Preference Enrolments

The Agent for determining Preference is our local Parish Priest or his designated appointee. The College will therefore refer parents who wish to apply for a Preference Certificate to the St Francis Xavier Parish in Whangarei, or Sacred Heart Parish in Dargaville. Families moving from another town or city should contact the Parish Office on 09 437 7902, to discuss the requirements for obtaining a Preference Certificate.

St Francis Xavier Parish is now using an online form to allow parents and caregivers to apply for a Preference Certificate online. The form is available by clicking here. Once the form is completed and submitted, you will be contacted by the Parish Secretary to arrange an appointment with the Parish Priest.

An original Preference Certificate issued by St Francis Xavier Parish, Whangarei, or Sacred Heart Dargaville Parish, in the name of Pompallier Catholic College must accompany all enrolments applying under the Preference category. PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accept Preference Certifcates issued by other Parishes.

Eligibility for Preference of Enrolment is determined by the following criteria, as set down by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference:-

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.
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.
One or both of a child's non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.