See below for Student Eligibility, School Team Eligibility, Host / Attached School Agreements, Composite Teams
GENERIC TEAM ROSTER FOR EVENT ORGANISERS
To assist organisers with events that have NZSSSC New to School / Non-Domestic quotas in ensuring teams comply with the regulations, Click Here for a generic TEAM ROSTER FORM that ensures all the information you need to ensure compliance is available. You can customise the form to suit your own needs but it is much better to have all the information required at the entry stage and ensure compliance before the event as dealing with protests from other schools around ineligible teams in the heat of an event is stressful for everyone and the last thing you need.
If you have any regional qualifying events. Please ensure your regional organisers use the roster to ensure compliance at the qualifying stages which is a requirement and again makes things much easier at the finals.
NEW SCHOOL TEAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
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PRIMARY CAREGIVER RELOCATION EXEMPTION
Where the primary caregiver of a student has changed address and, as a consequence of this relocation,
the student could not reasonably have been expected to remain at their previous school, an application for exemption may be submitted.
Applications for Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemption, with evidence attached, must be sent to the Regional Sports Director of the NEW school region or, in Auckland, to College Sport, at least 4 weeks before the date of the event for which application is made. The application will be considered by a regional committee.
ONLY seek a Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemption if you will exceed the quota and have a student/s that qualify for the exemption.
To Download an application from for a Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemption Click Here
1. Student Eligibility
A student eligible to compete in National and Island secondary school events must:
1. be enrolled as a bona fide (Year 9 or above) student at the school of representation and studying at least 80% of a programme that is part of the timetable provided by the school for at least four weeks immediately prior to the event.
2. have a satisfactory attendance record at the school. The final decision will be at the Principal's discretion.
3. be under 19 years of age at the first of January in the year of the competition.
The school must authenticate a student’s birth date. Organising committees may require validation by a birth certificate or passport.
All teams and individuals participating in National or Island events must be declared at the date prescribed by the accredited sporting body.
(i) Other age divisions below the age of 19 are possible and should be based on the first of January as the qualifying date.
(ii) Subject to the limits described in School Team Eligibility (1-5) below, students who otherwise meet the criteria in a) above and who transfer from one school to another are eligible to compete provided they are on the roll of the participating school and have attended classes for at least four weeks immediately prior to the time of the event. (Dispensation for those who transfer within four weeks of the competition is at the discretion of the organising committee).
(iii) Organising committees that want to allow Year 7 and 8 students to compete in their events as secondary school students or to compete in separate grade[s] associated with the secondary school event are encouraged to do so as long as this is made clear to all schools and to NZSSSC when entries are taken.
(iv) For events that have not been previously notified, in special cases [e.g. to complete a school team], the organising committee may grant dispensation to allow Year 7 and 8 students to represent a school in secondary school competitions.
(v) A secondary school [host school] may offer sporting opportunities to students who attend community secondary schools [attached schools] not, by themselves, capable of entering normal secondary school events [e.g. special character schools with a secondary roll lower than 50]. The school may enter teams of students from both host and attached schools in national and island events and will not be considered as ‘composite schools’ provided that
- all other eligibility rules regarding age and attendance of the students are met
- the principals of the schools complete a written agreement on the terms that allow students from the ‘attached’ school[s] to play for a team[s] of the host school, the terms to include agreement that the student[s] from the ‘attached’ school will be part of the team[s] for the season and not selected only for certain fixtures. At least eight weeks prior to the proposed shared participation, the agreement[s] will be provided to NZSSSC for its approval and to allow notification to the organising committee which will consider but is not bound to accept the recommendation of NZSSSC.
- the principal of the host school accepts responsibility for the team.
- The team[s] will compete under the name of the ‘host school’.
- Students will be named as representatives of the ‘host school’.
- An attached school will have only one host school [or one girls’ school and one boys’ school] for any/all of its students who participate in national and island secondary school events; this does not prevent the attached school entering students under its own name in sports where numbers may be viable [e.g. individual sporting codes]
2. School Team Eligibility
1. A school team eligible to compete in National and Island secondary school events must not exceed the quota of students new to the school in the 2 years preceding the first day of the event as specified in the table below. Teams will be limited to a maximum two (2) non domestic students (or one for sports with a quota of one) and any non domestic student must always be included in the quota allowed. Domestic students are defined in Note 6 below.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF:
New to School Students (enrolled within 2 years preceding the start of event) and Non Domestic Students who MUST be included in these maximum numbers, UNLESS the New to School student has been issued a Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemption (PCRE) whereby they are EXEMPT from these numbers:
Badminton - 2 - Finals
Basketball - 3 - 'A' & 'AA' Championships
Cricket - 4 - Gillette/NZCT Cups
Golf - 2 - NZCT Finals
Hockey - 4 - All national secondary school tournaments
Netball - 4 - Championships
Rowing (eights/octuples) - 3 - ‘Maadi’, North & South Islands
Rowing (other boats) - 1 - ‘Maadi’, North & South Islands
Rugby League - 5 - Championships
Rugby Union (15's) - 6 - 1st XV and Coed 1st XV
Rugby Union (7's) - 3 - Championships
Soccer - 4 - All national secondary school tournaments
Softball - 4 - All national secondary school tournaments
Squash - 2 - Championships
Table Tennis - 2 - Championships
Tennis - 2 - Championships
Touch - 4 - Finals
Volleyball - 4 - Championships
Water Polo - 4 - Championships
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to view the full table
2. Where the family or primary caregiver of a student has changed address and the student could not reasonably have been expected to remain at their previous school, an application for exemption may be submitted to the Regional Sports Director responsible for the region of the new school. The application must be on the official Application for Exemption form available at nzsssc.org.nz, be signed by the principal and parent/primary caregiver and have evidence of the address change attached as outlined on the application form. Any appeal must be lodged in writing with the executive director of NZSSSC.
3. Schools that allow entry for some students only at some time after Year 9 (e.g. girls in Year 12 and above) and The Correspondence School will not be bound by the numbers permitted here but will be restricted to those maximum numbers for each code when enrolling students who had previously represented another school in that code in a competition listed here. For clarity, such a school could not play in its Basketball team more than 2 girls who had previously competed for other schools in the ‘A’ or “AA’ Championships or their Premiership qualifiers. Special Circumstance Variation: For Girls Rowing only, at St Pauls Collegiate and Kings College only a new to school student who provides a NZSSSC waiver signed by her previous school principal to NZSS Rowing Assoc will be exempt from the quota of new to school students.
4. Teams from ‘host school/attached school’ agreements [see below] that introduce students ‘new to either school over the past 12 months must include these in the maximum number allowed in a team.
5. Any final decision on the eligibility of a student or team will rest with NZSSSC.
1. Students who start their attendance at a school in year 9 and below and those in the first 12 months above the entry level for a school (e.g. girls admitted at Year 12 to a school that admits only boys below Year 12) or the Correspondence School are not included in the maximum permitted numbers here. But see Clause 3 above
2. The events listed include all qualifying events.
3. Numbers apply to the whole squad registered for the competition or tournament. Quotas for each code are based on the size of the team on the field/court etc. at any one time and have been set in consultation with National Sporting Bodies responsible for each sport
4. It is expected that, for consistency, regions that conduct secondary school sports competitions will adopt these criteria and quotas for their ‘premier’ grades.
5. Other sporting codes may apply for inclusion in or an extension to this list of events
6. Domestic students are defined as:
a) a NZ Citizen
b) the holder of a residence permit
c) an Australian citizen
d) a NZ passport holder (e.g. Cook Islands)
e) a dependent of a work permit holder, refugee, diplomat
or whatever definition the Ministry of Education currently applies.
Inducement to Transfer for Sporting Reasons:
NZSSSC does not condone any inducement of students to transfer from one school to another for sporting reasons, other than by way of publicly advertised scholarship. Where a Regional Principals Association advises NZSSSC in writing that it has investigated and is satisfied that inducement has taken place, NZSSSC may, in support of the Regional Principals Association, impose a penalty which may include exclusion of a student(s), team or other personnel (coach, manager etc) from NZSSSC sanctioned events.
Composite teams will be permitted only if:
(a) all other eligibility rules regarding age and attendance are met
(b) the principals of the schools that the students attend agree
(c) one principal accepts responsibility for the composite team
(d) the team will be called by a name that indicates that more than one school has contributed players
(e) the team will be permitted only through the preliminary round and will not be eligible for placing or competition trophies (but may be eligible for awards such as Fair Play and individual trophies.)
(f) Composite teams should not be able to enter tournaments when single school teams are on a waiting list.
(g) When a qualifying tournament exists a composite team cannot qualify above a single school team.
Note: Host School/Attached School regulations - See ‘Eligibility of Competitors – Guidelines, Note (v)
(iii) Breach of Regulations. There will be expectations that national and regional bodies or organising committees have appropriate procedures in place to deal with breaches of regulations, including codes of conduct, and that these will be applied.