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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 Karen Osborne, 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?  ($1.22 per day based on 52 weeks of the year, per child payable to the Dunedin diocese)  What if we can't afford it? (You can apply for support)
  • Complete the enrolment forms  
  • Meet with our Parish Priest re Catholic connection Ph 03 442 8414 (see below)
We currently have no spaces available for children with no Catholic connection but you are welcome to come and see our school in action.  

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:
  • The child has been baptised, or is being prepared for Baptism, in the Catholic Church.
  • The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.
All families are expected to recognise this school’s unique Special Catholic Character.

We welcome any prospective parents who would like to look around the school any time throughout the year.  We recommend you enrol a year in advance and no less than 2 terms so we can arrange for your child to do our transition to school.    

See our Enrolment Policy below:

Enrolment Scheme