Out of Zone Ballot2020-09-07T13:03:42+00:00

Out of Zone Ballot

Ponsonby runs up to 2 Out of Zone ballots a year.

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.

Forms can be printed off the links below and must be submitted to the school office or lsearle@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 or children 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  (2 days employment or more) of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

  • 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

October 2020 Ballot (for a place in 2020/2021) closes 3.00pm on October 23rd 2020. The ballot will be drawn by a lawyer on the 30th October 2020. 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 March 2020. 

Applications for this ballot click on forms below and email to lsearle@ponsprim.school.nz

Link to Priority 2 – Current siblings form  Priority 2 October Ballot 2020

Link to Priority 3 –  Former student’s, siblings or children  Priority 3 October Ballot 2020

Link to Priority 4-  Former students of the school returning  Priority 4 October Ballot 2020

Link to Priority 5 – Staff more than 2 days full time children & Board members  Priority 5 October Ballot 2020

Link to Priority 6 – All other out of zone students  Priority 6 October Ballot 2020