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The Admissions Process

Families are encouraged to make applications well in advance of the entry point for their child as we are experiencing heavy demand for places.

Once your application form is received, you will receive written acknowledgement and your child will be placed in our Applicant Pool. All applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and an interview with the Principal will be arranged for those who have been selected to the next stage.

Please note applications for Middle and Senior School 2023 have now closed.  Any applications received will be processed and placed in our Applicant Pool. 

Applications for 2024 and beyond are now open.  Please complete the application form below.


All applications received for entrance to Kristin School are initially placed in our Applicant Pool. Applicants in the pool are not listed in any particular order and are assessed based on their merit and other factors we look for including our Kristin values. Those who are successfully selected will be asked to bring their child in for an interview with the Principal for a final assessment.

Not all applicants will be selected to interview when we are experiencing heavy demand for a particular year group. Some places are kept open each year for Scholarship entrants and also students coming from our overseas partner schools. In addition to the Principal's interview the following factors are taken into consideration in our selection process:


  • Progress  – Continually growing and developing as well-balanced lifelong learners.

  • Vision – Having a sense of direction and purpose, building on our innovative founding families’ aspirations for personal and collective excellence.

  • Integrity – Being honest and of strong moral principles to make a supportive difference in our world.

  • Love – From a strong self, able to affirm and compassionately serve others and our environment. 

Application Forms


The General Application applies to New Zealand Citizens, Permanent Residents and Holders of New Zealand Business Visas. If a parent of the student holds a NZ Work Permit, please also continue with a General Application and submit a copy of your Work Permit with this application.

An application fee of $250 applies.

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If the student is neither a NZ/Australian Citizen nor a NZ Permanent Resident, please continue with an International Student application.

Please note, Kristin School does not generally accept International Students under the age of 14 years unless they live in Auckland with a parent permanently present. A copy of the student's birth certificate and passport must be provided with this application form.

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Your child's love of learning starts here. There are no fees charged for application to Little Doves, but a non-refundable enrolment fee of $200 is payable on enrolment.

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Learning through discovery. Kristin Kindergarten caters for 4 year olds and supports them on their learning journey through the early years, transitioning seamlessly into Year 0 and Year 1.

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Online applications take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will need:

  • Copies of your two most recent school reports
  • Copies of any relevant specialist reports relating to learning abilities, such as an Educational Psychologist report. It is particularly important that complete and accurate information be provided regarding any learning support or special needs for your child. It is essential that full disclosure be made at the time of application
  • Photo of applicant
  • Copy of full Birth Certificate. In some countries this document is known as the Family Register or Household Resister
  • Non-NZ citizens must also provide a copy of their current passport showing personal details and Residency Visa/Residency Permit
  • International Students must provide a copy of their Birth Certificate and current passport (plus current Student Visa or Visitor’s Permit if issued). 


Kristin School admission enquiries or phone +64 9 415 9566 Ext 2324.


Little Doves Early Learning Centre admission enquiries or phone +64 9 415 5095.


Kristin Kindergarten admission enquiries or phone +64 9 415 5095.

Come and visit Kristin

Step inside our gates and see for yourself what makes Kristin so unique. We invite you to take a tour and observe a typical school day. Take the opportunity to engage personally with student guides and staff.