Geraldine High School operates an enrolment scheme. Students residing within the school's zone have absolute right to enrol. The Board of Trustees will determine, each year, whether it will offer any places for out of zone enrolments. These out of zone places will be offered in the following order of priority:
Siblings of current students of GHS
Siblings of former students of GHS
Children of former students of GHS
Children of Board members or Board employees of GHS
Any other applicants
If there are more applicants in the first, second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. The date of the Ballot will be advertised in the local newspaper and will also appear on this website.
The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student's current place of residence. If you live at an out-of-zone address before your child’s first day of attendance, you must apply as an out-of-zone applicant then, after you have moved in, notify the school of your new address and complete an In-Zone Declaration Form.
The Ministry of Education advises that parents should be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority for enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary. For example:
renting accommodation in-zone on a short term basis;
arranging temporary board in-zone with a relative or family friend;
using the in-zone address of a relative or friend with no intention to live there on an on-going basis
If the board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in-zone address will not be a genuine, on-going, living arrangement, the board may decline an offer of a place.
If the school learns that a student is no longer living in-zone, and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority enrolment, then the board may review the enrolment.