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Opere et Veritate

In Truth and in Deed

Prospectus Evening

Thursday 9th May at 7pm

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in St. John’s College. Our College is a hidden jewel that was founded in 1941 by the Marist Fathers and is the only Catholic Boys’ School in Hawke’s Bay.

We provide a stimulating educational programme with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, an excellent range of sporting opportunities and activities to celebrate our cultural heritage, and a great house system which fosters school spirit and competition. Our culture is centred on the life of Jesus Christ and the example he set for us all.

The aim is to provide a high quality education for young men, grounded in Gospel values within our Catholic and Marist tradition. We strive to teach these values, while immersing our young men in an experience of living in a Catholic community. The College’s holistic vision extends to student achievement and support in Pastoral Care, Academia, Sport, Arts and Culture.

By expanding our vision to these particular pillars, we believe we can develop a young man who is balanced, well rounded and able to face a competitive secular world with confidence. This is the vision of a ‘St. John’s Man’.

The extension of our school is our parents and Old Boys. We are not just a school, we are a community. We value your input and support. Together we can teach our young men to be well grounded in their faith, independent and able to make wise decisions based on Christian values, with resilience to deal with the complexities of modern day life.

​Again, many thanks for your interest in our College. If you require further information, please visit our prospectus page.

Opere et Veritate ‘In Truth and in Deed.’

Paul Melloy
Principal – St John’s College

Academics at St. John's

St. John’s College prides itself in providing an Academic programme that caters for the needs of every individual through a dual Pathway catering for Industry and Academia. This programme has Pathways that enable students to enhance their passions and create bright futures.

Religious Education Science Art History
English Social Studies Technologies
Maori Music Graphics & Design
Mathematics Art Commerce

Sport at St John's

Sport is an integral part of a boys’ school. It does not build character, it reveals it. At St. John’s College we cater for the needs of all our students. This includes compulsory sport for all Year 9 and 10 students in the winter, and the pursuit of excellence in our main sporting codes. It is supported by first class coaches to help young athletes attain their sporting goals. Introduced as a Gifted and Talented Programme, The Sports Institute was founded in 2014 to support such athletes.

Athletics Cricket Futsul Rugby Touch Rugby
Badminton X–Country Hockey Squash Volleyball
Basketball Cycling Rowing Swimming Waka Ama
Canoe Polo Football Tennis

Institutes at St. John's

St John’s College Institute students will be responsible representatives of the College who will be committed to developing a culture which supports and fosters achievement for all. Achievement will not be measured in winning or losing but in improving, competing, learning and developing into better people. As representatives of a Catholic and Marist college our actions will reflect Gospel values

Basketball Football Debating
Canoe Polo Rugby Music
Culinary Arts Cricket Fine Arts
Performing Arts

Extra Curricular at St. John's

St. John’s Cultural and Arts Programme reflects and celebrates the diversity of all our community. Students are encouraged to share their cultural practices in an compassionate multicultural environment.

Art Robotics O’Shea Shield
Music Pasifika Young Enterprise
Production Kapa Haka Debating
Young Vinnies

Enrol at St John's

We welcome all prospectus students to St. John’s College. Please download an enrolment from below. Once completed please return to the office at St. John’s College. New Zealand law requires we demonstrate a preference with 95% of our roll having a connection to the Catholic Church. If your son has a connection to the Catholic Church, please download the enrolment form below and return it to the office at St. John’s College.

There are scholarships available for attending St. John’s College; please enquire about them at the School office. If you have any questions or queries about enrolment at St.John’s College please be in touch.

Download Enrolment Form 2020

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News at St John's

2019 National Senior Champions Canoe Polo

Senior Canoe Polo 2019 National Champions

Junior Canoe Polo Silver Medal

YouTube Video

Bugsy Malone Production

Our joint production with Sacred Heart this year is the fabulous Bugsy Malone: a perfect fit for our special Art Deco cities. APRIL 8th-11th 2019.
Where:  HB Theatre, 311 Alexander Street, Hastings
Ticket sales available from the College office from the 18th March.
Adults $15
School aged Children $10

1st XI Cricket Champions

Winners of HB Cricket Div. 1 senior Men’s grade.

Leaders in their Schools 2019

Congratulations to all School Leaders for 2019

Read more

2018 at a glance

As we look back at another wonderful year at St. John’s College, the list of achievements is worth celebrating. We hope your son has made the most of the opportunities presented to him and he enjoyed the year. Here is a small synopsis of what have we achieved in 2018:

  • Fantastic NCEA results in 2018:
  • Level 1 – 91.7%           Level 2 – 94.4%
  • Level 3 – 92.1%      University Entrance – 74.4%
  • Gurjas Sekhon, a Year 12 student, got 4 scholarships in Physics, Calculus, Chemistry and Biology.
  • St. John’s achieved 8 scholarship in total.
  • Senior Canoe Polo – 2018 National Runners-Up
  • Junior Canoe Polo – 2018 4th at Nationals.
  • The Culinary Arts team winning 5 Gold, 9 Silver and 9 Bronze at the National Championships in Auckland.
  • Young Enterprise Scheme – BRUTHAS, winners of 2 National Awards, the 2018 Whai Tikanga Award and the New Zealand Youth Award for Business and Entrepreneurship (from the Ministry for Social Development). These awards recognised the use of the arts as an integral part of a tikanga programme to encourage a strong cultural identity and support pro-social living.
  • Cricket 1st XI – Winners of the Division 1 Men’s League and St. John’s Team of The Year.
  • George Winners of two of the Young Enterprise Scheme’s National Awards, in recognition of developing a flood detecting device in conjunction with their relationship with Whatever It Takes, supporting mental health and the homeless in Hawke’s Bay.
  • Zayne Coffey – New Zealand Gymnastic Representative. Level 9.
  • Kyle Groner U/14 New Zealand Baseball representative.
  • 9 Hawke’s Bay and 5 National representatives in Canoe Polo.
  • 4 Hawke’s Bay representatives in Basketball.
  • 5 Hawke’s Bay representatives in Rugby.
  • Year 9 Father Fisher Trophy Winners.
  • 6 Hawke’s Bay and 3 Central Federation representatives in Football.
  • 5 Hawke’s Bay representatives in Cricket.
  • 3 Hockey, 2 Touch, 2 Futsal and 2 Softball Regional representatives.
  • Waka Ama – J19 250m + 500m Secondary School Champions.
  • Blake Knox – Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Squash Champion.
  • Tae Kwon Do – Joshua van Hooijdonk and Rhyva van Onselen National and Oceania Champions.
  • Wonderful school spirit with sports participation at 88%.
  • 90% of teachers involved with coaching or managing sport.

Important Dates 2019

Monday 8th April to

Thursday 11 April

Combined SJC – SHC Production
Friday 12th April End of Term 1
Monday 29th April Term 2 begins – Day 1
Wednesday 1st May Hato Paora Exchange – Away
Tuesday 7th May Parent Conferences
3.30pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 8th May
(note school closed –
no students)
Parent Conferences
8.45am – 3.30pm
Thursday 9th May Prospectus Evening
1st Promotional evening for enrolments 2020
Friday 10th May to
Sunday 12th May
O’Shea Shield
St Peter’s College, Palmerston North
Tuesday 14th to
Wednesday 15th May
St Patrick’s Exchange @ Wellington
Friday 17th May Year 9 and  Year 10 Junior Social at SJC
Friday 31st May St John’s College Holiday – School Closed
Monday 3rd June Queen’s Birthday – School closed
Thursday 6th June Taste of St John’s Day – Year 8 school visit
Saturday 15th June School Ball

General Notices

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a free to access website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2020. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success, designed to make the application process less stressful for students. For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page

Key Dates for Universities

Download a handy guide for the key dates relating Universities

    Key Dates for Universities
        

 

Term Dates 2019

Term One
Friday 1st February – Year 9s and Year 13s only
Monday 4th February – All students
Friday 12th April – End of Term 1

Term Two
Monday 29th April – Friday 5th July

Term Three
Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September

Term Four
Monday 14th October – to be advised

In 2015 The Board of Trustees changed the College uniform. From 2016 all Year 9 – 12 students will be required to wear
the new uniform. The school uniform will be sold directly from St John’s College.

Summer Uniform
(Terms One and Four)

White short sleeve embroidered shirt Grey shorts
Black Roman sandals
St John’s jersey/jacket
Bucket Hat (purchase from office)

Dress Uniform

White long-sleeved dress shirt
College Tie (sold through the College)
College Blazer (optional)

Winter Uniform
(Term Two and Three)

Long sleeved white embroidered shirt to be worn with College Tie
Grey shorts/seniors (Yr 11 onwards) may wear grey uniform long trousers
Grey long socks with maroon and blue stripe
Black lace up shoes
St John’s jersey/jacket

PE Uniform
(Compulsory Yr9-Yr10)

House colour T Shirt and Blue Shorts,
Maroon Socks with Blue top
Bucket Hat (purchase from office)