Students can enrol at St Joseph’s as:

  • Preference students: those who can establish a connection with the Catholic Church (95% of enrolments).  A Preference certificate must be signed by a Priest.
  • Non-preference students: those who are not able to establish a Catholic connection (5% of enrolments equating to 17 places on our non-preference roll).  Please note currently our non-preference roll is now at 100% of its maximum with no non-preference places available until late 2025.  If you would like to place your child on the waiting list please contact the School Office. ​​​​​​​

If you are interested in enrolling at St Joseph's then please feel free to call us to arrange a school visit which will provide an opportunity to chat with with Principal, ask any questions you may have, and allow for a walk around the school. 

For more specific details on the school you can find a wealth of information in the information booklet, which can be accessed by clicking the "Information Booklet" button to the right, 


Enrolment Form

Attendance Dues Form

Students starting school for the first time – 5 year olds:

Please contact the school office and make a time to see our Principal. You can also make direct contact with Mrs Alison Clarke, our Junior Team Leader.  Alison will discuss with you the options for pre-enrolment visits.  These currently take place on Tuesdays (8.50 – 11.00am)  We like to be flexible so that the needs of the child and the family can be taken into consideration.

If required, office staff will help you complete the enrolment forms. Please allow half an hour for the enrolment process

You will need to bring :

  • Birth certificate or proof of date of birth.
  • For children not born in New Zealand, the passports for the child and both parents are required, including current Visa’s for all.
  • For children who are born in New Zealand, but both parents are not New Zealand residents, relevant visa’s need to be provided.
  • For children born in Australia, a passport is required.
  • Immunisation record from birth to 5, available from the practice nurse at your Doctor’s Medical Centre.  This record is a Health Department requirement.

Students enrolling from another school:

  • Please bring details of the last school attended, workbooks, etc.
  • Your child’s last school report would be a help.
  • We will contact your child’s previous school to arrange for records to be forwarded to St Joseph’s.

Students enrolling from another country:

  • Please contact the school and make an appointment to see the Principal.
  • Bring both parents’ and child’s passports, and visas so that we can determine if we can enrol your child as a regular student.


​​​​​​​Attendance Dues are an annual payment per child who attends St Joseph's School Hastings (in 2024 this is $508 per child, plus $30 donation for each child) and goes towards the upkeep of our buildings.  Payment is made directly to the Palmerston North Diocese, from whom you will receive an account.  For those students who start during the year, you will receive an invoice once your child has started school.  Please wait until you receive the invoice before organising for payments to be made.

Parents sign a legal obligation on enrolment to pay the Attendance Dues and we encourage families to set up an automatic payment to enable easy payment of Attendance Dues.   

The Attendence Dues Agreement and Form, linked above, needs to be read, signed and included with the enrolment forms.