Enrolment Procedures

The Principal, Mrs. Kathryn Hira would be thrilled to talk to you about enrolling your child at St Mary's Avondale. She is more than happy to show you around and discuss any questions that you may have about the school. Prior to visiting, please phone the school and arrange a time for an appointment at (09) 828-5599.

As St Mary's Avondale there is a legal requirement that a preference of enrolment form is completed. This is done by simply contacting the school's Parish Priest, Father Peter Tipene who will meet and help you to complete this task.

Enrolment Checklist

Make sure you have the following documents:

    • Enrolment form

    • Preference card

    • Proof of date of Birth (NZ birth certificate or NZ passport) if foreign passport, photocopy the front page and the page with evidence with immigration status

    • Immunisation Record

Readiness for School

It would be helpful if your child could master some or all of these skills before starting school.

  • can follow simple instructions

  • can recognize/write his/her own name in lower case letters

  • can manage scissors and crayons

  • can hold a pencil correctly

  • has some alphabet knowledge and experience with books

  • can initiate some conversation e.g. even ‘good morning’

  • can handle morning tea and lunch items independently

  • can pack and unpack his/her bags

  • can express him/herself clearly

  • can sit down for a short time and listen

  • is responsible for own personal items

  • can manage the toilet unassisted

  • has basic manners – please/thank you etc.

  • can manage own clothes and shoes

SMA Enrolment Policy 2020.pdf
ADUES Parent Responsibilties Web Site Information.docx
Attendance Dues Parent Responsibilties Tongan.docx
Attendance Dues Responsibilities Samoan.docx

St. Mary's Avondale Parish

Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 2pm

📞 09 828 9309

📠 09 828 9209

📧 office@avondalecatholic.org.nz

Parish Priest:

Fr. Peter Tipene