Enrol Now for 2023
Please read all the information relating to Home Zone and Out of Zone Enrolments before completing a New Enrolment Application online.
Barneys Farm Road
Bill Phillip Place
Brook Haven Rise
Browns Road (even numbers 122 & above)
De Bloge Place
Dr Pickering Avenue
Glenveagh Park Drive
Great South Road (odd numbers 269-327)
Greta Banks Place
Hadley Wood Drive
Jean Alma Lane
John Walker Drive
Jutland Road (32 & below, 27 & below)
Kohi Kai Place
Mark Edgar Place
Mon Desir Place
Ngakau Aroha Lane
Nicholas Gibbons Drive
Ocean View Road
Robert Ross Place
Robert Skelton Place
Roscommon Road (302 & above, 271 & above)
Silver Creek Road
St Annes Crescent
Ti Kouka Lane
Wai Iti Place
Wattle Farm Road
Weymouth Road (16 & above, 11 & above)
All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the In Zone Enrolment Map shall be entitled to enrol at James Cook High School.
Starting at the intersection of Browns Road and the railway line travel southeast along the railway line until Great South Road. At Great South Road (269-327 odd addresses included) travel southeast until Papakura Stream, at which point travel southwest along Papakura Stream until Pahurehure Inlet. Travel initially southwest along the coastline around all of Wattle Downs and Weymouth until Hanford Place. Travel northeast along the northern edge of Hanford Place addresses until Browns Road, and then continue northeast along Browns Road (122 and above even addresses included) until the zone’s origin point.
All residential addresses on boundary roads and no exit roads off boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.
Proof of residence within the home zone will be 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.
The School operates the following Special Programmes:
- Puutake Māori language programme
- O le Tupu’aga Samoan bi-lingual programme
- Services Academy
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: will be given to applicants enrolling in the Puutake Māori language programme, O le Tupu’aga Samoan bi-lingual programme and the Services Academy.
- 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 Schedule 20 section 4 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (formerly section11G (3) 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 may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
1. Have all documentation ready to upload. They are:
- Proof of Identity (NZ Birth Certificate or Passport)
- If born overseas, bring in Passport and proof of eligibility to study in New Zealand (Residency Permit or Student Visa).
- Caregiver / Legal Guardian – If you are not the student’s biological parent, we will require proof that the student lives with you e.g.
– Statutory Declaration from the Manukau Courts or an Official Court / Oranga Tamariki / WINZ Unsupported Child Benefit document.
- Proof of Residence within the home zone (Electricity Bill or Rental Agreement)
- JCHS Medical form completed / signed (download here)
- JCHS Cyber Agreement form completed / signed (download here)
- JCHS ESOL form – if applicable (download here)
- Immunisation Record (please ask your local GP for a copy)
2. Complete and submit a New Enrolment Application
Enrolment packs are available from the School Office during normal School hours, or alternatively, you may complete an online enrolment application by clicking here.
3. Attend an Enrolment Interview.
You may be required to attend an Enrolment interview with your child. If this is required, we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date and time.
4. Confirmation of Acceptance
If your child is successful in securing a place at James Cook High School, a Letter of Acceptance will be emailed to whānau. If we do not have an email address recorded, the Acceptance Letter will be posted by mail. If unsuccessful, whānau will be notified in the same way.
5. Starting School Process
Once your child has been accepted to attend James Cook High School, the Enrolment Officer will confirm a date for Induction with you (your child’s first day of school).
- Induction Days are held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s only.
- Your child should report to the Front Office Reception on their first day of School by 8:30am in correct School Uniform.
- If your child is a Junior student (Years 9-10) they will undergo a basic Literacy & Numeracy test before being placed in a Tutor group. The Dean will issue the student with a timetable and a school map, then he/she will be shown to class.
- If your child is a Senior student (Years 11-13), no testing is required and the student will be taken to a Dean to be placed in a Tutor group. The Dean will issue the student with a timetable and a school map, then he/she will be shown to class.
We encourage families to keep a copy of your child’s timetable on the fridge or anywhere visible so you know what classes your child has during the School day.
NB: It is very important that your contact details (phone numbers, email and address) are kept up to date all times while your child is attending James Cook High School so that you are kept informed of any changes and/or updates, and to receive any correspondence from the School relating to your child. Please notify the School Office if any of your contact information changes.
2023 school terms and holidays
|Number of weeks||10|
|Term start and end dates||Starts between Monday 30 January (at the earliest); and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest), and ends Thursday 6 April (86-96 half-days)|
|Public holidays||Waitangi Day Monday 6 February, and Easter: Good Friday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday|
|School holidays||Friday 7 April to Sunday 23 April (includes Good Friday – 7 April, Easter Monday – 10 April and Easter Tuesday – 11 April (a school holiday))|
|Number of weeks||10|
|Term start and end dates||Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June (96 half-days)|
|Public holidays||Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April and King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June|
|School holidays||Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July (includes Matariki 14 July)|
|Number of weeks||10|
|Term start and end dates||Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September (100 half-days)|
|School holidays||Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October|
|Number of weeks||10|
|Term start and end dates||Starts Monday 9 October, and ends no later than Wednesday 20 December (up to 104 half-days)*|
|Public holidays||Labour Day – Monday 23 October, Christmas Day – Monday 25 December, Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December and New Year’s Day – Monday 1 January 2024|
|School holidays||5-6 weeks (from school’s closing day until the opening date the following year).|
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