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How to Enrol


Applications for enrolment are welcome for any child at any time.  

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New Zealand Students


For students who are New Zealand Citizens or New Zealand Residents, complete the enrolment form and submit it with the application fee.  


If your application matches a vacancy you will be invited (parents and child) to visit the school for an interview.  


We will let you know within a week if your application has been accepted, and if so, will help you transition to Carey College as soon as you are ready.


International Students


For International Students, complete the enrolment form and submit it with the listed fees.


If your application meets our criteria you will be issued the documents you need to submit with your application to Immigration New Zealand for a Student Visa.


The Government requires us to make special provisions for the enrolment and care of International Students.  Click here for details.

Applications can be downloaded, scanned and emailed to

If you require further information before applying for enrolment, please complete the optional Expression of Interest online form:


Conditions of Enrolment


We will do all we can to help parents committed to Christ-centred schooling, but we have complete discretion as to which pupils will be enrolled. 


· All new enrolments are provisional for a term and will be confirmed when we are satisfied the enrolment is appropriate

· Attendance must be regular and punctual, with absences explained in writing

· Students must complete class work and homework diligently and punctually

· Our school discipline, rules and uniform code are to be supported

· Teachers may only be approached about school matters at school

· Fees must be paid by the due date

· Attendance is required for all notified Parent Interviews

· You must give one term’s notice of withdrawal from enrolment or courses.


Withdrawal from Enrolment and Courses:

One term’s written notice of withdrawal from enrolment or courses is required: 

· We must know before a term starts if your child is leaving  at the end of that term: you pay that term’s fees

· If you tell us of a withdrawal after the start of a term, you will need to pay that term’s fees, and the fees for the following term




We are committed to encoruaging students to identify publicly and confidently with Carey College. It is a privilege to to be a Carey College student, and we expect all students to willingly wear our smart, practical school uniform to and from school and while at school, with appropriate tidiness and respect.


All items of school uniform may be worn summer or winter as appropriate to the weather conditions. It is not necessary to purchase every item of uniform listed. Students and parents may choose those items which best allow them to be comfortably dressed in full school uniform at all times.


Our new uniform was introduced in 2015. All students must be fully compliant including to and from school.

Carey College students in senior uniform
Carey College students in junior uniform

School Policies

Our aim is to have a school where

  • children are safe and well taught,

  • rules an policies are minimal, constructive and helpful, and

  • everyone can have clarity about what is expected and how we do things 


So we publish as many of our policies as possible.  Most of those can be found here.


Part-time Students


We welcome part-time students.  The flexibility of our courses and classes means we are able to accept students part-time at any level, especially for Senior College in preparation for Cambridge International Examinations.   


Part-time students are Carey College students who attend classes for the relevant level and subjects.  They wear our school uniform, take part in the life of the school, have class work and assignments marked, and gain the benefit of instruction from our specialist staff and interaction with other students.  They are eligible for entry into Carey College examinations and Cambridge International Examinations as Carey College students (exam fees apply). However, they are responsible for supplying their own resources such as text books and stationery.


Bible or Divinity is a compulsory course for all students, including part-time students.  Up to two other courses may be added for part-time study.  (If taking more than three courses at Carey College, full-time enrolment is required.)  


Courses for part-time students normally have a minimum of 10 hours of classes a term (usually 1 hour weekly, but this can vary).  Practicals (such as labs in science) count as separate courses so that most Senior College part-time science students are likely to need to enrol in two courses for each science subject



Students with Special Needs


It is basic to our Christian faith that the school community shares its resources in compassionate fellowship with children in special need.

Our aim for each student with special needs is to

  • integrate them into the life of the school with acceptance

  • enable them to be safe, happy and progress at school

  • make accurate assessment of the school-related needs focusing on solutions

  • develop appropriate individual programmes for social and academic skills in consultation with parents and specialists

  • monitor the implementation of those programmes and adapt or modify provisions as required.



International Students

We welcome international students and make special provision for their learning and welfare.  


Carey College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by NZQA (see prospectus for new details).  Copies of the Code are available on request from this College.


International Students enrolling in Carey College must

  • Have a student visa to study in New Zealand

  • Be linked with a local Christian Church that cooperates with Carey College

  • If in Years 1 to 8 be staying in New Zealand with a parent

  • If in Years 9 to 13 be in the care of a parent, or a relative or close family friend appointed by parents as Caregiver (even if living in a Homestay)

  • Be able to study at an appropriate level in English or be enrolled in an approved ESOL class

  • Pay the International Student Tuition Fee

Health and Travel Insurance: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are a resident or citizen of Australia; a national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand; or the holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.  If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment.  We provide free Travel and Medical insurance for international students.

Immigration: Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements, are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at


Problems: Details for dealing with problems are in student’s Away from Home page on this website.  See prospectus for details.


International Student Fees & Refunds: International Students' fees for the full year must be paid before beginning their course. A portion of prepaid Tuition Fees will be refunded if an International Student withdraws before starting at Carey College. No other refunds will be made. 


English Language Requirement: International Students enrolling in courses leading to external qualifications must have passed a Carey College (or equivalent) examination in English to a satisfactory standard.  

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