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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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JPC Wins 2022 Chanel Shield

Thursday, August 18th, 2022 in News

This weekend a group of 15 students travelled to Campion College in Gisborne to represent John Paul College in the annual Inter Catholic-College Hamilton Diocese Cultural Competition “Chanel Shield”. The competition is focused on speeches, drama, the Bible and debates. All of the students were excellent ambassadors for the college and many new friendships were…

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Pōhiri for our new Tumuaki/Principal Mr Justin Harper.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 in News

Monday this week was a very significant day for our Kura with our Pōhiri for our new Tumuaki/Principal Mr Justin Harper. To view the Pōhiri follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBf1SA9tAg Welcome to Te Kura o Hoani Pāora Mr Harper!

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Tickets on sale for our Senior Drama Production ‘Almost Maine’

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 in News

The John Paul College senior drama class presents ‘Almost, Maine’ – a Romantic Comedy, written by JohnCariani and directed by Gabrielle Thurston. A compilation of nine scenes explores different couples in the remote, strange almost-town called Almost, Maine.Tickets will be available from the uniform shop website, $10 for Students and $20 for Adults. Performances will…

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Pōhiri for Principal Justin Harper to be livestreamed.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 in News

We look forward to welcoming Mr Harper as our new Principal on 25 July. The pōhiri will be livestreamed from 12pm. The link will be sent on Monday 25th. Due to the numbers attending the pōhiri and the limited space in the ERC we are requesting that all Year 11 students have a study day…

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Teacher Only Day Friday 8th July

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 in News

Kia ora koutou,I wish to advise that JPC will be closed for instruction on Friday 8th July 2022.We have a significant number of teachers and support staff absent, related to Covid 19 and influenza. It is increasingly difficult, even with support of relief teachers, to cover classes. If you have a child who is not…

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