Enrolment information

Catholic Schools in New Zealand have a maximum roll which is a number established by the Proprietor and agreed to by Government as to the number of students a school can legally enrol.

Holy Cross Catholic School can legally enrol up to 5% non-preference or non-Catholic students, provided that all preference applicants are accepted prior to any non-preference enrolments being accepted. A school, however, does not need to enrol any non-preference students if space does not allow.

If a child is to be a preference student, he or she must obtain a signed preference certificate. Preference certificates can be obtained from the school or downloaded from this website. A signed preference certificate does not guarantee enrolment at our school. This may dependant on the capacity of our school.

At Holy Cross Catholic School, there is a legal requirement that a preference card must be completed.

This is done by simply contacting the school's Parish Priest, who will meet and help you to complete this task.

Our school Enrolment Packs are available from the office, or by contacting us on 09 838 8802,

and these can be either posted or emailed to you.

The following forms needs to be completed:

  • Enrolment form

  • Preference card

  • Proof of date of Birth (NZ birth certificate or NZ passport), if the student has a foreign passport, we must sight the passport and also have evidence of immigration status for both the child and the parent.

With regards to getting the preference card signed, please contact the Holy Cross Parish Office

Holy Cross Parish Office

14 Lavelle Rd


Ph: 09 835 3355

Email: secretary@hendersoncatholic.org.nz