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Life at St John's

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’.

Academic's 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 Golf Squash Volleyball
Basketball Cycling Hockey Swimming Waka Ama
Canoe Polo Football Rowing 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 Golf
Canoe Polo Football
Culinary Arts Rugby
Cricket

Extra Curricular at St John's

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

Art Computer Science Waka-Ama
Music Project K O’Shea Shield
Production Pasifika Young Enterprise
Debating Kapa-Haka

Enroll 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 preference 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 question or queries about enrolment at St John’s College please be in touch.

Welcome to St. John's

This website provides a brief insight into the holistic nature of our College and an extensive resource for our students and their parents. It includes an overview of our Special Character – who we are as a community, what we stand for and how our holistic vision extends to student achievement and support in Pastoral Care, Academia, Sport, Arts and Culture. By expanding our vision to these particular spheres, 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’. St. John’s College is a hidden jewel.
It has evolved through the vision of the Marist Fathers and provides a first-class education as the only Catholic Boys’ School in the Hawke’s Bay.
We provide a stimulating educational programme with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, an excellent range of sporting opportunities, activities to celebrate our cultural heritage and a great house system which fosters school spirit and competition.

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News at St John's

Introducing George App

A low-cost rain and flood warning device called “George”, created by a group of St. John’s College students, has potential to save lives and properties, Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence says.

Bruthas Win National Access

Last year St. John’s College students in their own time reached out to the youth at Hawke’s Bay Prison and together they produced ‘Just Boards’ recycled Rimu serving boards. Rob Fyth and IceBreaker supported the partnership on a national basis – amazing support was received, and sales expectations were exceeded…

1st XI Cricket Champions

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

Max Williams Cycling

Silver medallist in U17 boys National Individual Pursuit, 3rd NZSS Teams

2017 at a glance

  • The best NCEA results in St. John’s history:
  • Level 1 – 98.6% Level 2 – 97.2% Level 3 – 96.5%
  • University Entrance – 71.5%
  • Richard Russell, our Dux for 2017, got 2 scholarships
  • Senior Canoe Polo – 2017 National Champions
  • Junior Canoe Polo – 2017 National Champions
  • The Culinary Arts team winning 3 Gold, 6 Silver
    and 5 Bronze at the National Championships in Auckland.
  • Young Enterprise Scheme – BRUTHAS, Jake Dunn National Award winner as CEO of the Year.
  • Year 10, Bede Powell achieved Grade 8 on Piano.
  • New Zealand Gymnastic National Championships. Level 8 Vault – 1st Zayne Coffey.

Important Dates 2018

November
Thu 29th – Academic Prize Giving
Fri 30th – NCEA Exams finish

December
Sun 2nd – Wed 5th- Year 10 Camp
Thu 6th – Last day for Juniors

General Notices

Buses

Any parents requiring information about buses should phone Mr. Tony McBride on admin@stjohns.school.nz

Enrolment 2019

May

Fri 1st – Year 9 and Year 13s first day
Wed 6th – Queens Birthday
Thu 14th – Commissioning Mass
Mon 18th – Athletics Sports