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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 SWIM SPORTS RESULTS

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 in News

On Friday 7th of February, 113 students (375 entries) competed in the JPC swimming championships. A great morning of swimming start at 9am and finish at lunchtime. A total of 4 records were broken. Karolina Joyce Year 8 Girl broke 2 records: 100m Freestyle (1998) – 50m Breaststroke (2005) Ariel Muchirahondo Year 7 Boy broke…

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Homework Centre 2020

Friday, February 7th, 2020 in News

Homework Centre for 2020 is starting this Monday  –  10 February. If there are any staff (particularly new staff) who would be interested in supporting Homework Centre in 2020  –  please let me know.  You would be most welcome to join the Stalwart Staff Team of myself, Cassandra and John  –  who are there on…

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Congratulations Patrick

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 in News

Patrick is presented with an Affiliate member of the La Sallian brothers.Presented to him by the brothers at MacKillop Chapel.He is pictured here with his family. PRINCIPAL, PATRICK WALSH RECEIVES, A WOOLF FISHER FELLOWSHIP Br Nigel Evans, picture, presented Mr Walsh his Fellowship on behalf of the Wolf Fisher Trust. This is a prestigious award…

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Love to Ride 2020 Aotearoa Bike Challenge

Monday, February 3rd, 2020 in News

Hi allIf you ride a bicycle to work, around town or in the forest for fun, you can sign up for the challenge. I have entered a team for John Paul College again this year.Go to  https://www.lovetoride.net/bop  and hopefully you can find the sign up link. They are offering prizes and discounts throughout the month, one has just…

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