ENROLMENT

The enrolment process at Hastings Girls' High School 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 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 be contacted shortly after we receive your application, to arrange an enrolment interview.  

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 is currently a waitlist for Year 9 out of zone enrolments for 2021.

Hastings Girls’ High School has 85 out of zone places available for 2022. 

Winners of the Prime Ministers 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. 

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 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.

What we offer

How to enrol

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 Kayw@hastingsgirls.com, or by phone during normal school hours, 8.30am-3.30pm: 06 873 1133.

STEP 1

Before you start: This online application form requires you to send/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 caregivers name, the address at which the student will live. Examples of these documents are a Tenancy agreement, Power bill, Phone/internet bill.

STEP 2

Complete the online enrolment form

STEP 3 - JUNIORS ONLY

Please select your top 4 hubs and electives in order of preference

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Technology has a vital role in teaching and learning, and in our daily lives. We encourage our students to use technology effectively and responsibly.

In keeping with our Health, Safety, and Welfare policy, we maintain comprehensive cybersafety policies and procedures to guide our use of the internet and ICT devices and equipment. These include digital technology agreements, including a BYOD agreement if a personal digital device is brought to school for learning.

Students in years 9-13 may bring their own digital device to use at school to enhance their learning, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • The student and their parent/caregiver must read and sign the BYOD agreement before a device is brought to school. This outlines the expectations and responsibilities of each party.
  • The device is suitable for the purpose. It needs to be wifi capable, have a screen size no less than 7", and come to school fully charged.
  • Parents record the serial number of the device, and are responsible for its insurance, servicing, repairs, etc.
  • Parents are also responsible for ensuring that the device has an antivirus program installed (this is not necessary for Chromebooks), and for checking and updating any apps installed on the device.

If a student breaches the BYOD agreement, they may lose the privilege of bringing their own device to school, and the school's behaviour management strategies, responding to digital incidents, and/or surrender and retention of digital devices guidelines may be invoked, as appropriate.

FAQ's

School Fees

In 2020 Hastings Girls' High School 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.

Lunch in Schools

We provide lunch to all students, as part of the MOE healthy school lunches programme.  Our Chef and his 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.

Uniform

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

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 1 October, 2021.  This is to facilitate planning for 2023.

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 2023

Out-of-zone enrolment applications may be made for Year 9 students only for 2023 and must be received by 4pm, Tuesday, 16 August, 2022. If application numbers exceed places available, a ballot for applications will be held on Monday, 22 August, 2022. 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 Amanda Greville, 06 873 1133 or e-mail ge@hastingsgirls.com

Out of Zone

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.

 

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