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.
Academic Achievements . . .
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.
Our NCEA results are now official and are:
Level 1 - 98.8%
Level 2 - 100%
Level 3 - 90.6%
University Entrance - 72.7% Our University Entrance results can be broken down even further. Of the 55 pupils in Year 13, 13 students were doing a full Gateway course to prepare for selected trades and the work force. These pupils were not sitting a full UE course. Of the 42 pupils sitting a full UE course, 40 passed (95.2%).
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
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.
Sporting Achievements . . .
Max Williams, was named U/15 National Champion in cycling, even though he is U/14.
Under 15 D Grade Division 1 Champions 2016.
Semi Finals - SJC 50:5 Napier Boys’ High School
Finals - SJC 18:15 Lindisfarne College
Y9 Father Fisher Cup Winners SJC 18:15 Lindisfarne
Phillip Halpin - U16 HBRFU Reps
Andrew Hayward - U14 HBRFU Reps
SJC Maroon - Winners of the A Grade Winter Leauge 2016- Toby Mills, Ben Evans, Kitt McEvoy, Daniel Ward, Matt Haliburton and Andre Carter.
SJC - Eagles - 3rd place in the Premier Division
SJC/SHC - 3rd place in the B2 Division
SJC Blue - 5th place in the B2 Division
Blake Knox - Eastern Districts Yr 9 & 10 Squash Champion
Kurtis Maney - Hawkes Bay U19 Football Rep. Fred Devereux - HB U14 Football. Chris Cacho-Bevin HB U14 Football & Central Federation U14
Jacob Harrison - U15 Boys Championship Team
Marcus Ambrose - HB Hockey U15 Boys Premier
BASKETBALL - HAWKE'S BAY 2016 TEAM
Congradulations to Dominic McGovan and Preston Tatana who have made the Hawke’s Bay Hawks Basketball Squad for 2016.
Blake Sullivan-Hill was 6th in Open Men’s section of Hastings Half Marathon Mark Day – North Island SS Track & Field Champs: finished 2nd in Open 2000m Steeplechase
Upcoming Events . . .
HISTORY QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER
On the 28 October - To raise money for our Combined trip to Vietnam in Sept 2017. Confirm your team or Edina McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Gala update here.
TERM 4 starts on Monday 10th October.
The students will wear summer uniform. Short sleeve shirt – un-tucked with grey shorts. Black roman sandals.
Monday 10th October
First Day Term 4 – (Day 5)
Friday 21st October
Show Day School Closed
Monday 24th October
Labour Day School Closed
Wednesday 26th October
Sports Prize Giving
Tuesday 1st November
Leavers’ Retreat and Leavers Dinner
Thursday 3rd November
Leavers’ Mass Seniors finish for study leave
Monday 7th November
Wednesday 9th November - Junior Exams
Thursday 10th November
NCEA Exams start
Thursday 10 th – Friday 11th November - Year 10 Retreats