Hi there (this may be a silly question!)
I'm looking at schools in Townsville for my daughters and have been highly recommended a catholic school. We are not practicing Catholics (my dads family is) and even though my daughters dad attended catholic school here in new Zealand we ourselves as parents have not been baptized and don't go to church. Hence our daughters not being baptized.
Do these schools take kids that aren't?
Thanks in advance
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15-02-2012 17:38 #1
Can unbaptised kids go to catholic school?
15-02-2012 17:50 #2
They sure do! My boys go to a catholic school and they aren't baptised I'm pretty sure they like to take a certain % of non-Catholics per year
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15-02-2012 17:50 #3
Most Catholic schools usually take in a portion of non-denomination children. My DD is not baptised, and we're not Catholic, but she is going to be going to a Catholic school. Just call the school and ask, or look on their website. Good luck
15-02-2012 17:58 #4
If they receive state funding they must admit a percentage of non-Catholic students, but they can choose which ones.
15-02-2012 18:00 #5
Oh thanks for your help I have got a short list Of one public and one catholic school.
So now tell me - if both schools are even in terms of feedback - what are the perks of a catholic school?
15-02-2012 18:00 #6
Yes, but only after others have a spot. They have priorities which are
1 Catholic siblings of Catholic children already at the school
2 Catholic children of Catholic parents who attended the school as children
3 Catholic children who live in the area or attend the church in that area
4 Catholic children from other areas
5 non-Catholic siblings of children who attend the school
6 non-Catholic children of parents who attended the school
7 All other children.
Chances are if you apply soon to a few schools they will be accepted. We have lots of Catholic schools but really not a high number of Catholics here, so even though it might seem hopeless by the priority list, at some schools there are more non Catholic children than there are Catholic.
15-02-2012 18:05 #7
Oh ok so apply soon u suggest? It would be for 2013
15-02-2012 18:11 #8
I would say now. When dd started Prep in 2009, I put her enrollment papers in by January 2007, and she is Catholic along with my family, lived in the area, attended the local church, and had an uncle teaching there. But it depends on the school and what year level the child will be in.
15-02-2012 18:15 #9
Yes. I did
15-02-2012 18:16 #10
My kids are both at a Catholic school. You probably need to be aware that your children will be required to pray with their class, attend Mass, and be taught the Catholic religion in school. We are Catholic and wanted our children to attend this type of school - but its not for everyone.
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