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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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Entrance testing August 28 postponed.

Monday, August 23rd, 2021 in News

Hello all Due to continuing Lockdown until at least Friday August 27th. John Paul College Entrance testing on Saturday August 28 at MacKillop Campus  will be postponed until further notice.Please feel free to email if you have any concerns or enquires.

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Covid-19 Lockdown

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 in News

Good Evening Parents/Caregivers You will no doubt be aware by now our Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand will go into level four lockdown from midnight tonight for three days. The effect of this is that John Paul College will be closed for students and staff. Our teachers have already prepared in advance for…

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Ex JPC Student off to the Olympics

Thursday, July 29th, 2021 in News

Congratulations to Paige Satchell ex JPC student that has made the Football Ferns team, that is competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. (Postponed due to COVID, hence being held in 2021) She was a travelling reserve for the team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Football Ferns (22) Group includes: United States (1) –…

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 in News

Congratulations to the JPC Robotics Team who competed in the Regional RoboCup Junior robotics which was held on Saturday 3 rd July at the Rotorua Library. There were 17 teams all over the Bay of Plenty region that participated in this event. Our teams won first and second places in the Senior Theatre category.  Gargi…

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