Kuratau School


Enrolment at Kuratau School is governed by an enrolment scheme.  An enrolment scheme helps prevent the school from being overcrowded. 

Families who live outside our zone can only attend the school if there is a place available for them. This applies ALSO to new students who live outside our zone but have brothers or sisters already at Kuratau School. However during a ballot these students have priority.

So that effective teaching and learning can continue, the Board of Trustees has decided that each term we will monitor our roll numbers closely and make a decision about how many places will be available for new students across our school. Positions for 'out of zone' students will be advertised each term for the following term.  Details of ballot dates and application forms are listed below and can also be obtained from the school office.

If you know of anyone who is planning on enrolling at Kuratau School and lives within our zone please encourage them to complete our ‘Intention of Enrolment’ form or contact the School Office.  Please help by letting us know of siblings who have not yet started school, even if they are in our zone.   This helps us immensely with future planning.


If you do not live within the home zone specified in our school's enrolment scheme an application for an 'out of zone' enrolment will be subject to the selection procedure outlined in the Education and Training Act 2020.  


The Act states that there are six priorities for enrolment.  Priority is given to students who:

  1. Meet the criteria for enrolment in an approved special programme run by the school.  Kuratau School has no such programme.

  2. Meet the criteria of being a sibling of a current student.

  3. Meet the criteria of being a sibling of a former student.

  4. Meet the criteria of being a child of a former student.

  5. Meet the criteria of being a child of a BOT employee.

  6. All other students. 

Prior to each ballot, the number of places available will be set by the Board of Trustees and advertised at least one month prior to the ballot.

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 school, it will be supervised by a Justice of the Peace or a sworn member of the Police.

Within three school days of this date, the school will inform 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 of the school's letter. If you do not respond within the 14 day period, the place will be offered to the first person on the waiting list established by the ballot.



  1. An initial ballot will be held on the 20 September, 2021 for students wishing to start school in Term Four 2021 and Term One 2022

  2. The total number of places likely to be available for 2022 is up to 20 students across the school,

  3. The Board of Trustees will hold further ballots for Out Of Zone students on Monday 6th December 2021, Monday 9th May 2022, Monday 27th June 2022 and Monday 19th September 2022. 

  4. The numbers for these ballots are subject to review by the Board of Trustees.

  5. The number of places, likely to be available, will be advertised prior to each ballot.



To apply for an Out of Zone Position please complete our

 ‘Intention of Enrolment Form’

To be eligible for this ballot please complete and submit prior to the deadline date - 6th May 2022.



Ballot for intake Term 1, 2022                                   

                        Date of Ballot:                                 6/12/21 (Monday)

                        Deadlines for applications:          12.00pm 3/12/21 (Friday)

                        Notification of outcome by:        9/12/21 (Thursday)


 Ballot for intake Term 2, 2022 & Term 3, 2022                                                        

                        Date of Ballot:                                 9/5//22 (Monday)

                        Deadlines for applications:          12.00pm 6/5/22 (Friday)

                        Notification of outcome by:        12/5/22 (Thursday)  


 Ballot for intake Term 3, 2022 & Term 4, 2022        

                        Date of Ballot:                                 27/6/22 (Monday)

                        Deadlines for applications:          12.00pm 24/6/22 (Friday)

                        Notification of outcome by:        30/6/22 (Thursday)