Catholic (Preference) Enrolments
As with all state integrated Catholic schools in New Zealand, St Mary’s, Northcote operates a preference of enrolment scheme and in order to assure a place for your child or children, we encourage you to enrol them in our school earlier rather than later. In the first instance, you will need to contact Sue Toombs (enrolment officer) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of forms for your completion please contact Fr Lio, phone 09 480 7357
Most importantly, you will need to make an appointment to meet with your parish priest or with Fr Lio Rotor, Parish Priest at St Mary’s Parish, Northcote, in order to complete the preference of enrolment forms necessary for enrolling a child in a Catholic school in New Zealand. Please call 09 480 7357
You are most welcome to meet with Mrs Holly, our principal, as part of the enrolment process and school tours can also be requested by emailing Mrs Toombs at email@example.com
Non-Catholic (Non-Preference) Enrolments
St Mary’s, Northcote is able to offer 5% (24 places) of our maximum roll as non-preference enrolments. There is high demand for these places and we therefore operate a waiting list for them. When a place becomes available, we will contact you to complete the enrolment process. In order to be placed on the waiting list, you need to complete all enrolment documents. (forms coming soon)
New Entrant | Year One Transition Process
St Mary’s is focused on ensuring that every child has a great start to school and has developed a comprehensive induction process to support this.
Transition comprises three pre-start visits to our school:
Extra Transition Support
At times, a child may need further support to transition to school due to a large number of possible factors. In this situation, the school will work with the family to design an appropriate school transition plan. Please do not hesitate to ask should you feel this may be necessary for your child.
International Student Enrolment
We welcome the enrolment of international students and the School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
We have a limited number of places for international students so that we can ensure they are well-cared for both academically and pastorally in our school. Early enrolment is therefore highly recommended.
Enrolment is usually only considered for one term minimum as this gives a student the best opportunity for success as they transition into a new and unfamiliar environment.
Should you be interested in enrolling an international student at St Mary’s, Northcote, please contact Mrs Sue Toombs, International Student Officer firstname.lastname@example.org , who will be happy to assist.