Enrolment Procedures


Enrolment for 2020


Online enrolment is open for Year 9 students starting in 2020 who live in the RHS Enrolment Zone. To apply click here or click on the Parent Portal logo on the main webpage and 'Enrolment'.


For applicants from all other year levels: Please email enrolments@rangiorahigh.school.nz or telephone the school office on 03 311 8888 for enrolment information.


Our Prospectus is available here.


To receive an enrolment pack please telephone the school office on +64 3 3118888 or email your contact details to: enrolments@rangiorahigh.school.nz


All students who live within the home zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.


We take great care with our enrolment procedures to ensure your child is placed in the most appropriate class on his or her first day at our school.

Once your enrolment package is correctly completed and returned to the school, one of our Deputy Principals will contact you to arrange an enrolment appointment. You can expect to be contacted the day after returning your completed enrolment package.


The Dean of House will welcome your child to the House and check his or her course before taking your child to meet his or her new form teacher.


This process can take several days, but we are confident it ensures the best outcome for newly enrolled students. If you have any questions about our enrolment procedures, please contact the school office on +64 3 3118888.


Information about our annual Open Days in May can be found on the News and Events page of our website.


Key Dates


21 June 2019Year 9 enrolments due for next year.
31 July 2019Ballot occurs and "out of zone" letters are emailed/posted.
19 August 2019Information Evening for Year 8 students and their parents/caregivers.
29 October 2019Year 8 Orientation Day


Supporting Documentation


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BYOD Acceptable Use Agreement

Education Outside the Classroom


In Zone Enrolments


All students who live within the home zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school. 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 Rangiora High School Board of Trustees invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Rangiora High School. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places will be notified on this website and in local newspapers.


Each year, the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places that are likely to be available for out of zone students in the following year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.   If a ballot is required, it will be held on 31 July 2019.  Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot.


Applications from out of zone students will be processed in the following order of priority:

(a) students accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school (mainstream learning support);

(b) siblings of current students;

(c) siblings of former students;

(d) child of a former student;

(e) children of board employees or a child of a board member;

(f) all other students.


The order of priority is set nationally by the Ministry of Education and cannot be altered by the school.


If there are more applicants in the school 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 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 circulating in the area served by the school.


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


Special Programmes


The school also has a Mainstream Support Unit that caters for the needs of ORS funded special needs students.


The criteria for acceptance into the special needs programme is determined by existing ORS funding policy and practice as determined by the Ministry of Education.


Students who live within the school's home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out of zone students.


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