Rotorua | New Zealand

COVID-19 & Supporting Mental Health With Your Children

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 in News

The arrival of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in New Zealand has caused heightened levels of stress and anxiety. We have talked to students about practical ways in which they can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Good hygiene practice, including regular washing and thorough drying of hands and good cough etiquette have been discussed….

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Cancelled events information

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 in News

Dear Staff and Parents/Caregivers, Mr Walsh and the Senior Leadership Team have looked carefully at the events and school activities over the remainder of the term and reflected on the most recent advice to keep our students safe. Following this advice, we are looking at cancelling or postponing a number of events and school activities. These…

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A message from the Principal

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 in News

Dear ParentsRE: Covid-19 Update I wish to advise, based on information from the Ministry of Education and Health, that the following actions are being taken to ensure the safety of your children. As you are aware, the rugby trip to Hawaii and service trip to Samoa have been cancelled. All major secondary school sporting events…

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Samoa trip cancelled

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 in News

Dear John Paul College community This afternoon Patrick and I advised the students, parents and teachers planning on going on the service trip to Samoa that it can no longer proceed. Like the 1 st XV trip that was cancelled on Saturday we will work with our wonderful travel agent Kay to try and recover…

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Sports events cancelled

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 in News

Following the government announcement today banning gatherings and events of 500 or more and in conjunction with NSOs with events scheduled this term, the board of School Sport NZ has confirmed that all events on the School Sport NZ national calendar are suspended.  

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Cancellation of Hawaii rugby trip

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 in News

Dear John Paul College community Sadly the 1 st XV rugby trip to Hawaii was cancelled last night. There has been a number of meetings over the last few days as we have all tried to understand the constantly changing situation around covid-19.  In light of the national emergency declaration in the United States and…

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