Who can be admitted to the school?

Here are the criteria:

1. Year 0-13 students with high health needs identified by a qualified medical practitioner specialising in the condition and who are undergoing:

  • an active treatment programme for their medical condition
  • or a health funded mental health programme

2. also students must be: (at least one of these) 

  • in hospital and /or recuperating or rehabilitating for more than 10 school days
  • likely to have [or had] six hospital admissions in a 12 month period
  • absent from school for more than 40 school days in any one school year

Information for Schools

Student admissions to Southern Health School

How do I seek admission for my child?

1. Get a copy of your child's attendance record for this year from their school
2. Download the following forms:

3. Complete each form and make sure it is signed as appropriate

Incomplete applications cannot be processed so please ensure that all of the above documents are sent together.

4. Post all these completed forms and the attendance record to us

Southern Health School
Christchurch Campus
2 Halswell Road
PO Box 1757
Christchurch 8140

Or scan and send via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or fax: 03 374 6503

If your child does not have a regular school

The Ministry of Education will consider whether to approve a Section 9 Agreement with you for special education. If it is required a copy of the Section 9 Agreement may be obtained from us or from the Ministry of Education. We will forward the completed form to the Ministry if we consider the above criteria are met.

Follow the 4 steps above and include the completed Section 9 Agreement (To access this form "right click" and "save link/target as")