Catholic Education

Preference of Enrolment & Attendance Dues

In order for a child to be accepted into a Catholic School, a Preference of enrolment needs to be obtained. (Preference of enrolment is given under Section 442 of the Education Act 1989, Part 33*)

“Preference of enrolment shall be given only to those children whose parents have established a particular or general religious connection with the Special Character of the School.” (*Actual reference in Integration Agreements is to the PSCI Act. All such references are now read as in the Education Act 1989.)

It is important to note that the eligibility for preference of enrolment is based on factual conditions relating to the status of the person’s connection to the Catholic Church, not on the state of their faith practices.

To obtain a Preference of Enrolment certificate, parents need to make an appointment to see the Parish Priest. Please ring the office on 03- 338 8395 to make an appointment. Please bring your child’s Baptism certificate with you. Appointments are held at the Parish Office, 70 Spencer Street, Addington.

Attendance Dues information can be found here.

 There are three Catholic Primary schools located within the parish boundaries.
See their websites for contact details:
Sacred Heart, Addington,  www.sacredheartchch.school.nz
St Peter’s, Beckenham  www.saintpeters.school.nz
Our Lady of the Assumption, Hoon Hay www.ola.school.nz