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Roncalli College

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Roncalli College is a small, very high achieving catholic school on the east coast of New Zealand's beautiful South Island. Our academic results are especially strong. Students are very well cared for with personal attention given to each international student. Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of co-curricular activities such as sport, music, dance, drama, the outdoors or community service. Each student's progress and development is closely monitored and clear guidance and support is given.

For a well-rounded education in an environment which fosters excellence, Roncalli College is an excellent choice.

Contact Roncalli College
Physical address

Wellington St
7940 Timaru
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Phone numbers

+64 3 688 6003
+64 27 2011 897

  • Number of students: 535
  • Number of international students: 35
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Catholic
Key Features: Small, friendly and safe catholic co-educational school. Excellent academic results - a top NCEA school. Limited spaces for International Students, hence more opportunity to get to know New Zealand students. Buddy system available. Well resourced school with computer facilities and free wifi available to all students. Wide variety of subjects + sporting, cultural & outdoor opportunities. A leader in outdoor education - winners of award for New Zealand's Best Outdoor Education Programme. Opportunities for multi-level studies. ESOL tuition for all international students.
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Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

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Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru


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