Out of Zone - Fourth Priority

Maria Lilley made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Maria Lilley

Dear Ministry of Education,

Could you please provide information around your interpretation policy for Out of Zone priority four in the Education Act.

Does 'child of a former student of the school' extend to stepchild of a former student of the school?

Yours faithfully,

Maria Lilley

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From: Vanessa Harrold

Môrena Maria

 

Thank you for your inquiry re: out of zone inquiry – fourth priority.

In answer to your question, under 11F(1)(d) of the Education Act 1989 (the
Act) fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a
former student of the school. Your question asks: does ‘child of a former
student of the school’ extend to a stepchild of a former student of the
school?

 

Yes it does if the step parent is a legal guardian of the child.

The Act defines what the word parent means: “parent, in relation to any
person, means a person who is the person’s mother, father, or guardian”.

 

If you can tell me where you are in the country, I can link you up with
our local regional office who can discuss this with you further.

 

Ngâ mihi

Vanessa Harrold | Lead Adviser | Education Network
DDI +6444638081

 

 

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From: Maria Lilley

Dear Vanessa Harrold,

Thank you for your prompt response.

So, the fourth priority would not apply if a step-parent is not a legal guardian?

ie. where only the biological mother and father are the legal guardians?

We are in Rodney, Auckland.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Maria Lilley

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From: Vanessa Harrold

Mōrena Maria

Yes you are correct in your statement below.
We have had this question raised before and this is our understanding of the legislation.

As you are from Rodney, Auckland, the local Education Adviser is Mr Ken White. He can be contacted on (09) 632-9470 if you require any more information.

Ngā mihi
Vanessa Harrold | Lead Adviser | Education Network
DDI +6444638081

 

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From: Maria Lilley

Dear Vanessa,

Thank you.

Enjoy your weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Maria Lilley

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