Priority Right of Entry

Students residing within the school’s zone have priority right of entry. If there are still places available after the receipt of applications from students within the zone, other applications will be accepted in the following order of priority:

  • Applicants who are brothers of current students of CBHS
  • Applicants who are brothers of former students of CBHS
  • Applicants who are sons of former students of CBHS
  • Applicants whose parent is a member of or employed by the Board of Trustees of CBHS
  • All other applicants will be selected by ballot

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 Schedule 20, Clause 3(1) of the Education  and Training Act (2020). Parents will be informed of the date of the Ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area of the school. The date 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 currently live at an out-of-zone address before your son’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 might review the enrolment. Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under Schedule 20, Clause 12(2) of the Education and Training  Act (2020).

If within two years of being accepted as an in-zone applicant, a student’s place of residence should be moved out of zone, it is necessary to make a formal application to the Board for permission to continue attendance at school. Failure to do this may also lead to the enrolment being annulled.

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