Events: Term 2, Weeks 2 and 3

  • Week 2 Mates and Dates programme
  • 10th May Otago University visit
  • 12th May Open Badminton competition
  • 12th May Parent-Teacher Interviews
  • 13th May Chess Tournament
  • 16th May Life Education programme
  • 18th May John Paul II Feast Day & Mass
  • 19th May Mining/Quarry Seminar
  • 20th May Teacher Only Day

Term Dates

  • Term 1: 29th January to 14th April
  • Term 2: 2nd May to 8th July
  • Term 3: 25th July to 30th September
  • Term 4: 17th October2to 13th December

Liturgical Season: Eastertide

EASTERTIDE is the period from Easter to Ascension Day, to Whitsunday, or to Trinity Sunday. It is the period of 50 days before Pentecost.

What is hybrid learning?

It’s important to note that ‘hybrid learning’ is new, and totally different from lockdown learning that students and teachers experienced over the previous 2 years.

Hybrid learning means that teachers will be teaching from school and home to students at school and at home. Teachers are setting up online classes, where students will find all of their classwork. There may be times at school that we can’t run the normal school timetable (due to teacher absence due to illness), so with online classrooms, students will still be able to continue with their learning regardless of whether they are with their usual teacher in their usual classroom, a different teacher in a different classroom, or isolating at home.

Students need to bring their laptops to school fully charged every day

It’s important that students check their emails daily for updates from their teachers once we move to hybrid learning. Parents can email teachers for information about their child’s classes too, email addresses are on the ‘About Us’ – ‘Our Staff’ page on the school website.

Health and wellbeing are most important – if students and teachers are unwell, do take the time to get better, your learning will be there for you when you.

Learn more about hybrid learning here.


Welcome from the Principal

Nau mai, haere mai. Greetings and welcome to John Paul II High School.

If you are wanting quality Catholic Education, with strong values and teachings based on Jesus Christ for years 9-13, in a co-educational environment, then John Paul II High School will be a great choice for your child.

Our school brings the best of the Mercy Sisters’ and Marist Brothers’ traditions together, and in doing so creates a wonderful caring and supportive community with the aim of enabling each student to reach their God given potential.

We have excellent academic standards and expose students to a multitude of experiences and opportunities to prepare them for a meaningful life beyond the school gate. We are able to offer a wide range of subjects, and we pride ourselves on our small classes, enabling us to provide students with more personalised attention and learning opportunities.

John Paul II High School is a great place for learning. We have much to offer. Come and join us.

Renee Hutchinson

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