2018 ENROLMENT PROCEDURE
Hillcrest High School enrols students to comply with the legislation requirement. All students living ‘permanently’ within the school zone will be automatically enrolled. Out-of-zone applicants will be determined by ballot. No more students will be excluded from enrolment than necessary to avoid overcrowding. The ballot is conducted by an external authority.
Please check to see if you fall within the zoning of Hillcrest High School on the NZ Schools Zone Map at nzschools.tki.org.nz
List of roads in zone.
PRIORITY LEVELS FOR OUT-OF-ZONE APPLICANTS
Students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special education programme(s) 1. (Independent Living Centre and Physical Assistance Centre, ORRS funded) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.
Any applicant who is a sibling of a current student of the school.
An applicant who is a sibling of a former student.
An applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
An 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.
If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth priority groups than 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.
The Board of Trustees requires proof of residence within the school zone, including a student’s birth certificate and one of the following supporting documents: electricity bill, telephone bill, tenancy agreement, sale and purchase agreement.
Out of zone applicants must attach to their completed enrolment a copy of a birth certificate or passport in the student’s name.
Enrolment of Year 9 2017 students will take place at the Hillcrest High School International Student Centre on the evening of Thursday, 25th August 2016 from 4:30pm-7pm. Parents/guardians and their child must attend.
The number of out of zone students the school accepts at Year 9 is based on the number of in zone students enrolled. All out-of-zone student applications become part of the ballot process and are subject to the Priority Levels.
All Year 9 out-of-zone applications must received by Wednesday, 31st August. The ballot process for Year 9 out of zone students will be completed by Monday, 5th September and parents notified in writing by Friday, 16th September. Acceptance of enrolment must be confirmed by Friday, 30th September.
Applications accepted from 1st September. All students living ‘permanently’ within zone will be automatically enrolled.
Out of zone places will be determined by ballot at each level, subject to the capacity of the school, and must be received by Monday, 17th October. The ballot process will be completed by Friday, 21st October and parents notified in writing by Friday, 28th October. Acceptance of enrolment must be confirmed by Friday, 4th November.
The school operates special programmes in the special education units: Independent Living Centre and Physical Assistance Centre. Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programmes will be enrolled ahead of out-of-zone students. The criteria for acceptance into the programmes is based on priority need of students. All students should be verified in terms of the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Scheme (ORRS).
If there are more applicants 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 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in the Waikato Times.