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Enrolment Information

The College is limited in the number of places it is able to offer students at each level.  As a consequence it operates an enrolment scheme.  The order of priority for students is as follows:

1. Home zone enrolments
All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school.  Proof of permanent residence within the home zone is required.

In Zone application form click here

2. Out of zone enrolments

 Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

  • Special needs (not applicable as we do not operate an MOE approved programme)
  • Siblings of current students
  • Siblings of former students
  • Daughters of former students
  • Children of BOT employees and Board members
  • All other applicants

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth 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 newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.
Applicants seeking second, third or fourth priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Out of Zone application form click here

Our enrolment zone

For a link to the zone map click here - please note this is a guide only (please refer to our written description for further guidance)

Please click here for a written description of our zone

The address given at the time of the application for enrolment must be the student’s usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you currently live at an in-zone address but move to an out-of-zone address before your child’s first day of attendance at the school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at the school.

The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to only be temporary eg.

  • Renting accommodation in-zone on a short-term basis;
  • Arranging temporary board in-zone with a relative or family friend;
  • Using the in-zone address of a relative or friend as an “address of convenience”, with no intention to live there on an ongoing basis.

Before enrolment takes place (ie. before attendance begins), if the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in-zone address will not be a genuine, on-going living arrangement, the Board may withdraw any offer of place which it may have made on the basis of the given address.  After attendance has begun, if the school learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of the application for enrolment and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the school, then the Board may review the enrolment.  Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board may annul the enrolment.  This course of action is provided for under section 110A of the Education Act 1989.

Please note that in-zone students cannot be guaranteed an immediate place at the College if their enrolment is received AFTER the closing date.  On acceptance of enrolment every student and their parent or caregiver is invited to an interview.  The purpose of this is to help ensure each student selects an appropriate course and to facilitate smooth transition to the college.

FAQ
Click here for a list of FAQ

Key dates in 2017 for students who start school in 2018 are:

Year 9

Completed Enrolment Applications for students starting 2018 are currently being accepted

  • Prospectus with Enrolment Application Form available from the home page of our website - please note we do not print copies of our Prospectus
  • Open morning has already been held on Friday 16 June
  • Out of Zone Enrolments close Monday 31 July 2017 at 4pm - we also request that all In Zone applications are submitted by this date(this is to allow us to start planning for 2018)
  • Ballot to be held Friday 11 August
  • Notification of ballot results Wednesday 16 August 2017
  • Please note - after 4pm Monday 31 July 2017 we are unable to accept any further out of zone applications

All completed in-zone application forms (with required paperwork) must either be posted (P O Box 12 471, Wellington North 6144) or delivered to the college (sorry, unable to accept scanned and emailed applications).

Year 10, 11, 12 & 13

Completed Out of Zone Enrolment Applications for students starting 2018 are currently being accepted

  • Prospectus with Out of Zone Enrolment Application Form available from the home page of our website from mid May 2017
  • Open morning held on Friday 16 June
  • Out of zone enrolments close on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 4pm
  • Ballot to be held Monday 6 November 2017
  • Notification of ballot results Wednesday 8 November 2017
  • Please note - after 4pm Tuesday 24 October 2017 we are unable to accept any further out of zone applications

All completed in-zone application forms (with required paperwork) must either be posted (P O Box 12 471, Wellington North 6144) or delivered to the college (sorry, unable to accept scanned and emailed applications).

For further details please contact:
Marilyn Ashby (Office Manager/Enrolments)
P O Box 12 471, Wellington North 6144
enrolments@wgc.school.nz
Telephone: (04) 472 5743

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