Enrolments

We are delighted you have made the decision to choose St Patrick’s Silverstream.

Please read on for further information on how to enrol. In 2022 all enrolments will be completed online. St Patrick's College Silverstream accepts students from 9 - 13. Enrolments are welcome throughout the year for years 10-13.

Term dates 2022

  • Term 1: 8th February 2022 - 14 April 2022
  • Term 2: 2nd May 2022 - 8th July
  • Term 3: 25th July - 30th September
  • Term 4: 17th October - 9th December

Other key dates for 2022

Friday 27 May 2022
OPEN DAY Presentation times: 9.00-10.30 am or 1.00-2.30 pm in the College Chapel
(Please note: you do not need to register for these times). Parents, Caregivers and
Students all attend.

Sunday 29 May to Thursday 2 June 2022
Try Boarding Evenings. To secure a place contact the Director of Boarding: [email protected]

Thursday 30 June 2022
Closing date for 2023 Enrolments

Friday 12 August 2022
2023 Enrolment acceptance letters sent

Friday 26 August 2022
All offers of enrolment for 2023 must be confirmed

School Calendar

Preference/Non-preference

The College is intended primarily for Catholic boys from Years 9 - 13. In terms of the Integration Agreement signed between the College and the Crown, a certain percentage of the total roll must consist of “Preference” pupils. Normally, a “Preference” pupil will be a baptised Catholic.

If you are in doubt as to whether your son qualifies as a “Preference” pupil please consult Dawn Clark. Those who apply for a place as a “Preference” pupil should submit a Preference Certificate with their Application.

A small percentage of the total roll may be “Non-Preference” pupils. Places are given to such pupils on the basis of availability. “Non-Preference” pupils are expected to take a full part in all aspects of College life and have the same opportunities and responsibilities as the “Preference” pupils.

The Criteria Promulgated by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which are to be used by Proprietors and their Agents, in order to Grant Preference of Enrolment are:

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

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

5.3. 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.

5.4. 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.

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

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are available to all preference students who have accepted a place for entry in Year 9 are invited to sit a Scholarship Examination for either boarding or day scholarships. For more information on Scholarships please contact Mrs Dawn Clark Enrolments Officer at [email protected].

Boarding Enrolments

What a task it is to form a man. How difficult is it. How much patience is required. But is there anything greater?
Fr Jean-Claude Colin, Founder of the Society of Mary

When a family decides to send their son boarding they join an exclusive community within St Patrick's College. With guidance and clear boundaries from the boarding school staff we aim to foster an inclusive and safe environment. With support and tuition we encourage boys to reach their academic potential and strive for excellence.

Redwood House is more than a physical space. Lifelong friendships are born, a solid work ethic is nurtured, teamwork is fostered and leadership is promoted.

We want boarders of Redwood House to leave prepared for the challenges of the real world and to look back at their experience at school with fondness.

The role of parents and families remain central to a student’s development and we actively encourage families to visit and participate in the sporting, cultural and spiritual activities of our boarding students which are integral to the special character of St Patrick's College Silverstream.

Boarding in Redwood House allows flexibility for families. Boys can stay in throughout the school week or for the entire week/weekend. A variety of Boarding Scholarships are also available so please enquire about these.

For further information and enquiries contact:

Mr Sam Dean
Director of Boarding
REDWOOD HOUSE
[email protected]
021 024 38665

“Try Boarding evenings” are available. This is free of charge and it is an opportunity for boys to familiarise themselves with the Boarding School and to meet other prospective boarders.