Enrolment Update

  • Out of zone enrolments for mainstream classes have closed and any further applications cannot be considered.

  • If you live inside the enrolment zone and haven’t enrolled already we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

  • Gafoa le Ata, our Samoan bi-lingual class is now full and is not accepting any further applications.

  • Te Whanau Pounamu, our Maori Rumaki (immersion) classes is now full and is not accepting any further applications.

A Day in the Life of Kowhai Intermediate School

Kowhai Open Mornings

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th August 2018, 915am - 11:30am

We have two days where we invite our local contributing schools to come to Kowhai so that their students can see what they will get to do if they enrol at Kowhai. Small groups visit each area of the school where their will be a short presentation around one aspect of our programme or school life. Parents are welcome to attend with their child.
Students and whanau from outside our zone or usual contributing schools are welcome to attend - please contact [email protected] if you need more information.

Parent Information Evening

Wednesday 8th August 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm in hall

This presentation is geared towards parents and caregivers where our school leaders will discuss our school vision  and the curriculum directors will talk about their respective programs. There will be opportunities to ask questions and talk to the staff who presented.

School Tour ~ Meet the Principals

Principal Louise Broad, our associate principal Barbara Cloonan, or our deputy principal Tom Mackintosh 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:
Louise Broad - [email protected], Barbara Cloonan - [email protected] or Tom Mackintosh - [email protected]


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 and Samoan bilingual class is by application.

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

Out of Zone (for 2019 academic year)

The cut off date for out of zone applications has passed and the ballot has been drawn - we cannot accept any further out of zone applications.

Applications for out of zone enrolments close on 5th September and the ballot will be conducted on Wednesday 12th September 2018.
Out of zone applications cannot be accepted or considered after the 5th of September 2018.

Each year the school will analyse the projected in-zone enrolment figures and decide on how many places we can offer to students who live out of our zone.  If we receive more applications than we have places we will conduct a ballot to select these students. All out of zone applications must be received before the deadline which is usually around mid August (we will update this once the date is confirmed). There are Ministry of Education rules and guidelines about how this process is run - you can read more about them here. * Our Maori and Samoan language classes qualify as 'special programmes' under these guidelines.

If your child is accepted via the ballot please let us know as soon as possible if you will take up the offer. We start planning for staffing and resources well before 2019 so we require firm numbers on our 2019 roll. There is a waiting list for those whose names were not drawn from the ballot so any placement not taken up will be offered to another student.

Enrolment Info

Please submit the following two documents to enrol:

Extra information required for all Rumaki Reo / Te Whanau Pounamu enrolments:

Questions regarding enrolment can be sent to [email protected]