School Zone

Current Zone – to December 2021

We do NOT have an out-of-zone ballot.  
Your child must be enrolled at Golden Sands School for at least one year to be eligible to stay enrolled if you move out of zone.  If you move out of our school zone, siblings are still eligible to enrol.
The current zone boundary commences from the coastline at a point directly opposite the intersection of Palm Springs Boulevard and Papamoa Beach Road, heading east from numbers 1059 and 1068 Papamoa Beach Road.  It includes all addresses on Motiti Road and Taylor Road.
The zone currently includes the following streets in the Palm Springs neighbourhood:
Santa Cruz Drive, Saratoga Court, Mandalay Key, Portofina Court, Satori Key, Monticello Key, Santa Maria Key, Palazzo Drive, Ventura Key, Serena Key, Balboa Key, and Pompano Key.
The zone follows from the point where Palm Springs Boulevard meets the Wairakei Stream along a line that extends directly south until it intersects the edge of the Tauranga Eastern Link roadway.  Only addresses on the eastern side of Palm Springs Boulevard are included in the zone.
From a point in the Kaituna River directly opposite the south-eastern end of Bell Road, follow the Kaituna River to the coastline.  Then the coastline north-west to where the zone commenced, ie: at the point on the coastline directly opposite the intersection of Palm Springs Boulevard and Papamoa Beach Road.  The zone does not include any addresses in Bell Road.

Current Zone maps - to December 2021

Golden Sands School will have a new zone from January 2022. Please view the map below for the boundaries and click on the link to view/download the full details.


New Zone map - from January 2022

Shared Zone

We are pleased to announce that a shared zone will exist for the next three years between Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School (opening Feb 2022) and Golden Sands School. This partnership between the schools has been put in place by the Tumuaki and Boards of both schools with support from our Mana Whenua (Iwi) – Ngā Potiki.

This partnership will enable both schools to respond to the continued and expected high level of growth and development in the Pāpāmoa area. This has important implications across both kura for resourcing and staffing in 2022 and into the future. The shared zone also provides further clarity and consistency for whānau living and moving into the area.

The shared zone is indicated in orange on map and captures a large number of existing and developing streets in the area between Palm Springs Boulevard, The Boulevard and Te Okuroa Drive. 

Whānau living within the shared zone will have the option to have their children attend either Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa or Golden Sands School. 

For those living close to these boundaries, please refer to the description and maps provided by the Ministry of Education. If further clarity and information is required then please make contact with Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School or Golden Sands School respectively.