School Tour ~ Meet the Principals

Principal, Louise Broad and Associate Principal, Barbara Cloonan, are very happy to meet with you to pay attention to your expectations and your child’s particular needs. We will spend time with you answering your questions, showing you around the school, introducing you to teachers or observing programmes. Just call or email to make an appointment. 
Our school phone is (09) 846 7534 or contact us by email:  or


In Zone

You have automatic right of enrolment at Kowhai if you live in our zone. Follow this link to see a list of the streets in the Kowhai zone. Entry to our Maori unit is by application.

Please telephone Kathrine Laurence on 846-7534 or email should you require more information.

Out of Zone (for 2018 academic year)

Applications for out of zone enrolments closed on Wednesday 30th August and the ballot was conducted on Wednesday 6th September 2017. No further out of zone applications can accepted or considered.


2017 & 2018 School Fees and Donations

  • Annual optional and voluntary donation for one child: $300

  • Two or more children per family: $450

The Board of Trustees asks all families for a optional and voluntary donation to contribute to school funds. This goes towards additional learning resources not funded by the government and covers resources that all students benefit from such as 'take home' items from the technology and arts programmes, additional devices such as the school chromebook computers and subsidising the cost of visiting experts and field trips. A receipt will be provided and this may be used for tax deduction purposes. All and any donations will be used to enhance students' learning and help Kowhai provide the best possible programmes.