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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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Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in News

John Paul College is pleased to continue the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award at the college in 2018. The awards are open to students from ages 14-25 (students can start at 13 if they are turning 14 during the award time frame). There are three levels Bronze. Silver and Gold and four sections to each…

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2018 Year 13 Leadership Camp

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in News

If your son/daughter is returning to John Paul College to complete Year 13 next year the students have a year level camp, which all students are encouraged to attend. The camp has many purposes, but the main one is to prepare the students and set the tone for what is an important and busy year. Please read…

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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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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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