Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East




a) The school is open to all children with a connection to a Parish Community. A preference card, signed by a Priest which acknowledges that one of the below criteria is met, must be received by the school for each child wishing to enrol.

The criteria for the preference card is as follows:

  • The child has been baptized or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church. 
  • The child's parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptized in the Catholic faith. 
  • At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic and although their child has not yet been baptized, the child's participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptized.
  • With the agreement of the child's parents/guardian, a grandparent or other significant adult in the child's life, such as an aunt, uncle or godparent, undertakes to support the child's formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.
  • One or both of the child's non Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic

b) Once a Preference Card has been obtained, an Enrolment Contract Form can be filled out which parents sign indicating that they consent to their child participating fully in the Religious Education Programme and to pay Attendance Dues to the Catholic Integrated Schools Office. The Preference Card and Enrolment forms are then presented at the school.



a) Up to 48 children with non-preference status may be on the school roll at any time.

b) Parents are able to place their child's name on the waiting list. Children will be offered placement as vacancies occur, in accordance with the following guidelines;

1) siblings of existing non-preference students

2) students living within the agreed catchment area

3) children of staff members

4) students living outside the schools agreed catchment area.

The date names are placed on the waiting list will define the priority within each of the above criteria. 


We encourage parents to pre-enrol their child/ren as early as possible, preferably by the age of 3, including younger siblings of children already at the school. Parents of children approaching school age are encouraged to bring them to visit the school prior to the child's birthday so that he/she can become familiar with the environment. A phone call to the office is required to arrange a time. The school has an enrolment scheme, details of this are available on the school website under the B.O.T. section.  Enrolments close on 15 September each year. Enrolments received after this date go on a waiting list.