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Prefects 2019

Head Boy – Brad Selwood
Deputy Head Boy – Mitchell McLeod
Deputy Head Boy – Kitt McEvoy

PREFECTS FOR 2019

Head Boy: Brad Selwood
Deputy Head Boy: Mitchell McLeod
Deputy Head Boy: Kitt McEvoy

Prefects:

Zach Barrett, McKenzie Brown, Brendon Carroll, Ben Evans, Benjamin Gardner, Jameel Geor, Max Ireland, Hamish Klem, Ryan Lindeque, Sam Lynskey, Liam Parker-O’Brien, Kupa Pohe, Hamish Ross, Gurjas Sekhon, Harmanpreet Singh, Rhyva van Onselen

House Captains

Colin House

Rhyva van Onselen –  Joint House Captain

Griffin Swensson – Joint House Captain

Forest House

Caleb Burke – House Captain

Cairo Smith – Deputy House Captain

Redwood House

Liam Brown – House Captain

Keighlyb Hodges – Deputy House Captain

Reignier House

Brendon Carroll – House Captain

Hamish Klem – Deputy House Captain

THE COLLEGE SONG

John knew a Lord whose love was real,
Felt love’s power, saw love heal.
Love one another was the call,
John remembered, taught us all.
Trusting, loyal and faithful
Loving in word and deed,
Opere et veritate
For love real and active, 
Lord we pray.
John by the Cross on Calvary,
Stood with Mary, heard Christ say,
This is your mother, this your Son,
Share my love with everyone.
Trusting, loyal…
Christ on His rising came to John,
Bright with glory, weakness gone.
Teach my brothers, help them learn,
To love as I love till I return.
Trusting, loyal…

THE COLLEGE HAKA

o Hoani nei te tangata
Ara he tia, he tia, he tia
Ara hei runea hei raro
Whaka tau ake nei do te mana
Koteihi runga I te toa – e tu nei
Ara pono ki te tika
Kaora, x 2
Patua hatana
Patua te hoa riri
Ka ao x 2
Haramai te toki
Whakatau/he tangata
Whakatau/he tipua
Ko wai te tangata ke runga ra
Ko Hoani te tangata kei runga ra,
kei runga ra
Ara he tia, he tia, he tia
Ara hei runga, hei runga, hei runga
Ara whaka tau ake nei ko te mana
Ko te ihi o te Hato
Pona ki te tika
Patua hatana
Patua te hoariri
Ara hi ara hi aramai hi!!

Our College rules are based on the Christian principle that we should treat others as we would like them to treat us, and we should care for others as we care for ourselves.

Students will be under the authority of the College while:

  • On the way to and from school
  • Present at school during the official school day
  • Representing the school at any time, whether it be in sport, cultural pursuits or any other    activity, whether in term time or holidays, during the week or weekend, or on a school trip.

The following are forbidden: 

  • Possessing weapons
  • Possessing, using or dealing in drugs
  • Possession or drinking of alcohol
  • Smoking or associating with smokers
  • Theft or interfering with others’ property
  • Bullying
  • Accessing pornography or other offensive material
  • Usage of cell phones during morning break and lunchtime (unless supervised)
  • Usage of electronic devices during morning break and lunchtime (unless supervised)
  • Entering vehicles during morning break or lunchtime
  • Having graffiti on schoolbags, books or folders
  • Wearing incorrect school uniform on the way to and from school

Failure to abide by these rules is likely to result in  a stand down or suspension

Students must:

  • Attend school every day.  Truants will do a Dean’s Detention and make up time hour-for- hour starting from the first day at school following the truancy.
  • Gain permission from the school office to leave the property.
  • Attend detentions before other activities and on the specified day.  Failure to do so incurs an additional Dean’s Detention.
  • Attend practices and matches for their sports teams; attend practices and performances for cultural activities.
  • Return library books by the due date.
  • Abide by the school’s cyber safety rules and have completed the Digital Citizenship agreement.
  • Use audio devices, cell phones and laptops at the appropriate time or this will be the device will be confiscated. These are to be collected by a parent from a member of the Senior Management team.

Uniform is to include:

  • Regulation uniform worn correctly to school, at school and home from school. In winter a white T shirt or singlet may be worn underneath. No visible tee-shirts, singlets, thermals, etc. under shirts at all other times.
  • No ear-rings, studs or jewellery.
  • Pupils are expected to have their hair tidy, in accordance to what is expected of a St. John’s Man.
  • A clean shaven face with no beard or moustache.

Transport:

  • Permission is needed from the Assistant Principal and a parent to drive a vehicle to school.
  • No passengers are to be carried without written permission of both parents concerned.
  • Cyclists are to lock bikes and to wear helmets – no cycling in the school grounds.
  • Students are expected to use the correct entrance and exit.
  • All vehicles are to be parked on school grounds.
  • Access to the vehicles is only permitted before and after school.

BYOD (Bring your own Device)

What is the “D” in BYOD?

For the purposes of BYOD, the “D” stands for any technology that is a privately owned personal, portable computing device which is wireless capable. This includes laptops, netbooks, tablets (Android, Apple and Microsoft) and smartphones.

Minimum device specifications:

Operating system:       Windows, iOS, OSX, Android

Screen size:                 minimum of 10 inches

Battery life:                 minimum of 6 hours (continuous use)

Wireless capable –      802.11 n/ac

Keyboard:                   external (Recommended)

Memory (RAM):         4GB

Internal storage:          64GB

In the case of 10 inch+ tablets we recommend that the student have an external keyboard that can connect to the tablet.

Recommended devices:

St. John’s College has signed up for Microsoft Office 365.  This will enable all our learners to access, and download, the Office suite of programs onto their device. Students can download the software to a maximum of 5 devices for free.

Because the school has a Windows server and has adopted Microsoft 365 as its cloud solution, we recommend devices that run the windows operating system.

  • Touch screen capable – This allows students to use a stylus to write on their screens allowing them to annotate notes and diagrams easily.
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Screen size: 1 inches to 14 inches
  • Battery life: 7 hours (continuous use).
  • Keyboard: External keyboard
  • Memory(RAM):               4 GB
  • 64GB internal storage with an SD expansion slot. Alternatively, 250GB hard drive

All devices must have a protective carry case to minimize the risk of damage.

Recommended Devices: Laptops, Tablets, Ultrabook, Netbook

Devices that does not work with our server: Chromebook

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Students

Q: I brought my personal device to school to use in the classroom, but my teacher said I couldn’t use it in his/her classroom. Can I still use it?

Answer: The teacher in the classroom has the final say on procedures in the classroom. If he or she asks you not to use your device, then you should follow those directions.

I need to print something, is this allowed?

Answer: Printing is done through an internet portal. Printing is dependent on whether your machine can interact and upload the document to this portal. If it can, then you will be able to print, much in the same way you print from the school computers now. If not, you will have to use a memory stick and access a school computer to print.

My personal electronic device was stolen when I brought it to school. Who should I contact about this?

Answer:  Bringing your personal technology to school does have some risks. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number in case of theft. Some devices also have a locator application – it is recommended that this is enabled. St Johns College is not responsible for the theft of any personal technology, nor is it responsible for any damage done to a device while at school. Theft or vandalism of any kind should be reported immediately to the Assistant Principal so the appropriate action can take place. Damage to, or theft of, a personal device is solely the responsibility of the owner.

Am I still held accountable to the Cybersafety agreement I agreed to, even though this is my own personal device?

Answer: Yes. The school cybersafety policy remains in effect even when you are using your own device at school. Violating the terms of the agreement is a violation of the student code of conduct and will be dealt with by the Assistant Principal.

Will there be a penalty to my grade if I do not have my own personal, portable computer?

Answer: No. Having a device is not a pre-requisite for learning or achievement. When technology use is mandated, devices will be provided to those students who are unable to bring their own to school.

I have my device with me in class. How do I get on the Internet?

Answer: Most devices will detect a wireless access point when you are near one, and will prompt you to join the network identified. A network password key will be emailed to you which will give you access to the St John’s wireless network. The wireless connection is named “sjc-byod”.

Parents/Caregivers

Is it required that my son use the school wireless? Can they use their own 3G or 4G service?

Answer:  Students with a personally owned device need to use the BYOT wireless network. While at school, students are not allowed to use their personal 3G or 4G service to access the internet or download data. This is to do with cyber safety and security.

My son is bringing a device to school for instructional purposes. Will they have access to things they normally do with school equipment?

Answer: Your son will have access to any of the web-based software the College currently uses (Microsoft 365, library search tools etc.). It must be noted that software may run differently on different devices for varying reasons. In addition to this, different platforms will use different applications to do the same thing.

As a parent / caregiver am I required to add additional software (virus protection, filter, tracking device, etc.) to my child’s device?

Answer: Virus protection for devices is recommended. Device location software is also recommended.

How will my son’s device be used in the classroom?

Answer: The learning vision is to challenge students with personalised learning experiences using ICT. Therefore, ICT will be used in the teaching and learning process. However, it is important to realise that teachers are learning focused not device focused, so there will be times when the use of ICT is not appropriate.

How much instructional time will be spent using ICT?

Answer: This will vary from class to class and on a day-by-day basis. Refer to the answer above.

With all these devices around, is there going to be a problem with theft?

Answer: BYOT is happening in many schools and the reports are that theft is not an issue when an entire year level has a device. Many students currently have smartphones which are much more expensive than the devices we are recommending and we have very few problems with these too.

I’m concerned that my child will break a device, drop it or lose it?

Answer: We would hope most people would look after their expensive electronic equipment like they do with their phones. They look after it and they keep it safe. As we grow up we will be given expensive equipment and it is up to us to look after it.

 

 STATIONERY

​To make life easier for you for Back to School, we have teamed up Office Products, Napier

​RETAIL:

For those of you who prefer to buy through a retail outlet, the Office Product store is situated at 44 Wakefield Street, Onekawa, Napier.  Please advise the staff you are from St. John’s College so that the College earns the rewards points.

​INTERNET:

Go www.theschool.store.co.nz and select St. John’s College from the drop box by typing St. John’s College until the name appears.

The Stationery lists are loaded by YEAR and SUBJECT. More information will be sent to students in December

BENEFITS FOR YOU:

• You receive competitive prices direct from our supplier
• Save time by avoiding busy retail stores with free delivery
• Order early & have plenty of time to cover your books
• Your child will start the year with the correct supplies
• The products you purchase are of a high quality

The school uniform is 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)

Please contact the College for timetable information for Napier, Taradale and Greenmeadows buses

2019

End of Term 4 – Tuesday 10th December

2020

Term One
Friday 31st January – Year 9s and Year 13s only
Monday 3rd February – All students
Thursday 9th April – End of Term 1

Term Two
Tuesday April 28th – Friday July 3rd

Term Three
Monday July 20th  –Friday September 25th

Term Four
Monday October 12th – To be confirmed

Bill Robertson (BRo)
Alice Robinson (ARo)

​The St John’s College Library & Information Centre provides a wide range of Fiction and Curriculum related Non Fiction books for all levels. There is a wide range of quick reads and magazines for those short of time. The library is a quiet place to read, complete work on assignments and study or an ideal space for a game of chess. Our experienced Librarians can provide assistance with research topics or a great Fiction recommendations. The library is an great resource for Web links for your research – just ask one of our friendly librarians to help point you in the write direction.

There is a selection of food available for sale at our Tuckshop

EVACUATION ALARM

The alarm is given by a continuous ringing of the siren, or if that fails by the ringing of the bell. Ensure nobody remains in the area of the premises that you are responsible for.

RAISING THE ALARM

The person discovering the fire must act quickly, ring the alarm then inform a member of the SMT where the danger is. If, on switching the alarm, the bells don’t ring, contact the Main Office by phone, or direct contact.

EXIT SIGNS

In each room there must be a sign indicating the direction of the building exit nearest to the room door. This will be the normal route used during evacuation.

TEACHERS RESPONSIBILITIES

The prime responsibility is the safety of the students, visitors and staff, not the fighting of the fire. Instruct students to leave all gear, move quickly, quietly and with urgency. Do not lock your classroom doors behind you. Ensure that students make their way safely to the assembly point, following the route explained on the red laminated signs in the room they have come from. The assembly point is on the far side of the soccer field opposite the swimming pool.

Ensure that students do not use the following walkways:

  • The intersection and stairs between Gill and Devonport Blocks because of the presence of gas pipes there
  • The walkway between the Ryan Administration Block and the ramp up to the Gill Block classrooms

Floor Wardens are to conduct as thorough a check of their designated areas as is possible under the circumstances. Every room, office, toilet and work space should be checked in case injured people are trapped or unconscious there. Also check any fire alarms in your area to see if the alarm was triggered from there.

House Teachers are responsible for the control of their House classes and for checking attendance at the assembly area. They should line up their class in alphabetical order and sit them down if the grass is dry. Do not let them move around, play football or anything else other than standing or sitting in a line.
Deans get House class lists from the Assistant Principal, then pass them to House teachers, who do the check and report back to the dean. Once the dean has finalised all lists, then he/she reports to the Assistant Principal.
The Assistant Principal is responsible for the overall control of the roll check at the assembly point.

The Deputy Principal is responsible for the overall control of the school at the assembly point. Staff and boys remain assembled until dismissed by the Deputy Principal.

LOST PROPERTY?

All lost Property is handed in to the office or to Mr. McBride, as it is all stored in his office. If you have lost something, please contact Mr. McBride.

All clothing must be labelled to increase the chance of it being found and returned to the correct person.