Enrolments & Admissions
Pinehurst aims to offer places to children who love learning and who are committed to making the most of their talents. Admissions are highly sought after, and we strongly recommend parents apply for entry well in advance of when they’d like their child to join Pinehurst.
The main points of entry at Pinehurst are at New Entrant, Year 7 and Year 9 levels. There is an assessment procedure for those children wishing to join at College level. Entry at other years is possible subject to places being available and we welcome applications for consideration.
Pinehurst takes into account a range of criteria when offering spaces to students, including the importance of maintaining an appropriately balanced and well-rounded school community, with priority given to siblings of currently enrolled students. The school will only accept a child if the Executive Principal is satisfied that Pinehurst is able to offer a suitable programme for the child concerned.
Decisions on admission are made by the Executive Principal following a set of criteria including:
- Outcomes of the interview
- Interests, activities and previous academic record of the student
- Date of application
- Family or other association with the School
New Entrants commence school at the start of the term closest to their 5th birthday and are invited for interview approximately 6 months prior to turning 5.
The Year 7- 8 enrolment assessment will begin in March of the year prior to the student starting school and continues throughout the year as students apply. Students applying for Years 7 – 8 complete a pre-entry assessment in English and Mathematics.
For Year 9 – 13 enrolments, compatibility of existing study with the Cambridge Curriculum needs to be evaluated.
International students will be required to undertake written and oral assessments to ascertain their level of English language understanding and competency
Parents seeking admission for their child should complete and submit a Pinehurst Application Form well in advance of when they’d like their child to attend.
Please send this to the Registrar of Admissions along with the application fee, a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate (NZ residents) or passport and Visa, a copy of your child’s immunisation certificate and the two most recent school reports. International students need to supply evidence of prior learning in its original non-translated format.
You are very welcome to contact our Registrar of Admissions any time to organise a visit to the School or ask any questions you have about Pinehurst.
View our School Prospectus here or you can request a copy from the Enrolment Office along with other information.
Enrolment Office Information
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Registrar of Admissions - Marg Cross
Telephone 414 -0960 ext 614 or Email