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.
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What’s been happening at John Paul?
“Samoa was the most amazing experience of my life. Something I will remember forever. I believe we have all grown and matured and learnt a heck of a lot from this trip. The culture here is amazing and is definitely … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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