Enrolment at Parnell District School is governed by an enrolment scheme to protect the school from overcrowding.

THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE FOR YEAR 7 & 8 STUDENTS FOR 2024 – Please see information at the bottom of this page…

Students who live inside the home zone of Parnell School (described below, and shown on the map) have a legal right to enrol at the school.   

There are strict criteria around what “living in the home zone” means. This is based on whether an address provided by a student is their usual place of residence. Enrolments can be cancelled where it is found that an incorrect address was provided to secure enrolment at the school. 

A usual place of residence means: 

  • living with their parents/caregivers in a house located in the home zone that is owned, leased or rented by the parents or caregivers 
  • living with a family member or another responsible adult who has primary duty of care for the student 

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.  

Akaroa Street; Alberon Lane; Alberon Street; Alma Street; Aorere Street; Augustus Terrace; Avon Lane; Avon Street; Awatea Road; Ayr Street; Balfour Street; Bath Street; Beach Road; Bedford Street; Birdwood Crescent; Bradford Street; Bridge Street; Bridgewater Road; Brighton Road; Britomart Place; Burrows Avenue; Canterbury Place; Carlaw Park Avenue; Carlton Gore Road (Domain side); Cathedral Place; Cheshire Street; Churton Street; Claybrook Road; Clayton Street; Cleveland Road; Corruna Avenue; Cracroft Street; Crescent Road; Davis Crescent; Denby Street; Dilworth Terrace; Domain Drive; Earle Street; Eglon Street; Elam Street; Falcon Street; Faraday Street; Farnham Street; Ferncroft Street; Fox Street; Freemont Street; French Street; Garfield Street; George Street; Gibralter Crescent; Gladstone Road; Glanville Terrace; Grafton Road (to intersection with Stanley Street); Grafton Terrace; Heather Street; Judge Street; Judges Bay Road; Kenwyn Street; Kari Street; Laurie Avenue; Lee Street; Lichfield Road; Logan Terrace; Marston Street; Maunsell Road; Moehau Street; Monash Street; Morgan Street; Mutu Street; Ngahere Terrace; Papahia Street; Park Road; Parnell Road (to Ayr Street then Domain side only to Carlton Gore Road); Parnell Rise; Plumer Street; Powerhouse Lane; Quay Street (Britomart to Tamaki Drive); Ronayne Street; Rota Place; Ruskin Street; Scarborough Lane; Scarborough Terrace; St Georges Bay Road; St Stephens Avenue; Staffa Street; Stanwell Street; Stratford Street; The Strand; Sunderland Street; Takutai Street; Tamaki Drive (to Parnell Baths); Taurarua Terrace; Tika Street; Tilden Street; Tinley Street; Titoki Street; Tohunga Crescent; Tooley Street; Waitoa Street; Watt Street; Windsor Street; York Street. 

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.  


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 circulated 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.  

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

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

Second Priority:must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.  

Third Priority: must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students. 

Fourth Priority: must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school. 

Fifth Priority: must 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: must be given to all other applicants. 

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary for Education under Section 11G(1) of the 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. 

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


For 2024, the Board of Trustees have determined that there are strictly llimited places for Year 7 & 8 students.   Applications are open now.

Closing date for Applications is:         Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Ballot date is:                                      Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Please complete the form below and either drop it into the school office or email it back to:   enrolment@parnell.school.nz     Attention:   Kathy

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kathy.

Out Of Zone Application – 2024