Enrolment at St Mary’s

Information Pack Updated 2020

We have a number of places available for children of non-Catholic families.

If you would like more information, contact the school office 476-4277 or secretary@st-marys.school.nz


Enrolment Procedure

As part of the enrolment process you will need to meet with Father Fredy who is our parish priest. He will help you to complete a consent form, which will indicate if your child qualifies for preference or non-preference of enrolment. Children with preference can generally be enrolled at our school as we have places available. Availability of a non-preference place may be available and Father Fredy can advise you of this.


The criteria for obtaining preference of enrolment are 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.
One, or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.
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.


Attendance Dues are payable to the Catholic Education Office via the parish in which you live.  These dues help to provide and maintain the school buildings of the Dunedin Diocese.