Project Description

Part 33 of the Education Act 1989 (Section 442) states:

“The children of parents who have a particular or general philosophical or religious connection with a State integrated school must be preferred to other children for enrolment at the school.”

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), via NZCEO, provides guidelines for preference of enrolment and a preference certificate template:

  • Guidelines for Granting of Preference of Enrolment in New Zealand Catholic Schools (click here to download a PDF version)
  • Preference Certificate template (click here to download a Microsoft Word version)