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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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Prime Ministers Award 2018

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 in News

CONGRATULATIONS! The Panel of Education Experts has selected our entry Learning Support as a finalist in the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Our entry has been selected for the following catagory: Education Focus Prize – Takatū Prize.   The panel of experts provided this feedback about our entry: “The data in this entry indicates…

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Trust Power Youth Community Spirit Award

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in News

The Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award recognises and celebrates the contributions of our future community leaders. The Award is run and presented alongside the Trustpower Community Awards, bringing young people together with the wider voluntary sector operating in their community. The Award is open to all 17-18 year olds (Year 13 or equivalent) who are…

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Rotorua Careers Expo 2018

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 in News

With two weeks to go, the Rotorua Careers Expo is a one-stop-shop for students (intermediate to tertiary), adults, parents and care givers to find out what vacancies, apprenticeships, career paths and opportunities are available.  We have an excellent line up of leading businesses and training providers keen to inspire and connect with our community’s future…

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