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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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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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JPC Head Boy Excels at Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 in News

John Paul College head boy Gus Dube wowed the judges at the recent national Shakespeare competition, being singled out for his role as Henry V. Gallery It was a great honour for the school to again be chosen to open the 2017 University of Otago Sheilah Winn National Festival of Shakespeare in secondary schools with a…

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JPC announced as Finalist in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 in News

The Panel of Education Experts has selected our entry for John Paul College as a finalist in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Our entry has been selected in the following category: Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award. Our application was for the 2016 Year 7 Science Case study. There are only 10 finalists selected from 142…

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Share The Mission 2017

Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Featured

Read about two 2016 Year 13 JPC students, Melkorka Leggett-Hilmarsdottir and Tacy Aichison, who are working in Australia as part of the Share the Mission programme. We have Claudia Jones and Indianna  Scuderi, two Australian Share the Mission volunteers, here at JPC for all of 2017.

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