In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the board of Napier Boys’ High School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education.

Parents should be aware that:

  1. Approximately half of all of the year nine students who will attend in 2021 will
    come from outside the in zone. Therefore parents of students who live outside the prescribed zone have a genuine opportunity to enrol their sons at the school.
  2. Brothers of current and past students have high priority in the scheme after those who reside in the Home Zone.
  3. The enrolment of out of zone enrolments is governed by the Education Act 1989.

This enrolment scheme also applies to students enrolling in years ten to thirteen. Parents should contact Mr Smith who will advise them of the availability of ‘out of zone’ placements.

All students are encouraged to apply for enrolment regardless of their place of permanent residence.  All students who live within the In zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at Napier Boys’ High School.
The In zone‘s boundaries are defined as:

  • Awatoto;  Meeanee – Awatoto Road to Meeanee, including Philips Street
  • Willowbank Road from Meeanee to Riverbend Road
  • Riverbend Road from Willowbank Road to the intersection with Taradale Road
  • Taradale Road from the Riverbend Road intersection to Austin Street
  • Austin Street to Tamatea Drive
  • Tamatea Drive from Austin Street to the Northern Expressway
  • The Northern Expressway north to State Highway 2
  • State Highway 2 to the northern end of the Westshore settlement
  • The balance of the zone is bounded by Hawke Bay to the east

Scinde House the boarding establishment of Napier Boys’ High School is located within this home zone.  Proof of residence within the home zone will be required at the time of enrolment.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority as stated in the Education Amendment Act 2000:

  1. First Priority: will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in an approved special programme (this priority category is not applicable to Napier Boys’ High School).
  2. Second Priority: will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  3. Third Priority: will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  4. Fourth Priority: will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  5. Fifth Priority: will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees or Board members.
  6. 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 Section 11G(1) 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 will be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Students attending local Napier Intermediate or Primary Schools should return their forms to their current school on or before 4th September. Students from outside the Napier area should return their forms directly to Napier Boys’ High School on or before 4th September.

Enquiries regarding enrolments should be directed to the Deputy Headmaster Mr Bruce Smith bsmith@nbhs.school.nz or phone 06 833 5900 ext 208.


Inquiries regarding fees at Napier Boys’ High School can be made by sending an e-mail to fees@nbhs.school.nz