Thank you for your interest in our school. Choosing a primary school is an important decision that parents make. You need to be sure that the school where your child is going to spend much of their time needs to hold the same values and beliefs that you and your family have. You need to understand the way the school delivers the curriculum and what other opportunities are available to help enrich your child’s education. If you are thinking of enrolling your child/ren at Forrest Hill School then please make contact with Sue or Linda, our office personnel, who will explain options available to you: We can send you a school prospectus. The Principal enjoys meeting interested parents and will talk to you about the teaching and learning that takes place in the school. You will have a tour around the school whilst the students are working during the day.
All students who live within the home zone described below (and/or shown on the Enrolment Zone Map FHS) shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
Starting at the intersection of Sunnynook Road (excluded) and Becroft Drive (included), travel around the southern side of Wairau Intermediate School to Blakeborough Drive (60 even, 49 odd and below included). Travel south along Blakeborough Drive until the intersection with Forrest Hill Road (226 even, 251 odd and below included). All roads off the northern side of Blakeborough Drive are excluded from the zone. Travel south along Forrest Hill Road until the intersection with Richards Avenue (included), turn east, including only no exit roads off Richards Avenue, until the intersection with East Coast Road (96-178 even only included). Travel south along the centre of East Coast Road until the intersection with Gordon Avenue (included). Travel southwest along Gordon Avenue (Sudan Avenue excluded) until the intersection with Nile Road (included). Follow Nile Road south and continue to the end of Forrest Hill Road. Travel west along Wairau Road to the motorway and then north along the motorway to the Sunnynook Road overbridge. Travel northeast along Sunnynook Road (excluded) back to the starting point.
Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
First Priority This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary.
Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
Fourth priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school
Fifth priority will be given to any 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
Sixth priority will be given to all other applicants
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 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 will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.