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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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CONGRATULATIONS ISHAN

Monday, October 5th, 2020 in News

Ishan Nath has won a GOLD MEDAL in the 2020 IMO. This is only the second time a New Zealand student has won a gold medal at the IMOin the 33 years NZ has sent a team to participate. [In 2002 a student from Onslow College, Wellington won NZ’s first IMO gold medal.] Ishan was ranked…

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ShowQuest: Sins Against Humanity

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 in News

At 1pm yesterday we found out that we placed 2nd in our region for ShowQuest, which the kids are stoked about. We also won the best environmental story award, the magical moment award and the best location filming award for our region. Thanks for all your support with this adventure 

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Miha Māori Practice

Monday, September 14th, 2020 in News

It was great to see the Miha Māori Community supporting our rangatahi learn theChurch Mass in Māori. We also had the pleasure of Father Prakash joining us with our practice.

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JPC Art students take out Top School award in design competition

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 in News

The creativity of a group of local students, with a focus on the environment and guarding the Earth, has resulted in a fabulous opportunity. John Paul College has been named the Top School in Massey University’s Earth Guardians Character Design competition, which was run in partnership with Weta Workshop. This competition was all about hunting…

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La Salle Grove is now taking shape.

Monday, August 3rd, 2020 in News

Hello all,La Salle Grove is now taking shape. La Salle schoolsJohn Paul College RotoruaFrancis Douglas New PlymouthDe La Salle College Auckland Our schools now three hundred trees planted on Motukaraka Island. Three hundred trees to celebrate three hundred years since the death of John Baptiste De La Salle. This is a wonderful legacy to leave…

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