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Rutherford College welcomes enrolments from all Year 9 – 13 students.

The enrolment process takes approximately 15 minutes and your son or daughter needs to attend their enrolment interview with at least one parent or caregiver.

Please download the Enrolment forms and complete them prior to Enrolment and bring them with you.

Please also supply evidence that you live within the school zone by providing a copy of your rates demand or power/telephone account, or see below for out-of-zone enrolments. See map and zone description right and below (respectively).

Please also supply a copy of your son or daughter’s birth certificate or evidence that they are eligible to be educated in New Zealand with their passport and student visa or parents’ work visa.

Please also supply a copy of the latest school report that you have for your son or daughter.

Enrolling for 2020

We are now taking enrolments for students starting in 2020.

Please contact reception on (09) 834 9790 to book an appointment to enrol your child.

Our enrolment appointment times are:
Wednesdays between 3:15pm and 5:00pm
Fridays Between 10:00am and 1:00pm

Please note, that appointments are essential. Due to demand you will not be able to be seen without one.

Enrolling for 2019

For any enrolments of students wishing to start in 2019 – ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please contact us for an appointment. Phone 834 9790 or email:

All enrolments are with the Dean of the year level your child is in.
The enrolment process takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes and your child(ren) must attend their enrolment interview with at least one parent or caregiver.

We look forward to meeting you.

Digital Citizenship

The digital citizenship agreement applies to students during school time, on any college excursion, camps and extracurricular activities. Digital devices include devices such as mobile phones, ipods, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, etc.

Student Profile

The student profile is to help us get to know your son or daughter and to ensure that his/her special needs and abilities are met at Rutherford College. The information provided will be used to help us identify strengths and any barriers to learning and will be made available to your son/daughter’s teachers. We really appreciate your input. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.

Enrolment Zone

The Rutherford College Enrolment Zone runs through HuruHuru Creek along the centres of Triangle Road, Lincoln Road, Mt. Lebanon Lane, the railway line, View Road, Great North Road and Hepburn Road to the corner of Akatea Road and then directly ahead down the southern boundary of Hepburn Park to the Whau River, then north along the shoreline of Te Atatu Peninsula to the Triangle Road bridge over the HuruHuru Creek.​

Put see the map below to view the enrolment zone.


Out-of-Zone Enrolments

Our out-of-zone places for 2019 are full.

The School Board of Trustees has designated 40 places for out-of-zone enrolments for 2020.

Out-of-zone enrolment applications open on Monday, 5 August 2019 and close on Wednesday, 4 September 2019. The ballot will take place on Wednesday 11 September as set by the Ministry of Education.

If we receive more applications than available places, they will be placed on a wait list in the order they placed in the ballot. Confirmation is provided by letter by the end of September.

  1. First priority is given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in any special programmes run by the College and approved by the Ministry of Education (e.g. Special Education).
  2. Second priority is given to siblings of current students.
  3. Third priority is given to siblings of former students.
  4. Fourth priority is given to children of former students.
  5. Fifth priority is given to children of Board of Trustee members.
  6. Sixth priority is given to all other applicants.

If your son or daughter is currently in Year 8 and out-of-zone, you are most welcome to attend one of the Open Days and Enrolment Evenings noted below and above (respectively).

​Unscheduled Enrolments

Enrolments outside of the scheduled enrolment period are conducted with the appropriate Year level Dean.

Please phone the College to book an enrolment interview – during which the student needs to be present.

Please download the Enrolment and complete them prior to your interview.

If you would like a school tour, please phone the College on 834 9790 for an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you.

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