Enrolment 2020-12-04T11:50:51+00:00


St. John’s School  [under the Integration Act (1975 or amendments)]  has a maximum roll of 337 pupils at primary level, from New Entrants to Year 6.

Applications for New Entrants are accepted at any time from the child’s date of birth.  Applications for New Entrant positions close on the 31st of August of the year preceding the child starting school.  The Principal will write and advise parents early in September if they have been successful in gaining a place.  If there are more applications than places available, the Principal will also write to parents and offer them the opportunity to be put on a Waiting List for a vacancy when it arises.   Applications for year levels, other than New Entrant, are accepted throughout the year.

The school has an Enrolment Policy to assist in the management of the roll and to maintain a balance of class level numbers across the school.

The school can accept up to 5% of non-preference children if places are available after all preference children are accepted.  See Non-Preference Enrolment Information for Parents Seeking Enrolment at St. John’s School.   To obtain a Prospectus which includes an Application for Enrolment form, a  Preference of Enrolment Certificate and a School Brochure please contact the school as below.

Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in Integrated Catholic Schools, Agents of the Bishop, Who May Sign the Certificate on his Behalf and the Process of Appeal are all detailed on the reverse side of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Preference of Enrolment Certificate for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. Preference Certificate Catholic Diocese of Auckland.  St. John’s School is a signed party to the Ministry of Education Cohort Entry Policy.  The Education and Training Act 2020 supercedes the updated Education Amendment Act 2019 (the Act) which came into force on 14th May 2019 [previous version 2017].  Amended provisions relating to cohort entry took effect from 1 January 2020.  As a result New Entrant children at St. John’s School will start in cohorts but only after they have turned five years of age AND there will be two entry points per term, one on the first day of term and one at a mid-point during the term.  The Cohort Entry mid-term dates are determined by the Ministry of Education throughout the year and we cannot deviate from them. The Ministry has the right to change any detail of the Cohort Entry policy.


St. John’s School, Mairangi Bay, undertakes to collect, use and store information parents/caregivers provide on the enrolment form according to the principles of the Privacy Act 2020.  The information may be provided to the Proprietor or Proprietor’s agent, the Minister of Education and the Education Review Office, and for administration purposes within the school.  Parents/caregivers undertake as a condition of enrolment that this information can be used for the above purpose.


 Parents/caregivers undertake as a condition of enrolment that students will participate in the general School programme that gives our school its Catholic Special Character.


Parents/caregivers undertake as a condition of enrolment and attendance to pay Attendance dues at a rate determined by the Proprietor and approved by the Minister of Education.  Furthermore, they sign an enrolment form accepting that the school can discontinue attendance of the named student in default of this undertaking.

For further information on enrolment please contact the Principal’s PA by email at michelen@sjmb.school.nz  or telephone 09 478 7734 Xtn 203

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