The presence of our international students enriches the College community and we value this cultural diversity.
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!
Roncalli College invites you to become a part of our school and community. Experience the difference!
Our International team who care for our International Students are Mr Bryce Caird, mentor for our international boys, Mary- Jane Konings, ESOL teacher and Cathy Shearer, Director of International Students.
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 programme please contact Mrs Cathy Shearer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the link for the International Department Facebook page
View the NZ Code of Practice
The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016
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.
To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 which is linked to this page.
View NZ Code of Practice
In 2017, Roncalli played host to the EDICM/NPO Future School Speech Competition. This marked the first time the speech competition has been held in New Zealand since 2004 and the competition’s debut in the South Island. EDICM, a Japanese study exchange company, was offering two winners a 12 day cultural exchange to Japan. In this time, the winners would spend 2 nights in Tokyo (including a trip to Tokyo Disneyland) before travelling to Kōfu, capital of the Yamanashi Prefecture, and spend time with a host family while attending a Japanese sister school.
The competition saw Year 12 student Anne Newmarch give a 7 minute speech on the topic, “What have you learned about your heritage that you want to pass on to future generations?” Anne gave an emotionally stirring and delicately balanced speech on her family fleeing Zimbabwe when she was an infant, forging new roots in a strange country, and what it may mean to never return to your homeland to be buried alongside your ancestors.
Anne, who competed against 6 students from Years 10-12 in the South Canterbury and Otago region, was awarded first place.