Enrolling

ST PATRICK’S SCHOOL GIVES ENROLMENT PREFERENCE TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORTING THEIR CHILD IN HIS OR HER FAITH FORMATION AND THE PRACTICES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

Enrolment Form

Please ask us for a copy of our Diocesan Preference of Enrolment Certificate, which you will need to have signed by your Parish Priest or another authorised agent of the Bishop for each child you would like to enroll at St Patrick’s School.

You will also need to fill in an Enrolment Form, which you can collect from the school office.

Once you have returned these two documents, St Patrick’s school will decide who will be enrolled. We will let you know if your child is selected.

Non-Preference Enrolment Information for Parents Seeking Enrolment at St Patrick's School (Panmure)

Under the Integration Act (1975) St Patrick’s School has a maximum roll of 232 pupils at primary level, from New Entrants to Year 8.
The School can accept up to a maximum of 5% [11] non-preference children if places are available after all preference children are accepted.

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

A]    The agent for determining preference are the listed Agents of the Bishop, who may sign the Certificate on his Behalf:

         a)     Parish Priest of their Parish of Residence

         b)     Assistant Priest of their Parish of Residence

         c)     Priests appointed under c. 517/1

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

         e)     Ethnic chaplains who liaise with Parish Priests or their delegate

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

 B]    The grounds for preference are:

         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 child’s participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised.

         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 Integrated schools have places for non-preference students.

a)      This school has a maximum of 11 places.

b)      There is currently 1 place available in this 2020 year.

c)      The school is now at 91% of its maximum.

d)      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 participating 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.

e)      Non-Preference criteria that apply to this school.

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

         2.  The children of staff or Board members who seek to enrol their children.

         3.  Siblings of former non-preference students.

         4.  Non-preference students coming from another integrated school with the same special character.

         5.  Other children if a vacancy exists after all non-preference children have been accepted and there are no children on the Preference Waiting List.

f)       Non-Preference students who cannot enrol immediately may choose to be placed on a Waiting List. Students on this list are wait listed in date and will be contacted if places become available. Acceptance is at the discretion of the Principal.

Prospectus

Please visit our office at 5 Church Crescent, Panmure for a copy of our current Prospectus.

Digital Learning Tools

On enrolment St Patrick’s School activates a Google account and blog for each student. These are some of the ways we provide for families and whānau to be involved in their child’ learning journey.

  • In Years 1-3 students use school owned iPads as one of their learning tools, developing skills and learning about being smart and safe online.
  • In Year 4 students move to using school owned Chromebooks to grow their skills.
  • All children at St Patrick’s School in Year 5 and above use a personalised digital device for their learning and we provide wireless internet access at home (if families live within the Tamaki Learning Network) and school.

Each child is required have a netbook device, which is available for parents to lease to buy from the Manaiakalani Education Trust at $15 per month over three years.

As part of the Manaiakalani cluster, our pupils benefit from one of New Zealand’s most modern and innovative approaches to learning and teaching.

Cost

Attendance Dues are used to pay for buildings at Catholic Schools in the Auckland Diocese.

Paying Attendance Dues is a condition of enrolment for all students enrolled at Auckland Catholic Schools.

Attendance Dues are compulsory - there is a legal requirement for parents and/or caregivers to pay Attendance Dues.

2020 Attendance Dues Are:

  • Primary Students (Year 0 – Year 8): $448 per year
    ($112.00 per term including GST).
  • Secondary Students (Year 9 – Year 13): $880 per year
    ($220.00 per term including GST).

For more information click here.

Class Blogs

EVERY CLASS AT ST PATRICK’S SCHOOL HAS A BLOG, WHICH YOU CAN VIEW HERE.

Room 1

We are a Year 2 & 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Deeney. We will be sharing our stories and our learning. You are most welcome to make comments on our work. 

Room 2

We will be sharing how we get on with other students. You are most welcome to make comments on our learning. 

Room 6

We are a Year 4 and 5 class at St Patrick’s School in Auckland, NZ. We are in Room 6 and our teacher is Mrs Agnew.

Room 7

We are a Year 5 and 6 class at St Patrick’s School in Auckland, NZ. We are in Room 7 and our teacher is Mr Bell. 

Room 8

We are an awesome class of Year 7 and 8 at St Patrick’s School in Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ New Zealand. We are the Awesome Room 8. Our teacher is Mrs George.

In each of the above class blogs, you will find links to our children’s individual blogs.