Enrolment Process


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

Online Enrolment dates for the 2025 Year 9 intake will open on Wednesday 10 April and are due by 4pm Wednesday 17 July 2024.
We ask that you get your application in well before the closing date to ensure documentation can be checked.

Please read the checklist below and then press to enrol - ONLINE ENROLMENTS CLOSE AT 4PM ON 17 JULY 2024


YEAR 9 ONLY - Preference Applications Only

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 4pm Wednesday 17 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 15 August if their enrolment has been successful.  Students and their parents or caregivers are then invited to a short interview at the College.  This is an opportunity to meet staff, discuss the enrolment and ask questions.  

Friday 15 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 2025

Please scan these documents, save with the file name indicated and upload with your application.  The system requires at least one document to be uploaded/ attached. If the files you have are large, it is best to just attach one document and then email the rest to [email protected] 

  • Diocese Enrolment Contract- 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)
  • We ask that you make a $200 donation towards the College's Learning Contribution request. The donation may be made at the College office, or by internet banking to  12-3122-0295197-00.  Please use Learn Donation and the Students names as reference.  All donations/contributions qualify for a 33% tax credit from the IRD.

    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
Please do not use the online enrolment system, this is for preference applications only

We welcome applications and may be able to accept a small number of 'non-preference' students. However very few have been able to be accepted recently as we take Preference students as priority. 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 email: [email protected]|
Successful completion of this course will gain a Preference status (although not automatic entry).


YEARS 10 -13 ENROLMENT ENQUIRIES

Please do not use the online enrolment system which is for preference Year 9 applications only.

Applications are welcome for 2025 from June onwards.  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, and a copy of his latest report.

Please contact the Principal's PA at [email protected] or phone 07 856 7091 ext 2842 if any queries.  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.