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Forrest Hill School is a vibrant learning community. We encourage our learners both students and adults to be passionate and excited about learning, to take risks even though it can be challenging and difficult. We believe our curriculum supports and empowers all our students to learn and achieve personal excellence, regardless of their individual circumstances. Students at Forrest Hill School are respectful, want to learn and have fun. We provide learning opportunities that are engaging, relevant and authentic. We acknowledge that we have a rich cultural diversity at Forrest Hill School and we embrace the learning opportunities this provides. I consider myself very lucky to work with such a dedicated staff who are creative and willing to explore new ideas and approaches. There is a strong sense of community and partnership at Forrest Hill School. The primary school years are a time when students develop a love of learning and how to relate to each other, build lifelong friendships and inspirations. I am very proud of the students who graduate from Forrest Hill School with all the competencies and skills needed for their continued learning journey. - John Marwick (Principal)
Home Zone 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 that 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.
To enrol please contact the school office (09) 4108939. We encourage families to complete enrolment in person at the school office where possible.
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