Out of Zone Ballot2021-05-28T10:12:27+00:00

Out of Zone Ballot
As of May 28th 2021, Ponsonby Primary has 18 Year 0/1 positions available starting in 2021, 17 of those spaces have been filled.  
If needed the next ballot will be in October 2021. Applications now available for the October 2021 ballot below.

Ponsonby runs up to 2 Out of Zone ballots a year if spaces are available.

One in Term 1, March and one in Term 4, October.

Extra Out of Zone ballots can be run at any other time that Ponsonby Primary requires, ballots can also be cancelled if the class numbers are full.

Forms can be printed off the links below and must be submitted to the school office or khobday@ponsprim.school.nz along with a copy of your child’s passport or NZ birth certificate. If you do not have a New Zealand or Australian passport then proof of right to study in NZ must also be submitted.

The ballot is drawn where at all possible by a lawyer and you will be informed  within 5 working days of the ballot being drawn of the results.

For students new to school (5 years olds) then you should enter the ballot closest to their 5th birthday.

  • First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.* Note we have no  programmes to qualify for this category.

  • 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 school (2 days of employment or more) or a child of a member on the school board.

  • Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants applying out of zone.

To download a copy of the application forms please click on the forms you require below

Do not hesitate to contact the office for necessary forms: Phone 09 376 3568 or send us an email

March 2021 Ballot is now closed.  All prior ballot place holders are subsumed into the new ballot if you have confirmed via email within 7 days of being notified from unsuccessful ballot that was drawn in October 2020. 

Link to Priority 1 – Must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.* Note we have no programmes to qualify for this category.

Priority 1 October Ballot 2021

Link to Priority 2 – Current siblings Priority 2 October Ballot 2021

Link to Priority 3 –  Former student’s, siblings or children Priority 3 October Ballot 2021

Link to Priority 4 – Must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school Priority 4 October Ballot 2021

Link to Priority 5 – Staff more than 2 days full time children & Board members Priority 5 October Ballot 2021

Link to Priority 6 – All other out of zone students. Priority 6 October Ballot 2021