Future Students

Important Enrolment Dates

Assemblies for New Year 9 parents at 10.25am 19th June, 23rd June & 30th June 2014
(Please RSVP to Mrs Carolyn Murphy, office@westlake.school.nz)
Year 9 Information Evening 6pm 31st July 2014
In Zone Interviews (12th 12 noon – 4pm, 13th 12 noon – 8pm) 12th & 13th August 2014
Out of Zone Priority Interviews (14th 9am – 4pm) 14th August 2014
Closing Date for Out of Zone Applications 3rd September 2014
Ballot Held 10th September 2014
Last date for notification to parents 12th September 2014
Last date for parents to accept In Zone/Out of Zone place 26th September 2014
Academic Assessment day (9am – 12 noon) 22nd October 2014
Sports Institute Assessment Day (1.00pm – 3.30pm approx.) 22nd October 2014
Catch-up Academic Assessment Day 30th October 2014
Academic Institute Assessment Day 21st November 2014

 Enrolment Forms for In Zone, Out of Zone Priority and Out of Zone will be available from the office  from 31st July 2014

 

In Zone requirements

Applications for In Zone places can only be accepted once the boy is living in the school zone with his parent(s) or legal guardian.

Please note that ‘living in the school zone’ means that a student has his main residence in the school zone. Please also note that the school will not accept the temporary transference of guardianship to someone living in zone as evidence that a student is living in zone with his parent(s) or legal guardian.

We will only accept the following evidence of residence in zone:

An Unconditional Purchase agreement OR a Certificate of Title OR a completed tenancy agreement and bond lodgement receipt for an in-zone property, in the name(s) of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant OR such other evidence of residency in zone as may be acceptable to the School, in its sole discretion ;

and

An electricity bill for an in-zone property indicating residence of at least a month, in the name(s) of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant;

and

An additional utility bill, such as a telephone landline bill or a water and sewage services bill indicating residence of at least a month, in the name(s) of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant.

Please note that:

  • We also require evidence of identity and right to reside in New Zealand for all applicants: we will ask to see your passport or, for those born in New Zealand, your birth certificate. Originals are required.
  • Further documentation may be requested at any time.
  • Applications will only be processed once all documentation is received.
  • The School may actively collect information and make all enquiries necessary in its opinion to ensure that enrolment details contained in the application are accurate.
  • We may also, in our discretion, require that you confirm the information you provide by presenting it to us in the form of a statutory declaration sworn under the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957.

The School Donation for all in zone applications is expected at this time.

A textbook bond of $100 will also be payable at this time. Refund of the textbook bond will be made when the student officially signs out of school, all textbooks have been returned, and all monies owing to the school have been paid.

Out of Zone Priority

The order of priority in which applicants who live outside a school’s home zone are to be offered places at the school is as follows:

  1. First priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school. Not applicable to Westlake Boys High School.
  2. Second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.
  3. Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.
  4. Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  5. Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
  6. Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.

Out of Zone requirements

  • We require evidence of identity and right to reside in New Zealand for all applicants: we will ask to see your passport or, for those born in New Zealand, your birth certificate. Originals are required.
  • Applications will only be processed once all documentation is received.
  • The School may actively collect information and make all enquiries necessary in its opinion to ensure that enrolment details contained in the application are accurate.
  • Parents or Guardians may be required to sign a statutory declaration confirming that they have given us accurate information.

The ballot is a computer generated random sort and conducted under police supervision. The process does not take into account individual students’ achievements.

Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the School zone. Places will be offered to applicants according to their priority group, and then according to their position on the list generated by the ballot. Priority groups are prescribed by legislation and set out in our Enrolment Scheme.

Applications for the Out of Zone ballot will close on a date specified by the Ministry of Education each year, usually early September.
Confirmation of your out of zone enrolment will be acknowledged upon receipt of a $100 textbook bond. Your school donation is also expected at this time.

Enrolment Process

Please complete the Enrolment Form and bring your son’s Year 8 report, a copy of your son’s Birth Certificate or Passport and, if in zone, the required information as stated above. Please note that your son must attend the interview.

For further information please contact our enrolment officer, Michele Cain on 410 8667 ext 620 or mcain@westlake.school.nz.

School Contribution

All parents/caregivers are requested to pay a School Donation. These funds are used for purposes associated with students’
learning and activities, including the purchase and maintenance of computers, sports equipment and library books.

The School Donation as yet is still to be set by the Board of Trustees for 2013

In addition, Learning Resource Fees are levied on a subject by subject basis to cover part of the additional take-home resources such as workbooks. These fees are compulsory.

International / Exchange Students

Any enquiries regarding the enrolment of overseas students should be directed to Mr L Borok

email address lborok@westlake.school.nz