Seatoun School Out-of-Zone Rationale

The school has an enrolment scheme to manage school enrolments to prevent overcrowding.

Home Zone:

The following children will be accepted as of right.

Children living within the designated geographic boundaries of the school [home zone]. To check that your address is in-zone or out-of-zone,  please go to nzschools.tki.org.nz and enter your address.  You may need to ‘slide up’ the nearby schools’ field to view all schools in your area.

Students living in the home zone are asked to pre-enrol, to assist the school in planning for any out of zone placements.


Seatoun School Board of Trustees is running two Ballot’s in 2023.

Ballot 1: Year 0 enrolments for Terms 3 and 4 2023
Ballot 2: 2024 academic year enrolments

Ballot 1: Year 0 enrolments from Term 3 and for the remainder of 2023
Seatoun BoT has resolved to run an additional ballot for Year 0, 2023 places.  This is for out-of-zone places for children turning 5 years old from 1 July until the end of the 2023 school year and will be held on Friday 23 June 2023.

Applications are now open.  Please complete an out-of-zone application form available on the school website https://seatoun.school.nz/enrollment/enrolment-information/ and email to admin@seatoun.school.nz.   State that it is for the 2023 academic year.

Applications close Monday 19 June 2023 at 3.00pm.

If a ballot is required, it will be drawn Friday 23 June 2023

 Ballot 2:  Seatoun School Out-of-Zone Ballot for 2024 Academic Year

The out-of-zone ballot for the Seatoun School 2024 year is open and will close Friday 1 September 2023 (12 noon) and will be drawn Friday 8 September 2023.  Please complete the out-of-zone form from the school website https://www.seatoun.school.nz and email to admin@seatoun.school.nz before the close date.  State this is for the 2024 academic year. 

Out of Zone Enrolment

Applications from out of zone students will be processed in the following order of priority.

Priorities for out-of-zone
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First priority [1] must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education. Please note Seatoun School does not have priority one students.
Second priority [2] must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
Third priority [3] must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
Fourth priority [4] must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
Fifth priority [5] 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 board of the school.
Sixth priority [6] must be given to all other applicants.