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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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OfficeMax For your Stationery Needs

Friday, January 21st, 2022 in News

For your child’s stationery, we’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school ready faster! Your child’s class list is available now on are only available from Office Max using the My School link.

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CNI Wood Council and Rotorua Economic Development scholarship.

Monday, November 29th, 2021 in News

Donnelly Sawmills, CNI Wood Council and Rotorua Economic Development invites applications for a newly created scholarship to those keen on a future in the wood industry! The scholarship covers up to $18,000 in study fees over three years and also includes a 4 to 10 week paid summer internship and mentor support. Visit the website…

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