ENROLMENT PROCEDURE

Hillcrest High School enrols students to comply with the legislation requirement.

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.

Steps for Enrolment Whakauru

Zoning Information

In Zone

All Year 9 in zone applications with necessary documentation must be received at the school by 28 August 2021.
Applications for enrolment in Year 10 to Year 13 will be formally received from 31 August. All students living ‘permanently’ within the school zone will be automatically enrolled.

Out of Zone

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 a set of priorities as is explained in our documentation. This is the same process at all Hamilton state secondary schools with enrolment schemes.

Out of zone places will be determined by ballot at each level, subject to the capacity of the school. All Year 10 – 13 out of zone applications must be received at Hillcrest High School by Monday, 18 October. The ballot process will be completed by Friday, 22 October and parents notified in writing by Friday, 29 October.

Priority Levels

1.Students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special education programme(s). (Independent Living Centre and Physical Assistance Centre, ORS funded) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.

2.Any applicant who is a sibling of a current student of the school.

3.An applicant who is a sibling of a former student.

4.An applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

5.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.

6.All other applicants.
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.

Special Education Programmes

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 (ORS).

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.