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Enrolment at the school is governed by The Ministry of Education enrolment scheme. All in-zone students have the right to attend Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora. In-zone applications are accepted at any time, however, please apply early to enable planning for next year.
Out-of-zone ballot applications for 2024 are open. The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 28th July 2023.
Applications for Acland House for Year 9 2024 are now closed. Applications for Year 9 2025 close on 28th February 2024. Queries should be directed to Acland House email@example.com
For further details, and all application forms see Steps for Enrolment below.
Our Home Zone
All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
All residential properties within the boundary of streets described below shall be in-zone addresses for the purpose of an in-zone enrolment to Christchurch Girls’ High School.
From the intersection of Tuam Street and Colombo Streets along Tuam Street to Riccarton Avenue, west along Riccarton Avenue to Deans Avenue South along Deans Avenue to the cycleway access through to Blenheim Road, west along the cycleway to Blenheim Road, west along Blenheim Road to Wharenui Road
Then Northwards along Wharenui Road. East on Riccarton Road to Clyde Road. North along Clyde Road to Creyke Road then along Creyke Road to Illam Road. North along Ilam Road to Wairakei Road.
North along Wairakei Road as far as Blighs Road, along Blighs Road to Papanui Road, and south along Papanui Road as far as Mays Road
Eastwards along Mays Road to Rutland Street. South along Rutland Street to Westminster Street, then east to Cranford Street
Then south along Cranford Street to Edgeware road, west on Edgeware Road to Colombo Street, and south on Colombo Street as far as Tuam Street.
A list of in-zone addresses is available here.
The above description of the school zone lists the boundary streets only. The zone map (in the tab above) shows the school zone in greater detail. Properties that are located on the boundaries of the zone are considered on a case by case basis. If you are in doubt about the status of your property please contact the school office.
All properties on the Chatham Islands are also included.
Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the board will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
The order of priority in which applicants who live outside a school’s home zone are to be offered places at the school is as follows:
a) first priority This priority category is not applicable at Christchurch Girls’ High School Te Kura o Hine Waiora because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
b) second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school:
c) third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school:
d) fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school:
e) fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school:
f) sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth 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 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 circulating in the area served by the school.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.