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 or students are from a preference background. Our applications are open the year before your son is due to start.

Enrolments for 2020 have now closed. LATE ENROLMENTS will be taken and placed on a wait list. Should you wish to contact us about enrolments, please phone Deirdre Bennett on 09 839 2291.

Enrolments for 2021 - we will be accepting enrolments from 1 January 2020. Applications close on Friday 8 May 2020.

Download the Liston Prospectus

Download the Enrolment Form

Download the Preference of Enrolment Form

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

Year 8-13 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. Download and complete the Enrolment Form (New Zealand Residents) : Enrolment Form

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. For verification purposes, the original documents (see below) must be brought to the school office or a certified copy by a JP or Solicitor.


  • NZ Birth Certificate or NZ citizen by birth (or Tokelauan, Cook Island or Niuean citizen by birth)
  • OR
  • New Zealand passport (details page).


  • A copy of the student’s New Zealand or Australian passport (details page) OR NZ Citizenship certificate, showing date of first arrival in New Zealand.


  • A copy of the student passport (details page), showing date of first arrival in New Zealand.
  • Student Residency Visa or Student Visa.
  • Parent passports (details page).
  • Parent residency or work visas.

Enrolment Forms: Once completed, please return the information to the school office or mail to:

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 an enrolment interview. The interview is an important step in your son’s application. The interview is with Principal (or Deputy Principal in his absence) and is an important 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.
  • Liston College Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Agreement – students.
  • General Information.

To secure the offered place, parents must complete, sign and return the Acceptance form and Computer and Internet Agreement form, along with payment of a $250 acceptance fee. This may be paid by internet banking, cash, credit card, eftpos or cheque. 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. The Preference Certificate is enclosed in this pack or available 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.

Preference of Enrolment Form

The Timeline for 2020 Enrolments

  1. Applications open 29 January 2019 and close at 4pm on Friday 26 April 2019.* Now closed.
  2. Interviews will take place through Term 2 2019.
  3. Families will be notified of the outcome of their application by the beginning of Term 3 2019.

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

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