Enrolling at Westlake

Domestic Enrolments

Study in 2020

In-zone applications are still open for 2020. Please use the link at the bottom of this page to apply. Please note: out-of-zone enrolments for 2020 are closed. We are only accepting in-zone enrolments for 2020. 

Study in 2021

2021 enrolments ARE NOW OPEN for both in-zone and out-of-zone. Please use the link at the bottom of this page to apply.

Entrance Testing and Orientation

Entrance testing for Year 9 students in 2021 will be held on Friday 13 November 2020.


Students who live in the Westlake Girls High School zone (see map below) 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 on 1, 3, 21 or 23 September.

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.

View our map to see the Westlake In Zone area

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 whilst your daughter is at school for a minimum of 12 months: 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)


You will need to apply before Wednesday 2 September if you are applying out-of-zone.  If you are unsure whether you live in-zone or out-of-zone, please check the zoning map.

We will then determine if a ballot needs to be held to select students for any remaining places at WGHS in 2021. If required, the ballot will be held on 9 September and you will be informed of the outcome of the ballot by 11 September. If you accept the offer of a place at WGHS, you will be asked to book your enrolment interview through our booking system for an available time on Monday 21 or Wednesday 23 September. 

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
  • Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants

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)
  3. NZ citizen – copy of NZ birth certificate OR NZ passport OR NZ citizenship certificate
  4. Australian citizen – copy of Australian passport
  5. Citizen of other country – copy of other passport PLUS visa PLUS date stamp of NZ entry
  6. Verification of in zone address (for in zone applicants only)
  7. If you own your home, a recent rates notice PLUS one recent utility bill (power, contents insurance, landline/broadband)
  8. If you rent your home, a tenancy agreement of at least 12 months duration 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 resize 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 ext 731.

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.

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

2021 Year 9 Programme Application Forms

Year 9 CYGNET Programme 
Year 9 Music Academy
Year 9  STEAM Programme


Open Night 2020 and Enrolment for 2021

If you are considering Westlake Girls High School for your daughter in 2021, come along to our Open Night on Tuesday 21 July. Please note the date has changed from 23 June. FIND OUT MORE 

Enrolments for study in 2021 open on 1 July 2020. FIND OUT MORE