Announcement : 

Preference Enrolment

The Agent for determining Preference is our local Parish Priest or his designated appointee. 

The College will therefore refer parents who wish to apply for a Preference Certificate to the St Francis Xavier Parish in Whangārei, or Sacred Heart Parish in Dargaville. 

Families moving from another town or city should contact the Parish Office on 09 437 7902, to discuss the requirements for obtaining a Preference Certificate.

St Francis Xavier Parish is now using an online form to allow parents and caregivers to apply for a Preference Certificate online.

The form is available by clicking here.

Once the form is completed and submitted, you will be contacted by the Parish Secretary to arrange an appointment with the Parish Priest.

An original Preference Certificate issued by St Francis Xavier Parish, Whangarei, or Sacred Heart Dargaville Parish, in the name of Pompallier Catholic College must accompany all enrolments applying under the Preference category.

This Preference Certificate, for the purposes of enrolment at the school specified, is valid for two years.

Please note: We are unable to accept Preference Certifcates issued by other Parishes.

Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in State-Integrated Catholic Schools, as set down by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference:-

  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 undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church. The significant familial adult is expected to be practising their faith in their own local parish. They may be a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing.
  5. One or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.


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