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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. We recently welcomed Mr Justin Harper to our Kura as our new Tumuaki – Principal.

John Paul College is the top performing Catholic secondary school in New Zealand. We educate and shape 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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A significant day for Kanea House and Whanau

Thursday, September 29th, 2022 in News

Kanea has been a house name and icon here at John Paul College for over 40 years. On Wednesday the 28th of September 2022, our kura received a photograph of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao tupuna whaea from her descendants. It was a wonderful celebration that was received with excitement, emotion, speeches, prayer and a heartfelt…

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Friday, September 23rd, 2022 in News

4PM TO 9PM ~ 28 SEPTEMBER 2022 $1 From each pizza* sold will be donated to help the JPC chess club’s intermediate team compete in the NZCF national interschools finals in Christchurch. DOMINO’SROTORUAREDWOOD CENTRE, 16/5 TARAWERA ROAD, NGAPUNA *Excludes mini pizzas

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JPC wins 2022 National RoboCup Junior NZ competition.

Monday, September 12th, 2022 in News

Congratulations to the JPC Robotics team who competed in the National RoboCup Junior NZ held in Dunedin. The JPC team won first place in the Premiere Theatre Category. The Premiere division is for teams working at a higher level of programming. This is a three-minute performance where teams program their robots to act out a…

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