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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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Regarding Interim reports

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 in News

Interim reports will be issued by e-mail on Friday 29th March (tomorrow). This is a quick one page snapshot of how your son/daughter is progressing at school. It does not include reports on Year 7 and 8 option subjects as these will be reported on at the end of week 11 and week 3 of…

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Scholarship Results

Friday, February 8th, 2019 in News

Congratulations  to the nine students that achieved scholarships and to the staff that prepared the students for these examinations. In particular to Hannah McLean who achieved a scholarship in English while in Year 12 and Ishan Nath (Year 11) who achieved an outstanding scholarship in Calculus. Lisa Ahn – SCHL – Painting Megan Chen –…

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