Map of Brightwater School Zone


Brightwater School is located in Richmond, Tasman or Richmond, Nelson (article about that here).

You can find the website for Brightwater School here.


Home Zone


All students who live within the home zone described below (and/or on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at Brightwater School. 


Note the zone includes those properties on both sides of the boundary road.


The home zone of Brightwater School is the area within the boundaries of:


  • Along Barton Lane from the intersection with Higgins Rd
  • Teapot Valley Rd from Dron Rd to Waimea West Rd
  • Eves Valley Rd to no. 439
  • Waimea West Rd to no. 552
  • Aldourie Rd
  • Palmer Rd (incl Livingston Rd)
  • Clover Rd West
  • Clover Rd East to no. 47
  • Main Rd Hope to no. 561
  • River Terrace Rd
  • Lee Valley Rd to no. 300
  • Quarry Rd
  • Croppys Rd
  • Irvines Rd
  • Wooden Peak Rd
  • Chrome Creek Rd
  • Anslow Rd
  • Andrews Rd
  • Wairoa Gorge Rd to no. 700
  • Garden Valley Rd
  • Mt Heslington Rd to Higgins Rd including Greenvine Lane


Out of Zone Enrolments

 Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.


Applications for enrolments will be processed in the following order of priority:


First Priority              This priority is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.

Second Priority          will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority             will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority           will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority              will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority             will be given to all other applicants.


If there are more applicants in the 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 by the

Secretary. Under Section 11G (1) on the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.


For a full list of schools in Nelson and Tasman:

Nelson Schools

Richmond Schools

Tasman District Schools


For more information on Nelson and Tasman school zones where you can zoom in to find exact streets you can search on the nzschools website.
This map was a screen shot from and although we endeavour to keep them up to date we take no responsibility for providing information that may have changed since we provided this information. We suggest you do your own due diligence to check for accuracy.


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