Tahuna Student Enrolment


Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding enrolment for the 2024 school year.

For all enrolment queries please email office@tahuna.school.nz or contact our office staff on 03 4553-994

Out of zone enrolments for 2024 will close on Friday 8th September 2023. 

We have no spaces for Year 8 out of zone students in 2023 but please contact the school should you wish to enrol for Year 7 in 2023.


Enrolment Scheme Notification

To avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the board of Tahuna Normal Intermediate School has adopted an enrolment scheme that has been approved by the Secretary for Education.Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below. The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989. The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office. The scheme commences on 1 December 2017.

All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the above map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

 The Enrolment Scheme takes addresses on both sides of the boundary streets mentioned in the description unless otherwise mentioned.

 Starting from the intersection of Portsmouth Drive and Midland Street, the home zone follows;

  • South-West on Midland Street until King Edward Street
  • South-East on King Edward Street until Bay View Road (includes 67 Macandrew Road)
  • South-West on Bay View Road until Kirkcaldy Street
  • Continues South-West on the southern side of Bay View Road until Allandale Road
  • South-West on Allandale Road until Seaview Terrace
  • South on Seaview Terrace until Ravenswood Road (includes down to 34 Seaview Terrace)
  • South on Ravenswood Road until Cliffs Road
  • From the corner of Cliffs Road and Ravenswood Road travels East along the coastline of the Otago Peninsula all the way around until where Harington Point Road transitions into Portobello Road in the suburb of Portobello
  • West on Portobello Road until Portsmouth Drive
  • West on Portsmouth Drive until Midland Street

If you require further information please feel free to contact the school office. 

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places 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 in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area serving 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 as set out in Section 11F, 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.

First Priority: This priority is not applicable as the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.

Second Priority: Will be given to siblings of current students.

Third Priority: Will be given to siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority: Will be given to children of board employees.

Fifth Priority: Will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are available places, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G of the Education Act 1989.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.