Enrolment 2022-02-04T08:42:08+00:00

Expression of interest

When considering enrolling your child at our school, please let us know as soon as possible as there is a high demand for places at our school.

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Expression of interest (Formally Pre-Enrolment)

We have an expression of interest pack available  on-line (by clicking on the links below).  As part of the Expression of Interest for your child’s application we will need a copy of:

  • His/her New Zealand Birth Certificate or Passport
  • His/her Baptism Certificate
  • Your child’s passport showing his/her current residency status for nationalities other than New Zealand
  • Preference of Enrolment Certificate signed by a Parish Priest from the Auckland Diocese.

Expression of Interest Forms

Please click on the links below to download and complete these forms for each child who will be pre enrolling at our school, ensuring that you have provided all the correct documentation requested (e.g. certificates). Otherwise the pre enrolment cannot be finalised.

Preference Enrolment

The Education and Training Act 2020 (section 26) states that “the children of parents who have a particular or general philosophical or religious connection with a State integrated school must be preferred to other children for enrolment at the school”. Parents may apply for preference enrolment for their children and the decision to accept enrolment is made using the nation criteria listed on the Preference Enrolment Certificate (as in Download Forms below)

Non-Preference Enrolment

State integrated schools may also have limited places for non-preference students. At St Joseph’s Catholic School Takapuna, we have a maximum roll of 500 pupils and can therefore accept up to 25 non-preference students.

Non-Preference Criteria:

a) The applicants accept that they will be attending a school of Catholic character and that their place in the school is conditional on their participation in the programme and ethos of the school.

b) The applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the proprietor and these are not voluntary,

c) Assuming the conditions of Notes a & b above have been met, the following priority order for enrolling non-preference applicants will be applied:

  1. Siblings of non-preference students already in the school
  2. Children of staff members
  3. Siblings of former non-preference students
  4. Non-preference students coming from another integrated school with the same Catholic Character
  5. All other applicants

d) Where there are more applicants than places available within the same priority category, the following factors will be taken into consideration:

  1. Attendance of siblings at a secondary integrated school with the same Catholic Character
  2. Student living within the St Joseph’s Takapuna Parish area
  3. Parents of students working within the St Joseph’s Takapuna Parish area
  4. Students and their parents not living or working in the St Joseph’s Takapuna Parish area

A ballot will be held if the number of applicants meeting these priority criteria, exceeds the spaces available

e) Non-preference students who cannot be enrolled immediately, may choose to be placed on a waiting list which is sorted in order of the priority conditions described above.

Download Forms

To download any of these forms please click on the text below the image.  The Expression of Interest (Pre-Enrolment Form) is available to complete online.