Welcome - 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.
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:
It’s been a fantastic year and I genuinely thank all staff, parents, Old Boys and friends who made all this possible. May God bless your family at this special time of the year and we look forward to seeing your safe return in 2017.
Academic Achievements . . .
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.
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.
2017 Term Dates . . .
Term One Wednesday February 1st – Thursday April 13th
Term Two Monday May 1st – Friday July 7th
Term Three Monday July 24th –Friday September 29th
Term Four Monday October 16th – To be advised
Sporting Achievements . . .
Registrations are being taken now, and games will be gradually starting over the next week or two. If you require any information, please contact our Sports Co-ordinator, Mrs Angela Makris.
The following students have made Rep teams. Under 13 HB Team Pritpal Singh
Under 14 HB Team Brad Campbell, Tomas Cananey Under 15 HB Team Finn Gallagher, Jack Ryan Under 17 HB Team Patrick Muldowney
ATHLETICS - NZSS Champs Auckland, Dec 2-4, 2016 Mark Day - Silver Medal in the Junior Boys 2000m Steeplechase. Senior 6km Road Race team - Silver Medal Kane Elms, Liam O'Rorke, Ethan Kerins, Richard Russell, Blake Sullivan-Hill, Jaden Moffitt.
BASKETBALL - Karybe Te Kira – HB Under 15’s Basketball Team, invitation to NZ Under 15’s Development Camp Paora Winitana - HB Under 15 Basketball Team, Caleb Leddie and Kody Ward – HB Under 17 Basketball Team Karybe Te Kira, Richard Russell, Jake Ashby, Paora Winitana, Phenix Pomana, Amariah Luki - Trip to USA for the Paul Henare and Paora Winitana International Basketball trip.
TAEKWONDO - Josh van Hooijdonk Competed in the Oceania Taekwondo Championships in Fiji.
2016 TEAM OF THE YEAR - Jnr A Canoe Polo Congratulations to Jack Gardner, Toby Mills, Ben Evans, Kitt McEvoy, Daniel Ward, Matt Haliburton and Andre Carter.
CYCLING - Max Williams was named U/15 National Champion in cycling, even though he is U/14.
RUGBY - Under 15 D Grade Division 1 Champions 2016. Y9 Father Fisher Cup Winners. Phillip Halpin - U16 HBRFU Reps Andrew Hayward - U14 HBRFU Reps
SQUASH - Blake Knox - Eastern Districts Yr 9 & 10 Squash Champion
FOOTBALL - Kurtis Maney - Hawkes Bay U19 Football Rep. Fred Devereux - HB U14 Football. Chris Cacho-Bevin HB U14 Football & Central Federation U14
HOCKEY - Jacob Harrison - U15 Boys Championship Team Marcus Ambrose - HB Hockey U15 Boys Premier
General Notices . . .
Mon 13th February 7pm Yr 9 – Yr 11 Parent Evening
Thu 16th February Swimming Sports
Thu 23rd & Fri 24th February Yr 10 Retreat - Rafting
Busses will be running from Wednesday 1st February. Any parents requiring information about busses should phone Mr. Tony McBride on email@example.com
Kukri school uniform is sold directly from St John’s College. We will be placing an order for winter uniform shortly. If your son needs new winter uniform – i.e. Long Sleeve Shirts, Long pants (Yr 11-Yr13 only) Jersey, Jacket please phone the office to place your order by Friday 24th February 2017.
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.
Thu 9th March Athletic Sports
Mon 13th – Wednesday 15th March Yr 9 Camp
Tue 21st March Workday
Tue 11th – Wed 12th April Musical
Thu 13th April - Holy Thursday – Cross Walk
Thu 13th April - End of Term 1
Mon 1st May Start of Term 2
St John’s College needs your support. On Tuesday 21st March we are having our annual student Workday. On this day we ask all our students to organise a job for themselves and donate the money they earn to the College. If students are positive and enthusiastic about Workday they will learn some vital employment skills.
Students will be given details about Workday, a letter to parents and one for employers. Please encourage your son to find a job on Tuesday 21st March. The College will be closed for lessons and staff will be involved in Professional Development on that day.