Enrolment Procedures

Thank you for considering St Albans Catholic School for your child’s education.
Starting school is an exciting time for both children and their families. At St Albans Catholic School we endeavour to ensure each child has a positive and successful transition to school.  

Enrolment Procedure

To help with our planning we encourage you to enrol your child at least twelve months before they will start school. You are very welcome to contact us at anytime and make an appointment to see the Principal and to view the school. 

When enrolling you will need:
  1. Enrolment Application
  2. ‘Application for Preference’ Enrolment from your Parish Priest
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Immunisation Certificate
 Applications for our four non-preference positions may be made to the Principal.

Pre-entry Visits

Pre-entry visits for New Entrant children will be made by Mrs Robyn Thomson, our Room 1 teacher approximately six weeks prior to your child’s starting date. To enrol children who have already commenced at any other school, parents should contact the school office.

Diocesan Fees

All Catholic Schools charge Diocesan Fees (formerly Attendance Dues) which are a legally binding charge on all parents and caregivers who have enrolled their children at a Catholic school. The account is sent out early at the beginning of each term, from the parish, and should be paid to the Catholic Parish of Christchurch North. Diocesan Fees are authorised under the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act and are used to pay for costs associated with the land and buildings for the Catholic primary Schools in the Diocese.

Catholic Special Character

Education in faith is essentially a partnership between parents, school and parish.

Family Whanau

“Parents are the first educators of the child in the ways of the faith. May they also be the best teachers, bearing witness to the Faith by what they say and do . . .”

(Baptismal Rite)
“The faith and Gospel values that are first learnt at home are reinforced at school and in the parish. The family-whanau needs to nurture the development of faith and spirituality within their children as they grow.”

(Religious Education Curriculum Statement)


“The school community has the dual role of
  • creating an environment that proclaims what it teaches by providing pastoral care and fostering mutually respectful relationships, and by providing opportunities for prayer, sacramental celebrations and rituals
  • teaching the Religious Education programme in a way that promotes children’s learning.”
(Religious Education Curriculum Statement)


“The parish welcomes the children as they join others to participate in celebration, service, faith sharing, liturgy, and social activities. Parishioners are witnesses of living faith for children.”

(Religious Education Curriculum Statement)