Parents/caregivers who wish to enrol their children in school can do so by arranging an appointment with the principal, through the office.  Where the child is a new entrant, it is recommended this be done some weeks prior to the expected start date.


Hāwea Flat School operates a cohort entry policy, which allows new entrants (after they turn five) to start school in cohort groups on the first day of the term, or at a mid-point during the term, rather than individually on each child’s 5th birthday. We feel cohort entry allows new entrants an easier transition to school and helps them build relationships with their fellow new entrants and other students already in the class.


Leading up to the entry of a cohort, the school will run a transition to school programme. This programme runs for part of a day once a week, for approximately 5 weeks prior to your child starting. During this time the children work with a teacher, focusing on getting ready for school as well as class visits.


Once a child is formally enrolled at school, they must attend school regularly. Children must be enrolled in school by their 6th birthday.

When enrolling their child, parents are reminded they must bring their child’s birth certificate and immunisation certificates with them.

To enrol, please call or email the school office.