Mana College enrolments are controlled by an enrolment scheme which helps us to manage the growth of the school. This means that students who live in our zone are guaranteed acceptance if they choose to enrol with us.
Mana College Home Zone
The Enrolment scheme home zone includes addresses on both sides of boundary roads unless otherwise stated
The northern boundary runs from Mana Island around the coastal area of Titahi Bay North. The boundary around to Onepoto Road and continues along both sides of Titahi Bay Road.
Where Titahi Bay Road meets Wi Neera Drive, the boundary continues along Wi Neera Drive then goes across Porirua Stream to SH1 and then runs down SH1 down to the Porirua and Wellington Council boundary.
The Southern Boundary runs down Kenepuru Drive. Wall Place is included with in Zone. Rembrandt Avenue is NOT in zone.
Broken Hill Road and all addresses off it are in zone.
The southern Boundary then follows the Porirua/ Wellington Council boundary to the coast.
The scheme then runs out to Mana Island. Mana Island is in zone.
The school operates the following special programmes:
- Te Whare Ako
- Service Academy
Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programme will be enrolled ahead of eligible out–of-zone students.
The criteria for acceptance into the special programmes are as follows:
Te Whare Ako:
- Students have an intellectual impairment and be ORRS verified or expected to be verified on application. Proof of eligibility may be required.
- There is a space within the unit under the roll cap provision for 25 students.
Within the roll cap applications which meet the criteria in (a.) above will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Students meet the criteria for Services Academy.
- Parents have requested a unit placement for their child.
- There is a space within the academy under the roll cap provision for 20 students.
- Within the roll cap applications which meet the criteria in (d.) above will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
When applying to enrol you must send the following:
- Completed enrolment application forms.
- A copy of your child's birth certificate if born in New Zealand or Australia. If born outside of New Zealand, a copy of your child's birth certificate and passport with relevant visa.
- Something to confirm your address (a rates/rental/utility bill)
- A copy of your ch9ild's previous school report.
If there are any custodial issues with your child, please discuss this with the enrolment officer for any additional documents we may require.
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.
Priority for enrolment at Mana College is specified under the Education Act. Students are accepted in the following order of priority:
|First Priority||Te Whare Ako / Service Academy|
|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 applicants who are children of former students.|
|Fifth Priority||Will be given to applicants who are 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.|
Please download and complete the Enrolment form or contact the school office for an enrolment pack.
Our Open evening will be on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 6pm.
Year 9 2021 Enrolments
Enrolment applications for 2021 are now open. Enrolment interviews will be on 29 and 30 July 2020.
All out of zone enrolment applications for Year 9 2021 students must be received at Mana College by Monday 27 July 2020 to be included in the ballot.
A ballot will be held on Friday 7 August 2020 to finalise enrolments. All applicants will be notified by Wednesday 12 August 2020.
Please note that if your out of zone application is received after the closing date, it cannot be included in the ballot. Your application would then be added to the waiting list.
Year 10-13 2021 Enrolments
All 2021 out of zone applications for enrolment for year 10-13 students must be received at Mana College by Thursday 15th October 2020. (Date set by the Ministry of Education)
If required a ballot for Year 10-13 students will be held Monday 2 November 2020. Enrolment interviews for all successful students will take place after close-off. Students and contributing schools will be notified of the requirement for student data as required.