At New Brighton Catholic School, we accept enrolments from Year 1 to Year 8 (5-13 years old). Prospective new families are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the Principal and have a tour of the school. During this appointment, the Principal will discuss 'preference' and 'non-preference' enrolments, as well as the documentation that is required to enrol. Click here to make an appointment.
How do I get a Preference card?
A ‘Preference Certificate’ is a special form signed by a Catholic Priest. According to the 1975 Integration Act Catholic schools can only enrol a maximum of 5% ‘non-preference’ students. There are very limited places available for ‘non-preference’ students, so if you are not able to meet the criteria for a preference place, you may apply to be on a ‘wait list’. To get a preference certificate you will need to make an appointment and meet with a Catholic Priest. Our Parish Priests are always happy to oblige. Please contact the Parish Office directly to set up a time to meet with the Parish Priests: firstname.lastname@example.org.