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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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Grand Opening Thurston Performing Arts Centre.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 in News

In the evening of December 16 2020 Pa Gerard  blessed the Thurston Performing Arts Centre. Gabrielle and Lyall Thurston cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque. This wonderful venue will be shared with Rotorua. Thank you to everyone who supported this amazing building. God bless you all.

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2021 stationery lists

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 in News

Please note that Office Max is only available for online ordering as they have closed their Rotorua store.

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NZ Aquabot winners

Monday, November 9th, 2020 in News

Congratulations to the JPC Robotics Team who competed in the Regional NZ Aquabot last November 8 at the Rotorua Aquatics Centre. NZ AquaBots is the first underwater robotics programme for school-aged children in New Zealand.   Team Titans (Luke Miliken and Toby Truong) placed in three categories and The Drowning Fish (Kevin Wu, James McGregor, Allan…

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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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