Enrol in a School

We welcome your interest in choosing a Catholic education for your child. Christ is at the centre of everything we do in our Catholic schools. You can expect the best possible academic standards for your tamariki/rangatahi, whatever their ability. We focus on providing opportunities for tamariki/rangatahi to connect with God/Te Atua in an environment where love/aroha, compassion and service are highly valued.

We aspire to develop genuine partnerships between students/family/whānau and the wider school community

Choosing the right school for your child is exciting, full of hope and promise, and at times daunting. Our school leadership teams are skilled in supporting you as you make the choice to join our Catholic school community.  Outlined below are the first steps you take.

The principal/tumuaki leads the enrolment process in a Catholic School. If a child is to be a preference student, they must obtain a signed preference certificate. These certificates must be signed by your parish priest or Bishops Agent.


Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in State-Integrated Catholic Schools 

5.1 The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church. 

5.2 The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith. 

5.3 At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not yet been baptised, the child’s participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised. 

5.4 With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a significant familial adult undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church. The significant familial adult is expected to be practising their faith in their own local parish. They may be a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing. 

5.5 One or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic. 


For more information contact your local Catholic school.

Have a question? We can help. Get in touch with the Diocese.