Knighton Normal School

(07) 856 5399 Knighton Road, Hamilton 3216 Contact Us


Enrolment Requirements

All students enrolling at Knighton Normal School must have a copy of a NZ Birth Certificate or NZ passport or an overseas passport with a current domestic student visa/permit.  This is required by the Ministry of Education to ensure eligibility to attend a New Zealand state school.

Caregivers will need to provide proof that they reside in the school zone - this can be in the form of a tenancy agreement, power account, landline phone account etc. Your attention is drawn to the zoning restrictions that are in place and are detailed on this website.

However, you are welcome to apply for an out of zone enrolment as places may be available - OOZ Application Form.pdf.  There are currently no spaces available for students living out of zone so there will not be a ballot for term 1 2023.  

International fee paying students living in zone do not have automatic eligibility and will need to apply for enrolment. Click here for more information about enrolment of international students.


The school keeps a register of preschool children in its area.  Where possible we ask parents/caregivers of future new entrants to pre-enrol children at the school office well before their fifth birthday. This assists us with class placements.  Please tell others who live locally about pre-enrolments and visits as we are not always able to contact people who do not already have an association with the school.  

New Entrant Open Mornings

Once a term we invite parents/caregivers and their pre-schoolers to visit the new entrant area. The principal and junior school assistant principal outline the school’s philosophy and policies and give parents a chance to ask questions about life at school.  This is also an opportunity for parents and caregivers of preschool children to see the new entrant classes in action. The date for our next Open Morning is Thursday 16th February at 9:30am.

Preschool Visits

Go to our Play Time at Knighton Normal page for information about our preschool to school transition visits.

Te Hihiri

A Maori Language Partial Immersion Unit (Te Hihiri) operates within the school, however there is a waiting list for places in these classes.  Only children attending Knighton Normal School are eligible to be placed on the Te Hihiri waiting list. 

Go to the Te Hihiri Whanau page for more information.

A separate application form is required and available from the school office or download a copy here.