Open Night – Thursday 19th  June

Please put this date in your diary if you or someone you know is considering enrolling a child at JPC next year. We have considerable pressure on our roll so it will be important to attend and complete enrolment forms early.


During the last week of March sixteen rowers and a large group of parents and coaches travelled to Twizel to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta. The week was very full with the rowers competing in a range of events.

The results during the week led to 6 Finals events for JPC – one E Final, two C Finals, one B Final and two A Finals.

Andre le Lievre and Connor Broughton were our most successful crew. They competed in the Under 18 Lightweight Double coming second and winning silver medals. Congratulations to the boys and their coach, Glen Reichardt.

Thanks you to all the people who made the trip possible for the rowers. Your support is greatly appreciated. Read more about Andre and Connor's fantastic achievement here.

Rotorua Energy Trust Scholarships

John Paul College also salutes the following students who obtained a RECT Scholarship, valued at $8000 towards their tertiary study. The number awarded to JPC was the most of any high school in Rotorua and recognises not only their academic ability but leadership qualities and community involvement.

Rebecca Boles; Caitlin Casey; Stephanie Cogger; Grace Eriksen; Rebecca Firth; Morgana Grose; Sayaka Hughes; Georgina Hyde; Mitchell Petersen; Marc Rigter; Samantha Sinclair; Zac Swift; Anna Threadgill; Jennifer Van Rouveroy.

Read more here

Outstanding NCEA Scholarship Results

The College congratulates and salutes the students who achieved scholarship in NCEA last year. It is important to note this is the pinnacle of academic achievement. To achieve a scholarship, a student must be in the top 3% of students sitting the exam and within 1% to achieve an Outstanding Scholarship.

Of particular note is Marc Rigter, who was named one of only twenty students nationally as an Outstanding Scholar since he achieved five scholarships, two at the outstanding level.

Jonathan Cooper, a Year 12 student last year, achieved two scholarships, including in Technology, which is notoriously difficult to do.

Fourteen scholarships awarded to John Paul College students:

English: Marc Rigter; Biology: Rebecca Firth; Chemistry: Marc Rigter; Physics: Sam Kelly, Marc Rigter (Outstanding); Statistics: Jonathan Cooper, Rebecca Firth, Sayaka Hughes, Cameron Stokman and Marc Rigter (O); Calculus: Marc Rigter; Drama: Zak Swift; Music: Sayaka Hughes; Technology: Jonathan Cooper.

The College thanks all the dedicated teachers who provided the motivation and skill to support them.


2014 Sports Calendar

2014 Sports Calendar available here.

Canteen Menu

Click here to read the menu for the student canteen.

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is open 8am - 4pm Monday – Thursday. Closed 11.30am - 12.30pm


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