Events: Term 4

  • 17 October First Aid Course (Vocational Students)
  • 18 October Kapa Haka Wananga, JPII Hosting
  • 19 October Senior Student Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 20 October Year 10 Retreat Day
  • 21 October Multicultural Celebration, details to come
  • 21 October Year 9 Retreat Day
  • 24 October Labour Day
  • 28 October Junior Futsal Competition, SWAS
  • 1 November Junior Rugby 7’s GHS
  • 1-2 November Year 13 Retreat, Punakaiki
  • 3 November Leavers dinner, Monteiths
  • 3 November Seniors last day
  • 4 November Teacher only day
  • 7 November – 6 December NZQA Exams
  • 9 November Junior touch competition, RAS
  • 17 November Junior Volleyball
  • 21-22 November Junior Exams
  • 24 November Teacher only day
  • 25 November Teacher only day
  • 28 November Westland Anniversary Day
  • 8 December School Mass & Prizegiving, St Patrick’s Church
  • 12 December Term 4 End

Term Dates 2023

  • Term 1: 30 January to 6 April
  • Term 2: 24 April to 30 June
  • Term 3: 17 July to 22 September
  • Term 4: 9 October to 12 December

Liturgical Season

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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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