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John Paul College

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

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 the wide network of similar schools and universities all around the world. With a roll of 1,200 it is New Zealand’s largest co-educational Catholic School in New Zealand.

John Paul College is widely respected for its many achievements of excellence in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres. Its high expectations for work ethic and behaviour ensure high quality outcomes that match those of the top band of schools in New Zealand.
The school is located in the world famous Rotorua which is a unique and exciting place to live.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Contact John Paul College
Physical address

Whitworth Road
3010 Rotorua
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Phone numbers

+64 7 347 8795

  • Number of students: 1200
  • Number of international students: 35
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Banking facilities on campus
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Catholic
Rotorua - the place of fascinating Māori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without stopping here.

Rotorua is one place where the turbulent forces that formed New Zealand are most evident. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire.

Rotorua is also the ancestral home of the Te Arawa  people who settled here more than 600 years ago and their presence offers the visitor numerous cultural experiences. Try a hangi feast – cooked in the steaming ground, take a tour of an authentic pre-European Māori village or treat yourself to an indulgent spa therapy. If adventure is your thing, Rotorua has many attractions to get the adrenalin flowing; everything from skydiving and luging to zorbing and one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike circuits.

It’s also a big trout fishing area with fishing on the lakes and tributary rivers and if you’re unlucky there you can sight some of the huge trout (but, alas, not catch them) at Rainbow and Fairy Springs. With its international airport, Rotorua is also the gateway to the North Island’s skifields for excellent skiing and snowboarding at Mt Ruapehu in the winter.
Main centres: 

Rotorua Central



Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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