Riverview School Enrolments

Enrolment Scheme:

Since Tuesday, October 25 2011, Riverview School has had an Enrolment Scheme operating. The intent of this scheme is to manage the number of children attending the school. Experience has shown that, without such a scheme, the school receives too many children for the physical facilities that we have.  The Scheme gives the right for any family, living within the zone approved by the Ministry of Education, to have their children attend the school.  For families outside this area, a ballot system is used when there is space available, to prioritise who may attend.  For full details on the Scheme and the Zoned area, please go to these links:

Riverview Enrolment Scheme

Map of the Riverview Enrolment Scheme Zone

International Students:

Riverview School does not enrol children who are categorised as “International Students". Some state schools have a licence (Code of Compliance) to accept international, fee-paying, students.  This licence requires a great deal of work to ensure the wellbeing of students. Riverview School does not have this Code of Compliance and thus cannot accept international students.

If you wish to know whether your child is entitled to attend our school (i.e. is not an international student), please check online at www.minedu.govt.nz

Enrolling your child:

Enrolment pack information is available through the links below, or you may prefer to collect a pack from our office.  We welcome any inquiry that you may have.  All forms are required to be completed upon enrolment, so we ask that you take a moment to check them through as you complete them.

Enrolment Form
Parent and Student Handbook 2018
Bus Contract
Procedure for online publication of students images and work

Cohort Entry

From the start of 2018, Riverview School will be using the ‘cohort entry’ model for children beginning school.  This means that children do NOT begin school on their fifth birthday; children will begin school in a group at the beginning of each term.  The school prefers children to start on the first day of term following their fifth birthday; however, some children have the right to start school before their fifth birthday.  Please contact the school for further explanation.

We encourage all parents and children to participate in our pre-school orientation programme.  Full details of this programme are available from the office or on our website.

     Parent Meetings

The Assistant Principal will host an information meeting for parents, each term, for those who have a child starting in the following term.  For 2018, these will be between 7:00-8:00pm in the school staffroom (come to the office) on the following dates:

Starting Term           Meeting dates                   

2                      27 March     

3                      19 June

4                      11 September

Term 1, 2019             20 November


Student visits before starting school:

Usually, families are invited to bring their child for two pre-school visits (see below).  This allows children, and their parents, to meet the teacher, and become familiar with the school.  Visits will be from 8:45am until 11:00am.  For 2018, these are planned as following:

Starting Term           Visit dates                

                        2                      6 and 13 April         

                        3                      22 and 29 June

                        4                      14 and 21 September

Term 1, 2019                 23 November

Parents are expected to stay.  Please phone the school office to book. 

If you have any questions or require help with the forms, please contact Jo or Judith by phoning 09 407 7277