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Enrolment Procedures


Our Prospectus is available here.


To download an enrolment application form please click here. To receive an enrolment pack by email or post please telephone the school office on +64 3 3118888 or email your contact details to: enrolments@rangiorahigh.school.nz.


Enrolment may be completed online here


In Zone Enrolments


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


Once your enrolment application 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 application.


We take great care with our enrolment procedures to ensure your child is placed in the most appropriate classes on their first day at our school. The Dean of House will welcome your child to the House on the first day before taking them to meet their new wānanga teacher.


If you have any questions about our enrolment procedures, please contact the school office on +64 3 3118888.


Key Dates


28-30 May 2024
Open Day Tours for Year 8 students and their parents/caregivers
21 June 2024
Year 9 enrolments for 2025 are due 
26 July 2024
Out of zone enrolment applications close for 2025
1 August 2024
Ballot occurs (if required) and applicants emailed the outcome
27 August 2024
Information Evening for Year 8 students and their parents/caregivers
29 October 2024
Year 8 Orientation Day at RHS


Supporting Documentation


Computing and Cybersafety Information

BYOD Acceptable Use Agreement

Education Outside the Classroom



Out of Zone Enrolments


Each year, the Rangiora High School Board of Trustees will determine the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the enrolment zone, for enrolment in the following year. 


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 is usually held in early August of the current year. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days.


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

  1. students seeking enrolment into the Lighthouse Programme, being a  special programme approved by the Secretary for Education;
  2. siblings of current students;
  3. siblings of former students;
  4. child of a former student;
  5. children of Board employees, or a child of a Board member;
  6. 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 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 Schedule 20 of the Education and Training Act 2020. 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/parent relationship.


Special Education Programme (Lighthouse Programme) 


The Lighthouse Programme caters for the needs of up to 25 ORS funded students.


From 2021 the Secretary of Education has approved the School's Enrolment Scheme to include the Lighthouse Programme. 


This scheme defines the Home Zone for enrolments to the Lighthouse Programme (which is the same as the existing Home Zone for mainstream enrolments) and the process for out of zone applications.


 As noted in the scheme details of the  number of out of zone places will be published each year on the School's website and in a community newspaper. 


A  link to the approval, and enrolment scheme is here, together  with the  School's Enrolment Zone Map : Enrolment Scheme  Approval, Enrolment Zone Map

T: +64 3 311 8888

F: +64 3 313 8005


East Belt

Rangiora 7400

New Zealand

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