How to Enrol
Key Dates 2023

Southland Girls High School encourage all interested students to submit their application by the closing date listed regardless of your enrolment zone.

Tuesday 18 July School Enrolments for 2024 open
Thurs 3 August SGHS Open Day, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Click HERE for more information.
Wed 17 May Enwood Boarding House Open Day, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fri 26 May Enwood Boarding House applications close
Individual School Tours (Click HERE to view our Virtual Tour of SGHS)
Mon 28 August School Enrolments close
Fri 1 September Acceptance letters emailed
Student and Whānau Interviews
Subject Options Expo for Y9 – Y13:
2 sessions – Parents and Students are welcome to attend either session.

  • 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Click HERE to view our 2023 Subject Option booklets. 

Fri 17 November New Entrant Day for new students entering as Year 7, Year 8 or Year 9.
9:00 am – 12:15 pm 
Enrolment Process
Please carefully read through our Enrolment Process below.
If you have any questions please contact our Enrolment Team, on (03) 211-6030.

Complete the Online School Enrolment Form and documentation.

(Enrolments closed for 2023)


If you are looking at boarding, please click HERE for Enwood Boarding House enrolment process

Documentation required with your child’s enrolment application:

Birth Certificate
This is a requirement for the Ministry of Education ENROL system.
Immunisation Certificate
If you do not have a copy of your child’s completed immunisation certificate, please contact your local Doctor/GP to obtain a copy of this. Please indicate on the enrolment form if your child is not immunised. 
Court Documents
(if applicable)
Custodial legal agreements must be provided at the time of the student’s interview.
Copy of Visa’s
(if applicable)
We require copies of visas for the student and parents/caregivers of the student enrolling. 
Permanent Residence Permit
(if applicable)
Only required if you are a citizen of another country, other than New Zealand. 

Acceptance Process

On acceptance at Southland Girls’ High School, an email will be sent to the main caregivers as listed on your child’s enrolment form.
This email is confirming your child’s enrolment has been accepted. Enclosed in the email will be instructions how to book a Student and Whānau interview –  the interviews are attended by both parents/caregivers and your child.  

Student and Whānau Interviews

All new students who have been accepted to SGHS must be interviewed by a member of our Senior Leadership Team prior to starting as a student at Southland Girls’ High School. 

This allows the school to begin the building of a partnership that includes the home, the student and the school.

During this conversation, we will learn about your child’s interests, abilities and any additional information that will allow the school to ensure a successful transition to Southland Girls’ High School.

(please refer to your emailed acceptance letter for instructions on how to book the Student and Whānau Interviews).

Options Expo and New Entrant Day

  • New Entrants in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 will attend New Entrant Day.
  • Students starting in Year 9 and upwards will attend one of our Options Expo sessions.
  • Information regarding New Entrant Day and our Options Expo will be emailed to new families.
Transfer Requests

If your child wishes to enrol at Southland Girls’ High School from another High School/College within New Zealand, please contact our Assistant Principal – Mrs Rowana McNaught before completing an enrolment form.

The following information will be required:

  • Current Year Level
  • Current school
  • Reason for the transfer request

Email: [email protected]

School Prospectus

To view our Prospectus please click on the picture below:

To contact our enrolment team regarding your child’s enrolment, or to request a prospectus:

Phone: (03) 211-6030

Email: [email protected]

Contact details

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.


I understand that playing sport is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.
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