School zone changes for Cromwell

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

School zone changes to Cromwell have gone ahead after pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

Chil­dren from the Ban­nock­burn and Pisa Moor­ings ar­eas are now zoned for Cromwell Pri­mary School, hav­ing for­mally be­ing zoned for Gold­fields Pri­mary School.

Gold­fields Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Sharon Booth said the changes had been ne­go­ti­ated be­tween both schools.

‘‘The growth in Cromwell has been sig­nif­i­cant so it is about man­ag­ing that growth so both schools grow eq­ui­tably.’’

Fam­i­lies cur­rently en­rolled with Gold­fields from those ar­eas would still be guar­an­teed a place, as would sib­lings of those fam­i­lies.

Cromwell Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Wendy Brooks said the Board of Trustees was pleased the MOE had fi­nally signed off the amend­ments to the en­rol­ment scheme for Cromwell. The boards had worked to­gether for ‘‘some time’’.

Board of Trustees chair­man Shane Liv­ing­stone said there was a ‘‘sig­nif­i­cant’’ num­ber of new stu­dents en­rolling and both schools by mid-next year would have the same roll num­ber.

JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

Cen­tral Otago District Coun­cil­lor and Vin­cent Com­mu­nity Board Mem­ber Clair Higginson.

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