All students living in the school zone have the right to attend Westlake Girls High School provided that they are entitled to a state education in New Zealand and have not been excluded from another school.
We are currently unable to offer any places for 2018 to students living outside the school zone. Students living out of zone can apply for a place for 2019 in the annual ballot which takes place in Term 3.
Applications for In Zone places can only be accepted once a student is living in the school zone with her parent(s) or legal guardian. More information on our school zone can be found under Zoning or on the Ministry website.
Please note that ‘living in the school zone’ means that 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 require the following original evidence of residence in zone:
- Either a rental agreement (for at least 12 months) for rental properties, or a rates bill for owner-occupied properties; PLUS
- A recent electricity bill for an in zone property indicating residence of at least a month, in the name(s) of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant; PLUS
- An additional utility bill, such as a telephone landline bill or a water services bill, indicating residence of at least a month, in the name(s) of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant.
Enrolment documents to be completed (signed by parent/caregiver and student where indicated):
- Enrolment form
- In zone applicants questionnaire
- Three proofs of in zone residency as outlined above
- Evidence of identity and right to reside and study in New Zealand for all applicants: birth certificate, for those born in New Zealand, or passport (originals required)
- Cybersafety form (Cybersafety Agreement Booklet to be read in conjunction)
- Subject Choice Form (information to assist selection provided in Curriculum Booklet)
- Student Health Record
- Music Information form (optional)
- Sports form (optional)
- A copy of the student’s latest school report.
Applications will only be processed once all documentation is received. The School may actively collect information and make all enquiries necessary in its opinion to ensure that enrolment details contained in the application are accurate. We may also, at our discretion, require that you confirm the information you provide by presenting it to us in the form of a statutory declaration sworn under the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957.
OUT OF ZONE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL YEAR LEVELS
We are currently unable to offer any places for 2018 to students living outside the school zone. Students living outside the school zone can apply for a place for 2019 in the annual ballot which takes place in Term 3.
Each year the Board of Trustees 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 school zone (this is known as the ballot). The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the local area. Full details of the enrolment application process will be published on our website during Term 2.
The ballot is a computer generated random sort and conducted under police supervision. The process does not take into account individual students’ achievements.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
- 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 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
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with the instructions 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.