Enrolment Scheme

Maximum Roll

The school’s roll will be managed within the maximum roll prescribed in the school’s integration agreement. The number of places available for non-preference students will be governed by the maximum number allowable under the school’s integration agreement.

Priority in Enrolment

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority.

Priority 1

Preference Students living inside the Sancta Maria College Home Zone who are enrolled in Year 6 at the time applications close at Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Howick, St Marks Catholic Primary School, Pakuranga, or Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School, Flat Bush.

Priority 2

Preference Students at Our Lady Star of the Sea School, St Marks Catholic Primary School,  Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School, who live outside the Sancta Maria College Home Zone.

Priority 3

Preference Students who live within the Sancta Maria College Home Zone.

Priority 4

Other Preference Students who live outside the Home Zone

Priority 5

Non Preference Students living inside the Home Zone

Priority 6

Non Preference Students living outside the Home Zone

In the event that there are more applicants within any of the priority categories than there are spaces available, enrolments will be prioritised in the following order and then, if required, by an independently supervised ballot.

  • Applicants who are siblings of current students
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in other Catholic Primary Schools
  • Parents / Caregivers who are regularly and actively involved in parish ministries
  • Applicants who attend St Marks School Pakuranga, Our Lady Star of the Sea School or Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School (Reference Priority 5 & 6 only)
  • All other applicants

Note:      For enrolments at Year Levels 8 to 13 first priority will be in accordance with Priority 3 above.


Each year applications for enrolment will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper and the parish newsletters circulating in the area served by the school.

All applications received by the due date will be processed in terms of the priority criteria contained in the scheme. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within a few days of the advertised date.

If, following the first application date, the school has not reached its maximum roll, the Board may enrol students in priority categories 1 and 2 on a first come, first served basis.

Alternatively, the Board may advertise a further application date and consider further applications as per the first application date.


  • The Board will make provision for likely population movements in the general area served by the school that occur during the school year or after the end of the pre-enrolment period.
  • Applicants seeking priority status on the basis of living in the home zone will be required to provide proof of residence. 
  • Applicants seeking priority status on the basis of a sibling relationship may be required to provide proof of a sibling relationship. 
  • Applicants seeking priority status on the basis of enrolment at a particular primary school may be required to provide proof of enrolment at that school. 

Zone Description

  • Starting at the Otara Creek, the zone boundary follows the Tamaki River northward and follows the coastline around Musick Point, around Whitford, Beachlands and Maraetai until the Wairoa River.
  • Follow along the Wairoa River and across to the intersection of North Rd, Twilight Rd and Papakura-Clevedon Rd.
  • From there, a line is drawn westward until the intersection of Whitford Park Rd and Sandstone Rd, so as to exclude Ara-Kotinga, Kimptons Rd and Polo Lane.
  • Follow Sandstone Rd until Ormiston Rd, including Regis Lane and Shepherds Lane. From there, follow Orimiston Rd to the west included turning south into Murphys Rd.
  • Follow Murphys Rd until, and including, Hodges Rd. Head west down Thomas Rd (south sides excluded) and Dawson Rd (south sides excluded) until Te Irirangi Drive.
  • Head north along Te Irirangi Drive (west side excluded) until Belinda Ave. From there, follow a line around Belinda Ave (excluded) and Rongomai Rd (excluded) until the intersection of Rongomai Rd and Dawson Rd.
  • Along Dawson Rd (south side excluded) until Preston Rd. Head north along Preston Rd (west side excluded), East Tamaki Rd (west side excluded) and Springs Rd (west side excluded) until Kerwyn Ave.
  • Head west along Kerwyn Ave and south down Andromeda Cres until the Otara Creek.

Note: Both sides of boundary roads are included in the zone, unless otherwise noted.