The Education Act gives a guarantee of enrolment to students who live in the home zone specified in the school’s enrolment scheme. The Board needs to be sure that an in zone address is genuine, because it is required to manage the enrolment scheme for the benefit of local students.
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 Bayfield School.
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 only temporary eg:
  • Renting accommodation in-zone on a short-term basis;
  • Arranging temporary board in-zone with a relative or family friend;
  • Using the in-zone address of a relative or friend as an “address of convenience”, with no intention to live there on an ongoing basis.
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.

In Zone Enrolments

For all in zone enrolments, an enrolment form is to be completed.  Download a form above or collect one from the school office.  We will also require a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport, immunisation certificate and proof of  your residential address such as a utility bill.​Closer to your child starting school you will be contacted with details of pre-school visits and a New Entrant Parent meeting, usually held in the middle of each term.   Visits are usually held on Thursday mornings (8:50am-11:20am)  in the two weeks prior to your child starting school.  A parent is required to stay with their child for the duration of school visits.

We also wish to advise that it is school policy for all new entrant children to finish school at 2pm for the first 15 days of school.

Out of Zone Enrolments 

Students who do not live within the home zone  come under the out of zone enrolment scheme.  A ballot is held in October/November each year, the date is set by the Ministry of Education for available places within the school. Ballot applications need to be in two week's prior to the ballot date.  

2017 Ballot for children starting school in 2018.  Applications need to be received no later than 3pm on Wednesday 18 October, Ballot drawn on 1 November.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
  • 1st Priority: this is not applicable at our school because we do not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
  • 2nd Priority: must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • 3rd Priority: must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • 4th Priority: must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  • 5th Priority: must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the Board or a child of a member of the Board of the school.
  • 6th Priority: must be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.  Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking 2nd or 3rd priority status will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship. 

Home Zone
All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at Bayfield School.  The following streets constitute the ‘Home Zone’ of the school:
  • Albany Road
  • Annan Street
  • Argyle Street
  • Bayfield Road
  • Bella Vista Street
  • Buller Street
  • Cox Street
  • Clifton Road
  • Cremorne Street
  • Galatea Terrace
  • Hector Street
  • Herne Bay Road
  • Hukanui Crescent
  • 172+ & 167+ Jervois Road (southern side to Ardmore Rd & northern side to Lawrence Street which excludes these streets from being in zone)
  • Kelmarna Avenue
  • Marine Parade
  • Masons Avenue
  • Moira Street
  • Mokau Street
  • Parawai Crescent
  • River Terrace
  • Salisbury Street
  • Saratoga Avenue
  • Stack Street
  • Tawariki Street
  • Trinity Street
  • Upton Street
  • Wallace Street
  • Wairangi St
  • Wanganui Avenue
  • West End Road to Cox's Creek
  • Wharf Road
  • Wolseley Avenue