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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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Ex JPC Student of 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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2021 REGIONAL RoboCup JUNIOR NZ COMPETITION

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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John Paul College Presents CHICAGO

Monday, February 15th, 2021 in News

John Paul College presents an amazing cast jam-packed full of talent to transport you back to the roaring 20’s to Dazzle you. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and…

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Year 7 Powhiri

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 in News

On the 2nd of February we welcomed new students to JPC with a Powhiri Year 7 Powhiri Gallery

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Grand Opening Thurston Performing Arts Centre.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 in News

In the evening of December 16 2020 Pa Gerard  blessed the Thurston Performing Arts Centre. Gabrielle and Lyall Thurston cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque. This wonderful venue will be shared with Rotorua. Thank you to everyone who supported this amazing building. God bless you all.

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