In order for a child to be accepted into a Catholic School, a Preference of enrolment needs to be obtained. (Preference of enrolment is given under Section 442 of the Education Act 1989, Part 33*)

“Preference of enrolment shall be given only to those children whose parents have established a particular or general religious connection with the Special Character of the School.” (*Actual reference in Integration Agreements is to the PSCI Act. All such references are now read as in the Education Act 1989.)

It is important to note that the eligibility for preference of enrolment is based on factual conditions relating to the status of the person’s connection to the Catholic Church, not on the state of their faith practices.

Preferences are valid for a MAXIMUM of two years

To obtain a Preference of Enrolment certificate, parents need to make an appointment to see a Parish Priest.
Please fill out the form below to make an appointment.
Please bring your child’s Baptism certificate with you.
Appointments are held at the Parish Office, 70 Spencer Street, Addington.

Before coming to see the priest parents must read the The Character of a Catholic Integrated School which is attached below

There are three Catholic Primary schools located within the parish boundaries.

Click on the link to see their contact details:
Sacred Heart, Addington,  www.sacredheartchch.school.nz
St Peter’s, Beckenham       www.saintpeters.school.nz
Our Lady of the Assumption, Hoon Hay www.ola.school.nz


You must reside within the parish boundaries, or attend Sunday mass at one of our Churches.
If you live outside the parish, you MUST contact the local parish.

Please note: There will be no Preference appointments in December and January.

Before coming to see the priest, parents must read
‘The Character of a Catholic Integrated School’