Rotorua | New Zealand


By Claire Worrall on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 in News.

Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Overall Points Trophy, Year 8, Juliet McDonald. Juliet prepared 11 songs to perform over the day and walked away with 7 Gold medals and 4 Silver Medals, as well as the following trophies: Classical Piano 12 years Contemporary Piano 12 years and under Duets 11 and 12 years…

Kilts ‘n’ Korowai

By Claire Worrall on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 in News.

Kia ora John Paul College whānau and friends. John Paul College will be the venue for an amazing cultural concert. The National Youth Pipe Band of New Zealand, Rotorua based band members have been working hard to put together a concert to showcase their wonderful talents. This will be a fundraising event to help them…

JPC WoW Philippines Cultural Showcase

By Claire Worrall on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 in News.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Filipino culture! The JPC WoW Philippines Cultural Showcase is back, and this time, it’s bigger and better than ever. Join us on June 30 at 6 pm in the ERC Gym for an unforgettable sneak peek into the mesmerizing talents of our Filipino students.

Senior Spanish Camp

By Claire Worrall on Monday, May 29th, 2023 in News.

Hola a todos, I just wanted to say how extremely proud I am of my Senior Spanish students (11-13) who helped host the Camp (beginning with a beautiful Karakia Tumatanga, sharing Karakia mō te Kai) and participating so enthusiastically in every way.The Spanish Immersion Camp took them all out of their comfort zone-where the real…

2023 BOP Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

By Claire Worrall on Friday, May 26th, 2023 in News.

Te Kura o Hoani Pāora – John Paul College Sports Director, Matua Frank Baker took a squad of six students to Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay, for the 2023 BOP Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships on Monday. The threat of terrible weather in the afternoon meant that races were compressed together, so all Year 9 and…