St Benedict’s School enrols 95% of its students as children in Catholic families (preference enrolments). The students must be New Zealand citizens or residents.
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.
If your child does not meet the criteria, but you still want a place for him or her in the school, please contact the Principal to discuss enrolment as a non-preference student.
Please click here for a Preference Certificate to print off and take to the Parish Priest to fill out.