Home zone enrolments

If you live within the home zone, you’re entitled to enrol your child at Highfield School.

Out-of-zone enrolments

Each year, we’ll announce how many places we have available in the following school year for children who live outside the home zone. We’ll publish this in the newspaper that’s local to Highfield along with information on how and when you can enrol your child.

Te Whare Maru enrolments

To be eligible for our special programme, Te Whare Maru, your child must be verified for the On-going Resourcing Scheme.

Each year of each year, we’ll announce how many places we have available on Te Whare Maru for the following school year. We’ll publish this in the newspaper that’s local to Highfield along with information on how and when you can enrol your child.

FAQs
Where do I get the enrolment form?

Pick one up from the school office or request one by calling us during school hours on 03 686 1419 or emailing: office@highfield.school.nz. Once complete, just hand it back to us at the office.

When can my child start school?

Your child can start at Highfield School on their fifth birthday. However, we recommend enrolling them well ahead of this; that way, they’ll have time to visit us and get comfortable with their surrounds before their first day.

I want to come for a visit and chat about enrolment. What should I do?

Give Nicola Casey-Newton a call at the Office on 03 686 1419. She’ll schedule a time for you and your child to come for a school tour with our Principal, Stuart Wilcox.
At this meeting, you’ll get a chance to see our learning environment, talk to some of our teachers, and get answers to any questions you might have. If you can, bring the completed enrolment forms with you. But if not, don’t worry – we’ll give you an enrolment pack with everything you need.

What do I need to do before my child starts school?

Before your child’s first day with us, we’ll need the completed enrolment form along with a copy of their birth certificate (if they are new to the school), their immunisation certificate, and their passport with valid visas, if applicable.