Service – “If you want to lead, first you have to serve.” Jesus Christ is our role model as we strive to serve others first. At St. John’s College we actively promote servant leadership. This is encouraged through our Catholic Character Group, Young Vinnies, Caritas, Retreats and Marist Leadership Programmes; many of which are student led.
Justice – Our young men at St. John’s College have a strong sense of right and wrong, equity and a vision of fairness for all. This is refl ected in highlighting the harshness of today’s world and bringing injustice to light. Once a year our students sleep in cardboard boxes during winter, to highlight the plight of homeless people in New Zealand.
Manaaki – At St. John’s College, our aim is to welcome, support and take care of all visitors to our College. Our practice is to draw on tikanga Maori in the protocols used to welcome/ farewell visitors, as well as open College events through the use of powhiri and the incorporation of karakia, mihi, and waiata. In doing so, we hope to provide Manaaki to visitors, whilst also acknowledging the tangata whenua and tikanga Maori.
Respect – For ourselves, others and our environment. Through this value we think of others around us, value them for who they are and give them the dignity they deserve as a child of Christ. This respect extends to the pride we show in our College, and the environment we are blessed to inherit. It also includes recognition of ‘those who have gone before us’, and who built St. John’s College.
St John’s College provides a high quality education for young men, grounded in Gospel values within the Catholic and Marist traditions.