Enrolment

HVS Enrolment Zone

  • If you live in our enrolment zone your child is eligible to attend Henderson Valley School school. The map shows the area of our zone or you can scroll down to check the written description below. If you live in the zone, you can collect an enrolment form from the school office, or complete your enrolment application online using the In Zone Enrolment Form

  • Once you've completed the enrolment form (hard copy or online), our office staff will get in touch in order to organise a visit to the school and a meeting with one of our Senior Leaders. At this time you will be required to bring proof of your address so that we can confirm that you are living in the school zone.

  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office on 09 839 7010 or email office@hvschool.co.nz. Giving the school as much notice as possible of any new enrolments enables us to ensure we are well prepared for new students arriving at the school.

Out of Zone Enrolment

The Henderson Valley School Board invites out of zone applications from parents who wish to enrol their child at Henderson Valley School for 2022.

The following places are likely to be available:

Year 6: 2 places

Year 5: 2 places

Year 3: 2 places

Year 2: 2 places

Year 1: 20 places

Year 0/New Entrants: 20 places

The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

Please note that all Out of Zone siblings of current students must also apply.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 4pm Wednesday 29th September 2021.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required it will be held on Wednesday 20th October 2021. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

If applications are received after this date, places may be offered if they are still available or will be added to the waiting list.

You can collect an out of zone enrolment form from the school office, or complete your enrolment application online; using the Out of Zone Enrolment Form

Ballot priorities:

The following priorities for out of zone enrolment apply as directed by the Ministry of Education guidelines. Out-of-zone students can only be accepted at a school if there are places available. Currently the Act defines the order of out-of-zone student priority as:

1. students accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school

2. siblings of current students

3. siblings of former students

4. children of former students

5. children of board employees and board members

6. all other students.

NB: Henderson Valley School does not run special programmes

Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school.

Enrolment

Booking a Transition to School Meeting:

  • Call the office to book a time to meet with one of the Deputy Principals

  • Office staff will book a 30 minute slot for a transition meeting

  • You will be asked to bring the following with you:

    • Your child - if possible

    • Your child’s birth certificate

    • Proof of address

    • The child’s immunisation record

    • Any questions you may have about the school

  • Families from overseas will require passports showing entry visas/permits for New Zealand.


At the Transition Meeting:

  • You will be given HVS Information Booklet

  • Your child will be given a Transition Pack

  • The Deputy Principal will ask you and your child questions that will help them fill in the HVS Transition to School questionnaire

  • You will be told about the Transition to School visits (Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00 -10.25)

  • You will take a walk around the school to see our bike track, swimming pool, field, library, sandpit, turf, gardens, playbox etc

  • You will visit a Year 0/1 classroom and be introduced to any staff along the way


After the Transition Meeting:

  • You will be provided with an enrolment form

  • The office staff will book your child in for 2-3 school visits

  • The office staff will then take copies of immunisation records and birth certificates

  • The Deputy Principal will share the HVS Transition to School questionnaire with the classroom teacher

Transition to School

Our aim is to create seamless, successful transitions from Early Childhood Education to Primary School. Below are a list of the ways in which we support students transitioning into Henderson Valley School:


  • Transition meetings with the student and their whānau

  • Sharing our HVS Information Booklet with whānau

  • Giving a Transition Pack to students who are transitioning

  • Transition to School visits

  • Building relationships with local ECE centres

  • Creating links between Te Whariki (ECE Curriculum) and The New Zealand Curriculum

  • Ensuring we co-construct routines and programmes that align our Year 0/1 classes with our local ECE centres


Before and After School Care

After school care is provided in the hall each day by SKIDS (Safe Kids in Daily Supervision), who are commercial enterprise and are not associated with the school or the BoT.

We can provide an information pack and enrolment form from the school office or see below to download a copy or contact the operator directly

  • Email: hendersonvalley@skids.co.nz

  • Office Mobile: 021 213 4652

Enrolment Form

sKids Parent Handbook