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 . . .
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.
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.
2017 Term Dates . . .
Wednesday February 1st – Thursday April 13th
Monday May 1st – Friday July 7th
Monday July 24th –Friday September 29th
Monday October 16th – To be advised
Sporting Achievements . . .
NZSS Champs Auckland, Dec 2-4, 2016
Mark Day - Silver Medal in the Junior Boys 2000m Steeplechase, PB time by about 15sec Senior 6km Road Race team - Silver Medal (Kane Elms, Liam O'Rorke, Ethan Kerins, Richard Russell, Blake Sullivan-Hill, Jaden Moffitt
Year 9 Road Race team 7th - Reuben Moffitt, Fred Devereux, Alex van Hooijdonk Senior Road Race team 7th - Kane Elms, Liam O'Rorke, Ethan Kerins Jack Gardner - 8th in Junior Shot Put Mark Day - 9th in Junior 3000m Max Ireland - 10th in Junior 2000m Steeplechase
Our 1st Year 10 Touch team won the HB Touch Competition. Our 3rd team also won their Division. The 2nd team came second.
Karybe Te Kira – HB Under 15’s Basketball Team, (finishing 8th at Nationals), invitation to NZ Under 15’s Development Camp Paora Winitana - HB Under 15 Basketball Team, (finishing 8th at Nationals) 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 in November.
Josh van Hooijdonk Competing in the Oceania Taekwondo Championships in Fiji in November. He is competing in the Poomsea (patterns) Red Belt section.
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.
Max Williams, was named U/15 National Champion in cycling, even though he is U/14.
Under 15 D Grade Division 1 Champions 2016.
Y9 Father Fisher Cup Winners
Phillip Halpin - U16 HBRFU Reps Andrew Hayward - U14 HBRFU Reps
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
General Notices . . .
In 2017 Kukri school uniform will be sold directly from St John’s College. Please contact Mrs Kath Clews in the office for the shop hours. Click HERE for more information.
Our stationery is available from Office Max. Their shop is on the corner of King and St Aubyn Street Hastings. Year 9 students in 2017 will have a pack which contains stationery requirements for their core subjects. Once their option subjects have been confirmed you can purchase their stationery for the option subjects. The boys will be told what their options are on the first day of school. All other year levels will purchase their stationery off a list that the shops will hold. You can also order online. Click HERE for more information.
Our office will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday 16th December and re-open on Tuesday 17th January 2017. Office hours will be 9am – 3pm until the start of the school term.
COURSE CONFIRMATION DAY
Year 13 students Wednesday 25th January 20.
Year 11 – 12 students Thursday 26th January
Please note this is only for students with clashes or changes to make.
SCHOOL PHOTOS - 2016 School photos are now up on our site! Click HERE to view all class and team photos.
2017 INSTITUTES - Information, applications and trial information is now out. click HERE for more information. Applications close 2nd December 2016
LOST PROPERTY - there are 16 school jerseys, 3 school caps, 3 school bucket hats, 3 school jackets, 1 school shoes, 3 sneakers and various random clothing all sitting in lost property- see Mr Mc Bride for collection
17th Jan - Office Reopens 9am-3pm
25th Jan - Year 13 Course Confirmation
26th Jan - Year 11 & Year 12 Course Confirmation
26-27th Jan - Year 13 Leadership Camp
1st Feb - Year 9 and Year 13 Students
2nd Feb - Whole School
6th Feb - College Closed – Waitangi Day
8th Feb - Sports Institute Meeting 7pm
9th Feb - Open Mass Sacred Heart Church
13th Feb - Year 9 to 11 Parent Evening
16th Feb - Swimming Sports
23rd – 24th Feb - Year 10 Rafting Retreat
9th March - Athletics Day
13th -15th March Year 9 Camp
21st March - Work Day
9th – 12th April Musical
13th April - End of Term 1
1st May - Start of Term 2