Welcome to John Paul II High School

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 and 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 expected.

We welcome you to have a good look around the information provided on this website and if you have any questions please get in touch.

 

What’s been happening at John Paul?

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Netball Success

For the first time in fifteen years, our senior netball won the Flora Beynon cup,the symbol of Secondary School netball supremacy on the West Coast.  The team consisted of Bridget Foote (captain), Briana Rae, Eilish Ramsden, Jamie Gibbens, Rebecca Sollitt, … Continued

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Rockquest

Rockquest

Our band Q4 competed in Rockquest 2015.  Q4 is made up of Dana Lambert on drums, Marraih Kispa on guitar and Freya Johnson on keyboard and vocals.  Q4 got maximum crowd participation, won the people’s choice award, Freya was awarded … Continued

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Physics

The Shockingly Amazing Physics Trip

Our Year 12 Physics class went on a field trip over to Christchurch to see the High Voltage Laboratory at Canterbury University. We were lucky enough to be shown a variety of exciting High Voltage Demonstrations. This reinforced what we … Continued

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Ugly Shakespeare 2015

Ugly Shakespeare

It was indeed very unpretty Shakespeare.  An adaptation of “A Midsummer Nights Dream” was performed in the John Paul II gym for the whole school.  The drama was a madcap interpretation, it involved songs from Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and … Continued

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John parsons talking to seniors at John Paul II (4)

Cyber Safety

John Parsons is an Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant to schools the private sector and the health sector, providing specialist advice and direction on the safe use of Digital Communication Technology. He visited John Paul II and talked to … Continued

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yr 9 2015

Welcome to Year 9

John Paul II High School welcomes one of it’s largest Year 9 intakes for many years.  This highlights the popularity of the school among the local Catholic and wider communities.  Welcome to all Year 9, we hope you enjoy your … Continued

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Head Students 2015

Head Students 2015

Introducing the Head Students of John Paul II for 2015. (From left to right) Head Boy – Kaden Fitzgerald; Head Girl – Eilish Burrows; Deputy Head Boy – Michael Dwyer and Deputy Head Girl – Eilish Ramsden.

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Hockey Champions 2014

Hockey Champions – tournament week

For the second year John Paul II mixed hockey team won the final at South Island Mixed tournament this year held in Gore. Overall it was a fine team performance as the team improved game by game during the week, … Continued

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NewBuildingsCommissioned

New Buildings—Commissioned & Blessed

It was an especially chilly morning when the entire school gathered at the start of Term 3 for the blessing of the new buildings by Monsignor Gerry O‘Connor, (accompanied by seminarian Thahn Tran). The pair went through each room, including offices, … Continued

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