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Enrolment

We would love to show you around our school - to meet the Principal, Trisch Inder and see our school in action, contact Heather McIntosh, our Office Administrator, on (03) 442 8224 or email office@stjosephsqt.school.nz 

Process for enrolment any time:
  • Make a time to meet our principal and find out about our school
  • Have a tour of the school - led by our Year 8 students
  • Have questions answered eg What does Catholic connection mean? What does teaching and learning look like here?  What do the students learn in Physical Education?  What support is there if my child does not speak English?   How much does it cost to attend a Catholic School?  ($2.25 a day per child payable to the Dunedin diocese)  What if we can't afford it? (We can apply for support)
  • Complete the enrolment forms  
  • Meet with Fr Jaime re Catholic connection Ph 03 442 8414 (see below)
We currently have 2 spaces available for children with no Catholic connection. 

Catholic Connection

Under the Integration Agreement our school is required to enrol 95% of our students with a Catholic connection (Preference). The criteria for this is as follows:
  • 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.
  • One or both of a child's non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.
  • 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.
  • The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church.
  • The child's parents/guardian have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.
All families are expected to recognise this school’s unique Special Catholic Character.

Around August each year, pre-enrolments are advertised for the following year. There is an enrolment day in October/November of each year. Aside from these set days, we welcome any prospective parents who would like to look around the school.