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.


Enrolments for 2019:


In-zone- 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 - we are unable to accept any further out-of-zone applications for 2019.


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 Enrolments 2020

We warmly invite you to our Information Evening for 2020 Year 9 students on:

Wednesday 26th June from 7:00 - 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.


In-zone enrolment meetings:

These will be held on Wednesday 24th July and Thursday 1st August  from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.


More details will follow soon.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Out-of-zone Enrolments for Year 9, 2020

Applications for out-of-zone enrolments are also taken on the 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.


Out-of-zone prospective students please note:

  • enrolments are provisional pending a ballot.
  • applications for out-of-zone enrolments close on: Wednesday 4th September.
  • a ballot will be drawn on Wednesday 11th 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.


Out-of-zone enrolment interviews for those successful in the ballot: 
Thursday 26th September from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Please attend with your child and bring:
  • A copy of your child's birth certificate (if born in New Zealand) OR copies of your child's passport with picture page and resident visa or student visa, together with copies of parent's passports with picture page and visa.
  • Completed application form.
  • Please present the above to ensure an enrolment interview for your child.


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



Late Enrolments for 2019

Should you still need to enrol your child for 2019, please read the following:


For In-zone students:

Please contact the school office to arrange a time for you and your child to meet with a Senior staff member.

You will need to bring:

  • a completed enrolment form
  • TWO proof of address documents - one MUST be an electricy bill (no more than two months old), and a rates bill or rental agreement
  • child's New Zealand passport or birth certificate (if born in New Zealand) OR current Permanent Residency/Visa
  • parent's passport OR current Permanent Residency/Visa (if child born outside of New Zealand)


For out-of-zone students:

Applications for out-of-zone enrolments closed on Wednesday 5 September, 2018.

We are no longer accepting out-of-zone enrolments for 2019.



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.