Map of Waimea College Zone


Waimea College is located in Richmond, Tasman or Richmond, Nelson (article about that here).

You can find the website for Waimea College here.


Home Zone


All students who live within the home zone described below (and shown on the attached map) shall be eligible to enrol at the school.


All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school:

  • Start from where Wills Rd meets the Inland Highway.
  • Draw a line from this intersection to the intersection of Marriages Road and the coastal highway and on to the sea.
  • Follow south-east along the coast (to include Rabbit Island) to meet the Nayland College zone that curves between Rabbit Island and the Monaco Peninsula to join Saxtons Rd.
  • Extend the line of Saxtons Rd to the south-east to meet a line running from Clover Knob to Gordons Knob and then north from Gordons Knob to Spooners Saddle on Highway 6.
  • From there, a straight line to the top of Rosedale Saddle, then to the south-western end of Wills Rd and along Wills Rd to where it meets the Inland Highway.


Note: addresses in Wills Rd would be deemed to be in the Waimea College zone.


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 give 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 applicants who are children of board employees.

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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