The enrolment process at Hastings Girls' High School - Ngā Rau Huia O Ākina is streamlined to support you and your daughter as she transitions into school.  

We encourage new students and their whānau to take a look at our curriculum and course selection information and then complete an enrolment form. 

We know starting a new school can be challenging. At Hastings Girls' High School - Ngā Rau Huia O Ākina we work to make this as easy as possible, and to ensure that your daughter has the best start. 

Our wrap-around transition plan starts on receipt of the enrolment form. You will then be contacted later in Term 3 with enrolment confirmation and dates of interest.

All students are encouraged to apply for enrolment regardless of their place of permanent residence. We are extremely hopeful that we will be able to accommodate all applicants, however please be aware that there may be a wait list for Year 9 out-of-zone enrolments.

Hastings Girls’ High School has 85 out-of-zone places available. 


Completion of this application does not guarantee a place at HGHS. Confirmation of an offer of a place will be sent to the caregiver in due course.  Should you experience difficulties in completing this enrolment, please contact the Enrolment Officer by email at or by phone during normal school hours, 8.30am-3.30pm: 06 873 1133.

Before you start:

This online application form requires you to bring into school or upload additional documents. The documents are:

  • A copy of the student’s Birth Certificate or identification page of their Passport.

  • Proof of residential address: showing the caregiver's name, the address at which the student will live. Examples of these documents are a Tenancy agreement, Power bill, Phone/internet bill.

Step 1 - Select your Hub and Electives

On enrolment Year 9 and Year 10 students will be able to select from a range of Hubs, each uniquely different.

Choose three Hubs. This selection process will guide class placement for the year.

Year 9 students can choose 8 electives for 2025.
Year 10 2025 electives are still to be confirmed.
Year 11, 12 & 13 are not required to select hubs or electives

Step 2 - Complete the online enrolment form

Students can enrol using the online enrolment form.  Juniors must have chosen their Hubs and Electives, before starting to complete the enrolment form.

You MUST complete Step 1 prior to filling out the enrolment form.

Year 9 Scholarships for 2025

Scholarship applications close 4pm on Friday 9 August 2024.
Applicants will then be shortlisted and interviews will be held during the week of 19th - 23rd August.

Frequently Asked Questions

School Fees

In 2020 Hastings Girls' High School - Ngā Rau Huia O Ākina opted in to the Donations Scheme, which means parents, caregivers, and whānau never have to make a donation to school if they choose not to. If in the case of goods and services, a parent chooses to purchase supplies like pens for their child from the school, then they must pay as per agreed.  We will not charge students for enrolment or attendance, or for the delivery of curriculum. 

If your child is involved in weekend sports teams or after hours cultural activities (extra-curricular activities), these are optional. If you choose for your child to participate, you may be asked to cover the costs of these activities.

We may charge for sports trips that are outside the curriculum. Participation in these activities is optional, therefore we require payment where agreed that a student can participate. Any charge should be made in advance. 

We may ask for a donation for an overnight camp – and then you can choose if you want to pay none, some or all of the donation. If you choose not to make a donation, your child cannot be stopped from attending a camp if it is part of the school’s core learning programme (curriculum).

You need to provide your child with a school uniform.


Please follow this link to The U Shop online for all information, including: shop hours, uniform regulations, price lists, etc.

Lunches in School

We provide lunch to all students, as part of the MOE healthy school lunches programme. Our Chef and her team work hard to provide a healthy and nutritious lunch each day for our students and as such, although students can pack a lunch of their own choice, parents are not permitted to drop lunches to school, and students are not permitted to have food delivered to school.


Many of our students travel to school each day by bus. If you are unsure which route is the best one, please contact Rob Orr, our school Bus Controller,

Bus routes and eligibility
Copies of bus routes can be collected from the Student Centre Office. Please direct all questions around routes and eligibility to the Bus Controller, Rob Orr:

Tickets can be purchased from the drivers; we do however sell some tickets from the Student Centre.

Cars are not permitted to park in the bus bay between 8am and 4pm.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

From 2024 we are unable to provide a laptop for all students to use. This means:

  • Students should have their own device by the time they reach Year 11.

  • Juniors aren't required to have a device as lessons will be available in both hardcopy as well as digital.

  • If you are going to purchase a device for a student to use you shouldn't need to spend more than $1,000.

  • A 'device' is a laptop computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system NOT a Chromebook, iPad, other tablet, or Apple MacBook.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

In-Zone Applications

Parents should use the online application process to submit in-zone applications as soon as possible. In-zone applications should be submitted by Friday 16 August 2024.  This is to facilitate planning for 2025.

An application requires a number of documents to be uploaded at the time of submission. 

NB: Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Home Zone

All students who live within the HOME ZONE described below shall be entitled to enrol at Hastings Girls’ High School. The home zone’s boundaries are defined as the area bound by the following line: 

  • From Fernhill, following the Ngaruroro River to the Chesterhope Bridge 
  • South down Pakowhai Road (from Ngaruroro River to Karamu Stream), then following the Karamu Stream to where it intersects Karamu Road 
  • Karamu Road (south from Karamu Stream) into Karamu Road South to St Aubyn Street East • East down St Aubyn Street East to Windsor Avenue 
  • South in Windsor Avenue to Heretaunga Street East 
  • East down Havelock Road to St Georges Road 
  • South along St Georges Road South to Te Aute Road 
  • West into Te Aute Road continuing to State Highway 2 at Paki Paki 
  • State Highway 2 from Paki Paki to Opapa including side roads as follows: Burma Road, Colin White Road, Poukawa Road, Douglas Road, Te Mahanga Road, Cohrs Road, Malcolm Road, Te Mahanga Settlement Road, Glenogle Road and Horonui Road 
  • Paki Paki township including Turamoe Road, Te Aute Road to Mutiny Road corner, Mutiny Road (from Te Aute Road to Stock Road) and Stock Road (from State Highway 2 to Mutiny Road) 
  • Following Paki Paki Road North, continuing into Maraekakaho Road 
  • West into York Road 
  • North on to the Expressway 
  • From the Expressway into Omahu Road to the Ngaruroro Bridge on SH50 at Fernhill. Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

Out-of-Zone Enrolments for 2025

Out-of-zone enrolment applications may be made for Year 9 students only for 2025 and must be received by 4pm, Friday 16 August 2024. If application numbers exceed places available, a ballot for applications will be held on Monday 19 August 2024. Out-of-zone applications use the same online enrolment procedure as in-zone students – except for the in-zone declaration and providing proof of residence.

For any queries, please contact Rob Orr  06 873 1133 or e-mail

First priority: 

  • This priority category is not applicable at this school, because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary. 

Second priority:

  • Given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school. 

Third priority:

  • Given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school. 

Fourth priority 

  • Given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school. 

Fifth priority

  • Given to any applicant who is 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 

  • Given to all other applicants. 

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

If there are more applicants in the first, second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11 G(1) of the Education Act 1989.

Winners of the Prime Minister's Excellence in Education Awards

Since 2014, the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards have been shining a light on teaching best practice by schools, kura, early learning services and kōhanga reo across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Awards focus on the work of groups, teams and partnerships in English, Māori, or Pacific-medium settings. They highlight the combined effort needed to achieve improvement, equity and planned innovation. 

In 2021 Hastings Girls' won in the category of Excellence in Leading

Transformative leadership is developing high trust relationships with Māori and Pacific communities at Hastings Girls’ High School - Ngā Rau Huia O Ākina. 

Junior subject hubs focusing on students’ interests, replaced class streaming. Middle leadership is developing, alongside student agency and power sharing, while cultural identity is embraced in the new uniform.

Expert mentorship supports the principal through a wide-ranging change programme, where community agencies are embedded in professional learning.

University Entrance achievement for Māori and Pacific learners has reached parity with other students, for the very first time.

What the judges said

Transformational leadership at Hastings Girls’ High School - Ngā Rau Huia O Ākina established a warm and supportive school environment that embraces diversity. The school believes in leadership at all levels, with students informing leadership roles. Whānau voice also contributed to a good partnership between home and school – creating tailored opportunities for each girl.


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