"Students achieve well and take pride in their school.
We welcome enrolments for the following school year in June and July. Enrolment interviews take place in early August.
All students who live within the Avondale College zone are eligible to attend.
OUT OF ZONE ELIGIBILITY
Avondale College currently is able to accommodate a certain number of students who live outside of our zone. Where the number of students exceeds the places available, a ballot will be held from the group with the lowest priority number according to the rules advised by the Ministry of Education.
The Government gives the following priority to out of zone enrolments in all schools:
Priority 1: Students enrolling for special programmes (Not applicable to Avondale College)
Priority 2: Siblings of currently enrolled students
Priority 3: Siblings of former students
Priority 4: Children of former students
Priority 5: Children of employees of Avondale College Board of Trustees.
Priority 6: All other applicants
ENROLLING FOR 2021
The Avondale College Enrolment Pack is available from our school reception, or you can download it below.
Completed application forms and all supporting documents should be posted, delivered to our reception, or emailed to email@example.com by the dates listed below.
IN ZONE & OUT OF ZONE PRIORITY 2-5: 30 July 2020
OUT OF ZONE PRIORITY 6: 2 September 2020 (Note this date has been extended from 26 August)
You will need to provide photocopies or digital scans of the following supporting documents to include with your application:
Completed Enrolment Form, Health Record & Data Use Agreement
Proof of 'Zone' status as applicable (if in zone, provide a power bill or for Priority 2-5, a copy of birth certificate of sibling or school photo or report of parent)
Copy of the latest school report
Copy of immunisation certificate
Copy of birth certificate
If not born in New Zealand, a copy of passport and visa or proof of residence
(If printing, please print on separate pages)
OUT OF ZONE VACANCIES FOR 2021
The Avondale College Board of Trustees advises that we will have a number of vacancies for out-of-zone students for 2021. The Board operates an enrolment scheme; therefore it is required to fill any vacant out-of-zone places by ballot. The Board has determined that in 2021, there are likely to be places for out-of-zone students as follows: 300 year 9 places, 5 year 10 places, 5 year 11 places, 10 year 12 places and 5 year 13 places. Applications for places at any year level must be received by 4pm on 2 September (changed from 26 August) to be eligible for the ballots, which will be held, if required, on 9 September. Parents will be notified of the outcome within three days of the ballots.
ENROLMENT INTERVIEWS: 4 - 6 AUGUST
The child and at least one parent or caregiver must attend the enrolment interview. No appointments are necessary.
Tuesday 4 August
9:30am - 12:30pm - Sunames A-I
12:30pm - 4pm - Surnames J-Q
Wednesday 5 August
9:30am - 12:20pm - Surnames R-Z
4:00-7:00pm - Any Surname
OUT OF ZONE PRIORITY 2-5
Wednesday 5 August
12:30pm - 4:00pm - Surnames A-I
4:00 - 7:00pm - any Surname
Thursday 6 August
9:30am - 12:30pm - Surnames J-Q
12:30pm - 4:00pm - Surnames R-Z
Please bring with you:
Original birth certificate
If not born in New Zealand, a passport and visa or proof of residency
(Our office must sight the originals)
OUT OF ZONE PRIORITY 6
Interviews of successful applicants will take place on 13 - 15 October
ENTRANCE TESTING OF YEAR 8 STUDENTS
Entrance tests for students enrolled for next year will take place on the following dates:
Avondale Intermediate students - completed
BBI students – at BBI 9am Tuesday 22 Sep
GEIS students – at Avondale College 9am-11am Tuesday 13 Oct
Rangeview Intermediate students – at Rangeview 9am Friday 16 October
Other Intermediate schools – at Avondale College 9am-11am Thursday 15 Oct
Bring a blue or black pen.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to provide original documents?
Please provide copies or scans of the supporting documents with your application, then bring the original birth certificate (and passport/visa for students not born in New Zealand) when you come to your enrolment interview. We need to sight the original for our Ministry of Education documentation.
What is the likelihood of being accepted as an out of zone enrolment?
We are waiting for documentation (visa, school report)
Please send in your application, but be aware that we will not be able to process it until we have these missing documents.
We are moving into the Avondale zone soon. Can we enrol our child now?
You cannot enrol as an in-zone applicant until you have proof of an in-zone address. You are welcome to submit an out-of-zone application.
My power bill isn’t in my name – it’s in the name of a family member or friend we live with
When will I find out what class my child will be in?
Your child will find out their timetable/classes/teachers on their first day of school.
My child has a close friend – can they be in the same class?
This is a very large school and our entrance testing helps us to determine class placements, so we’re unable to take friendships into account for class placements.
My child is a high achiever. Does that give them a better chance of being accepted as an out-of-zone enrolment?
My child has particular learning needs
Do I need to buy a laptop/device?
I’m concerned about my child’s anxiety/mental health/transition into high school.
Please discuss this with us at your enrolment interview, and request a referral to one of our guidance counsellors.