Enrolling your child
We welcome enquiries about enrolling children at Te Hihi. Should you require any information regarding enrolling your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or by clicking on the Enrolment Scheme button in the navigation bar to the left.
Enrolment application forms for 2019 are available for download from here.
ENROLLING NEW ENTRANTS
Two weeks prior to your child’s fifth birthday your child will be invited to visit the New Entrant room each Friday morning for part or all of the morning to meet the teacher and children. For the first visit it is acceptable that you stay with your child but on subsequent visits it is best that you leave your child so that they can establish some independence before starting full time.
Please visit the school office on the first day your child attends to complete enrolment. In order to do this you will need to complete the enrolment form and you will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunisation certificate (in Plunket book or provided by doctor).
All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school. To download a map of this area,click here .
The home zone is described as follows:
Kingseat Rd from the junction with Irwin Road to the junction with Linwood Rd, including Sydney Owen Road and all roads in the Kingseat Village area. Linwood Road from the junction with Kingseat Road, and all roads on north side of Linwood Road, to the junction with Walters Road. Charles Road from the junction with Linwood Road to Stanwright Road, including Galloway Road. Batty Road from the junction with Linwood Road, and all roads off Batty Road, to the junction with Irwin Road. Irwin Road from the junction with Batty Road, and all roads off Irwin Road, to the junction with Kingseat Road.
Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.
OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS
Each year the board 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 b 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 will be processed in the following order of priority:
First Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary of Education.
This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
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 children of board employees
Fifth 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 of Education under Section 11G (1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulation in the area served by the school.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.