Rolleston consultation – how to have your say

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Some of the types of things you may wish to cover when providing feedback on new education provision in Rolleston include:

  • the range of year levels for primary and secondary school
  • possibilities for Maori and Pasifika education
  • special education facilities within the new provision
  • the possibility of joint ventures for community and recreation facilities eg. library
  • possible ways to share and collaborate between schools in Rolleston to enhance education delivery
  • design features you would like to see in the new schooling provision
  • any new ideas for delivery of education in the Rolleston area.

There are a number of ways you can have your say:


Written submission

You may wish to make a written submission to outline your views or ideas. Written submissions can either be sent in hardcopy to the address below or via email to the email address below. All written submissions must be received by 30 October 2013.

Postal address:
Rolleston Consultation
c/ Linda Youl, Senior Advisor
Ministry of Education
PO Box 2522
Christchurch 8140

Email address:


Public meetings

Public discussion meetings will be held at: 

  • Weedons School Hall on 25 September, 7.00 – 8.30pm
  • Lincoln Events Centre on 9 October, 7.00 – 8.30pm
  • Rolleston Community Centre on 17 October, 7.00 – 9.30pm


Drop-in meetings

We are also joining the series of Selwyn District Council drop-in meetings about the Rolleston Town Centre and Foster Park development. These meetings offer the opportunity to have an informal chat with Ministry representatives. These are being held at the Selwyn District Council headquarters in Rolleston on:

  • Thursday 26 September, 4.00 – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 16 October, 5.00 – 8.00pm

And at the Rolleston Community Centre on:

  • Sunday 20 October, 1.30 – 4.30pm


Online survey

An online survey is available at where community members will be able to participate in the discussion on new education provision in Rolleston. This site will remain open until 30 October.


Contact the facilitator

Feel free to email any questions, thoughts or suggestions directly to the consultation facilitator, Michael Deaker.


Phone/text: 021 323 009



Outlined below is an indicative timeline for new education provision in Rolleston.

August – October 2013

  • Consultation with schools whose rolls may be affected by the new provision

September – October 2013

  • Community consultation

30 October – December 2013

  • Analysis of consultation, report to Minister    

Early 2014

  • Minister’s decision on outcome of consultation regarding shape of new provision

January 2016                  

  • Primary provision completion   

January 2017                    

  • Secondary provision completion (dependant on final structure and design)                              


Background information aboout new education provision in Rolleston


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