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 Jo Fitzgerald jfitzgerald@stc.school.nz

Domestic Student

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

School Uniform

All new entrants starting next year (2019) need to purchase  school uniform through the school. Please contact Ngaire Lester nlester@stc.school.nz to organise a fitting time.


Pre-ordered uniforms will be available for pick-up on the following dates:
Surnames A-F: Monday 21 January from 9:30 am – 11:45 am & 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Surnames G-M: Tuesday 22 January from 9:30 am – 11:45 am & 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Surnames N-S: Wednesday 23 January from 9:30 am – 11:45 am & 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Surnames T-Z: Thursday 24 January from 9:30 am – 11:45 am & 1:30 pm – 3 pm


If you are unable to come on your allocated day, please don’t call or email, just pick another day; although it is really appreciated if you can come on your allocated day.


Exchange of Uniform Days
Friday 25 January 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monday 28 January 9:30 am – 11:00 am


PLEASE NOTE: The uniform room will be CLOSED on 31 January and 1 February. It will be open on Wednesday 30 January – 9 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 3 pm – for last minute purchases before the school year commences.


All uniform must be paid for before it can be picked up.

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.