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 note that our regular Open Evening will not be happening this year. We will endeavour to connect with our contributing schools in Term 3 and 4 for a student visit. All students who enrol with us will be invited to an interview here at school in Term 4.

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

Students enrolling for 2020:

IN ZONE STUDENTS - Please follow this link to enrol online: ENROLMENT LINK

If you are unable to complete online, our office staff will be able to help. Please come in to the main office.

Step 1 - complete an
online enrolment

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

An 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

The out of zone process for 2020 has already taken place. We are unable to accept any out of zone enrolments for 2020.

Out of Zone Applications for 2021:

The following are the dates for the 2021 Out of Zone process

Monday 27 July - Closing date for applications
Friday 7 August - Ballot for places in Year 9 2021 held
Wednesday 12 August - Parents notified of ballot outcome
Wednesday 26 August - Last date for acceptance of places offered at Year 9

YEARS 10-13
Thursday 15 October - Closing date for applications
Monday 2 November - Ballot for places in Years 10-13 2021 held
Thursday 5 November - Parents notified of ballot outcome
Thursday 19 November - Last date for acceptance of places offered at Years 10-13

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.