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.

For your information, as an integrated Catholic Boys High School, the Ministry allow limited places (5%) for non-Catholic students. 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 Elmarie Els eels@stc.school.nz at the school office.

Domestic Student

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

Enrolment dates for 2018

Open Day, Tuesday 8 May 2018 @ 8:30am – 11am

Enrolments close – Friday 6 July 2018

Offers of Acceptance – Wednesday 1 August 2018

Deadline for acceptance of places – Friday 24 August 2018

Uniform booking sheet –  2019 Enrolment

Year 9 – 10 September – 27 September 2018
Year 7/8 – 1 October – 3 October | 11 October – 18 October | 23-24 October 

All new entrants starting next year 2019 need to purchase the school uniform through the school.

Fitting out for year 9 students will commence on Monday the 10th September  as we need to place the Blazer order by the 28th September for January 2019 delivery. Appointments are made on line and each appointment takes just under ½ hour. We are aware that boys grow and this is taken into consideration.  If you have a son starting in year 7 or 8, please bring him along at the time of your year 9 son’s appointment.


Fitting for Year 7/8 will commence on Monday 1 October, please click on the booking sheet below to see available times and select Uniform fitting Year 7/8 for dates.


You may lay-by the uniform or you can pay by credit card, eftpos cash or cheque but you are under no obligation to pay any money at fit out time. Your son’s uniform must be paid for when you collect it.

Pick up will be in January 2019 and you will be advised of the date and time by email.  You will also have a date that you may exchange your son’s uniform if it is not the correct size.

It is very important that you make time for this appointment if you are unable to come in please email nlester@stc.school.nz so that I can arrange an alternative time for you and your son.

Please use the link below to book your uniform fitting appointment between 10 and 27 September 2018  (Year 9)



Annual Fees 2018

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.