Enrolment Process

Parents  should read the Enrolment Policy information which explains the criteria for 'Preference' students before beginning the process. 

Online Enrolments for 2023 open on Friday 15th April and are due by Friday 29th July. We ask that you get your application in well before the closing date to ensure documentation can be checked.

Late applications will still be received.


YEAR 9 ONLY - Preference Applications 

Term 2 - Complete the Online Enrolment Application

Before you start, please refer to the Checklist below and scan the required documents ready to be uploaded. Applications are not complete until all information has been received. 

Completed applications should be received by Friday 29 July, in order for them to be considered in the first round of acceptances.

Term 3 - Confirmation of Enrolment and Interviews 

Applicants will be notified by 21 August if their enrolment has been confirmed.  Students and their parents or caregivers are invited to a short interview at the College.  This is an opportunity to meet staff, discuss the enrolment and ask questions.  

November - Orientation Day

Year 8 students that have been confirmed are invited to spend an Orientation Day at the College. This important day runs from 8.45am to 3pm and details will be given at your son’s interview.

Checklist - Enrolment Documents for Preference Students 2023

Please scan these documents, save with the file name indicated and upload with your application.

  • Enrolment Contract 2021 - Signed (FileName: Surname Diocese Contract)
  • Preference Card (FileName: Surname Pref Card)
  • Copy of Student's Birth Certificate or Passport (FileName: Surname ID)
  • Immunisation Certificate (FileName: Surname Immunisation)

    AND if applicable

  • Evidence of NZ visa status if student is not an NZ citizen (FileName: Surname Visa)
  • Copies of reports relating to learning/ behaviour or medical needs (FileName: Surname Learning OR Medical)

YEAR 9 - Non-Preference applications

We welcome applications and may be able to accept a small number of 'non-preference' students. Applications are considered in September if places remain after all preference students have been accepted. Please download and complete this application form, the Diocese Enrolment Contract , and return along with  a letter explaining your reasons for wanting to enrol your son at St John's College. (Please do not use the online enrolment system which is for preference applications only.)

If you are interested in finding out information regarding the RCIC course offered by the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Hamilton) please visit https://churchwebsite.co.nz/hamcathedral/rcic/  or contact Andrea Savage at the Cathedral on 07 856 6486.  Successful completion of this course will gain a Preference status (although not automatic entry).


Please contact the Principal's PA at [email protected] or phone 07 856 7091 ext 2842.  Please read the Preference criteria information.

International Students

International students follow a separate enrolment process - please refer to the International Study section of our website.