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Te Kura o Hoani Pāora – John Paul College was founded in 1987 with the amalgamation of Edmund Rice College and MacKillop College. The current acting principal is Maree Stewart.

Our former principal Patrick Walsh 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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ASTROTURF COVER

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 in News

We are excited to announce the project to cover the Astroturf at JPC has been approved by the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. Covering the Astroturf will provide shade for our tamariki and rangitahi during the summer, cover from the rain during the winter and enable more usability of the space for the JPC community. The…

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Principal Recruitment Process update

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 in News

Message from the Board Chair: Update on Principal Recruitment Process. “Applications have now closed for the position of Principal at John Paul College. These applications will now be shortlisted and interviews will take place in the coming weeks. We will keep you updated on the progress”. JP Gaston: Board Chair Note: Mrs Maree Stewart is…

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OPEN EVENING – THURSDAY 2nd JUNE – 2022

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 in News

Open Evening – this will be held on Thursday 2 June 2022. Tours will start at 4 pm and the last tour will leave the front entrance of the school at 5.15pm. There will be a cup of tea available in the ERC and Leaders of Teaching and Learning will be there if you would…

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INTERIM REPORTS and PARENT/ TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Monday, April 4th, 2022 in News

Kia Ora, Interim reports will be sent out electronically on Monday 4th April.We regret to advise that due to Covid, we will not be able to offer parent/teacher interviews in person. If you wish to discuss your child’s academic/pastoral progress, please make contact with their subject teacher or Dean via email. Contact details are available…

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