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. 

What we offer

Term Dates 2022

Term One

  • Monday 31 January - Thursday 14 April
    • Year 9 and Year 13 only - Mon 31 Jan
    • Year 9 and Year 13 Leaders only - Tues 1 Feb
    • Year 9 and Year 10 only - Wed 2 Feb
    • Year 9 and Year 10 only - Thurs 3 Feb
    • Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 only - Fri 4 Feb
  • Waitangi Day - Monday 7 February
  • Easter - Friday 15 April
  • Teachers Only Day - Date TBC

Term Two

  • Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July 
  • Queens Birthday - Monday 6 June
  • Matariki - Friday 24 June
  • Teachers Only Day - Monday 9 May

Term Three

  • Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September
  • Teachers Only Day - Wednesday 24 August

Term Four

  • Monday 17 October - Friday 16 December
  • Hawke's Bay Anniversary - Friday 21 October
  • Labour Day - Monday 24 October
  • Teachers Only Day - Monday 21 November
  • Teachers Only Day - Monday 28 November


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.


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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