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 Word and in Truth.’
Principal – St John’s College