Monday, February 8th, 2016

Enroling your child

Cardinal McKeefry School is an urban primary school only a short distance by car or bus from either Wellington city centre or the Western and surrounding suburbs.  The usual entry points  are at Year 1 and Year 7, but we do sometimes have vacancies at other year levels.

Please contact the Principal, Tania Savage, to speak with her about enrolling your child  or to receive an enrolment pack.

When enrolling your child we require:

  • A completed and signed enrolment form
  • A completed “preference of enrolment” form signed by a priest, lay pastoral leader or ethnic chaplain
  • A signed Catholic Schools Board form regarding Archdiocesan Attendance Dues

We are also required to sight your child’s:

  • NZ birth certificate  (if not a New Zealand citizen,  then passport and other relevant documentation)
  • immunisation certificate
After acceptance of enrolment if we haven’t already done so, we usually like to meet with you to learn about your child and to arrange for pre-school visits.


Pre-school visits 

For those turning 5 years old:

Prior to their actual school starting day, we arrange for school visits for children. This is most helpful in giving new students the opportunity to meet their teacher and the class.  Two to three visits are recommended. The visiting times are usually Friday mornings:

9.00 – 10.30  visit 1       &   9.00 – 12.30  visit 2

These visits will be organised by the class teacher who will contact you or can be requested through Suz, our Office Manager, on 4753262 or 

For those entering our school from Year 2 upwards, we may arrange a transition visit depending on circumstances.