Enrol to Study at Howick College

Unlike other schools, we do not operate a postal enrolment system. We value the face to face enrolment meeting. 


The enrolment meeting - with senior staff - gives parents and students the opportunity to ask and discuss things in person. This is particularly useful for making known both special talents and interests or difficulties relating to learning which can then help us to better meet individual needs. 


Enrolment packs including forms and information will be distributed through contributing schools (Somerville Intermediate, Howick Intermediate, Beachlands School, Maraetai Beach School) and some local out-of-zone schools or are available from the school reception. Please feel free to contact us: phone 534-4492 or email reception@howick.school.nz to request an enrolment pack.


In-zone enrolments for 2018:  if you wish to enrol your child and live in-zone -  please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time to come in for an enrolment meeting.


Out-of-zone enrolments for 2018: have now closed. We are unable to accept any further out-of-zone applications.


An example of the enrolment form is available to view here - however all applications must be submitted using the form provided by Howick College.


Information Evening for Year 9 2019

We warmly invite you to our Information Evening for 2019 Year 9 students:

Thursday 7 June - 6.30-9.00pm


On this evening, the school will be open for you to find out more about us and how we inspire a community of passionate learners.


Two presentation sessions will be held in the theatre and classroom demonstrations will be run throughout the evening where you can get an idea of what you may be learning and doing while at Howick College. Staff and current students will be on hand to chat with and answer any questions you may have.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Enrolment Evenings for Year 9 2019

All enrolment applications are processed at our enrolment evenings. Please attend one of these sessions with your child who is being enrolled at Howick College:


In-zone -  Wednesday 25 July 4-6pm OR Wednesday 1 August 4-6pm

What to bring:

  • completed enrolment forms
  • NZ citizens - an original or certified copy of the student's Birth Certificate or Passport and provide a photocopy to the school
  • Others - the student's and a parent's Passport and provide to the school a photocopy of the Passport personal details and the current visa pages
  • proof of in-zone residence; must be a recent power bill


How does the enrolment evening work?

When you and your child arrive, please report to reception. Our staff and student hosts will welcome you and direct you to the staffroom and then on to the next available senior staff member who will meet with you and go over the enrolment form. We value these informal meetings as an opportunity to answer any questions you or your child may have. It also gives us a chance to meet our new students personally.


** please note: we like to meet every family who enrols at Howick College - our staff aim to keep the waiting time as short as possible.

Out-of-zone Enrolments for Year 9 2019

Applications for out-of-zone enrolments are also taken on an enrolment evening which works the same as for in-zone students. These applications are provisional pending a ballot for places. The ballot is drawn under police supervision and is drawn according to the below priorities.

** dates for out-of-zone application closing and the ballot draw will be advised once confirmed


Out-of-zone enrolment evening: Thursday 9 August 4-7pm

please attend with your child and bring:

  • completed enrolement form (your school may have one or please contact the office)
  • NZ citizens - an original or certified copy of the student's Birth Certificate or Passport and provide a photocopy to the school
  • Others - the student's and a parent's Passport and provide to the school a photocopy of the Passport personal details and current visa pages



Out-of-zone prospective students please note:

  • enrolments are provisional pending a ballot.
  •  applications for out-of-zone enrolments close on: Wednesday 5 September.
  • a ballot will be drawn on Wednesday 12 September. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the ballot and will need to come in to the school to complete their enrolment. The ballot is drawn under police supervision.


Order of Ballot priority -

First priority - any applicant who is the sibling of a current student

Second priority - any student who is the sibling of a former student

Third priority - any applicant who is a child of a former student

Fourth priority - any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board or a child of a member of the board

Fifth priority - all other applicants

General Information

For a quick guide to the enrolment process go to the General Enquiries section. 


Also in this section are:

  • instructions on how to make out-of-zone enrolments
  • information on Donations and Costs
  • information on issues related to Immigration 


Zone Boundaries

If you want to check to see if you live in the Howick College Home Zone go to Zone Boundaries.

Both new and old zones are described; if your street forms the boundary of the zone it is best to read the description to make sure your side of the street is in-zone.


Enrolment Forms

A variety of forms, contracts and questionnaires may need to be completed for enrolment, depending on the applicant's year level, caregiver status etc.

The Enrolment Application Form and other relevant forms are included in the enrolment pack. 

Translations of important information into Chinese and Korean are also available here.


International Students

Foreign Fee-payer enrolment information, application form and the procedures for applying for Homestay and/or Tuition can be found in the International section.



Some answers to frequently asked questions.



Year 9 and Year 10 subject choices can be viewed in the curriculum section.