Excellence is a habit: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle’s words endorse our academic philosophy at St. John’s College. Our aim is to produce self-reliant workers, able to take responsibility for their own learning and develop study habits that will see our young men attain at the highest level possible. We provide a robust academic programme, based on the New Zealand Curriculum Framework, gaining outstanding results in Merit and Excellence endorsements and our Scholarship programme. All of our senior students enter National Certificate of Education Achievement courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3; with a strong core of senior pupils sitting Level 4 Scholarship exams.
Academic Dean: Introduced in 2014 to support all students studying N.C.E.A., the Academic Dean tracks students through their academic programmes. Emphasis is placed on gaining literacy and numeracy credits. Support is offered through mentoring, arranging tutorials, issuing study programmes and close monitoring of N.C.E.A credits. This academic structure has produced outstanding NCEA results in 2018 including:
NCEA Level 1 – 91.5%
NCEA Level 2 – 95.8%
NCEA Level 3 – 91.2%
University Entrance – 73.7%
(Note – %’s are participation based)