While we would love to enrol every child who wants to come to MPS, we do have an Enrolment Scheme (zoning) for our school. This means that all students living inside our ‘Home zone’ (the Mt Pleasant / Ferrymead / McCormacks Bay / Port Hills school area) can attend Mt Pleasant School. Unfortunately, it therefore means that students living outside of our zone can only attend if there is space available.
This system is run by a ‘ballot’ system with different priority levels for ‘out of zone’ students and strict Ministry of Education guidelines governing this process. Please indicate whether you are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of zone on the enrolment form.
If you are ‘in zone’ you will need to complete a questionnaire and sign the confirmation of address form. Although this may seem cumbersome, it is necessary for us to ensure our enrolment process is fair, clear and transparent and meets Ministry of Education guidelines.
Out of Zone
If you are ‘out of zone’ and we have space available in the term your child is due to start, you will be contacted to outline the process involved. Depending on numbers of ‘out of zone’ students, you will either have direct entry or be placed in a ballot.
If you are new to the area and want to enquire about enrolling your child at Mt Pleasant, call Carolyn in the school office and make an appointment with Jane Scotland. She will meet with you to discuss the enrolment and to give you all the relevant documentation you may need.
When you come to enrol your child, you will need to bring with you the following information:
- your child’s birth certificate or passport
- proof of address (a rates bill or similar)
- any immunisation records