Friday 14th February 2020
Proposed Enrolment Scheme for Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto
The Ministry of Education has requested under section 11H of the Education Act 1989 that Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto changes its enrolment home zone to manage our growing school roll and our building capacity.
The reason for this is to ensure that schools can manage the numbers of students attending our kura and ensure an equitable spread of students between schools. Before amending our enrolment zone we are required to consult with our students, parents and local community, with parents of prospective students of Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto and with the Boards of other local schools that may be affected by the amendment.
Because of the significant crossover of our current enrolment home zones, we are working collaboratively with St Martins School and Thorrington School to develop our proposed amendments to our enrolment home zones. This will allow our schools and the Ministry of Education to effectively manage the capacity of our schools, both for now and the future.
With the support of a Ministry appointed liaison and after some discussions with the boards of other impacted schools, we have drafted a proposed amendment based on student data supplied by the Ministry of Education. We have attached the description and map of the proposed amendment.
In the description are details of the proposed interim arrangements for families whose address is currently in the home zone but is sitting outside of the proposed new home zone.
Please note that ALL children currently enrolled at the school will continue to have the right of ongoing enrolment.
To help us develop our submission to the Ministry of Education, we specifically invite your feedback on:
- Whether you are supportive of the boundaries in the proposed amendment;
- Suggested changes you may have to the proposed amendment boundaries;
- The reason(s) for your suggested change(s);
- Any other comments
Please note that the Ministry of Education has determined that our enrolment home zone does need to be reduced as a result of this process, so that our school can adequately meet in-zone growth, therefore leaving the boundaries as they currently are is not a viable option.
We invite your feedback on our proposed enrolment home zone amendment (attached) by Friday, 3rd April 2020. Please send your written feedback to our liaison person, Tom Scollard, c/o Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto, 71 Sandwich Road, Beckenham, Christchurch 8023 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions you can contact Tom via email, or speak with Sandy or Ester at school.
We will carefully consider all responses, before submitting our final proposed amendment to the Ministry of Education for their consideration and processing.
An estimated timeline for implementation of the amended enrolment scheme would likely be for the beginning of Term 1, 2021.
On behalf of Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Board of Trustees