Key Enrolment Dates for 2020

Wednesday, 04 September:    Out-of-zone Applications Close

Wednesday, 11 September:    Out-of-zone Ballot is drawn and parents notified

Wednesday, 26 September:    Out-of-zone Enrolment Meetings

Enrolment Meeting

All new students to Howick College must attend an enrolment meeting with a senior staff member of the college. This is an opportunity for the student and their family to have face to face contact with the college to answer any questions and ensure the transition into Howick College is as smooth as possible. A legal parent or guardian must accompany students to the enrolment meeting.

Enrolment Agreements

Parents, caregivers and students are required to read the following agreements and acknowledge that they have read and agree to the conditions stated within when enrolling at Howick College.

Proof of Identity and Guardianship

New Zealand-born students must include a copy of either their Birth Certificate or their Passport in with their enrolment forms (staff will not be able to photocopy). Students born outside New Zealand must provide a copy of their parent’s Passport and their own Passport. If a visa is required this must be up to date. If there are any custodial arrangements with court orders or intervention by Oranga Tamariki a copy of appropriate documentation needs to be provided. 

 

The primary caregiver must be the natural parent or legal guardian. Where the child is living with relatives who are not the natural parents the caregiver must provide evidence of legal guardianship. With regard to complex custody arrangements, the Board reserves the right to consider guardianship verification on a case by case basis.
 

In-Zone Students Eligibility

Students who, on the first day of attendance, are living permanently within the Howick College zone boundaries and who meet the criteria for a State-funded education, are entitled to attend Howick College. The zone boundaries are defined here. A list of streets and the zone map can also be found here or a copy can be picked up from the school's Reception Office.
 
The primary caregiver must be the natural parent or legal guardian. Where the child is living with relatives who
are not the natural parent then the caregiver must provide evidence of legal guardianship. With regard to complex custody arrangements, the Board reserves the right to consider guardianship verification on a case by case basis.
 
All In-Zone families must produce evidence of living permanently with the zone of Howick College through the following:
 

1.  All in-zone families who own their home must produce:

  • A sale and purchase agreement or council rates and
  • A recent electricity invoice.
2.  All in-zone families who are renting must produce the following as verification of living in-zone:
  • A fixed term rental agreement of a council approved rateable dwelling, that is valid during the period of the first day the student commences school and
  • A recent electricity invoice or verification from an electrical supplier and
  • A bond lodgement receipt from Tenancy Services.
 
3.  Where families are unable to verify their ‘in-zone’ residence at the time of enrolment then we may consider:
  •  A Statutory Declaration, verifying that information provided in the official enrolment form is true. This must be signed. This declaration is made under the conditions of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957.
  • Utility account (phone or insurance or car registration) The documents must show exact name/address.
  •  A receipt for the purchase of essential household items is to be supplied.
  •  A copy of the Post Office mail re-direction receipt is to be supplied, along with a copy of the “Final Reading” electricity account of their previous address.
  • Shipping or freight receipts 

Out-of-zone Students

1.   All Out-of-Zone families must complete their Enrolment Forms and submit them to the school office by Wednesday 4 September, 2019 to go into the ballot. No applications for Out-of-Zone students will be accepted after this date.

 

2.  The ballot will be drawn on Wednesday 11 September, 2019. Families will be notified as to whether or not they made it through on this date.
 
If applicants are successful in the first instance:
  • The family will be notified on Wednesday 11 September, 2019
  • Applicants will have 14 days to confirm their place
  • If applicants deny their place they will be removed from the acceptance list and space offered to next person on the ballot
  • If applicants do not reply by deadline they will be removed from the acceptance list and space offered to next person on the ballot
  • Applicants must attend an enrolment meeting on Thursday 26 September, 2019.
 
If applicants are unsuccessful in the first instance:
  • The family will be notified on Wednesday 11 September, 2019
  • Applicants will be given their number in the ballot
  • Anyone who is given a space at a later stage will have 3 working days from the date of notification to inform the school of acceptance before the space is offered to another student
  • Another enrolment meeting will be arranged as soon as possible after receiving confirmation of acceptance.
 
3.  All successful applicants will have 14 days to confirm their place and book an enrolment meeting for Thursday 26 September 2019 here. Attendance of this meeting is compulsory. 

 

Out of Zone Enrolments for next year (all Year levels)

To check our zone boundary, please go here.

  • Year 9: A ballot for out-of-zone places is held annually for Year 9 enrolments.
  • Years 12, 13: The school may hold a ballot in some years for out-of-zone places for Year 12 and/or Year 13 students.
  • Enrolment Packs for Out-of-Zone applicants will be available from the Office at the applicants Intermediate School (including all in-zone schools and other local schools including Clevedon School, Bucklands Beach Intermediate and Farm Cove Intermediate).
  • A ballot for out-of-zone places is held annually for all year levels. Information about application closing dates and interview dates will be advised.
  • Out-of-Zone applicants should, where applicable, follow the same procedures as In-Zone applicants however,
  • Students currently attending schools other than the four in-zone State intermediate schools will, if accepted in the ballot, have to come to Howick College early in Term 4 for their entrance test.

 

Immigration

The following is a brief guide only and is offered in good faith. For accurate details of a child's right to attend school in New Zealand call The Immigration Service at 09 914-4100.

 

If a family is coming to New Zealand on a Work Permit to arrange Student Visas and Student Permits before, or on, entry to New Zealand. The Immigration Service warns that it may take between one day and sixty days for Student Permits to be issued after entry.

 

The following students should have access to a State-funded education in New Zealand, up to and including the year they turn 19 years of age: ·

  • Students who are NZ Citizens
  • Citizens of the Cook Islands
  • Holders of an Australian Passport
  • Students who have NZ Permanent Residence
  • Dependent children of a holder of a current NZ Work Permit, provided the children have student permits
  • Children who have Refugee status

 

It should be noted that the status of a parent does not automatically guarantee access to State-funded education; for example, the child of a Permanent Resident does not qualify unless the child is also a Permanent Resident.

 

All foreign students must bring to their enrolment interview their own passport as well as the passport of their parent or guardian. Any student who is not a permanent resident or a citizen of New Zealand must have a current student visa and permit at enrolment. This is best arranged on entry to New Zealand and, on request, should be granted automatically to the children of a parent who holds a work permit.

Donations & Subject fees

For information on school donation, subject fees and other fees, and how to pay, please go here.