Welcome . . .
Important dates . . .
This website provides a brief insight into the holistic nature of our College and a extensive resource for our students and their parents. It includes an overview of our Special Character - who we are as a community, what we stand for and how our holistic vision extends to student achievement and support in Pastoral Care, Academia, Sport, Arts and Culture. By expanding our vision to these particular spheres, 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’. St. John’s College is a hidden jewel. It has evolved through the vision of the Marist Fathers and provides a first-class education as the only Catholic Boys’ School in the Hawke’s Bay. We provide a stimulating educational programme with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, an excellent range of sporting opportunities, activities to celebrate our cultural heritage and a great house system which fosters school spirit and competition.
Wed 1st -Potifikete Evening
Thu 2nd - Thanksgiving Leavers Mass
Thu 2nd to Wed 8th - Junior Exams
Thu 9th November NCEA Exams start
Thur 9th to Fri 10th - Yr 10 Retreat
Thu 16th to Fri 17th - Yr 9 Historial Trips
Thu 30th - Academic Prize Giving – 7pm
Thu 7th - Last Day of School
Tue 23rd-Wed 24th Jan - Yr 13 Leadership Camp
Tue 23rd Jan - Yr 11 Course Confirmation
Wed 24th Jan - Yr 12 Course Confirmation
Tue 30th Jan - Yr 9 and Yr 13 Students
Wed 31st Jan - Whole School Yr 9 – Yr 13
Tue 6th Feb - Waitangi Day – College closed
Thu 8th Feb - Commissioning Mass
2016 at a glance . . .
As we come to the end of another wonderful year at St. John’s College, it has certainly been one to celebrate. We hope your son has made the most of the opportunities presented to him and he enjoyed the year. Here is a small synopsis of what have we achieved this year:
NCES EXCELLENCE ENDORSEMENTS 2016
NCEA LEVEL 1
NCEA LEVEL 2
Richard Russell (Yr12)
NCEA LEVEL 3
Our NCEA exam results are available on the NZQA website and on KAMAR at school. Scholarship results do not come out till mid February. Our results are as follows:
Level 1 - 98.3%
Level 2 - 97.3%
Level 3 - 97.1%
YEAR 9 DEBATERS
Our Year 9 Debaters qualified for the HB Debating Finals. This was held on 15th December and our team of Tim Donkin, Alan Uthup and Caden Mouat-Harvey performed well. They narrowly went down by one point to Iona College.
Sam Heaven was joint top Culinary Student in the country, at the National Championships in Auckland last month. Sam Heaven and Daniel Moss won the National Culinary Challenge, crowned National Champions and won $19,500 in prizes.
Ryan Maney has won a flying scholarship with funding which hopefully will take him through to solo level in a fixed wing – private pilot’s license.
2016 SCHOLARSHIP RESULTS
We are delighted to learn that 5 of our students gained 6 scholarship passes in 2015. Each will receive $500 towards University Study as a result of gaining these scholarship passes. We congratulate: Jose Jugo Dux 2015, Chemistry and Music - Jack Hollis, Economics - Oliver Newrick, Statistics - Hamish Sandilands, Painting - Hadley O'Shaughnessy
2016 VICTORIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
It is with pleasure that I enclose the list of former pupils who have graduated from Victoria University between June 2015 and May 2016.
Daniel Adams – BBSC;
Rick Bower – BCOM
Dylan Campbell – BBMEDS;
Evan Clare – LLB;
Bradley Cosgrove – BSC;
Ryan Cosgrove – BSC;
Peter Dykes – MPP;
Nicholas Freeman – BCOM;
William Hatton – BAS;
Benjamin Higginbotham – BCOM;
Farley Keenan – PGCPM;
Sheldon Levet – BBMEDS;
Regan MacKinlay – BSC;
Hale Nepia-Su’a – BBMEDS;
David Sullivan – BSC;
Michael Thomas – BMUSIC;
Jason Ward – BSC;
Jason Ward – PGCSCI;
Alex Woodmass – BAS.
Joshua Adegoke: East Coast Athletics team
Mark Day – East Coast Athletics Team
Kyle Groner- NZ U14 Selection
Richard Russell HB U19
Jershon Tatana HB U19
Sione Roberts HB U19
Kody Ward HB U17
Drezahn Dahl HB U17
Paora Winitana HB U15
Joshua Quinn HB U15
Lochlin Stent HB U15
Liam Ward - HB B Grade National League, Eastern U21 & open Mens, NZ U18A, NZSS National Champions, Team of the Year.
Jayden Petersen - NZSS Tournament Team, HB B Grade National League, Eastern U21 & open Mens, NZ U18A, NZSS National Champions, Team of the Year, Sportsman of the Year.
Liam Brunton - NZSS Tournament Team, HB B Grade National League, Eastern U21, NZ U18A, NZSS National Champions, , Team of the Year.
Brad Brunton - HB B Grade National League, Eastern U21, NZ U18B, NZSS National Champions,, Team of the Year.
Jack Gardner - HB B Grade, Eastern U18, NZSS National Champions, Team of the Year.
Ben Evans - HB - B Grade National League, NZSS National Champions, Team of the Year.
Kitt McEvoy - HB C Grade National League, NZSS National Champions, Team of the Year.
Caleb Thompson - HB B Grade National League
Toby Mills - HB B Grade National League, Easter U18, HB Regional Champions, NZSS National Champions
Andre Carter - HB B Grade National League, HB Regional Champions, NZSS National Champions
Kalder Woods-Pritchard - HB C Grade, HB Regional Champions, NZSS National Champions
Jacob Harrison - HB C Grade, HB Regional Champions. NZSS National Champions
Patrick Muldowney HB U17
Jack Ryan HB U15
Tomas Cavaney HB U14
Bradley Campbell HB U14
Pritpal Singh HB U 13
Marcus Ambrose HB U15
Jacob Harrison HB U15
Caleb Leddie HB U17 & U19
Jameel Geor HB U17
Ben Mackey-Gotty HB U15
Isaac Pilcher Eastern Zone Junior Sec School Singles Champion
Jayden Gordon. HB U16, Central Federation U15, Central Futsal U16
Chris Cacho-Bevan. HB U15
Fred Deveraux HB U15
Reuben Moffitt HB U15
Keegan Sachs HB U15
Jonty Unwin HB U13
Jayden Murphy HB U14, Manawatu U16
Joshua Adegoke HB U14
Bradley Campbell HB U14
Kere Penitito HB U14
Caleb Burke HB U16
Reilly Hannan HB U16
Max Ireland HB U16
Paul Mauga HB U16
Senior 6 man. East Coast North Island Champions - Kane Elms, Ethan Kerins, Blake Hill, Liam O’Rorke, Jaden Moffitt, Richard Russell
Senior 6 man. NZSS National: Silver Medal, East Coast North Island Champions - Kane Elms, Ethans Kerins, Blake Hill, Liam O’Rorke, Jaden Moffitt, Richard Russell
Junior Team: Jamie Nichols, Max Williams, Mark Day - NZSS Bronze medal
NZ Level 8 National Championships. Zayne Coffey- 1st Vault
The Green Meadows Bus will continue to run until the end of the year. This is due to the large number of students still using the bus. Any parents requiring information about busses should phone Mr. Tony McBride on email@example.com
Winter Uniform – Term 2 and 3. This is the long sleeve shirt, tucked in and worn with the College tie. Juniors wear their grey shorts and seniors (Yr11 upwards) have the option of wearing trousers. Footwear: St John’s College socks and leather school shoes.
Shop Hours will now be 3 – 4pm Tuesday and Thursday. Please keep to these hours.
St John's College stationary is sold by OfficeMax. You can purchase from the Hastings store. Our stationary lists are available at the store. The College gains a donation of 10% of all of our stationary sales purchased through OfficeMax. Please quote account number 4084373 to ensure the College earns the reward points.
USE OF CELLPHONES, FACEBOOK, EMAIL
Students are not to use their cellphones during the school day. We would appreciate if parents would not contact their sons via Facebook, Email or cellphones during school time. If parents need to contact their son please phone the office and we will pass the message on. This also applies if your son is feeling unwell. He must come to the office and the office staff will assess him and if needed parents will be phoned.
PASTORAL CARE SURVEY
Here's the link to the form "Pastoral Care Survey 2017 ": CLICK HERE
PINK RIBBON STREET APPEAL
On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal volunteers take to the streets to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Volunteers can sign themselves up for individual shifts at www.pinkribbonvolunteer.co.nz (Under the age of 16 must volunteer with an adult)
To find out more please call us on 0508 105 105, reply to this email, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Term Dates . . .
Wednesday February 1st
Thursday April 13th
Monday May 1st
Thursday July 6th
Monday July 24th
Friday September 29th
Monday October 16th
To be advised
Fundraisers . . .
NZSS Champs 2017
The chairs are $75 each, and are of sturdy construction from premium grade decking timber (90mm x 19mm) CLICK HERE
Please email Chris Hansen at St John’s College to place an order.