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 or principal  as soon as possible when your child is due to begin school to obtain an  “Transition Info – Good things to know”, which includes an enrolment form HVS Enrolment Form. This should be filled out 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.

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 Charter 2017

Education Review Office (ERO) Reports Link

Information School Booklet (tbc)

Permission Forms (tbc)

HVS School Donation 2018

HVS Annual Activity Fee & Permission Form

HVS Hats for Sale 2018

HVS Blue T-Shirt Order Form 2018

Stationery can be purchased directly from the school

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