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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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Evolocity event

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 in News

Here are a few pictures from Evolocity event. Teams are “Shocking Blundell”, Josh and the boys, “Drifters”, Alexandre Dault and the boys and Mr Billings “Rubbish Racers”. All teams performed well, my money is on the Rubbish Racers !

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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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