Students belong to four house teams that promote connections to our Catholic story and a deeper sense of belonging.  Houses are used for sporting events, assemblies and gatherings.


Father Anthony (Tony) Casey

Father Casey's vision and commitment to Catholic education in Coffs Harbour saw the opening of John Paul College in 1983. Biography

Father John Kelly

Father John Kelly, the parish priest of Sawtell when John Paul College opened, worked closely with Father Casey. Biography


Mr Paddy Hargraves

Mr Paddy Hargraves donated the land on which St John Paul College stands to the Coffs Harbour Parish. Biography

Sister Catherine McAuley

Sister Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin in 1831. Sisters of Mercy were among the original staff at John Paul College.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  (John 14:6)

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour