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Our commitment at Liston College is authentic as we strive to make young men of authenticity - authentic in faith, character and aspiration. For boys, community is oxygen and your sons will find at Liston College that community is cherished – the strength of it, the wholeness of it, and the blessings that comes with it. We welcome the enrolment of your son into Liston College.

Liston College caters for boys in Year 7-13. We accept students primarily in Year 7. Enrolment at other levels is subject to availability. In line with our commitment to the Special Character of Liston College and the Integrated Schools agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, 95% or more of our students are from a preference background. Applications are open the year before your son is due to start.

Enrolments for 2024 will open at the beginning of Term 1 2023.

Enrolments are submitted ONLINE. Please read the information below before completing the form. (The link to the form is below)

There are a number of supporting documents that need to be completed and submitted with your Enrolment Application. The following forms are required:

  1. Preference Certificate completed and signed by your Parish Priest (if applicable) Download here.
  2. A copy of your son's Birth Certificate or Passport.
  3. If not born in New Zealand, proof of citizenship/residency/student visa. If on a student visa, parent's work visa is also required.
  4. Attendance Dues Agreement Form - completed and signed by both parents.  Download here
  5. A copy of son’s latest school report. If in Years 11-13, a copy of the student's NCEA transcript (if from another NZ school).
  6. Immunisation Certificate from your GP (Plunket book is not accepted).

Please ensure all documents listed above have been saved as a PDF. Please save each document separately, naming each one clearly as per the document names i.e "Preference of Enrolment Certificate"

Submit ALL forms and documents requested. Applications that are incomplete will not progress any further. Should you not be able to upload the documents, please contact the school office on : 09 838 9350.

View the Enrolment Policy

Year 7
Enrolment interviews for Year 7 applicants will commence at the end of Term 1 and continue into Term 2.

Year 8-13
Enrolment interviews for Year 8-13 applicants will take place in Term 2. Please note that interviews at these levels will be possible only if vacancies are available.

  1. Complete the ONLINE Enrolment Form (New Zealand Residents) 

The Enrolment Form is a confidential form in which we ask for information that will begin the process of enrolment for your son to attend Liston College.

Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation as noted above.

If you need assistance with the online enrolment, please contact:

Deirdre Bennett, Principal’s PA, Liston College, 69 Rathgar Road, Henderson, Auckland 0610. 

  1.  Processing the Enrolment Form | Enrolment Interview

Once the application is received, you will be contacted regarding a possible enrolment interview. The interview is an important step in your son’s application. The interview is with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is a time to ask any necessary questions. Parent partnership is an important aspect of our school and we expect the presence of both parents at this interview. Parents and students are expected to demonstrate a willingness and ability to support the Catholic Character of the College.  

  1.  Offer of Place and Acceptance of Offer

On acceptance by the Principal – the following documentation will be sent out to the parent / caregiver:

  • Letter of Acceptance.
  • Enrolment Acceptance Form.
  • General Information.

To secure the offered place, parents must complete, sign and return the Acceptance form, along with payment of a non-refundable $200 acceptance fee. This may be paid by internet banking, cash, credit card or eftpos. This is part payment of the 1st term’s fees (or the term that the student starts at Liston College).


The College, in its Integration Agreement with the Government, has two categories of enrolment:

  • Preference
  • Non-preference.

Preference enrolment is given to those students whose parents have established a particular or general religious connection with the Special Character of the College. A completed and signed Preference Certificate must be obtained from your parish Priest before submitting an online enrolment.

A non-preference enrolment may be granted to those who cannot produce a Preference Certificate. The College has a limited number places for non-preference students. Non-preference places are allocated at the discretion of the Principal.

The Timeline for 2024 Enrolments

  1. Applications open on 1 January 2023and close at 4pm on Friday 31 May 2023. *
  2. Interviews will take place through Term 2 2022.
  3. Families will be notified of the outcome of their application by Term 3 2022.

* Late enrolments will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space is available.

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