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Welcome - Haere Mai

The presence of our international students enriches the College community and we value this cultural diversity.



Welcome to Roncalli College

At Roncalli we offer our students the opportunity for academic excellence within a small, friendly and caring environment.  The presence of international students at the College enriches the College community and we value this cultural diversity.  Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of extra curricular activities including music, sport, drama and our excellent outdoors programme.

For a well rounded education in an environment which fosters excellence,
Roncalli College is your first choice!

Key features:

  • Excellent academic results
  • Small, friendly and safe school (500 students)    
  • Culture of care for students and community
  • Accredited to offer New Zealand Curriculum Framework courses
  • School of first choice for many New Zealand and International Students
  • Outstanding 25 year record in hosting International Students
  • Limited spaces (35) for international students and therefore, more opportunity to get to know New Zealand students! Buddy system available!
  • Well resourced school with computer facilities available to all students
  • Variety and diversity of subjects
  • Extra tutorial assistance available through weekly “Homework Club” and IELTS after school programmes
  • ESOL tuition for all international students
  • Co-educational Catholic Secondary School from Years 9 to 13
  • Live with caring New Zealand families
  • Quality support staff and systems
  • A leader in Outdoor Education –“Winners of Outdoors New Zealand Best Outdoor Education Programme”
  • Wide range of sporting and cultural activities

Roncalli College invites you to become a part of our school and community.  Experience the difference!

Pastoral Care at Roncalli College

Our International team who care for our International Students are Mr Chris Comeau, Principal Roncalli College, Mrs Mary-Jane Konings, ESOL teacher, our Business Manager Mrs Catherine Kelly and administrator Rose Struthers.

In addition to these people, the College has an extensive guidance network involving a Counsellor, Careers Advisor, Deans at each year level, and House Group teachers.

For information about our international student programme please contact our International department - / +64 27 688 6023 (24/7 emergency contact).

If you are interested in being a Roncalli homestay family, please contact the team at

Check out and follow the social media links including our Roncalli College International Facebook page



NZ Code of Practice

View the NZ Code of Practice

The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 Caring for International Students - The Code of Practice

When you come to New Zealand to study as an international student, education providers have a responsibility to ensure that you are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

In New Zealand we call this ‘pastoral care’. You are entitled to be treated well, at all ages and at all levels of education.


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