STANDARD ENROLMENT CRITERIA:
All primary school age children whose parent(s) or legal guardians reside within the designated geographical zone, as shown on the above map, are entitled to enrol at Drury School.
Click here for a link to the Ministry of Education website which also contains the map outlining the Drury School zone. Once the link has opened, simply type “Drury School” into the search box on the top left – then scroll down to Drury School. Click on “Show/Hide Enrolment Zone”. Then simply zoom in and out to establish zone boundaries etc.
The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student’s usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you currently live at an in-zone address but move to an out-of-zone address before your child’s first day of attendance at the school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at school.
Before enrolment takes place (i.e. before attendance begins), if the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in-zone address will not be a genuine, on-going living arrangement, the Board may withdraw any offer of a place which it may have made on the basis of the given address.
After attendance has begun, if the school learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of application for enrolment and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the school, then the Board may review the enrolment. Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under section 110A of the Education Act 1989.
If you are in a “living with” arrangement, as this is regarded as a ‘temporary living situation’, this will need to be discussed further. Please contact the office to make a time to meet with the Principal to discuss this.
DRURY SCHOOL ENROLMENT ZONE:
Great South Road ( North), up including Gatland Rd on Right hand side.
Great South Road (North) up to 503 on Left hand side.
Re Parkhaven – All of Cooladerry/ Drumkeen and Kilmacrennan
30 Parkhaven Dr ( and greater) (evens)
71 Parkhaven Dr ( and greater) (odds)
Sutton Road to right hand bend over Railway Line including York St and Murray St
Waihoehoe Road – all – including Flanagan Rd
Appleby Road – all – including Harry Dodd Rd.
Drury Hills Road – including Elizabeth Place
Fitzgerald Road from Drury Hills Rd – including Brookfield Rd
Great South Road (South) to Runciman Rd
Runciman Road up to and including Kincora Lane (687 Runciman Rd and greater)
– including Ngakoroa Rd
Burtt Road up to and including Needham Rd – (179 Burtt Road and greater) – including Cheritan Lane
Cameron Place – all
East Steet – all
Cross Street – all
Tui Street – all
Jesmond Road – all
Bremner Road – all
Norrie Road – all
Firth Street – all
Mercer Street – all
Burberry Rd and side Roads
Tegal Road – all
Pitt Street – all
OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS:
OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS – 2021
Enrolment at Drury School is governed by an enrolment scheme, as detailed above.
The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 3pm on Wednesday 14 October 2020. Parents of students who live within the school zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.
The Board has determined that there will be a limited number of out of zone places for New Entrants (Year 1) and Year 3 and Year 4 students for 2021. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
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 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 Staff of the school.
• Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants by way of ballot.
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required, it will be held on Wednesday 21 October. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot by email within three school days of the ballot being held.
ENROLING YOUR CHILD:
As part of the enrolment process, parents need to bring the following: children’s birth certificate or passport, immunisation certificate and proof of residence in zone eg power/telephone account, rental agreement.
Enrolment packs are available at the school office.
NEW ENTRANTS: School visits are one of the many chances you have to help ready your little one for the next step on the New Zealand education ladder. Starting primary school can be an anxious time for all involved. There are so many new terms, processes and routines to understand. There are also certain ‘markers’ by which you can measure how ready your child is for school, things like being able to recognise their own name, be on the way to reciting the alphabet and knowing basic colours. We hold a “New Parent” gathering once a term for the parents of new entrants who will be starting the following term where more information is given out on this. See our “Getting Ready for School” booklet below.
New Entrants usually have two orientation visits prior to their start. These are held on Thursdays. The aim of the Orientation visit is to familiarise your child with their classroom, teacher, fellow students, the toilets, lunch eating areas and routines carried out in the class. It is an opportunity for our new pupils to meet their first teacher and new classmates. School visits are all about creating a familiarity for the child and an understanding of what happens in the classroom for the parents. Visit One is from 8.40am – 9.30am and involves both the parent and child. Visit Two is from 9am – 10.30am and is just for the child. (Children who turn five over the Christmas/summer holiday period and are due to start at the commencement of Term 1, take part in a group “Orientation Day” prior to the end of the year.) See our “Welcome To Drury School” booklet below.