Thank you for your interest in St Mark’s Church School. We warmly invite you to visit our school, so you can see first hand what a special place St Mark’s is. You can visit St Mark’s on one of our Open Days or contact us directly to arrange a tour at another time.
Our Director of Admissions, Mrs Kate O’Brien is able to arrange a personal tour of the school at a time that suits your family. Kate is a trained teacher with many years experience working in Primary schools and she would be delighted to assist you in making this important decision for your family.
We can also arrange a day at St Mark’s for prospective students. Families often tell us that this is a very helpful way for children to be involved in making the decision about a new school.
The Enrolment Process
Once you have made the decision to enrol your child/ren at St Mark’s, we encourage you to start the enrolment process as soon as possible to ensure preferred entry to our School. We aim to provide a smooth and uncomplicated entry into St Mark’s and encourage you to contact our Director of Admissions, Mrs Kate O’Brien if you have questions or concerns at any stage.
The enrolment process is as follows:
- Complete an Application for Entry form. Please see the sidebar to download an Online Application Form or request an Enrolment Pack to be posted to you.
- Return the completed Application for Entry form, along with copies of your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport, their latest school report and any other relevant information such as assessments or information regarding learning difficulties.
- At this stage, a non-refundable Application Fee of NZD$100 is due.
- On receipt of your application, your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list for the year and term (in case of the Primary School) or the date (Preschool) you have indicated on the Application for Entry form that you wish your child to commence at St Mark’s Church School.
Please note: Application does not necessarily guarantee entry for your child, as applications sometimes exceed the number of places available. In this case, your application will be lodged on the waiting list until a place becomes available.
When a place becomes available, prior to your child starting St Mark’s, an interview will be arranged with our Principal, Mr Kent Favel. This interview is an opportunity for us to find out more about your child, your expectations around schooling and also an opportunity for you to ask any further questions you may have about St Mark’s.
Please note: all documentation, including previous school reports and additional information as outlined on the Application for Entry form, as well as the $100 Application Fee, must be received prior to this interview. Enrolment is conditional on attendance at interview.
A letter of offer will be sent to successful applicants, following the interview.
Once offered a place, we ask that you confirm your acceptance promptly. This is done by returning additional documentation which you will receive with the letter of offer, and payment of the Enrolment Fee, NZD$450.