From the 1st July 2021 enrolment at Beach Haven Primary School is governed by a Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme, which includes a zone that is set out below. A full copy of the enrolment scheme can be viewed below. The Education Act sets out the purposes of an enrolment scheme, which are to prevent overcrowding at the school, to ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment at the school is fair and to ensure that the best use is made of existing networks of State schools.  Students living within the Beach Haven Primary School zone have automatic right of entry under the scheme. Students living outside of the Beach Haven School zone will have another school that is reasonably convenient to their place of residence that they will be entitled to attend. You can find information about the location of other schools and their enrolment zones at http://nzschools.tki.org.nz/.

Out of zone students wishing to attend Beach Haven Primary can apply to enrol if/when the school holds a ballot.

Students whose usual place of residence is within the school zone have an automatic right of entry to the school. Parents of students who live within the zone are encouraged to make their application as early as possible to assist the school to plan appropriately.  

In-Zone Enrolment procedure:

You will need to:

  • Check that you live within the list of in-zone addresses below
  • Fill in an enrolment application form available from the school office or electronically by clicking the link below.
  • Provide proof of address (e.g. provide a utility bill in the parent’s  name, an appropriate tenancy agreement, or a sale and purchase agreement).
  • Provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport.
  • Complete a Vision and Hearing Testing screening approval form and a School Dental Service enrolment form.
  • Provide immunisation details.
  • Once all information has been supplied, enrolment will be confirmed by letter. If you move prior to your child starting you must notify the school and confirm your new address is within the school zone.

NB. It is important to note that an application for enrolment may be declined or an enrolment annulled if the Board believes on reasonable grounds that:

  • false information has been given as to the student’s usual place of residence;
  • or a temporary address for the student has been given for the purpose of gaining enrolment at the school. (section 11OA Education Act 1989)


Ballot for Enrolment of Out of Zone Students

Out of zone enrolments for 2024 are now closed. 

Enrolment at Beach Haven Primary is governed by an enrolment scheme. From time to time, the Board may determine that there are a limited number of spaces available for out of zone students. This ballot would include out of zone siblings who must be balloted for entry.

Enrolment procedure

  • Parents complete a ballot form (available from office) and hand in at the school office by the application closing date.
  •  On the ballot date, the ballot is drawn under the supervision of a Justice of the Peace, a practising lawyer, a sworn member of the Police or a local Government returning officer.
  • The names are pulled out of the ballot and a waiting list is created if there are more names in the ballot than spaces available.
  • Successful families are advised by letter and asked to confirm acceptance in writing of the place offered.
  • Unsuccessful families are advised by letter and placed on a waiting list in the number they are drawn from the ballot.
  • If successful families decline the space, the place is offered to the first/next family on the waiting list.

Priority Rating:

  • 1st Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in an approved special programme. This priority category is not applicable at Beach Haven Primary.
  • 2nd Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • 3rd Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • 4th Priority will be given to applicants who are children of former students of the school.
  • 5th Priority will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees and Board members.
  • 6th Priority will be given to all other applicants.

If you would like more information about out-of-zone enrolments, please contact the school office.


Beach Haven School (1223)

Enrolment Scheme

Effective from (July 1, 2021)

The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under section 11G (3) of the Education Act 1989 for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

Starting at the roundabout of Rangatira Road, Tramway Road, and Aeroview Drive, travel west along Aeroview Drive (both sides included) to Sispara Place. Travel southwest along Sispara Place (both sides included; Telstar Place included) to the coastline. Follow the coastline north until you reach Kahika Stream (236 Beach Haven Road).

Follow the Kahika Stream south (Beach Haven Road – odd addresses 225 and below only included and even addresses 236 and below only included; Lancaster Road, Fairclough Road, and Woodhams Street included) to the intersection of Tiri Tiri Road (even addresses 54-60 only included) and Lanigan Street (excluded).

Travel west along the back of Lanigan Street (excluded) and Saffron Street (excluded) to Rangatira Reserve. Follow the western boundary of Rangatira Reserve south to the intersection of Gemini Place and Rangatira Road. Travel north along Rangatira Road (even addresses 262 and above only included and odd addresses 153 and above only included; Gemini Place, Taurus Crescent, Lysander Crescent, Mirage Place included) back to the starting point.

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.

Special Programmes

This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority        This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary

Second Priority    will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority       will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority     will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority         will 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        will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group must 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 or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.