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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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Year 12 kumara Kai project.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 in News

On Friday 19 October, students from the Year 12 Faith in Action class and Enviro-group students went to Carl Dibley’s orchard onTe Puea Road to take part in a kumara trial project. We planted kumara alongside the Minister for Maori Development, the Mayor of Rotorua,  iwi representatives and students from other Rotorua schools. We are…

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SENIOR’S LAST WEEK …………. next week

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 in News

Friday 2nd November – 10.30-11.30am Leaver’s Mass at St Mary’s Church Compulsory attendance for Years 11-13 Friday 2nd November – 1.00-3.00pm – ERC – Senior Co-curricular Prizegiving Monday 5th November – 7.00-11.00pm – ERC – Senior Prizegiving and Graduation Wednesday 7th November – NCEA commences: Refer to the exam schedule in this newsletter 2019 START DATES Tuesday 29th January           Teacher Only Day Wednesday 30th January      All new students…

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John Paul College, 2018 Finalist, Focus Prize

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in News

Now in their fifth year, the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are about recognising and celebrating the fantastic work being done in schools and early learning services across the country to support children and young people to achieve their very best. The entries over the past four years have shown what a big difference excellent…

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Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk 2018

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 in News

The Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust present the 2018 Pink Walk! Registrations open online. Start planning your Pink costumes, get your friends and family together and enjoy a fun evening of love and laughter, celebrating life and sharing a moment of remembrance. This is the Trust’s major fundraising event which helps us to support those with…

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