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 and Year 9. However, we may accept enrolments at other levels.


Priority for enrolment applications:

Priority is given in accordance with the school’s Enrolment Scheme. Click here for the St Thomas of Canterbury College Enrolment Scheme.


Preference Certificate:

A ‘Preference’ certificate is issued and signed by a Catholic Priest and must accompany applications for ‘Preference’ status.



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 enrolment scheme information and the criteria for ‘Preference’ status (i.e. Catholic).



2020 enrolments are closed, please email staff@stc.school.nz regarding late enrolments

2021 and future year enrolments are welcome at any stage

Domestic Student

Please ensure you attach your Preference Certificate and a copy of your son’s birth certificate to your son’s enrolment form

School Uniform

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

2020 Uniform information:

Pre-ordered uniforms will be available for pick-up on the following dates:

Surnames A-H:  Wednesday 15 January from 9.30 am – 11.30 am & 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Surnames I-R: Thursday 16 January from 9.30 am – 11.30 am & 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Surnames S-Z:  Monday 20 January from 9.30 am – 11.30 am & 1.00 pm – 2.30 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 come on your allocated day.

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


Exchange of Uniform Days

Tuesday 21 January 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Wednesday 22 January 9.30 am – 11.00 am


PLEASE NOTE: The uniform room will be open on Thursday 23 January, Friday 24 January and Monday 27 January for last minute purchases before the school year starts. Usual uniform hours will commence Monday 3 February. These are:

Mondays                     8.15 am – 12 pm
Wednesdays                1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Y7 – 9 Stationery List 2020

Y7 – 9 Stationery 2020  

Please refer to our BYOD page regarding devices to make sure you purchase one that is suitable for your child’s learning. What is important is that you do not purchase an iPad/tablet or Chromebook. A Windows 10 operating system is recommended. Office 365 is provided so please don’t buy this. 

With the range of activities and classes we offer it is advised that you purchase the following for next year. Some classes will have separate needs if your son chooses those as options. 

To support device use 

-Earphones (for online reading/math support programmes) 


-USB memory stick 


General stationery for Connected classes: 

Pencil case – Named scissors, glue stick, felt pens, black pen, red pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, protractor, highlighter 

1 x A4 lined refill pad 

3 x 1B5 exercise book (STEM, Kinesiology, Humanities)  

x 1E5 (Math/STEM) 

1 x 1B5 Elite Sport 

Annual Fees

Attendance Dues

Years 7 – 13 – $839.50 incl Gst per student

 Diocesan Catholic Education Contribution

$60 per student

School Resources and Infrastructure Contribution

$700 per student

School Building Contribution (St Thomas of Canterbury College Foundation)

$300 per student

(All Contributions are classed as donations, do not attract GST, and are tax deductible and can be claimed at the end of the financial year)

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.

St Thomas' office will be open from Wednesday 22 January 2020