Online Enrolment Form
To enrol your child at Timaru South School please follow the link below.
A staff member will be in touch shortly to discuss transitioning to school.
Out of Zone Enrolments
The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Timaru South School for Term 4 this year or for 2023.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.
Applications for enrolment can be made via our school website at www.timarusouth.school.nz . Please be sure to check “out of zone” in the first section.
The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Sept 16th, 2022 for Term 4 of this year.
For 2023 there will be 2 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Monday 31 Jan to Friday 8th July. The second runs from Monday 25th July until Friday Dec 15th 2023.
For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 2nd December, 2022.
Deadline for the second enrolment will be Friday June 16th, 2023.
Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.
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 5th Dec, 2022, and Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Enrolement Zone Declaration
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 the school.
The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement that 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.
Before enrolment takes place (ie before attendance begins), if the board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in-zone address will not be not a genuine, ongoing living arrangement, the board may withdraw any offer of a place it might 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 gaining enrolment at the school, then the board may review the enrolment. Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation, the board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under clause 13 of Schedule 20 of the Education and Training Act 2020.