The school office is now closed for the summer holidays and will re-open on Monday 25th January.

The enrolment email address will not be monitored between 8th December 2020 and 25th January 2021.

We are currently taking in zone applications and these will be processed in the week beginning Monday 25th January.

The first day of school is Tuesday 2nd February 2021 for all Year 9 students and Monday 1st February for new students in Years 10 to 13.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme.

All in-zone students have the right to attend Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora.

Out of Zone students will be selected by ballot if the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available.  Out of zone enrolments for 2021 are now closed 

Parents of students who live within the home zone should apply as early as possible to assist the school in planning appropriately for next year.

For further details see steps for Enrolment.

We are now taking applications for Acland House for 2022.  Applications for 2022 close on 28th February 2021.  Please click here for the Acland House Enrolment Form.

Acland House Open Day will be held on Monday 15th February. Two tours will be conducted at 9.15 am and 11.15 am. To book a tour please email acland@cghs.school.nz.

Our Prospectus

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei

Welcome to CGHS

A video made by our 2020 Prefects

Due to Covid-19, we are unable to hold our 2020 Open Day. We are aware that there will be many people interested in finding out a bit more about our kura so our Perfect team wanted to share with you a small taster of what life at CGHS can offer from a student’s point of view.


Steps for Enrolment

Domestic students – Complete the appropriate enrolment form

For in-zone or out-of-zone applications. The deadline for receipt of pre-enrolment applications for 2021 out-of-zone places is 4pm on Friday 31st July 2020.  Application Form here.

Domestic Boarding students please complete the Acland House application form and the Director of Boarding will be in contact within 3 working days. Applications for Acland House for 2021 are now closed. We are now taking applications for 2022.

International students – complete the International Student application form or email International Liaison rlk@cghs.school.nz


All applicants for the following year, whether successful or not, are notified by letter by mid-August. In-zone enrolments for the current year are accepted at any time and processed within 3 working days.

International Students’ Applications are accepted at any time, processed accordingly and students notified.

Our Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

All residential properties on or 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.

All properties on the Chatham Islands are also included.

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Application for Enrolment – In Zone


Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places which 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.