Rotorua | New Zealand

Enrolment Information

    Please direct your 2021 application to the Enrolments Secretary – 2022 Online Enrolment Registrations are now open through the Kamar Parent Portal. The deadline for online registration is Friday May 21st.
  • 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
  • Up to 55 children with non-preference status may be on the school roll at any time. These places only become available if there are insufficient preference applicants in that particular year level.
  • Parents are able to place their child’s name on a waiting list. Children will be offered placement as vacancies occur in accordance with the following guidelines;
  • siblings of existing non-preference students
  • students living within the agreed catchment area
  • children of staff members
  • students living outside the schools agreed catchment area.
  • 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