2021 Stationary Lists

Years NE-2 - Mrs Brookes and Mrs Misiloi

Year 2-3 - Miss Sollano

Year 4-5 - Mrs French

Year 5-6. - Mrs Thomas

Year 7-8 - Mrs Winders

School Uniform

Preference Criteria for a Catholic School

As a Catholic School we are subjected to the Private Schools Integration Act 1975. According to our integration agreement 5% of our roll can be open places.

If you think you might meet any of the following criteria your child would be eligible for a preference place. If you are in any doubt please ring the school office to talk with the principal.

A preference student meets one of the following criteria:

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

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

3. At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic or preparing to become Catholic.

4. A grandparent or other significant adult in the student’s life, such as an aunt, uncle or god-parent, undertakes to support the student’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.

State integrated schools have places for non-preference students.

a. This school has a maximum of 16 places or 5%.

b. We have 6 open places available in 2021

c. The school roll is now at 46%% of its maximum of 315 places.

Non-Preference places criteria:

  • 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.

  • The applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the Proprietor and these are not voluntary.

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

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 updated and people apply to be reinstated on the wait list for the following year.

Enrolment information is also available in hard copy from our school office.

Our Enrolment Procedure

  1. Confirm that you are eligible - see criteria above. Please ring the principal to discuss these criteria if you are uncertain.

  2. Download and complete the pre-enrolment form and send it the school office. Pre-enrolment form. Or contact the office for a full enrolment pack which contains this form.

  3. You will receive a full enrolment pack with all the information and forms you need to fill in please have these prepared before your enrolment meeting.

  4. Enrolment meeting: Your enrolment meeting will be with the Parish Priest and Principal. The Parish Priest makes the final decision on the preference criteria. This session takes about half an hour and you can complete your full school paperwork at the same time.


We have induction sessions twice a year. In these sessions the families of children new to the school meet with the principal, parish priest and other members of the school and parish community. You will be invited to attend one of these sessions either before or shortly after your child starts at St Joseph's. Our Special Character is central to everything we do and you will need to understand some of what this means in order to support your child at St Joseph's. We will support you in every way we can to do this.

Welcome Mass

We have a Welcome Mass for children new to the school at 9.30am Sunday mass at St Patrick's Basilica. In this mass you will have a chance to meet other new families and celebrate the beginning of your child's journey in Catholic education in Oamaru. Our Home and School committee present each child with a picture Bible to mark the occasion.