Enrolment Information

Enrolment at the school is governed by The Ministry of Education enrolment scheme. All in-zone students have the right to attend Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora. In-zone applications are accepted at any time, however, please apply early to enable planning for next year.

Out-of-zone ballot applications for 2025 are open. The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 26th July 2024.

Applications for Acland House for Year 9 2025 are now closed. Applications for Year 9 2026 close on 28th February 2025. Queries should be directed to Acland House acland@cghs.school.nz

For further details, and all application forms see Steps for Enrolment below.


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Enrolment Procedure

In-zone applications.

Applications for in-zone enrolments are accepted at any time.

Application Form for In-zone Applications

Out-of-zone applications

Out-of-zone ballot applications for 2024 have now closed.

Out-of-zone applications for 2025 are open. 

Application Form for Out-of-Zone Enrolments

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

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 Year 9 2023 are now closed. Applications for Year 9 2024 close on 28th February 2023. Queries should be directed to Acland House at acland@cghs.school.nz

Complete the International Student Application Form or for enquires email international@cghs.school.nz

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

The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student’s usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you currently live at an in-zone address but move to an out-of-zone address before your child’s first day of attendance at the school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at the school as an in-zone student.

The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be aware of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary eg:

Renting accommodation in-zone on a short-term basis for the purpose of providing an in-zone address.

Arranging a temporary board at an in-zone address with a relative or family friend.

Using the in-zone address of a relative or friend as an ‘address of convenience’ with no intention to live there on an ongoing basis.

If the school learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of application for enrolment, and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the school, then the Board will review the enrolment and this could result in the removal of the student from the school roll. The school has the right to, and will investigate in-zone enrolments if required. This course of action is provided for under the Education and Training Act 2020.

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