Priority Right of Entry

Students residing within the school's zone have priority right of entry. If there are still places available after the receipt of applications from students within the zone, other applications received by the due date will be accepted in the following order of priority:

  1. Students residing within the school zone.(First Priority)
  2. Siblings of current students of Cashmere High School.(Second Priority)
  3. Siblings of former students of Cashmere High School. (Third Priority)
  4. Children of former students of Cashmere High School. (Fourth Priority)
  5. Children of Board employees of Cashmere High School. (Fifth Priority)
  6. Any other applicants will be selected by ballot.(Sixth Priority)

Enrolments received after the due date will be placed at the end of the balloted waiting list.

The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student's usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you move to an out-of-zone address before your child's first day of attendance at the school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at the school. Students must also be living with a family member or responsible adult who has been given "primary duty of care" and is responsible for the students welfare.

The Ministry of Education advises that parents should be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority for enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary.

If the board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in-zone address will not be a genuine, on-going living arrangement with the primary caregiver, the board may decline an offer of a place.

If the school learns that a student is no longer living in-zone, and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment, then the board may review the enrolment.

Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within ten days, the board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under section 110A of the Education Act 1989.

If, within two years of being accepted as an in-zone applicant, a student's place of residence should be moved out of zone, it is necessary to make a formal application to the Board for permission to continue attendance at the school. Failure to do this may also lead to the enrolment being annulled.