Preference Enrolment Criteria

St Benedict’s School enrols a minimum of 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 contact either Fr Pete Roe either via email: or mobile phone: 021 841 108, or Kitty McKinley via email: or mobile phone: 021 491 459.

Both Fr Pete and Kitty McKinley are the Cardinal’s designated signatories to fill out and sign off a Preference Certificate(s), should the criteria be met.