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Enrolling at Westlake

Domestic Enrolments

Study in 2025

Applications for 2024 have closed. Applications for 2025 will open in July. 


Study in 2023

Applications from out-of-zone students for 2023 have closed. In-zone applications are still being accepted, using the link below. 

We are currently accepting applications for enrolment for study in 2023 IN-ZONE only. Please note you will need to have some documentation ready to attach in order to complete the application process. You will be sent an email confirming we have received your enrolment application. 

Out-of-Zone Ballot:

We will determine if a ballot is needed to select students for any remaining places at WGHS in 2024. If required, the ballot will be held on Wednesday 6th September 2023 and you will be informed of the outcome of the ballot by Friday 8th September 2023.

Out-of-zone priority order

Each year the Board of Trustees determines the number of places likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the school zone. Once in-zone enrolment numbers are confirmed, out-of-zone applications are prioritised and drawn by ballot according to the priority list.  

  • First Priority This priority is not applicable as the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education
  • Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students
  • Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students
  • Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school
  • Fifth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees and Board members
  • Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants


To find out if your property is in-zone click here: Zoning info and map

Students who live in the Westlake Girls High School zone may enrol at the school as of right, provided:

  • They are entitled to a state education
  • They live in-zone as their main residence, with a parent or legal guardian

Applicants must first complete the Online Enrolment Form and submit the requested documentation. Once the school is satisfied that the enrolment criteria have been met, the student and parent/caregiver will be invited by email to book an Enrolment Interview with senior staff.

You will receive the email from the school within 7 days after you have submitted your Online Enrolment Form.

Please note that “living in the school zone” means a student has her main residence in the school zone. The school will not accept the temporary transference of guardianship to someone living in-zone as evidence that a student is living in zone.

We will only accept the following evidence of residence in-zone:

If you are renting

  • A copy of a lease agreement for a rental property whereby the agreement is valid for 12 months, from when your daughter starts attending at WGHS  PLUS
  • A recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)

If you own your home

  • A recent rates notice: PLUS
  • A recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)

Important information before you begin

The online Enrolment Form requires you to upload a number of documents which should be prepared prior to completing the form. 

The documents are:

  1. Copy of the student’s most recent school report (all applicants)
  2. Copy of the student’s proof of identity and eligibility for state education (all applicants). This should be ONE of the following: NZ birth certificate, NZ passport, NZ citizenship certificate, Australian passport, copy of a passport from another country along with a current visa and date stamp of entry into New Zealand
  3. Verification of in zone address (for in zone applicants only)
  4. If you own your home, a recent rates notice PLUS one recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)
  5. If you rent your home, a tenancy agreement of at least 12 months, from when your daughter starts attending at WGHS  PLUS one recent utility bill as above. 

These documents can only be in PDF or JPEG format and should be scanned and saved USING NAMES THAT INDICATE THE CONTENTS  (eg. Report, Identity, Address).  If uploading JPEGs, please ensure the image is clearly legible and resized to a smaller file if necessary.  A maximum of 8MB can be uploaded per application


The school may request original copies of any documents that has been uploaded as part of the enrolment process. 

Hard copies of any documents that were unable to be uploaded must be posted or hand delivered to the Main Office as soon as possible.  

Students who hold domestic student visas must bring their original passport for sighting at the time of interview.

If you have any difficulties completing this form, please contact the Enrolment Administrator at or +64 (9) 489 4169.

A completed online application is not confirmation of enrolment at the school.  Following submission of all the required documentation, we will contact you to invite the student and parent(s)/legal caregiver(s) to an enrolment interview with a member of senior management in August.

We look forward to receiving your application and meeting with you soon. 


STEAM, CYGNET and Music Academy application for 2024

Entrance Testing and Orientation:

All students who have completed the enrolment process and will be attending WGHS at Year 9 in 2024 will be invited to attend our Orientation and Testing Day on Monday 4th December 2023. 

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