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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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High standard at Rotary Club’s speech competition for students in Rotorua

Friday, August 16th, 2019 in News

There was a high standard of competition as students from Rotorua high schools presented their speeches around an interesting topic. The 54th Annual Secondary Schools Speech Competition, organised by the Rotary Club of Rotorua, was held at the Rydges Hotel on Monday evening. As is the tradition, the topic was set by the immediate past…

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Public Health Videos From Toi Te Ora

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 in News

This video is a joint venture between Toi Te Ora and Kia Ora Hauora Midland Region, with support from Hawkes Bay Population Health, which aims to support Māori into a career in public health as one way to make a real difference and valuable contribution to the health and wellness of friends, whānau and communities….

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People Behind the Brand – Leadership event for current and future leaders

Thursday, August 8th, 2019 in News

Kia ora My name is Miriam Hewson, Founder of Futureproof Concepts Limited. We are hosting a business & leadership event at the Novotel on 26th September 2019 from 5.30pm to about 8:00pm. We have a great line up and that evening is all about bringing our future leaders and our current leaders together and to build…

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2019 Sport Photo Schedule

Monday, August 5th, 2019 in News

Photo schedule – Friday 9 August 2019 8.15am Volleyball/Underwater hockey 8.30am DOE 8.45 am Badminton 8.55 am Basketball 9.05 am Basketball 9.15 am Hockey – Boys 9.25 am Hockey – Girls, Aims 9.45 am Hockey – Red and Black 9.55 am 1st X1 Boys Football 10.05 am 1st X1 Girls Football 10.15 am Eagles, Jaguars,…

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