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

How to Enrol

International Student Enrolment

To view our International Student information area, please click on 'International Student Information below.  Alternatively, you can click on 'International Student Enrolment' to access information about the enrolment process and to obtain an application.

For any questions regarding International Enrolments please contact our International Director, Maria Tough at [email protected].

Domestic Student Enrolment

All domestic student enrolments are to be completed online.

St Patrick's College Silverstream accepts students from Years 9 - 13. 

For Year 9 enrolments please read the information further below under Key Enrolment dates. 

Enrolments are welcome throughout the year for Year 10 - 13 students, commencing during the current or future year.  

Term dates 2025

  • Term 1: Wednesday 29 January to Friday 11 April
  • Term 2: Monday 28 April to Friday 27 June
  • Term 3: Monday 14 July to Friday 19 September
  • Term 4: Monday 6 October to Friday 5 December

Term dates 2024 

  • Term 1: Monday 29 January to Friday 12 April
  • Term 2: Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
  • Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
  • Term 4: Monday 14 October to Friday 6 December

Academic Scholarships - Domestic Students

All preference students who have accepted a place for entry in Year 9 are invited to sit our Scholarship Examination.  For more information on Scholarships please contact Mrs Maria Tough Enrolments Officer at [email protected].

Key Enrolment dates for 2024 - Domestic Students​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Open Day - Thursday 23rd May   

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

Tuesday 4 June | Thursday 6 June 
​​​​​​​Monday 10 June | Tuesday 11 June | Thursday 13 June

Try Boarding - To secure a place please contact the Director of Boarding: [email protected]

Friday 5th July 2024

Closing date for 2025 Enrolments 

Friday 9 August 2024

2024 Enrolment acceptance letters sent

Friday 23 August 2024

All offers of enrolment for 2024 must be confirmed


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 Maria Tough. If you are applying for a place as a “Preference” pupil you are required to submit a Preference Certificate with your 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.

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
[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.