Enrolment Scheme

Maximum Roll
The school’s roll will be managed within the maximum roll prescribed in the school’s integration agreement.  The number of places available for non preference students will be governed by the maximum number allowable under the schools integration agreement.

Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in 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 such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.

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

Agents of the Bishop, Who May Sign the Certificate on his Behalf

6.1.1  Parish Priest of their Parish of Residence

6.1.2  Assistant Priest of their Parish of Residence

6.1.3  Priests appointed under c. 517/1

6.1.4  Deacons and lay persons appointed to pastoral care under c. 517/2

6.1.5  Ethnic chaplains who liaise with Parish Priests or their delegate

6.1.6  Local committees appointed by the Bishop or by any of the above agents of the Bishop.

Process of Appeal

Handbook for Boards of Trustees of New Zealand Catholic Integrated Schools (section 5.14)

If a preference certificate has been refused and the parents, either directly or through the Principal, wish to appeal the matter, the application can be referred to the Proprietors’ Office (Diocesan Education Office). The Director of the Office, or whoever is the appointed appeal authority in the diocese, after making whatever investigation is necessary, including consulting the Parish Priest if appropriate, will make a ruling, or seek a ruling from the Bishop. The Parish Priest or delegated person who refused the certificate in the first instance is normally informed whenever a preference certificate is issued in virtue of this paragraph.