Freemans Bay School Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

Starting at the boat ramp at the eastern end of Westhaven Drive follow the coastline north and east around the wharf area to include Marsden Wharf. Cross Quay Street and travel south down the centre of Britomart Place. Turn left and travel along the centre of Beach Road. Turn south into Anzac Avenue, south east into Constitution Hill then continue into Parnell Rise at the intersection with Beach Road. Turn south west into

Stanley Street along Grafton Road (excluded), north west over Wellesley Street Bridge and south into Symonds Street (76 and below, 119 and below included). Turn west down the centre of Karanghape Road, north west down the centre of Ponsonby Road and east into College Hill. Travel down the centre of College Hill to New Street (excluded) then continue along both sides of College Hill to Beaumont Street, turn north as far as Westhaven Drive and back to the starting point,

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.

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.

Please note that we do not accept enrolments from overseas students who are staying in New Zealand briefly or visiting New Zealand on holiday.

Enrolment of Students who live in the FBS Home Zone

The school zone website gives you information about school zones for New Zealand schools. You can search by your home address and see which schools you are eligible to enrol at. 

Check the map below to see if you are living in Freemans Bay School zone.

Out of zone enrolments

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

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 may also do this term by term if it wishes.) 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.

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

  • First Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in Whānau Ata
  • Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students. Proof of sibling relationship is required.
  • Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students. Proof of sibling relationship is required.
  • 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 must be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section IIG(I) 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.

Special Programme Enrolment

Whānau Ata — (Mäori Immersion Unit)

(Maximum roll 93 students)

Whānau Ata is the school’s Immersion Unit. The unit is based on the principles of Kaupapa Māori which recognises, values and validates Te Reo me Ona Tikanga Māori. Our School is fortunate to be able to provide Māori Education to those Whānau who wish to use this facility. We currently have five immersion classes where we deliver over eighty percent of the curriculum in Mäori.

The criteria for enrolment in Whānau Ata is 3 years at Kohanga Reo OR transition from another Kura Kaupapa or Immersion Unit. Entitlement to enrol will be determined at the same time as out-of-zone enrolments.

 The Board of Trustees has determined that the capacity of Whānau Ata is 93 students. If more applicants, meeting the criteria apply for enrolment, a ballot will be held in accordance with the instructions by the Secretary under Section 1 IG(I) 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.

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School Closure

Freemans Bay School is CLOSED from 3pm, Monday 23 March 2020 for an expected 4 weeks / or, as determined by the NZ Government. Remote learning will be available from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th March and then again from April 15th. Please go to Remote Learning at FBS for more information.