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Year 9 Enrolment

Enrolments for Year 9 2021 open on 14th May 2020 and close on 19th June.

For more information or to request an enrolment pack, please contact

Please note that due to current circumstances and in line with all Christchurch secondary schools, the open evening we had scheduled for Term 2 is now cancelled. We are still very happy to provide information about Hagley for 2021 to all interested parents, caregivers and students. Our Junior College Lookbook for 2021 will be available on our website soon (at the bottom of the page). You are also welcome to contact Suzanne Waters (Director of Students) with any questions about Year 9 at Hagley on


1. Please contact Lisa, our Student Administrator, on to request an enrolment pack and this will be sent to you.

2. Completed enrolment forms can be posted to Junior College Enrolments PO Box 3084 Christchurch 8140, or emailed to Lisa.

We also ask you to provide us with some other information:

  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport
  • Their most recent school report
  • An attendance print-out from their current school (year to date)
  • A statement supporting your application written by another person (this could be from a sports coach, church group leader, family friend, teacher, etc and is helpful in determining if the student meets our Designated Character School Criteria).

Providing these documents will strengthen your application. If you are having trouble getting hold of some of these and you want to get your enrolment in ASAP, don’t panic! We are happy to take your completed enrolment form and receive the rest of the requested documents at a slightly later date.

3. Our Enrolment Committee will look at your application and decide whether you meet our Designated Character School Criteria. Depending on enrolment numbers, we may need to have a ballot to allocate places. If this is necessary, the ballot will be drawn on Thursday 2 July 2020.

You will receive a letter confirming if you have been accepted and we will ask you to return an acceptance slip so we know you are definitely coming to Hagley next year!

4. We will contact you about the next steps in your enrolment. This will include a pre-entrance assessment as well as an interview on a separate occasion where you will have a chance to discuss your child’s learning and for us to get to know one another ahead of next year.

5. If you have been accepted into the Junior College we hold an Orientation in November for all new Year 9 students and their parents/caregivers. You will meet your form tutor and classmates, and learn about the Junior College ready for next year.


Places will only be offered to those applicants who meet or have the potential to meet, the designated character requirements. On offer of enrolment, the applicant family is required to sign the ‘Confirmation of Enrolment’ form to confirm their acceptance, and affirm their understanding and support of the College’s designated character.

Designated Character Criteria

Students, particularly those of post-compulsory age, who have experienced barriers that have prevented them from successfully engaging in learning will be eligible for enrolment into Hagley Community College if they meet the following criteria:

Each student will:
a) Demonstrate a commitment to Hagley’s values of trust, respect, integrity and personal responsibility.
b) Demonstrate a  willingness to engage in Hagley’s culture and environment of being adaptable, flexible and working collaboratively.
c) Give the College confidence that they can be supported and that the College can make a difference to their learning.
d) Identify and agree with the College that there is a programme of learning that meets their learning needs.
e) Be offered a place in an agreed programme of learning only if there is space available in that programme of learning.

Priority enrolments
Priority must be accorded to applicants for whom the school is reasonably convenient (reasonable convenience for this enrolment scheme is defined as being the old Christchurch City boundary prior to amalgamation with Banks Peninsula District Council).

If there are more eligible applicants [ie those who meet the designated character criteria above] than available places then all applicants will be selected for enrolment according to the following priorities:

(a)  First priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.
(b)  Second priority must be given to any applicant who is sibling of a former student of the school.
(c)  Third priority must be given to any applicant  who  is a child of a former student of the school.
(d)  Fourth priority must 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.
(e)  Fifth priority must be given to all other applicants.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places in any one priority group then applicants will be balloted and allocation of places will be in ballot order.

Applicants on the waiting list will be offered  any  places that  become available before the next ballot. The waiting list will remain in place until the next advertised enrolment period.


5 x Mainstream classes

  • Approx 25 students per class


There are a maximum of 125 places available in Year 9 for 2021.

Places are extremely limited for special/learning support programmes – our Junior Targeted Learning class is very small and spaces for new students are limited to 2-3 places per year.

Please be aware, there may be no Year 10 places available for 2021.

We recommend applying as soon as possible.

Junior College Lookbook 2020

Get more of a feel for the Junior College by viewing our 2020 Junior College Lookbook.

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