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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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All the best Makayla

Thursday, July 5th, 2018 in News

Big mihi going out to Makayla Timoti who is a John Paul College student and travelling to Tahiti to compete in 2018 IVF World Club Championships. There are 1265 teams from around the world competing at the 18th IVF VA’A world sprint championships. Makayla is 17 competing in the following races – Elite Junior Women…

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Congratulations David Boles

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 in News

Bronze in the 5km Open Water swim in PAPUA NEW GUINEA!!! What an awesome achievement! Congratulations David, and well done Arthur, Jodi and Sherry for supporting swimming at JPC.  

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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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