Joining HVHS

Welcome to Hutt Valley High School - HVHS

Founded in 1926, Hutt Valley High School has been a leader in secondary education in Lower Hutt for over 90 years. We provide a quality state education that ensures that every one of our students has the best possible chance to develop their strengths and talents and to achieve success in a way that provides them with a purposeful and rewarding future life.

In its Strategic Plan for the current period 2019 - 2021, the school is focused on helping our students to be healthy, happy and engaged young people who participate in the vast array of activities offered at the school, and who enjoy tremendous success academically while serving others both in their school and wider society. Our school reflects the cultural richness and diversity of modern New Zealand and in this large community there is ample opportunity for all students to find like minds and so develop lasting friendships which contribute to student happiness and well-being. Our diversity is our greatest strength.

Please find below all the information you will need to enrol at HVHS. We look welcome to you joining our community.

In Zone Applications for 2019

Parents complete the enrolment form enclosed in the back cover of the prospectus.  It is available from HVHS school office or download here Enrolment form 2019. Bring completed documents with a NZ birth certificate or passport, proof of residence and digital citizenship form to the school office.

Deans will contact parents and enrolling child to attend an interview. You will be asked to bring recent school reports and any other relevant documentation(students are not enrolled without a parent being present).

Out-of-Zone Applications for 2019

Applications for out of zone places in 2019 have closed.  We are unable to accept any further out of zone enrolments during 2019.  Please see below for application closing dates for 2020.

Students enrolling for 2020

Please come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 6 June, starting in the school hall at 6.00 pm.

All enrolments are to be completed online from early June - click on this link

If you are unable to complete online, please download the enrolment from or pick up a copy from the school office. Please note that they will not be available until early June.

Step 1 - complete an
online enrolment

Step 2 - Interview
Once an application is received, an acknowledgement of this will be made by the school.

In Term 4 and enrolment interview will be held with a parent/caregiver and student. This will be an opportunity to discuss aspects of the student's learning requirements and anything else that you feel the school should be aware of to meet the needs of your student.

Step 3 - Start of school
For Year 9 students starting at the beginning of the year, you will receive details regarding the start of the year closer to the time.

For all other enrolments, the Year level Dean will contact you to arrange a time for an enrolment interview.

Out-of-Zone Applications for 2020

Out of Zone Applications for Year 9 placements in 2020:

Closing date - Monday 29 July 2019 at 4.30 pm
Ballot for places - Friday 9 August 2019
Notification to parents - by Wednesday 14 August


Out of Zone Applications for Year 10-13 placements in 2020:

Closing date - Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 4.30 pm
Ballot for places - Monday 4 November 2019
Notification to parents - by Thursday 7 November

For enrolment enquiries please contact Jodie Murden at

International Students

-  Complete the International Student's enrolment form
-  Give it to your agent to send to the school
-  If the application is accepted, an Offer of Place will be sent to your agent
-  This offer can only be confirmed when fees are paid.