Future Education Provision in the Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa area

The Tauranga / Bay of Plenty region is New Zealand’s fastest growing region. Additional primary school provision is planned in the Pāpāmoa area with Te Manawa o Pāpāmoa School opening in term 1 2022. This school will have an enrolment scheme home zone and this will have flow on effects for other primary school enrolment scheme home zones in the area.

The population forecasts also put pressure on Mount Maunganui Intermediate School, Mount Maunganui College and Pāpāmoa College. The Ministry of Education would like feedback on how the schools can best cater for this ongoing growth in the coming years. Mount Maunganui College will also be implementing an enrolment scheme home zone which will begin in term 1 2022.

Changes to enrolment schemes impact surrounding school enrolment scheme home zones, thus feedback on these proposed changes is being sought prior to zones being decided upon and then changes implemented for 2022 and beyond.

The process will involve the creation of new enrolment schemes for Mount Maunganui College and Te Manawa o Pāpāmoa School, as well as amendments to the enrolment schemes of:

 

  • Arataki School

  • Golden Sands School

  • Mount Maunganui Intermediate School

  • Mount Maunganui Primary School

  • Omanu School

  • Pāpāmoa College

  • Pāpāmoa Primary School

  • Tahatai Coast School

  • Te Akau Ki Pāpāmoa School

We are gathering feedback on two things in this process:

  1. The proposed enrolment zones for Te Manawa o Pāpāmoa School and Mount Maunganui College, as well as amendments to other enrolment zones in the area;

  2. Potential future options for Mount Maunganui Intermediate, Mount Maunganui College and Pāpāmoa College to accommodate the projected increase in intermediate and secondary aged students.

More information on these, including maps and written descriptions of enrolment schemes, are given below which we advise you to read before providing feedback.

Community meetings were held in mid-March. Discussion from these meetings and meetings with other stakeholders have been used to construct an online survey. The information from the community meetings as well as the findings of the survey will be summarised in a report to the Ministry of Education. We encourage as many people to participate in the survey as possible to ensure the communities' viewpoints are clearly represented in this report.

To participate in the online survey, go to:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mtmaunganuipapamoa

 

Your participation will help determine future enrolment zones and how intermediate and secondary schooling could best be arranged to meet future needs.

 

If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to e-mail gabrielle@dandgconsulting.co.nz

Further information on the engagement that might guide you is below.

Additional information

Enrolment Scheme Home Zones

Te Manawa o Pāpāmoa School is due to open in January 2022 and will have an enrolment scheme home zone. This scheme will affect the zones of other primary schools in the area. Maps of the potential new and amended enrolment scheme boundaries are provided below.

The maps and information provided include the proposed zone changes for the primary schools and a proposed zone amendment for Pāpāmoa College to align with the new zone for Mount Maunganui College. The maps each show the current zones and the proposed zones so you may see how zones are proposed to change and offer your feedback on this.

Transitional arrangements apply to amended zones. This means that if an address becomes out of zone for one of the schools due to changes to the boundaries, the address will continue to be considered ‘in-zone’ for a period of time following the change to the zone. This will also apply to the new zone for Mount Maunganui College, and will apply to current students of the school. Families who are out-of-zone for a school may enter the ballot system which does not guarantee entry. The Boards of Trustees of those schools determine each year how many spaces they are able to make available for out-of-zone applicants. 
 

Options for Population Growth in Mount Maunganui Intermediate and College

Both the Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa areas are expected to have high levels of growth over the next decade with the Bay of Plenty being named New Zealand’s fastest growing region by Statistics New Zealand.

There are currently no additional sites in the area that could accommodate additional secondary provision and the primary schools in the area do not have the capacity to easily become Year 1-8.

At the public meetings, we will be gathering feedback on your ideas for how intermediate and secondary schooling should be provided in the Mount Maunganui area in the future to meet the demand of increased student numbers. We will also be gathering your feedback on how you think Pāpāmoa College can best cater for growing student numbers.

Enrolment zone maps

Current and OPTION 1 draft realigned zon
Current and OPTION 2 draft realigned zon
Current and draft realigned EZ for Golde
Draft EZ for Mount Maunganui College 10
Current and draft realigned enrolment zo
Mount Maunganui Primary School existing
Omanu School existing and draft EZ.JPG
Current and draft realigned EZ for Papam
Current and draft realigned EZ for Papam
OPTION 1 current and draft realigned zon
OPTION 2 current and draft realigned zon
Current and realigned draft EZ for TAKP
Draft EZ for Te Manawa o Papamoa School
Draft Y1-6 school EZs for consultation w
Draft Y1-6 school EZs for consultation w
Draft Y7-13 school EZs for consultation

Below are the maps and written descriptions of the proposed and amended zones in alphabetical order. A combined map showing all schools can be found at the end. Click on a map to make it larger. Links to written descriptions will open the PDFs in a new tab.

Arataki School

There are two potential options for Arataki School and Tahatai Coast School. The maps for Arataki below show options 1 and 2 for the Arataki enrolment zone amendments. The yellow shows the current enrolment zone and the dark green shows the amended zone. In both options, the amended zones show reductions in the northwest and southeast corners. Option 1 shows the zone extend in the northeast corner to Sandhurst Drive, which is currently in zone for Tahatai Coast School. 

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

 

In the public meetings and online survey you will have the opportunity to comment on both options.

Arataki School option 1:                                    Arataki School option 2:

 

Maps of options 1 and 2 (PDF).                        Written description of option 2 (PDF).       

Written description of option 1 (PDF). 

Golden Sands School

The Golden Sands School current enrolment zone is shown in yellow and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a reduction from the Southern border away from State Highway 2 as well as on the western side.

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Mount Maunganui College

The Mount Maunganui College will be introducing an enrolment zone term 1 2022. It is shown in pink on the map. 

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 5 years from the date of the amendment.

Map PDF.

Written description (PDF).

Mount Maunganui Intermediate School

The Mount Maunganui Intermediate School current enrolment zone is shown in purple and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a small reduction on the southern border.

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 2 years from the date of the amendment.

Map PDF.

Written description (PDF).

Mount Maunganui Primary School

The Mount Maunganui Primary School current enrolment zone is shown in yellow and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a reduction on the southern border. The extension on the western side ensures all land is covered by a zone. 

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Omanu School

The Omanu School current enrolment zone is shown in yellow and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a reduction on the northern border and an extension on the southern border toward Taupo Avenue.

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Pāpāmoa College

The Pāpāmoa College current enrolment zone is shown in red and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a reduction on the northern border away from Sandhurst Drive toward Palm Beach Boulevard. 

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 7 years from the date of the amendment.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Pāpāmoa Primary School

The Pāpāmoa Primary School current enrolment zone is shown in yellow and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a reduction on the eastern side, and changes to the western boundary. Closer to the coast there is an increase in the boundary, and a reduction of the boundary inland.

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Tahatai Coast School

There are two potential options for Arataki School and Tahatai Coast School. The maps for Tahatai Coast School below show options 1 and 2 for the enrolment zone amendments. The yellow shows the current enrolment zone and the grey shows the amended zone. In both options, the amended zones show extensions south. Option 1 shows a minor reduction in the northwest corner to Sandhurst Drive. Option 2 retains this section.

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

In the public meetings and online survey you will have the opportunity to comment on both options.

Tahatai Coast School option 1:                         Tahatai Coast School option 2:

Maps of options 1 and 2 (PDF).                        Written description of option 2 (PDF).

Written description of option 1 (PDF).

Te Akau Ki Pāpāmoa School

The Te Akau Ki Pāpāmoa School current enrolment zone is shown in yellow and the amended zone in pink. The amended zone shows a reduction on the eastern side and an extension further south.

The transitional arrangement is for a period of 6 years from the date of the amendment.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Te Manawa o Pāpāmoa School

Te Manawa o Pāpāmoa School is due to open in term 1 2022. The proposed zone below is shown in purple. There is no transitional arrangement for a new school.

Map (PDF).

Written description (PDF).

Year 1-6 School Draft Enrolment Zones

The Year 1-6 schools are shown in the map below. Options 1 and 2 differ in the border between the Arataki School and Tahatai Coast School enrolment zones. 

Option 1:                                                               Option 2:

Options 1 and 2 maps (PDF).

Year 7-13 School Draft Enrolment Zones

The Year 7-13 schools are shown in the map below.

 

Map (PDF).