To be entitled to a place at Redwood School the student must reside in the school zone (See image below).

If you do not live in the zone area then the only way to attend the school would be via a ballot.

The Out of Zone Ballot for 2019 enrolments has been completed.


The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their child at Redwood School from the 2020 school year.

The Board has determined that the following places are available next year:

Up to 20 places at New Entrant level.

Applications should be addressed to the Principal. Download an Application form or collect from the school office 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm Tuesday 3 September 2019.  

Applications can be handed in at the school office or posted to:

The Principal, Redwood School, 51 Prestons Road, Redwood, Christchurch 8051.

The envelope should be marked “Application for Enrolment”. 

If the number of Out of Zone Applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.  In cases where a ballot is required, this will be held on Wednesday 4 September 2019.  Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Applications from out of zone students will be processed in the following order of priority:

First priority               will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in an approved special programme. (Not applicable at Redwood School)

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 the child of a former student

Fifth priority               will be given to applicants who are children of board employees.

Sixth priority              will be given to all other applicants.


John Stackhouse



Do you have a New Entrant child starting school in 2020?

Please check that your child’s name is on our New Entrant list 

If you would like to be added to our list of families expressing an interest in attending Redwood School then please provide the following information to the school office:

  • Your child's name and date of birth
  • Home address
  • Contact phone number
  • Parents' names
  • Email address
  • Name of Preschool attended (if applicable)

If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact the office on 03 352 6739 or email:

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