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Important information regarding waitlist for 2024

Please click on this link, which is a notice from the  Board of Proprietors regarding the growth at Hamilton Christian School. The Board of Proprietors is trying to finalise the finances for the next major building project. Until that is complete, we are not able to enrol our full contingency of students for 2024.  I understand that the Proprietor is working as fast as possible to get this in place.  Unfortunately, until this is confirmed, HCS is not able to enrol all the students we would like to for 2024.  I do pray this will be finalised before the end of this term.

In the meantime, we will send acceptance letters to the number of students we know can enrol for next year.  Then, as soon as we have confirmation from the Proprietor about the building projects, we will send the next, larger group of acceptance letters.

I am very sorry for the disappointment and anxiety this is causing you as you plan for your child’s schooling for 2024.

The first acceptance letters will be sent out during the week starting 28 August 2023.

If you have younger children that you want to enrol at HCS in the future, there is an advantage in completing the application as soon as you think you would like to partner with HCS.  It is never too early; we currently have some applications for enrolment that go beyond the year 2030.

Blessings, and once again, we are sorry that we have not been able to let you know.

Shaun Brooker, Principal


We are delighted you are considering Hamilton Christian School for your child's education. Our school is a co-educational Year 1 - 13 state-integrated Christian school.

Open Day/Evening 2023

Unfortunately, our 2023 Open day and Evening have reached their capacity; no other bookings will be taken. We are not taking waiting list enquiries.

2023 Enrolment Applications

As we approach our maximum roll for 2023, we have limited spaces available for preference/priority students. While we are still accepting applications, most year levels are operating on the basis of a waiting list.

2024 Enrolment Applications

Our maximum roll for 2024 will be 1000 students, with our main intake being in the Year 0 - 1 and Year 7 classes; we will also, this year, have around 15 places available in our Year 9 class.

There will be limited places available in our secondary school classes. All other year levels currently have waiting lists. If places become available, they will be filled by our enrolment priority preference; then, by the date the completed application is received.

2024 Enrolment Placement Confirmation - delayed until 30 August 2023

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are not able to confirm our 2024 placements as yet; however, we trust that we will be able to do so by Wednesday, 30 August 2023.   Thank you for being so patient with the situation. 

Once you have been offered a place at HCS, a deposit of $200 is requested by the HCS Proprietor Board - this will go towards future attendance dues. 

All letters of offer will have a two-week acceptance period, as dated on the letter of offer. If your child has not been offered a place in a class, you can be placed on the waitlist.


As part of our enrolment process, you and your child may be requested to attend an interview with the relevant Head of School or Team Leader. We will be in contact with you if this is required.



After submitting your online application, you will see a 'pop up' screen confirming the submission of your application. If anything is missing from your application, we will contact you (in the appropriate application year); otherwise, all applicants will be contacted after the review process, as mentioned above.

Applications can be placed throughout the year, subject to space availability and priority enrolment.

If you are a new family to Hamilton Christian School or if you currently do not have children at HCS, please find below the Church Leader Reference form, which we require to be completed by your pastor/church leader.

A completed application must contain the following:

  1. Child's birth certificate or passport
  2. Child's immunisation certificate
  3. Any visa documents, if applicable, including NZ entry date
  4. A current school report
  5. Completed HCS Health Form - please see download below
  6. Learning support documents, if applicable
  7. Parenting order, if applicable


Enrolment Priority

  1. Children of Christian permanent staff and board members.
  2. Children of Christian parents who have other children currently attending Hamilton Christian School.
  3. Children of Christian parents who are transitioning from Tumu Christian Early Learning Centre (not yet operating).
  4. Children of Christian parents where one or more of the parents were a graduate of Hamilton Christian School.
  5. Children of Christian parents, including new entrants, children transferring from other like minded Christian schools, children whose parents are returning from active missionary service or are involved in full time ministry within a Christian church or ministry.
  6. Children of Christian parents who are transferring from other schools.
  7. Christian children of non-Christian parents.
  8. Children of other permanent staff and board members.
  9. Children of non-Christian parents transitioning from Tumu Christian Early Learning Centre (not yet operating) or who already have children in Hamilton Christian School.
  10. Children of non-Christian parents.

New Entrant

Starting school is a big transition for every five year old and their family. At Hamilton Christian School we want to make that process as smooth as possible.  We understand how important it is to make the right choice in schooling for your child and their education.

New Entrants will start on or just after their fifth birthday and will have at least two orientation visits before they start school.

If you have already decided that Hamilton Christian School is the school to provide the best education for your child, we ask that you fill out our online application form.

Church Leader Reference Form (PDF download)

If you are a new family to Hamilton Christian School or if you currently do not have children at HCS, please find below the Church Leader Reference form which we require to be completed by your pastor/church leader.

Please feel free to contact us using the contact form below should you have any queries.

Confindential Health Form (compulsory - PDF download)

We would love to see every new student being able to transition well into Hamilton Christian School.  To assist with this, we require the confidential health form to be completed for each student that has submitted an application form. The information provided is not used to screen the student for enrolment but rather to best enable us to support the transition to Hamilton Christian School.

International Enrolments

Hamilton Christian School accepts students from overseas.  Please refer to the International page for further information.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any queries about enrolments.