Out of Zone Enrolments

Houghton Valley School Board of Trustees is excited to be able to offer a limited number of places to children living out of the school enrolment zone. Applications will be accepted for out of zone students who will become eligible for enrolment during the period 4th February to 3rd May 2021. Enrolments at the school are governed by an enrolment scheme details of which are available from our website or the school office. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school and do not need to apply. The enrolment of out of zone pupils is governed by the provision of the Education Act 1989. The Board has determined that 20 out of zone places are available across the school.

Applications must be made on the form here  HVS Enrolment Form 2020/21  and available from Houghton Valley School website or office – https://houghton.school.nz/enrolment/ or admin@houghton.school.nz. The deadline for receipt of application for out of zone enrolment is 3pm, Wednesday 14th October 2020.

If the number of out of zone applicants exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held under supervision on Tuesday 20th October 2020. Whanau will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three working days of the ballot being held.

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

1.First priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.
2.Second priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.
3.Third priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school
4.Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.
5.Fifth priority must be given to all other applicants.


Enrolling Your New Entrant Child

Children who live within the ‘home zone’   HVS Enrolment Scheme  are eligible to enrol once they reach 5 years of age. As a school we appreciate that beginning school is a very big step and therefore we try to make the transition to school as smooth as possible.

We advise parents/caregivers to contact the office manager (admin@houghton.school.nz) or principal (principal@houghton.school.nz) as soon as possible to obtain an
HVS Info Booklet 2020 and  HVS Enrolment Form 2020/21  or download here.  The
2019-21 HVS Charter is below.  Once you have decided on HVS please fill in enrolment form and returned to the school with a copy of birth certificate or passport, immunisation certificate. We also encourage prospective parents/caregivers to phone the office ph: 939-3318 to arrange a time to meet with the principal and have a tour of the school.

Transtitioning your New Entrant

Once enrolled and your child is due to begin school please read the  “Transition Info – Good things to know”  booklet HVS Transition to School 2020 . In the weeks prior to your child beginning school our new entrants’ teacher will phone or email to arrange two visits for you and your child.  These visits provide your child with the opportunity to meet the classroom teacher, the chance to meet the other children in the class, to establish some friendships and to gain confidence in the school environment. It enables them to participate in the classroom programme and become aware of some of the routines and systems that are in place in the classroom.

The visit mornings are on a Thursday from 9.00am until 11.00am. I recommend bringing some morning tea for your child and a water bottle. Caregivers are required to stay for the morning.

Enrolling Children Who Are Moving From Another School

Providing you live within the Houghton Valley School zone HVS Enrolment Scheme you may enrol your child at any time. We prefer to meet with you and your child prior to enrolment, so that we can get to know you before your child begins at Houghton Valley School.

Information regarding Houghton Valley School

HVS Info Booklet 2020

HVS Transition to School 2020

HVS Enrolment Form 2020

HVS Charter 2019-2021

Education Review Office (ERO) Report 2020

HVS Forms

HVS School Donation 2020

HVS Annual Permission Form 2020

HVS Student Website Consent Form 2020

HVS Digital Technology Agreement Years 1-2 Form

HVS Stationery List New Entrant – Ngaio Class 2020

HVS Extras

HVS Hats for Sale

HVS Blue T-Shirt Order Form

HVS Banking Details

More Help

Please contact us for more information or if you need a copy of the enrolment pack to be sent in the post.  admin@houghton.school.nz   ph: 939-3318