Because of rapid roll growth and building infill within the Taradale/Greenmeadows area, potential exists for overcrowding of Taradale High School in the near future. The Ministry of Education has therefore instructed the Taradale Board to put in place an enrolment scheme, described below.
Purpose and Principles
- To avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding at the school.
- To ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment at the school is carried out in a fair and transparent manner.
As far as possible, the enrolment scheme will ensure that:
- Local students are not excluded.
- No more students are excluded from the school than is necessary to avoid overcrowding.
- The optimum number of students to attend Taradale High School based on Ministry of Education guidelines is 990.
The Zone’s Boundaries
Please note that all students are encouraged to apply for enrolment regardless of their place of permanent residence.
All students who live within the zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at Taradale High School. The zone’s boundaries are defined as (a list of all streets within the zone are listed here):
-  The Ngaruroro river mouth following the Ngaruroro river to the river bridge crossing on the Napier Hastings Expressway, continuing along the Ngaruroro river to the northernmost point of its large bend.
- A straight line from this point to the Tutaekuri-waimate stream where it crosses State Highway 50 .
- This stream and its continuation through Lake Oingo to its source.
- A straight line from this point to the end of Moteo Pa Road .
- A straight line to the Tutaekuri river immediately opposite the southern end of Apley Road .
- The Tutaekuri river to the Dartmoor Bridge .
- The Mangaone River north from Dartmoor to the Rissington Bridge .
- Puketitiri Road, including all dwellings with immediate access on both sides of the road, to the Seafield Road junction .
- Puketitiri Road (and adjacent properties with access to it) to the junction with Puketapu Road .
- A line from this junction to the Taipa stream mouth that includes Ballantyne Road .
- A line from the Taipa Stream north to the Cato Road/Church Road intersection, continuing along Church Road to Wharerangi Road .
- East up Wharerangi Road, including its cul de sacs, to the Westminster Avenue roundabout.
- From the roundabout, the west side only of Westminster Avenue until the York Avenue intersection .
- South along the edge of Anderson Park to Auckland Road .
- Auckland Road east to Kennedy Road , (so all properties on this portion of Auckland Road are in zone).
- South in Gloucester Street to Guppy Road intersection, not including sections fronting onto Gloucester Street .
- South down Guppy Road (including both sides of Guppy Road) until the Tait Road intersection. A straight line east of here to the Napier Hastings Expressway, including sections to the south, but not north of this line .
- North along the expressway to a point opposite Tiffen Place.
- A straight line from here east to the north end of the Loop on Riverbend Rd (not including any of Pirimai or Maraenui .
- A line due east from this point of Te Awa Avenue and the coast  (including Kenny Road).
Proof of residence within the zone is required.
Out of Zone Enrolments
The optimum number of students to attend Taradale High School is 990. Within this overall number, guidelines of 230 in each of Years 9, 10 and 11 (i.e. Forms 3, 4 and 5) have been established to avoid imbalance in the school roll, and to provide for the delivery of quality education.
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 zone. The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community paper 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.
First priority is given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.
Second priority is given to any applicant who is the sibling of a former student of the school.
Third priority is given to any applicant who is a child of an employee of the Board of the school.
Fourth priority is given to all other applicants.
Applicants seeking second or third status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
If there are more applicants in the first, second, third or fourth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary, under Section 11 G(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.