Enrolment at NGHS


Enrolment Information 2017

This page has information on important enrolment dates, home zone enrolments and out of zone enrolments.

Important Dates

Before Friday 2 September fill out the application form and tick the box of the school you wish your daughter to attend.

Friday 2 September Due date for application forms to be handed in to your daughter’s current school (ONLY if she attends one of the listed schools below).

Friday 9 September Napier Girls’ High School staff will collect application forms from the following schools:

  • Napier Intermediate
  • Tamatea Intermediate
  • Taradale Intermediate
  • St Patrick’s School
  • Parkside Christian School
  • Maraenui School
  • Puketapu School
  • Eskdale School

Applications from students attending schools other than those listed above must be posted or delivered to Napier Girls’ High School and received by Friday 9 September.  Please be aware the post is not reliable for prompt delivery and no late applications will be considered.

Wednesday 14 September Ballot held at Napier Girls’ High School under Police supervision.

Friday 16 September (4pm)   Letters will be emailed (to the email address written on your application form) to students who have automatic entry to Napier Girls’ High School, to students who have been successful in the ballot, and to students who have been unsuccessful in the ballot (with the number they are on the waiting list).

If you have not received an email by this date, please contact Barbara Hewitt on Monday 19 September by email [email protected]  or by phone 06 8357267, and you will be told if your daughter has been successful or unsuccessful in the ballot.  Letters will be posted to students who do not have an email address.

Friday 23 September Acceptance of place must be received at Napier Girls’ High School by email, by phone, or delivered in person to our school office.  If an acceptance of place is not received by this date, it will be determined as non-acceptance, and the place will be offered to another student.

Home Zone Enrolments

  • Application for enrolment may be made by a student regardless of her place of permanent residence.
  • All students who live within the home zone (shown on zone map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
  • Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.
  • Students accepted for places within the school hostel, Hewett House, will be declared to live within the zone.

Out of Zone Enrolments

For the purpose of avoiding overcrowding at the school, an optimum roll of 875 pupils has been established. Within this overall number, guidelines of 200 maximum at each of Years 9, 10, and 11 have been established to avoid imbalance in the school roll, and to provide for delivery of quality education.

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 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 must, by law, be processed in the following order of priority:

First priority

Will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school (note that this does not apply to Napier Girls’ High School).

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 applicants who are a child of a former student to the school.

Fifth priority

Will be given to applicants who are either a child of an employee of the Board of the school or a child of a member of the Board of the school.

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 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 communication or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

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