Enrol your child

We have a growing role with 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.
  5. We also accept a maximum of 10% non-preference students. For further information on criteria for Preference and non-preference students, please read the attached.

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1. State Integrated schools select preference students on the following grounds.

a. The agent for determining preference is the Parish Priest or a designated agents of the agent of the Bishop who may sign the certificate on his behalf.

b. The Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in Integrated Catholic Schools

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


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

5.3 At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not yet been baptised, the c child’s participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptized.

5.4 With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a significant familial adult such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.

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

2. State Intergrated schools have place for non-preference students.

a. The school has a maximum of 17 places.

b. There are currently 0 places for non-preference students for this year.

c. Non-Preference places criteria:

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

ii. The applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the Proprietor and these are not voluntary.

d. Non-Preference criteria that apply to this school.

i. The siblings of non-preference students already in the school .

ii. Siblings of former non-preference students

iii. The children of staff or Board Members who seek to enrol their children.

iv. Non-preference students coming form another integrated school with the same character.

e. Non-preference students who cannot enrol immediately may choose to be placed on a waiting list. Students on this list are wait listed and will be contacted if places become available. At the end of the calendar year the list is removed and people apply to be reinstated on the wait list for the following year.

Enrolment information is also available for this school in hard copy from the office.

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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