Hillsborough Primary School

School of First Choice in the Hillsborough Community


To help make starting school a fun enjoyable experience we have provided a few tips to help make this special event go smoothly.

Getting Started at School

To help make starting school a fun enjoyable experience we have provided a few tips to help make this special event go smoothly. Follow this link and print as needed.

Tips for Starting School

School Visit Dates

Once you enrol your child, you will receive a letter advising of the school visit dates and when the pre-entry meetings will be held.
Please pick one of the class visit dates through the school office (along with the Pre-Entry Meeting)
New Entrants are given the opportunity to visit their new class before starting school. These are held from 8.55am to 10.30am. You are welcome to stay for the playtime break with your child. All preschool visitors must have an adult stay at school while they are visiting. We recommend attending consecutive Wednesday/Thursday if possible.
Please choose two dates closest to your child's start date, and ring the office to book in.

New Entrant Stationery List

A list of stationery requirements is available to help new entrants get ready for their big day. Stationery Packs for each year is available at Royal Oak Paper Plus.
  • Rooms 6,10,11,12 $30.60
  • Rooms 7,8,9 $33.20
  • Rooms 14,15, 16,17,18 $35.90
  • Rooms 1,2,3,4 & 5 $30.90
There are two additional books required, which can be purchased from the school office:
  • Blends Handwriting Book - $6.50 For Rooms 7,8,9
  • Home Reading Journal - $6.00 For 6,7,8,9,10,11,12.

School Donations

For the 2012 year, the Board of Trustees asked parents to donate $195.00 per year. Within a few weeks of your child starting school you will be sent a letter outling the donations due.
These can be paid by:
  1. Cash or cheque to either the classroom teacher or the office.
  2. EFTPOS at the office.
  3. Directly into our bank account or set up an Automatic Payment

School Account Details are as follows: ASB 12-3043-0228885-00

Please use the following Information to appear on our statement:

OptionsParticulars          Code             Reference         
1Child's NameSurnameDonation
2Child's NameSurnameSchool Trip

For students attending Hillsborough Primary the wearing of school uniform is compulsory. School Uniforms

A full selection of uniform items are available from the School Uniform Centre, 553 Remuera Road, Remuera or order online at www.schooluniformcentre.co.nz
Please label all uniforms. A Lost Property box is located in the corridor beside Room 4. Please encourage your child to check through this if they have lost a uniform item.