Year 7 to 13 Catholic Boys School, Auckland New Zealand

Preference of Enrolment

The College, in it’s 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. The Preference Certificate is obtainable from any Catholic Priest of the parishes that the College serves. 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.


There are a number of fees that must be paid by students attending Liston College (see separate sheet on Fees / other costs). Accounts are sent out each term and payment is to be made to the College (automatic payment facilities are available - please inquire at the office). All fees, except for the Attendance Dues qualify for a tax rebate and receipts will be issued on request.

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School Hours / Attendance

School starts at 8.40 am and ends at 3.20pm. Lunchtime is at 1.10 - 1.45pm. Punctuality and regular attendance are essential and students are expected to be at school on time. Parents are encouraged to notify the office of absences on the day. After an absence a student must bring a note signed by parents or guardians giving reason for the absence. If a prolonged absence is anticipated, parents should advise the Principal.

Communication between Home and School

The school maintains regular contact between home and school via regular newsletters, Levels Meetings at the beginning of the year, parent teacher interviews and regular reports on student academic progress. Parents are most welcome to contact Deans, Form Teachers or Subject Teachers if they have any concern relating to their son’s progress.


Homework is set by teachers every time a student has a class. This is independent of assignments, projects and study. The expectations range from 1 hour per night for Years 7 and 8, to 25 minutes per subject per night for Years 9 and 10 to 35 minutes per subject per night for Years 11 to 13. Students are given a School Diary to record their homework in.


These are lent by the school and any book lot or damaged while on loan must be paid for by the parents. All school text books are to be returned at the end of the school year.


Parents will be notified of their son(s) stationery requirements by post in early January. While some specialised stationery is available from school, parents are free to purchase stationery from any supplier.

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School Diary

All students are given a School Diary at the beginning of the year. This serves as a source of information for both parents and students, about the College, including School Services, Code of Conduct, School Requirements, and general information. Apart from recording homework, it is serves also useful as a means of communication between home and school.

School Tuckshop

The tuckshop is open at morning interval and lunch-time and provides a variety of foods and drinks. Students can pre-order their lunch at morning interval.

First Aid

During school hours, students who require medical attention should report to the College Office (or the nearest staff member if the matter is urgent). If a student is so unwell where he needs to go home or to the Doctor or Hospital, parents will be informed by telephone. If parents can not be contacted, the Principal (or Senior Manager) may decide what action to take in the interest of the students’ health and safety. The College has a contract with the White Cross Medical Clinic, Lincoln Road for our medical needs.

Leaving the School Grounds

Students are not allowed to leave the school during school hours without permission. Requests for such leave must be made by way of a note to the student’s Form Teacher. The student must sign out at the College Office, and sign back in when they return. Parents should ensure appointments are made outside school hours.

Public Transport

The College is well serviced by the train, public transport and school buses provided by the Schools Consortium.

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School Services

At each level of the College, there are Deans whose role is to care for the Pastoral Needs of the students. A Guidance Counsellor, Careers Advisor and Health Nurse are also available to those students who need these specific services.