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  1. Glendowie School will provide a full primary school education (Years 1-8) for the children of the local community. The enrolment scheme defines this community by designating a geographical zone and for the children living in this zone, this school is deemed to be reasonably convenient.
  1. The Board of Trustees will accept all pupils who apply for enrolment who are resident within the school zone.
  1. Glendowie Primary School operates a special programme for Montessori. For the criteria for enrolment please see the attached.

This enrolment scheme will remain in operation unless directed by the Secretary of Education who is able to give instruction to amend or abandon the scheme.

Under Section (11PA) of the Education Act, the Board will review the enrolment scheme before the 1st May each year.

All students who live within the home zone described here, listed below (and shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

  • Asbhy Avenue (part of) even 52-60 and odd 59-67 between Mt Taylor Drive and Esperance Road.
  • Bryant Place
  • Calder Place
  • California Place
  • Carnarvon Avenue
  • Chelmsford Avenue
  • Chesterfield Avenue (part of) even 28-34 and odd 23-33 to the corner of Athlone
  • Colchester Avenue
  • Cranbrook Place
  • Crossfield Road (part of) even 2-44 and odd1-63 to the corner of Mt Taylor Drive
  • Emerson Street
  • Esperance Road
  • Florida Place
  • Forfar Road
  • Glendowie Road
  • Granada Place
  • Grantham Road
  • Hartland Avenue
  • Lisburn Avenue
  • Modena Crescent
  • Monterey Street
  • Mt Taylor Drive
  • Pembroke Crescent
  • Riddell Road (part of) even 52-234 and odd 77-327 from the corner of Bryant Place includes to the corner of Chelmsford
  • Roberta Avenue
  • Robley Crescent
  • Rochdale Avenue
  • Romola Road
  • Shrewsberry Road
  • Tahaki Road
  • Thornhill Place
  • Vanessa Crescent
  • Wendover Road (part of) even 52 and greater, odd 49 and greater (from Monterey Street to Mt Taylor Drive)
  • West Tamaki Road (part of) even 250 and greater and odd 227 and greater starts at the corner of Taniwha Street
  • Whitehaven Road

All streets within this boundary are part of the Glendowie Primary Geographic Zone.

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the Board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.

Click here to see our School Zone.

The school operates the following special programme: MONTESSORI

Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out-of-zone students.

View the Montessori page for further information.

Parents/Caregivers may request an application for enrolment form from the school office. A requirement for enrolment is that the student will live in zone at the time of starting at Glendowie School. The expectation is that they will continue to remain in zone during their time at Glendowie School.

Each year in May the Board will consider whether there will be a ballot for out of zone places.  If a ballot is to take place then applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority: will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education: Montessori programme.

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 will be by a 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.

Applicants seeking second, third or fourth priority will be required to give proof of the relationship under the priority classification.

Schedule A (For any families who were in zone during 2004 and whose street was then excluded from the new 2005 Enrolment Scheme).

The properties described in Schedule A shall be deemed to form part of the home zone, provided a child residing at that address has a sibling who attended the school in 2004, and a sibling currently attends the school. When the family living in the address in 2004 ceases residing at that address, the property shall cease to be part of the home zone.

The ballot for enrolments for 2024 is now closed.
The Board decides around July/August each year whether they will be balloting for out of zone enrolments in the following year.  If they decide to hold a ballot, it will be advertised on our website and in the local Courier.  If required, the ballot will be drawn in October (date to be determined by the Ministry of Education).

The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Glendowie School for next year (2024).

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available on this page.

Application forms for the ballot of out of zone places are available from the school office – The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is CLOSED.  The school will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

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. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school.

The board has determined that several places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students at most year levels. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications
received from students who live within the school’s home zone, but it is likely that we will have:

● up to 10 places in years 0, 4, 5 and 7;
● up to 5 places in year 1; and
● up to 3 places in years 2, 3, and 6.

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot (except in the case of special programmes, where the criteria in the enrolment scheme apply). If a ballot is required it was held on the 18th October 2023Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Please complete all sections of the application form and send to

Application for BALLOT Enrolment 2024 (WORD)   or  PDF

The ballot for 2024 enrolments is now closed.

Under the new funding for schools it has become increasingly necessary to have voluntary contributions or donations.

These funds are used to provide essential teaching equipment, resources and additional learning programmes for our pupils.

The Board of Trustees have set the following annual rates for our school voluntary donations.

Each year the school will send letters to parents requesting voluntary donations. Please note that these donations are tax deductible.

  • One Child: $400 p/a
  • Two Children: $740 p/a
  • Three Children: $950 p/a
  • Four Children: $1,150 p/a

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