|Enrolment Scheme Information for Parents|
Students living in the Waimea College Zone
The Education Act gives a guarantee of enrolment to students who live in the zone specified below.
The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be temporary, e.g.
The consequences of trying to gain such unfair priority can result in the College withdrawing any offer of a place which it may have made on the basis of the given address. Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board of Trustees may annul the enrolment – even if the student has started to attend the College. This course of action is provided for under Section 11OA of the Education Act 1989.
Normal changes of address (even to an out-of-zone address after attendance has started) would not be a cause for concern.
If any issues arise from the information provided, the Board of Trustees may wish to interview you to ensure the genuineness of the application.
Students living outside the Waimea College Zone
The Board of Trustees will determine if there is any room for out-of-zone students after allowing for all of the in-zone enrolments. A ballot will be held if there are more applicants than spaces available. The ballot will be conducted on those enrolments received by the due date (24 August 2012). The ballot will be run in accordance with Ministry requirements and the College must apply the following priorities:
In situations where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available for out-of-zone students, selection will be by ballot. If a ballot is required at our College, it will be held on (3 September 2012) and will be supervised by a Justice of the Peace (or, other approved person). Within three school days of this date, the College will send you a letter informing you of the outcome of the ballot. If your application has been successful, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance or rejection of the offered place within 14 days of the date on the College's letter. If you do not respond within the 14 day period, the place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list established by the ballot.
Description of Waimea College Zone – see the map
Note: Addresses in Wills Road would be deemed to be in the Waimea College zone as defined by the line drawn between Gordons Knob and the Coastal Highway on the map provided.
Tue 29 Jan 8.00pm - 4.30pm
Wed 30 Jan 8.00am - 4.30pm
Thu 31 Jan 8.00am - 4.30pm
Fri 1 Feb 8.00am - 4.30pm
Sat 2 Feb 9.00am - 3.00pm
Wed 6 Feb 9.00am -12 noon
After Wednesday stationery will be available before school, Break 1 and Break 2.
Purchase your stationery at school break times or when called out of class.
From Monday 11 February stationery will continue to be sold before school, at Break 1 and Break 2 from the Stationery Shop in the Kiosk Quad.
Follow this link to signup onliine for instrument lessons
Waimea Goes Wireless
Students now have access to wireless at Waimea. Students are welcome to bring laptops and netbooks in class to aid their learning.
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