Enrolment Procedure


ENROLMENT AND ENTRY FOR 2019

Application for enrolment in 2019 closes on Friday 27 July 2018. Applications received after that date are not guaranteed a place.

ENROLMENT FORMS AND PREFERENCE CERTIFICATES
These are available with the prospectus, from the Rector’s Secretary, or from the College website www.stpats.school.nz. When completed these should be returned to the Rector. Preference Certificates need to be signed by the parish priest or lay pastoral worker (where applicable). There is not normally any problem with acceptance of preference students into the College.

Parents of prospective students who are not Catholics should send the completed enrolment form to the College with a letter explaining why they wish their son to attend St Patrick’s College. The Integration Act restricts the number of non-Catholic students who can enter the College, and the number of applications always exceeds the non-preference places available.

THE ENTRY PROCESS
Prospective Year 9 students will be advised of their acceptance following processing of their application for enrolment. Late in Term 3 information about course selection and option subjects will be distributed, and students will be asked to make a firm decision as to which subjects they wish to take.

On either Thursday 8 November or Tuesday 13 November 2018, new Year 9 students for 2019 will be assigned a time to come into the College and sit two computerised based tests utilising e-asTTle in English and Mathematics. Later that same afternoon there will be an opportunity for you and your son to meet with a senior staff member to discuss any matters of interest or concern.

ENROLMENTS FOR OTHER THAN YEAR 9 STUDENTS
Enrolment applications can be sent to the Rector’s secretary.

OVERSEAS STUDENTS
Overseas students are welcome to apply for enrolment. The form “Offer of Place to Foreign Student” available from New Zealand Embassies must be sent to St Patrick’s College along with the fee, as visa permits cannot be issued until the course fee receipt is produced. Information about fees can be obtained by contacting the Deputy Rector – wayne.mills@stpats.school.nz

St Patrick’s College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at http://www.minedu.govt.nz