Enrolment Scheme

Possible Changes



Dear Parents/Caregivers


Possible changes to the enrolment scheme


Farm Cove Intermediate implements an enrolment scheme. Enrolment schemes help manage overcrowding and ensure local students can attend schools in their area. The Ministry of Education is responsible for developing enrolment schemes, and boards are responsible for implementing and operating them.


The priority enrolment categories at Farm Cove Intermediate School are as follows:


  1. Live in our home zone (students living inside our home zone are guaranteed a place in our school).

  2. Live out of our home zone but have a sibling who currently attends the school.

  3. Live out of our home zone but have a sibling of a former student.

  4. Live out of our home zone but is a child of a former FCI student.

  5. Live out of our home zone but is a child of Board of Trustee employees, or a child of a board member.


Students who live outside the zone who do not meet criteria 2-5 above, can apply to enrol but acceptance of their application is subject to places being available for them. If there are fewer places available than there are applicants, their acceptance is subject to the outcome of a pre-enrolment process called a ballot.


The Government is proposing changes to the way enrolment schemes currently work for out of zone students. These changes include possible changes to the priority categories for out of zone enrolments in state schools. These changes do not alter the current Priority 2 ranking for out of zone students who have a sibling already attending a school. If there are any changes to other priority categories, these will not be introduced until 2022 at the earliest.


This means that the current priority categories will continue to apply for students and schools for the time being.


If you would like to have a say about amendments to the priority categories for out of zone enrolments I would encourage you to complete the online survey.



Kind regards




Tamara Jones

Principal

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