John Paul College

John Paul College (JPC) is a top performing state-integrated Catholic school and caters for students from Year 7 to Year 13. It is a ‘Lasallian school in the Catholic tradition’ and is therefore linked to other faiths through its network of similar schools and universities around the world.

JPC’s enrolment now exceeds 1,100 boys and girls – making it the largest co-educational Catholic School in New Zealand. It is widely respected for its many achievements of excellence in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres and its comprehensive systems of pastoral care and support, ensure that each individual student can flourish to his or her fullest potential.

The school has modern facilities with most of the classrooms rebuilt over the last seven years. The latest addition is a gymnasium and performing arts centre. WiFi is accessible in the classrooms to enable students to use their digital devices for learning. There is also a dedicated music suite with practice rooms and recording studio. The school has a large grass sports field and nine astro-turf courts for tennis, netball and hockey. Being situated in Rotorua, students can also enjoy the city’s numerous sporting, cultural facilities and clubs including mountain biking, squash, rowing, dance, drama, horse riding, skiing, archery, gymnastics, swimming and water-polo.

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The increasing international roll includes approximately 35 students from seven different countries. Successful applicants are usually prioritised over the school’s considerable waiting list. All faiths and backgrounds are welcomed.

Key Points

Catholic values and traditions

A top performing school with many regional & national awards

Small city in central location

Premier tourist destination