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 are able to cater for entry at other year levels.
Please contact the Principal, Tania Savage, to speak with her about enrolling your tamariki or to receive an enrolment pack.
When enrolling your tamariki these are the documents 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 Wellington Archdiocese form regarding Archdiocesan Attendance Dues
We are also required to sight your tamariki’s:
- NZ birth certificate (if not a New Zealand citizen, then passport and other relevant documentation)
- immunisation certificate
ENROLMENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS SEEKING ENROLMENT AT CARDINAL MCKEEFRY SCHOOL
1.State integrated schools select preference students on the following grounds
a. The agent for determining preference is the Otari Parish Priest or their Parish of Residence.
b.The grounds for preference are:
5.1 The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church.
5.2 The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.
5.3 At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not be baptised the child’s participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised.
5.4 With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a significant familial adult such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.
5.5 One or both of a child’s non Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.
2.State integrated schools have places for non-preference students.
a.This school has a maximum of 27 places.
b. There are currently 5 places likely to available in 2021.
c. Non-Preference places criteria:
i.The applicants accept that they will be attending a school of special character and that their place in the school is conditional on their participation in the programme.
ii.The applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the Proprietor and these are not voluntary.
d.Non-Preference criteria that apply to this school.
i.The siblings of non-preference students already in the school.
ii.Siblings of former non-preference students.
iii. The children of staff or Board members who seek to enrol their children.
iv. Non-preference students coming from another integrated school with the same special character.
v. Children who live within one kilometre of the school and who want to participate in the special character programme of the school.
vi. Children who are unable to gain entry at their local state integrated school and who want to participate in the special character programme of the school.
f. Non-preference students who cannot enrol immediately may choose to be placed on a waiting list. Students on this list are wait listed by date and number and will be contacted if places become available. At the end of the calendar year the list is removed and people apply to be reinstated on the wait list for the following year.
Enrolment information is also available for this school in hard copy from the office.
For those turning 5 years old:
Prior to their actual school starting day, we arrange for school visits for tamariki. This is most helpful in giving new tamariki the opportunity to meet their teacher and the class. We are able to organise as many visits as your tamariki need to become comfortable in their new environment. .
These visits will be organised by the class teacher who will contact you or can be requested through Jo Anne our Office Manager, on 4753262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For those entering our school from Year 2 upwards, we always offer a transition visit depending on circumstances.