Information to enrol at St Thomas of Canterbury College.

Thank you for your enquiry about St Thomas of Canterbury College.

St Thomas’ is a Catholic school for boys from Year 7 to Year 13. The main point of entry is at Year 7. However, we do accept students at Year 9 and at other levels.

As an integrated Catholic boys high school, the Ministry allow limited places (5%) for non-Catholic students (non-preference students). Non-preference applicants will only be enrolled if places remain after all preference applicants have been enrolled. Please read the criteria for ‘Preference’ status (i.e. Catholic).

A ‘Preference’ certificate is issued and signed by a Catholic Priest and accompany applications for ‘Preference’ status. If you believe you qualify for a preference certificate and are unable to make contact with the Priest, please contact Jo Fitzgerald jfitzgerald@stc.school.nz

Our Open Morning will be held on Tuesday 7 May 2019. This is  a great opportunity to see the school in action. Click here for Open Morning information

2020 enrolment applications are due by Monday 1 July 2019. 

Click here for St Thomas of Canterbury College Enrolment Scheme

Domestic Student

Please also forward your Preference card and a copy of your sons birth certificate to jfitzgerald@stc.school.nz

School Uniform

All school uniform is purchased through the school. Please contact Ngaire Lester nlester@stc.school.nz for enquiries.


Annual Fees

Attendance Dues

Years 7 – 13 – $735 incl Gst

Increase of attendance dues from 2019 to $771.75 incl Gst

 Diocesan Catholic Special Character Fee

$50 per student

School Resources and Infrastructure Contribution

$550 per student

School Building Contribution (St Thomas of Canterbury College Foundation)

$200 per student

(The School Resources Contribution and School Building Contribution are classed as a donation and are tax deductible and do not attract GST)

Curriculum Fees

Some subjects attract a fee for materials used and retained by the student.

Attendance Dues

Are a legally binding charge on all parents and caregivers who have enrolled their children at a Catholic school. This is payable unless, in special circumstances, the charge has been waived by the Proprietor of the school for issues associated with a family. Attendance Dues are used to provide for capital works and the repayment of loans. Attendance Dues are determined by the Proprietors and approved by the Minister of Education.

The School Resources Contribution

Provides funds for areas such as

  • Support for the development of IT infrastructure, hardware and software
  • Additional support to the sports and arts coordinator salaries
  • Extra curricular sports, arts and cultural equipment
  • Special character
  • Printing and publications
  • Photocopying additional to the curriculum

Arrangements for payment in instalments or by automatic payment may be made.