Welcome to John Paul II High School

John Paul II High School offers families a comprehensive education in a school culture which nurtures and encourages individuals to achieve to their full potential in personal academic excellence, personal growth, and life in Faith in accordance with the values of Jesus Christ and Catholic tradition.

John Paul II High School offers a wide range of subjects, which will prepare students for further study or employment. We pride ourselves on our small classes, because of this we are able to provide students with more individual attention. Our students learn in a caring Catholic environment where self-discipline, academic achievement and Catholic values are taught and expected.

We welcome you to have a good look around the information provided on this website, our Facebook page and our Instagram.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

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Our very own Ruby Tui continues to shine!Such an amazing experience here in Japan!
So thankful for this team ❤
Grateful to Sky for covering our games live so our friends and family could enjoy this moment with us✊ that means so much to us✊
Love to everyone!
#SevensSisters #BlackFernsSevens #WeOutchea
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Our very own Ruby Tui continues to shine!

Angus and Georgie, a part of the service to celebrate Easter on Thursday night. ... See MoreSee Less

Angus and Georgie, a part of the service to celebrate Easter on Thursday night.

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Catherine Fisher

Very sad news.

We have been officially advised that the builder killed in an accident at Hari Hari on Wednesday was Rory Hayward. (Center)

Rory left school at the end of 2015 after achieving NCEA Level 2. He topped the Trades Academy class in his final year with us, and completed a building course at Tai Poutini Polytech in 2016. We remember Rory fondly for his cheeky smile and for being successful in what he was passionate about.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

Eternal rest grant to him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.
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Very sad news.

We have been officially advised that the builder killed in an accident at Hari Hari on Wednesday was Rory Hayward. (Center)

Rory left school at the end of 2015 after achieving NCEA Level 2.   He topped the Trades Academy class in his final year with us, and completed a building course at Tai Poutini Polytech in 2016.  We remember Rory fondly for his cheeky smile and for being successful in what he was passionate about.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

Eternal rest grant to him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. 

May he rest in peace.

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Thoughts and love to Alex, Rosie and Harry. RIP Rory

That's so very sad

So sad RIP 😭

Deepest sympathy to his family RIP

So very sad. Deepest sympathy.

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End of Term 1 and Easter Celebration

We now find ourselves at the end of the 40 day period of Lent and begin the three day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These three days take us from the passion and death of Jesus, to the celebration - the Resurrection. They are also the beginning of the new liturgical season.

Today, to end Term 1 our Year 10 Drama group performed a pantomime of the Passion of Jesus Christ for the school.
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End of Term 1 and Easter Celebration

We now find ourselves at the end of the 40 day period of Lent and begin the three day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  These three days take us from the passion and death of Jesus, to the celebration - the Resurrection. They are also the beginning of the new liturgical season.

Today, to end Term 1 our Year 10 Drama group performed a pantomime of the Passion of Jesus Christ for the school.

2 weeks ago

John Paul II High School, Greymouth

Columba Hall, aka John Paul II Gym, was built in 1951 with the help of parents and parishioners who spent many weekends at working-bees, so that we could have a fine facility.

When built, it had two stages, a small one to the side and the large one on the north end. This had backdrops and closeable curtains. There was a large kitchen at the south end which had its own cutlery and crockery.

Many cabarets, dance competitions, school award ceremonies, and even boxing matches took place here. In the early 60s, Dusty Rhodes painted an amazing backdrop with a forest scene.

In the early 1990s, the hall was renovated; the stages were removed and dressing rooms were added to the west side. The floor was re-laid and markings for basketball,and other sports, were painted.

Today some of the many bricks and windows are being removed so that strengthening can take place.

It is exciting times.
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Columba Hall, aka John Paul II Gym, was built in 1951 with the help of parents and parishioners who spent many weekends at working-bees, so that we could have a fine facility.

When built, it had two stages, a small one to the side and the large one on the north end. This had backdrops and closeable curtains. There was a large kitchen at the south end which had its own cutlery and crockery.

Many cabarets, dance competitions, school award ceremonies, and even boxing matches took place here. In the early 60s, Dusty Rhodes painted an amazing backdrop with a forest scene.

In the early 1990s, the hall was renovated; the stages were removed and dressing rooms were added to the west side. The floor was re-laid and markings for basketball,and other sports, were painted.

Today some of the many bricks and windows are being removed so that strengthening can take place. 

It is exciting times.

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Had many great nights there at cabarets, dancing competitions were held there too

Liam Jackson omg featured hahaha

Head boy in 2014, Cody Fairhall, who was awarded a Lincoln University Sports Scholarship has been named in the Canterbury region under 21 Hockey team. ... See MoreSee Less

Head boy in 2014, Cody Fairhall, who was awarded a Lincoln University Sports Scholarship has been named in the Canterbury region under 21 Hockey team.

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Well Done Codestar you wee beauty!!! - Keep shining and enjoy this very cool experience xx

Congratulations Cody, that's awesome. Embrace this amazing experience and have fun too.

Awesome

Obviously your son Terri congrats to him

Well done cody x

Well done Cody

Well done cody

Go Cody. So proud of you!!

So very proud. Congratulations Cody. xx

Congrats Cody

Great news Cody.

Fantastic 🤗

Lol it's all those yo yo tests Cody Fairhall

Well done!!

Go Cody Fairhall good job

Cody Fairhall Terri Fairhall

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2 weeks ago

John Paul II High School, Greymouth

South Island Athletics.

In early March Anna Donaldson and Zeb Thompson were in Timaru to compete for the Greymouth club at the SISS Athletic Champs. Their results are as follows:

Anna Donaldson (Under 14 girls)
6th overall in the 400m
13th overall in the long jump

Zeb Thompson (Under 15 boys)
6th in his heat for 100m
6th in his heat for 200m
6th in his heat for 400m
15th in the long jump
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South Island Athletics.

In early March Anna Donaldson and Zeb Thompson were in Timaru to compete for the Greymouth club at the SISS Athletic Champs. Their results are as follows:

Anna Donaldson (Under 14 girls)
6th overall in  the 400m
13th overall in the long jump

Zeb Thompson (Under 15 boys)
6th in his heat for 100m
6th in his heat for 200m
6th in his heat for 400m
15th in the long jump

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Great effort👍

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