Schedule 6, Cl 26 of the Education and Training Act 2020 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 Granting of Preference of Enrolment in New Zealand Catholic Schools (click here to download a PDF version).