Our Fees and Charges for Domestic Students

John Paul II High School is an integrated Catholic school and tuition fees are not charged.

Attendance Dues (domestic students)

All Catholic Schools charge attendance dues which are legally binding charges on all parents and caregivers who have enrolled their children at a Catholic school. This is payable unless, in special circumstances, the charge has been waived by the proprietor of the school in special circumstances.

The John Paul II High School the attendance due charge from 2024 is:

  • $989.00 First of only child
  • $954.00 Second Child
  • $920.00 Third Child
  • A fourth student from the same family is free

The account is sent out each term from John Paul II High School and may be paid at our school office or into our bank account. Attendance Dues are authorised under the Private Schools Conditional Integrated Act and are used to pay for costs associated with the land and buildings for Catholic secondary schools in the Diocese. All Fees are GST inclusive.

Catholic Special Character Donation (Collected on behalf of the Catholic Education Office) is $60.00 per year per student.

Please make payment to:

John Paul II High School bank account number 12-3168-0057389-00

Please reference with name and payment details


Stationery lists for our school are available to view and purchase online, organised by subject list.  We encourage you to order for delivery prior to the school year starting.

Top-up items are available through the school office. Standard items of school stationery, except workbooks, may be purchased in town.

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Subject Fees

Some subjects e.g. Food Technology, Hard Materials Technology, and Photography, may have additional material charges for specific project work.

Text Books and Workbooks

Students are issued with textbooks free of charge, and are liable for the cost of replacement if they are damaged or lost.

Financial Assistance

Assistance with all school activities is available at the Principal’s discretion. Confidential inquiries should be made to the Principal.

Bursaries and Travel Assistance (not available to international students)

The following Boarding Bursaries are payable by the Ministry of Education.

  1. Boarding Bursary (per year) $2725 for students living more than 4.8 km from any satisfactory transport service to a school.
  2. Secondary Bursary (per year) $2725 for students who have to live away from home to attend a school providing satisfactory tuition at Years 12 or 13.

Out of town students may be eligible for a Transport Conveyance Allowance if they are not served by our transport routes and who want to attend a Catholic school. Travel assistance is available to students living in Hokitika who wish to attend our school.