been approved by the MOE after consultation with the school community and all neighbouring primary schools.

  2. The in-school zone is shown on the zone maps.

  3. All students living in the school zone are not affected by the enrolment scheme.

  4. Parents/Caregivers who wish to enrol their children at Karangahake School

  • Need to make an appointment with the principal

  • Need to complete the Enrolment Form

  • Need to provide evidence of usual place of residence of main caregiver.

Living out of the School Zone

Throughout the year the BOT will determine the number of places which are likely to be available for the enrolment of students for the following year and the number of ballots that will be held.

  1. If there are more applicants than places available for students out of the school zone, a ballot will be conducted under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 2020. Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order (as determined by the Education Act):

                  • 1st priority: This category does not apply at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the MOE.

                  • 2nd priority: Siblings of current students.

                  • 3rd priority: Siblings of former students

                  • 4th priority: Children of BOT employees (school staff)

                  • 5th priority: All other applicants

  1. If the board receives fewer out-of-zone applications than there are places available, no ballot will be necessary and all applicants will be enrolled.

  2. Parents/Caregivers who wish to make an out-of-zone application for enrolment

                  • Need to make an appointment with the principal before the specified date

                  • Need to complete the Application and Enrolment Forms before the specified date

                  • It is against the law to provide a false address in an attempt to get your child into a school with a zone that does not include your home. You must provide the address of the usual place of residence the main caregiver and student will actually live in.

  1. If you live out of zone and your child is unsuccessful in the ballot, you may still feel there are good reasons why the school should enrol your child. In this case, you can contact the Hamilton Ministry of Education office.


1. The BOT will determine each school term the number of students living out of the school zone that may enrol at the school. If a ballot is to be held (spaces are available);

2. The Board of Trustees must place a notice in a newspaper, circulating in the area and on the school website, stating:

  • How many out-of-zone places are likely to be available

  • The date by which applications for out-of-zone places must be received

  • The date(s) of any ballot(s) for out-of-zone places.

Enrolment Information

It is strongly advised that parents/caregivers who wish to enrol their child/ren at Karangahake School make an appointment with the principal well in advance. We are happy to meet with you and your child to discuss our learning programmes, the implication the enrolment scheme may have on your family (if out of zone) and show you around the school.

Parents/Caregivers who live out of the school zone will be provided by mail of the enrolment ballot procedures. This letter will state how places will be balloted as well as the date of the ballot.

School Location

Contact Details

Contact Karangahake School between the hours of 8.30am – 3.30pm by phone or email at any time.

Location: School Road, Karangahake

Postal Details: 22 School Road, RD4, Paeroa, 3674

School Telephone: 07 862 8097