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

Education Counts - Riverview School Profile and contacts

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 2021
Bus Contract
Procedure for online publication of students images and work

Cohort Entry

Riverview School uses the “cohort entry” model for children beginning school for the first time.  This means that children do NOT begin school on their fifth birthday, as has been the case for many years. 

Instead, children begin in a group at the beginning, and middle of each term.  We believe that this will make the transition more effective for children, as they enter school with a group of peers at the same time, and  have a more tailored induction programme.

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 2021, 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                     Tuesday 2 March      

3                     Tuesday 25 May

4                     Tuesday 10 August

Term 1, 2022           Tuesday 2 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 2021, these are planned as following:

Starting Term (Week 1)      Visit dates

                  2                    26 March and  9 April          

                  3                    25 June and 2 July

                  4                    17 and 24 September

            Term 1, 2022       26 November 


           Starting Term (Week 6)      Visit dates

                 1                     19 February and 5 March

                 2                     21 and 28 May 

                 3                     20 and 27 August

                 4                     12 and 19 November


Parents are expected to stay.  Please phone the school office to book.  Due to ‘space’              issues, we ask that younger siblings are not brought along.


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