FAQ

Here are some answers to the questions that we are most frequently asked. If you cannot find the answer to a question you may have, please call our friendly staff in Admissions who will be happy to help with your query.

Phone 09 520 7696 orĀ email Admissions

When should I apply?

We encourage applications to be submitted at least one year prior to entry.

However later applications will be considered at any time dependent on availability.

Please contact the Admission office for further information.

At which year levels can students join the School?

Our major intake years are New Entrants (5yrs old), Year 4 and Year 7.

Students may join the School at any year level if places are available.

Is there an opportunity for me to see the School before I submit an application?

We hold two Open Days a year. Individual campus tours can be arranged by appointment.

Are there any criteria for acceptance?

All applications receive our consideration. Priority is given to students transferring from Saint Kentigern Preschool and current Saint Kentigern families.

What happens at the interview?

Interviews are conducted by the Principal and take place in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere with the parents present throughout. It is normal that the Principal will direct some questions to the prospective student, (this will vary according to the age of the student) and record notes during the interview, which will last approximately 15 minutes. A tour of the campus follows the interview.

Do you cater for students of all ability levels?

We provide education opportunities aligned to the interests and abilities of individual students. There is a well-established system of support for all learners whether they require extension or learning support.

Do I have to reapply for my child to continue their education at Saint Kentigern College?

All Saint Kentigern School students are offered priority acceptance to attend Saint Kentigern College, without the need to re-apply.

Are there Scholarships available?

We offer a number of scholarships to accomplished students whose circumstances would otherwise preclude their enrolment. These awards, both academic and all-round are available to boys in Year 6 at a New Zealand school, offering them a place for entry in Year 7. The scholarships may contribute up to half of the annual tuition fees and are available for two years.