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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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JPC Open Night

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 in News

Is dated for Thursday the 23rd of May, commencing with tours between 4.30 and 5.30pm, followed by the enrolment presentation in the gym.

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Cambodia Service Trip 2019

Friday, May 10th, 2019 in News

During the holidays between terms one and two a group of sixteen students and two staff went on a service trip to a small LaSallain school in Cambodia. Cambodia Service Trip 2019

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Sunshine books

Monday, May 6th, 2019 in News

Jenny Zou won a Sunshine On Line Competition in China. She had to present a research topic on how Sunshine books have inspired her. There were 30,000 entries. Jenny’s prize was a trip to Rotorua. Sunshine books asked John Paul College to host her for the week. We have been very fortunate to have this young lady…

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