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Frequently Asked Questions – Enrolment


The 2023 School donation is $1,625. This cost is adjusted annually to reflect the change in costs incurred by the School. Where a student is unable to accept his position at the start of the 2023 academic year, a full refund will be made.

No, there is no Open Day. However, there is an Orientation Day in late November for boys entering Form 3 and their parents. Additionally, the enrolment evening on Wednesday 27 October 2021 provided an opportunity for boys and their parents to come to the School and meet the Executive and staff.

There are scholarships available to the School’s boarding hostel, Tibbs House – please click here for more information. As a state school, all boys within our zone are entitled to enrol and we are not able to offer scholarship places to boys from out of zone unless they are in the School hostel.

Term 1: Tuesday 24 January – Thursday 6 April

– Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January: Form 5-7 Option Change Day
– Friday 20 January: New Staff Induction Day / New Student Orientation Day
– Monday 23 January: Staff Only Day
– Tuesday 24 January: Term 1 starts
– Monday 30 January: School closed (Auckland Anniversary Day)
– Monday 6 February: School closed (Waitangi Day observed)
– Thursday 6 April: Final day of Term 1

Please note: Easter (Good Friday 7 April, Easter Monday 10 April and Easter Tuesday 11 April) and ANZAC Day (Tuesday 25 April) are in the School holidays. Term 2 will begin after the ANZAC Day holiday.

Term 2: Wednesday 26 April – Friday 30 June

– Wednesday 26 April: Term 2 starts
– Monday 5 June: School closed (Queen’s Birthday)
– Friday 30 June: Final day of Term 2

Please note: Matariki (Friday 14 July) is the last day of the School holidays.

Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

– Monday 17 July: Term 3 starts
– Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September: School closed (Winter Tournament Week)
– Friday 22 September: Final day of Term 3

Term 4: Monday 9 October – Friday 1 December

– Monday 9 October: Term 4 starts
– Monday 23 October: School closed (Labour Day Holiday)
– Friday 1 December: Prizegiving assembly and final day of Term 4

In Zone Enrolments

There is no minimum time. However we do need evidence that you are living at the address i.e. the latest electricity and phone accounts. These are not usually available until at least a month after moving in to a new property so it is best to allow a minimum of a month.

We cannot process an application in advance on the basis of a signed tenancy or settlement. You must be resident at the enrolment address before making an application.

This depends on where he spends the majority of his time while the School is open for instruction. In order to satisfy the School of this, you need to supply a copy of the custody agreement or other legal documentation.

No. Students can only live with their parent(s) or legal guardian.

Neither the Ministry of Education nor the Board of Trustees has signalled any intention to change the School zone.

It is the Board’s expectation that the student will remain in zone for the duration of his schooling at Auckland Grammar School.

If you want your son to remain enrolled at the School you need to seek permission before moving out of the zone. The School considers all such applications on a case by case basis and in certain circumstances will allow boys to continue their schooling. Others will be advised that a move out of zone will jeopardise their son’s continued enrolment.

Out of Zone Enrolments

The ballot is open to all year levels. The number of places the Board can offer will depend on the number of in zone applications we receive.

No. The ballot is carried out under police supervision and is akin to a lottery or lucky dip.

Yes. Legislation passed in 2010 allows for children of former students to receive priority in the Out of Zone ballot. This was first effective for the 2012 academic year. Further details re: priority categories are available by viewing the Enrolment Scheme.

The School will notify you in writing of your ranking on the ballot within a few days of the ballot taking place. The date of the ballot is set by the Ministry of Education and is usually in mid-September. Places will be offered at any time between then and the commencement of the next academic year as the number of in zone enrolments becomes clear.

Yes, you can apply for both. Note that if you are only interested in securing a boarding place you don’t need to complete the Out of Zone application as well as the Tibbs House one.