Kihikihi School - Learners today, Leaders tomorrow - He tangata ako, he whānau ako

Enrolment at Kihikihi School

Starting school for the first time

Cohort Entry

We have adopted a Cohort Entry policy at Kihikihi School.  Cohort entry is when new entrant pupils start school in groups through the year rather than on their fifth birthday. 

Under cohort entry there are two entry points per term, one on the first day of term and one at a mid point during the term.  Children will need to have had their 5th birthday on or before the cohort entry start date.  

Cohort Entry Starts dates 2021

TermStart of Term Entry DateMid Term Entry Date
13 February 202115 March 2021
23 May 20218 June 2021 (Tuesday)
326 July 202130 August 2021
418 October 202115 November 2021


School Visits

At Kihikihi school we hold up to 5 transition visits per cohort entry which are held every Tuesday prior to their start date.  The first 3 visits are from 8:30am to 10:30am and the last 1 or 2 visits are from 8:30am to 12:45pm.

Online Enrolment Form

Click on the link here to complete the online enrolment form

To complete your enrolment we will require you to bring the original verification documentation for your child to the school office before starting school:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunisation records
  • Passport - (if you do not hold a New Zealand Birth certificate)
  • Any required Visa documentation and supporting Passport and Visa documents of the caregiver/s

For New Entrants: Once you have completed the enrolment form we will contact you prior to the start date to confirm school transition visits.  These usually consist of 5 days in their class in the 5 weeks leading up to their start date but this may vary.

For other year groups: Contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment to visit the school prior to starting.  Please allow up to 3 days for processing of new enrolments - we will advise you of the start date for your child.

Enrolment Pack

If you are unable to complete the online enrolment form an Enrolment Pack can be picked up from the school office or posted to you.  

If you have any queries, please contact the school office on (07) 871 6152.