We are currently working with the Ministry of Education to make an amendment to our enrolment scheme.

The proposed amendments include:

· extension of our zone to south of Balmoral Drive

· extension of our zone to the west to Waihopai River

The amendments are proposed as it was identified that these areas were not included in the home zone of any school, and our school was considered the most reasonably convenient.

Information about the proposed amendments can be found at https://consultation.education.govt.nz/education/enrolment-scheme-amendment-invercargill-middle-sch including a map of the new extended areas.

The Ministry is inviting comment about the changes – if you have any feedback please send your views to OtagoSouthland.EnrolmentSchemes@education.govt.nz by 23 November 2021.



Invercargill Middle School (3966)

Enrolment Scheme

Effective from 14 November 2005

The guidelines for development and operation of enrolment schemes are issued under Schedule 20, Clause 3 (3) of the Education and Training Act 2020 for the purpose of describing the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes will be exercised.

Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below shall be eligible to enrol at the school.

The Home Zone takes addresses on both sides of the boundary roads mentioned in the description unless otherwise stated.

Starting from the intersection of Clyde Street (SH 1) and Nith Street, the home zone follows:

  • North-east along the western side of Nith Street until Dalrymple Street

  • East along the northern side of Dalrymple Street until Elles Road

  • North along the western side of Elles Road until Tay Street (SH 1)

  • East along the northern side of Tay Street (SH 1) until Ritchie Street

  • North along the western side of Ritchie Street until St Andrew Street

  • South-west along the southern side of St Andrew Street until Queens Drive

  • South along the eastern side of Queens Drive until Gala Street

  • West along the southern side of Gala Street until Kelvin Street

  • North along the western side of Kelvin Street until Lowe Street

  • West along the southern side of Lowe Street until Dee Street (SH 6)

  • South along the eastern side of Dee Street (SH 6) until Gala Street

  • West along the southern side of Gala Street until Leven Street

  • North along the western side of Leven Street until Victoria Avenue

  • West along the southern side of Victoria Avenue until Bond Street

    • Including the southern side of Victoria Avenue to the west of Bond Street

  • South along Bond Street until Clyde Street (SH 1)

    • Including all the side streets on the western side of Bond Street between Victoria Avenue and Clyde Street,

    • And including Stead Street between Bond Street and the Waihopai River.

  • South-east along Clyde Street (SH 1) until Nith Street.

Special Programmes

This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a Special programme approved by the Secretary.


Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the Board of Trustees 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 public notice in a medium appropriate to 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.

Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.

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 ballot conducted in accordance with instructions by the Secretary, under Schedule 20, Clause 3 (1) of the Education and Training Act 2020. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by public notice in a medium appropriate to the area served by the school.

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