Enrol your Child 2018-01-26T09:52:32+00:00

Enrol your child

We have a growing roll with preference and non-preference spaces available. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you and your child and show you through our school.

The enrolment process

  1. Enrolment at St Joseph’s is preceded by a discussion with the principal, the parents and the new student. Appointments can be made through the school office by calling 09-521 0866 or filling in the form below.
  2. At the discussion an enrolment pack is given and explained, a tour of the school conducted and any questions addressed.
  3. Once a completed application and supporting documentation is received by the principal, a letter either confirming the enrolment, or acknowledging receipt of the enrolment and placement on the waiting list, is sent to the parents.
  4. Preference in enrolment is given to those children whose families have established a specific connection with the Special Character of the school. Those families who do not meet the criteria noted below are designated as ‘non-preference’ children; at St Joseph’s the limit for non-preference is 10% of the total approved role.

Make an appointment with the Principal

1.1 The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church.

1.2 The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.

1.3 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 baptized.

1.4 A close family member of the child is a practicing Catholic and they will actively support the child’s faith formation in the practices of the Catholic Church by taking the child to Sunday Masses and supporting other school and parish initiatives. This family member will accompany you to a meeting with the Priest when seeking preference of enrolment. The family member is to provide some evidence to show they are an active member of the Catholic Church.

1.5 One or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.

2.1.1      Parish Priests

2.1.2      Assistant Priests

2.1.3      Priests appointed under c. 517/1

2.1.4      Deacons and lay persons appointed to pastoral care under c. 517/2

2.1.5      Ethnic chaplains who liaise with parish priests or their delegate

2.1.6      Local committees appointed by the Bishop or by any of the above agents of the Bishop.

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