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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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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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2019 Start Dates

Friday, January 18th, 2019 in News

Tuesday 29th January           Teacher Only Day Wednesday 30th January      All new students (Yr 7s 9am to 2pm; All other year levels 9.00-11.00am. Summer uniform to be worn) Thursday 31st January          Full school Attendance

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