Young boys, on the cusp of High School, had a taste of what St. John’s College has to offer.
Taste of St. John’s saw 90 Year 8 students from 12 schools around the region experience what life at the College could look like on Wednesday (July 20).
The boys spent the day with older students immersing themselves in the culinary arts, science, business enterprise and sports to reflect life at St. John’s.
Head Boy Harry Unwin says it is always a highlight of the year.
“We all enjoyed the day. It was good to get to know the younger boys a little bit. We got some different characters as well; some louder one and some quiet ones.
“It was definitely a good day so they can get to know what St. John's is like.”
Harry says the day is defined by the bonds that are formed ahead of next year.
“Lots of these boys don’t know each other as they are from different schools so it’s cool to see them not only come together and work together but form bonds that will be strengthened next year if they come here.”
He remembers his time as a Year 8 student at Taste of St. John’s fondly.
“It was always in my plan to come here but it definitely made me like the school more.
“The prefects and the leaders are way bigger than you. It was cool to look up to them like I am sure many of the boys this year did to the current leaders.”
Year 13 Prefect Camden Russell said he enjoyed getting to know the younger boys and showing them around the school.
St Joseph’s School students John Tawaia and Coby Cooper are looking forward to attending St. John’s next year.
“It was pretty cool experiencing what it’s like at high school,” 13-year-old John says.
For 12-year-old Coby, the day saw him reconnect with mates of his who used to go to his school.
“It was so much fun.”
Neilsen Ahofi, who currently attends Irongate School, says he enjoyed trying new things.
St. John’s College will hold an open day on Sunday, August 20 at 2pm.