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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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Uniform Shop

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in News

The school uniform shop will be open during the holidays on Thursday 12th Oct and Friday 13th Oct, 8am-4pm.

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Staff Vacancies

Friday, September 15th, 2017 in News

Three full time teaching positions have become available at JPC; to learn more about them click here

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Staff Only Day

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 in News

John Paul College will be closed on Friday 29th September, the last day of Term 3, for a Staff Only Day.

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Scholarship Season is Open

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in News

Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of funding your tertiary education. Go here for information about what’s out there and how to get it, along with some links to get you started, including the latest scholarships available.

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Success for JPC at RoboCup Junior New Zealand

Monday, June 26th, 2017 in News

RoboCup Junior New Zealand is a national robotics competition for school students. Its point of difference from many other competitions is that the robotic platform is not specified. This year the competition was held at Hillcrest High School, Hamilton. Under the tutelage of IT teacher Mrs Marisol Bite, both JPC teams gained first place and qualify for the…

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