Enrolments for 2025 will close on the last day of Term 2, 5th of July 2024 at 3pm

The Board of Trustees of St Patrick’s School, Bryndwr, shall ensure that enrolments comply with the requirements specified in the Integration Agreement and the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975. If you are looking to enrol your child, please contact Selena in the office; (office @stpatricks.school.nz) or call (03) 351-5590. We advise doing this around a year prior to them coming to school. We are generally at capacity by years end so places may well be limited. We do accept International Students.

As part of your application for Enrolment you are required to obtain a Preference Certificate from our Parish Priest.  If your Child has been Baptised please contact Wilma in the Parish Office on 03 3591438 or email fi*****@ch***************.nz , she will explain the expectations regarding the Attendance Dues that will be required by the Parish each Term and the process of getting your Preference Certificate.

Preference Certificate signing for Baptised Catholic Children (5.1) will be held at our Parish Office, 26 Cotswold Avenue, Bishopdale on the 1st and 2nd Friday of each month between 3-4pm. Please bring your child’s Baptism Certificate and Preference Document with you. For other Preference’s (5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5) you will need to contact Melonie in the Parish Office on 03 3591438 or email ad***@ch***************.nz to arrange a meeting with Fr Rick Loughnan.

 Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in State-Integrated Catholic Schools

1. 5.1  The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church.

2. 5.2  The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.

3. 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.

4. 5.4  With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a significant familial adult undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church. The significant familial adult is expected to be practising their faith in their own local parish. They may be a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing.

5. 5.5  Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office, please note the Office is closed on Monday’s

Catholic Parish of Christchurch North

26 Cotswold Avenue,


Christchurch 8543

Phone: 033591438

Email: ad***@ch***************.nz