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John Paul College was founded in 1987 with the amalgamation of Edmund Rice College and MacKillop College. The current principal is Patrick Walsh, past president of the Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand.

Patrick has led the College to become the top performing Catholic secondary school in New Zealand. John Paul College educates and shapes the lives of young people from Year 7 to Year 13 in the beautiful tourist city of Rotorua.

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Our College motto is “Through Faith and Love”. This reflects our Lasallian philosophy which is built on the four pillars of Faith, Compassion, Prayer and Action. To develop lifelong learners with a commitment to excellence, and a desire to contribute to society and the church’s mission.

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Presentation by Lucy Hone PhD, Director, NZIWR

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in News

John Paul College welcomed the community to a presentation from Lucy Hone PhD  on Tuesday 18th September at 7pm  “Resilience: how can we promote it in ourselves and others?” Resilience is a frequently used, but in reality little understood term. Dr Lucy Hone has made it her mission over the last ten years to understand resilience –…

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2019 Senior Courses Book

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 in News

The 2019 Option Book is available to view. Students and parents are encouraged to carefully read this booklet and consult staff about course selection. General criteria that should be taken into account are a student’s interests, ability and career requirements. 2019 Senior Courses Book

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Congratulations Henry Booker

Friday, August 17th, 2018 in News

Henry has completed the last element of the world climbing champs. Lead climbing ( with a rope up very high and challenging walls with overhangs). Some of the photos shown don’t give the climb justice and you can not see that he is climbing almost horizontally. Speed  47th Bouldering 55th Lead climbing 62nd Not to bad…

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