2019 Enrolments

Information and Key Dates

Term 2:                                                        Application packs available

late June:                                                    Visits to Contributing Primary Schools

26 July at 6.30 pm:                                     Open Evening

Enrolments due (in-zone and out of zone): 27 July

early November:                                          DHS staff visit schools

6 December:                                                Transition Day for New Entrants

29 January 2019:                                         First day for Year 7

Enrolment Zone

The zone has been amended and, from 2017 onwards, for Years 7, 8 and 9 students, the amended zone applies. 

For Years 11-13 students enrolling in 2018 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.

For Years 12-13 students enrolling in 2019 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.

For Year 13 students enrolling in 2020 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.

Proof of residence within the zone is required.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the Board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.

Map of Original and Amended Enrolment Zones:

Description of Original Zone:

  • Bounded by the Waimakariri River on the northern side from the main divide down to the gravel road extending from the corner of Chattertons and McLeans Island Roads.
  • South down Chattertons Rd to where it becomes Dawsons Rd. South along Dawsons Road, over the Main West Road to Jones Road.
  • West along Jones Road to Weedons Ross Road.
  • North-east along Weedons Ross Road to Maddisons Road, then south down Maddisons Road to Hoskyns Road.
  • West along Hoskyns Road to West Melton Road, then south along West Melton Road to where the road becomes Kerrs Road.
  • South along Kerrs Road to Aylesbury Road.  South-east along Aylesbury Road to the Main South Road.
  • South along the Main South Road to Telegraph Road.  West along Telegraph Road to Two Chain Road.
  • South-west along Two Chain Road to where it becomes Highfield Road, then to the intersection with Coaltrack Road.
  • South-west along Coaltrack Road to a point opposite Westenras Road.
  • Cross over the Selwyn River to Westenras Road, go along Westenras Road to McWhas Road and then to Wrights Road.
  • Northwest along Wrights Road to South Two Chain Road.
  • South along South Two Chain Road to Sharlands Road. West along Sharlands Road to Mitchells Road.
  • South along Mitchells Road to where it becomes Terrace Road; continue south along Terrace Road, then to the intersection with North Rakaia Road.
  • South-east down North Rakaia Road to Burns Road. South along Burns Road to the Rakaia River.

The Southern boundary of the zone is the Rakaia River from this point west until the Main Divide.

Where the Zone boundary is a roadway, both sides of the road are considered to be in the zone.

Description of Amended Zone:

Bounded by the Waimakariri River on the northern side from the main divide down to Thompsons Road.

  • South down Thompsons Road, then Calders Road and then Sandy Knolls Road to the intersection with Two Chain Road.
  • West along Two Chain Road to the intersection with Coaltrack Road.
  • West along Coaltrack Road to a point opposite Westenras Road.
  • Cross over the Selwyn River to Westenras Road, go along Westenras Road to McWhas Road and then to Wrights Road.
  • Northwest along Wrights Road to South Two Chain Road. South along South Two Chain Road to Sharlands Road.
  • West along Sharlands Road to Mitchells Road.
  • South along Mitchells Road to where it becomes Terrace Road; continue south along Terrace Road, then to the intersection with North Rakaia Road.
  • South-east down North Rakaia Road to Burns Road. South along Burns Road to the Rakaia River.

The Southern boundary of the zone is the Rakaia River from this point west until the Main Divide.

Where the Zone boundary is a roadway, both sides of the road are considered to be in the zone.

This zone amendment is effective from 2017 for Years 7, 8 and 9 students only, increasing from Year 9 by one year level each year until 2021 when the amended home zone is effective for all Years 7 to 13 students resident in the amended area.

For Years 10-13 students enrolling in 2017 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.

  • For Years 11-13 students enrolling in 2018 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.
  • For Years 12-13 students enrolling in 2019 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.
  • For Year 13 students enrolling in 2020 the original (2016) enrolment zone will apply.

Siblings of current students in 2016 may continue to enrol as ‘in-zone’ students from 2017 so long as they reside at the same address as that listed with the school in 2016.

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 Special Programmes
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 children of former students.

Fifth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees.

Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fifth, or sixth 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/caregivers 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 may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Darfield High School
Board of Trustees
For an enrolment form, please contact the Student Administrator.