Rotorua | New Zealand

Enrolment Information

    Registrations of interest for application to enrol for 2021 have now closed. Please make contact with the Enrolments Secretary, if you have any queries.
  • 5.1 The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church.
  • 5.2 The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.
  • 5.3 At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not yet been baptised, the child’s participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised.
  • 5.4 With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a significant familial adult such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is actively involved in the child’s upbringing undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church
  • 5.5 One or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic
The school’s roll will be managed within the maximum roll prescribed in the school’s Integration Agreement. The number of places available for non-preference students will be governed by the maximum number allowable under the school’s Integration Agreement. The Integration Agreement for John Paul College gives preference of enrolment to students whose parents have established a particular or general religious connection with the Special Catholic Character of the College. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has determined the criteria for preference of enrolment in Integrated Catholic Schools. Download Enrolment Scheme Guide

Curriculum for Years 7 – 10

Years 7 and 8 Year 9 Year 10
Religious Education Religious Education Religious Education
English or ESOL English or ESOL English or ESOL
Te Reo Maori Te Reo Maori Te Reo Maori
French French French
Spanish Spanish Spanish
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
Business Studies Business Studies
Technology Technology Technology
Graphics Graphics
Art Art Art
Drama Drama Drama
Music Performance Music Performance Music
Dance Dance
Health & PE Health & PE

Curriculum for Years 11 – 13

Year 11 (NCEA Level 1) Year 12 (NCEA Level 2) Year 13 (NCEA Level 3)
Religious Education Religious Education Religious Education
English or ESOL English or ESOL English or ESOL
Te Reo Maori Te Reo Maori Te Reo Maori
French French French
Mathematics Mathematics A Mathematics with Statistics
Foundation Mathematics Mathematics B Mathematics with Calculus
Foundation Maths Foundation Maths Foundation Maths
Science Science Science
ASC/ESC/USC Biology Biology
Chemistry Chemistry
Physics Physics
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
Geography Geography Geography
History History History
Economics Economics Economics
Young Enterprise Young Enterprise
Legal Studies
Food Technology Food Technology Food Technology
Hard Materials Hard Materials Hard Materials
Fabric Technology Fabric Technology Fabric Technology
Computer Studies Computer Studies
Graphic Design Graphic Design
Art Painting Painting
Photography Photography
Drama Drama Drama
Performance Music Performance Music Performance Music
Dance Dance Dance
Health & PE Physical Education Physical Education
Physical Education Adventure Based Learning Adventure Based Learning

John Paul College Costs 2021

General Activity Contribution

Parents are asked to pay a General Activity Contribution of:
$500.00 Year 7-8 per student
$620.00 Year 9-11 per student
$820.00 Year 12-13 per student
  • These contributions may be claimed in your personal tax return.
  • There is a 10% discount if the full fee is paid by the end of March.
  • Payment can be made by cheque, cash, eftpos or credit card. Or, if automatic payments have been set up by the end of March, and full payment of contribution fees completed by the end of October, the 10% discount will apply. For an automatic payment form, click here.
  • There is also a family rebate of $100.00 for the third and any additional child in the same family.
  • Contribution fees cover curriculum expenses, day trips, etc. Year level Camps will be charged separately.

Catholic Diocese Fees

An invoice is sent: from the Bishop’s office in Hamilton, and is payable direct to the Diocese by post, by phone with credit card or by direct contact to set up an automatic payment. The current charges are as follows:
Years 7 & 8 $444.00 per year per student
Years 9-13 $888.00 per year per student
In addition, there is a Catholic Character Contribution of $45.00 per child with a maximum of $135 payable, irrespective of the number of children attending. These fees are set by the Catholic Diocese and are subject to change.

John Paul College
Whitworth Road
P.O. Box 5040
Rotorua West
New Zealand 3015

Phone + 64 – 7 – 347 8795
Fax + 64 – 7 – 346 1271