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Preference of Enrolment

Catholic schools in New Zealand have a maximum roll which is a number established by the Proprietor and agreed to by the Crown as to the number of students that can legally enrol in a Catholic school.

A Catholic school can legally enrol a maximum of 5% non-preference students if, and only if, there are spaces available; i.e. when there is pressure on the maximum roll and/or school capacity, the board must be mindful of the requirements of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 that non-preference students may be enrolled only if places are available after all preference applicants have been enrolled.

The Criteria Promulgated by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which are to be used by Proprietors and their Agents, in order to Grant Preference of Enrolment are:

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

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

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.

4. With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a grandparent or other significant adult in the child’s life, such as an aunt, uncle or godparent, undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.

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

Enrolling your child at a Catholic School

If a child seeks enrolment as a preference student, he or she must obtain a signed preference certificate from the Parish Priest.

Preference certificates can be obtained from the Parish Priest. To make an appointment to meet with Father Rick please contact the Parish Office 358 2611 or email ctk.parish@xtra.co.nz

Please note, a signed preference certificate does not guarantee enrolment. This may depend onĀ  school capacity. Please make an appointment to meet with the Principal, Mike Bonisch, 358 2708 or emailĀ admin@christtheking.school.nz to discuss enrolment.