Enrolment

Roncalli College offers a holistic curriculum that provides students
with the opportunities to develop their academic,cultural,
spiritual and physical potential.

At Roncalli College we strive to produce mature young men and women whose lives reflect their faith and who are committed to living in the service of others.

Roncalli College Preference Enrolment Procedure

Roncalli College is a Roman Catholic College with a maximum roll of 520 students. The College does not currently have an enrolment zone as it is the only Catholic secondary school in the South Canterbury region.

The following preference procedure outlines how enrolment applications are prioritised ensuring a clear, fair, and transparent process.

Preference versus Non-Preference Students

All preference students will be given priority over all non-preference students seeking enrolment at Roncalli College. Preference criteria relating to enrolment at Roncalli is established by the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch and any issues relating to obtaining preference certificates must be resolved with the relevant priest or preference committee member.

Preference Enrolment

All applications for Enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

  • Priority 1 Preference students already enrolled in the following contributing schools: Yr 8 students at Sacred Heart Timaru, St Joseph’s Timaru, St Joseph’s Pleasant Point, St Joseph’s Temuka, St Patrick’s Waimate, St Joseph’s Fairlie.
  • Priority 2 Preference siblings of present students
  • Priority 3 Preference students of past students
  • Priority 4 Preference students who are the children of employees of the College who are not covered in priorities 1-3
  • Priority 5 Preference students transferring from other Catholic schools within New Zealand
  • Priority 6 Preference students from state, private or non-Catholic integrated schools
  • Priority 7 All other preference students
  • Priority 8 Non-Preference students

 

Non-Preference Enrolment

Non-preference students may be enrolled only if spaces remain after all preference applicants have been enrolled.

The maximum number of non-preference places available is determined by the Roncalli College Integration Agreement (5% of the maximum roll – 520 students). This equates to a total of 26 students.

Priority among non-preference will be given in the following order:

1. Sibling of students currently enrolled at the College

2. Sibling of a past pupil

3. Children of Roncalli staff or Board members

4. Non-preference students coming from another Catholic school

5. Local students who want to participate in the special character of the school

 

Criteria for non-preference students attending Roncalli College:

  • Students support the special character of the College and understand that their place is conditional on their full participation in the Religious Education Programme and all events that are related to the special character of the College.
  • Applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the Proprietor (Bishop of Christchurch). Attendance dues and not voluntary.

N.B. If there are more applicants than places available within the same priority category, they will be allocated by ballot.

Waiting List

Unsuccessful applicants can choose to be added to the waiting list. This will be kept within relevant priority categories and ranked in order. Students on a waiting list may be offered a place at a lter date if one becomes available. The waiting list will remain current until the beginning of the next enrolment intake.

Pre-enrolment

Each year applications will be sought by a date determined by the Board of Trustees and will be advertised locally to the community. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the closing date.

Notes

  • Applicants seeking priority status on the basis of enrolment at a particular school may be required to provide proof of enrolment at that school.
  • Applicant seeking priority status on the basis of a sibling relationship may be required to produce proof of that relationship.
  • The Board of Trustees delegates the Principal the responsibility to administer this enrolment procedure.

Places at other year levels

The selection process described above will so apply to students who enrol at Years 10-13 either at the beginning or during the school year. Applicants on the waiting list will have first offer  of places as they become available

 

Preference Criteria for Integrated Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Christchurch:

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

2. The child's parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.

3. At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not yet been baptised, the child's participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised.

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. One or both of a child's non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.

 

Roncalli College has a maximum of 26 non-preference places.

There are currently 5 non-preference places available for 2022

How to Apply

Applications for 2022 are now open and can be completed online by clicking on this link.

This application is to be completed by the parent/guardian of the applicant. If you are unable to complete all fields on the application, please complete it to the best of your ability and we will be in touch to follow up.

If you are unable to upload the requested documentation, it can be forwarded to the College office separately.

Alternatively you can request an enrolment pack below or by contacting the College office on phone (03) 688 6003 or email office@roncalli.school.nz.

Apply Online

Roncalli College Enrolment Scheme

On 10 May consultation around a proposed enrolment scheme for Roncalli College began.

This is because the Ministry of Education has identified that Roncalli College is likely to experience a situation where there is more demand for enrolments than there are places available within the maximum roll and has given the school board notice of this.

You can read about this at:

https://consultation.education.govt.nz/.../roncalli... and complete the survey to place your feedback.

Please read all the information on the above website when placing your feedback.

Consultation closes on 7 June 2021.

Copies of the proposed enrolment scheme is available at the school office.

Request an enrolment pack