Enrolment at Kaikorai Primary School is governed by an enrolment scheme. The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.
The Education Amendment Act (No 3) 2010 changed the priority of out of zone students selected via the ballot. The change only affects students not living in school's home zone.
Applications for out of zone enrolment will now be processed in the following order of priority:
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 a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary for Education under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulated in the area served by the school.
The 2017 out of zone process has been completed. Kaikorai Primary School has no places available for out of zone students for 2017.