Enrolling at Havelock North High School

All students who wish to study at Havelock North High School must be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team after the completion of the application form. The school office will contact you to arrange a time to be interviewed.


​​​​​​​The following documents MUST be brought to the enrolment interview

  • Enrolment Application form (see below)
  • A copy of the most recent school report
  • Birth Certificate

Students born outside of New Zealand are required to bring:

  • Proof of immigration status
  • Current passport 

Havelock North High School Enrolment Scheme

To avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of Havelock North High School has adopted an enrolment scheme. Parents of students who live within the home zone should apply by Monday 19th August 2024 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.

The Board has determined that fifty (50) places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students next year.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 12:00 noon, Monday 19th August 2024.
  • A ballot, if required, will be held on 23rd August 2024.
  • Confirmation of enrolment by HNHS to parents by 29th August 2024.
  • Acknowledgment of enrolment acceptance by parents to HNHS on Monday 9th September 2024.

Home Zone Enrolments

Application for enrolment may be made by a student regardless of their place of permanent residence.

All students who live within the home zone (shown on the map) shall be entitled to enrol at school.

Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

The home zone's boundaries are defined as being bounded by:

  • From the mouth of the Ngaruroro River, following the river west to where it reaches Pakowhai Road.
  • South on Pakowhai Road to Ruahapia Road then south-west along SH2 to Saint Georges  Road.
  • Following St Georges Road until it intersects with Te Aute Road.
  • West into Te Aute Road until it intersects with SH2 at Pakipaki.
  • South on SH2 until Te Aute Trust Road.
  • South on Te Aute Trust Road to Middle Road / Elsthorpe  Road.
  • South /south-east on Elsthorpe Road to the coast at Kairakau Beach. 

See map below                                                                                                                                                                              ​​​​​​​     


Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the Board of Trustees will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolments must, by law, be processed in the following order of priority.

First Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the Special Needs Programme (ORS funded) run by the school.

Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority  will be given to applicants who are a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority will be given to applicants who are either a child of an employee of the Board of the school or a child of a member of the Board of the school. 

Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants.

If the number of out-of-zone applicants exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. 

The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.