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 . . .
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.
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.
Sporting Achievements . . .
CANOE POLO - NZ Secondary School Championships - DOUBLE GOLD ! Both our Seniors and Junior Canoe Polo teams came home with gold medals winning the Snr Open Division and the Jnr Open Division at this year NZSSC in Fielding.
Hawkes Bay Regional Championships, the Juniors won for the third year in a row and the Seniors placed second. Both teams qualifying for the National competition held in April.
New Zealand Representatives - NZ U18 Men A Team, Jayden Petersen, Liam Brunton, Liam Ward. NZ U18 Men B Team - Brad Brunton
Hawkes Bay Representatives - B Grade
B1 -Liam Ward, Jayden Petersen, Liam Brunton, Brad Brunton
B2 - Toby Mills
B3 - Jack Gardner, Ben Evans, Andre Carter
C1 - Caleb Thompson, Kitt McEvoy
C2 - Kalder Woods-Pritchard, Jacob Harrison Max Heaven
2017 NATIONAL TEAM TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHANGANUI - Jamie Nichols, Max Williams and Mark Day.
Fantastic example of guts and determination to collect the Bronze medal in the U16 Boys Grade.
SOFTBALL - Ben Mackey-Gotty for the 2nd year running was selected in the HB U15s Softball team.
TOUCH - Jaden Murphy was selected as Captain in the HB U14 Touch team.
SQUASH - Blake Knox represented Eastern District Squash against Central District.
Blake Knox - Eastern Districts Yr 9 & 10 Squash Champion
Please let us know if your son has represented his sport or cultural event so we can put it in the newsletter.
CRICKET - 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
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 . . .
Busses will be running from Wednesday 1st February. Any parents requiring information about busses should phone Mr. Tony McBride on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Important Dates . . .
Thu 9th March Athletic Sports
Mon 13th – Wednesday 15th March Yr 9 Camp
Tue 21st March Workday
Tue 22st March - BOT Meeting – 5.30pm
Mon 10th - 12th April - Production at HB Playhouse, 704 Hastings Street North, Hastings. Ticket s$10 for students; $15 for adults
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
Thu 4th May - 7pm - Prospectus Evening
at 7pm The evening will consist of an introduction, speeches by a Year 9 student and our Head Boy, a video promoting St. John’s College, an address by the Principal and a chance to view our Sports’ Institutes in action. Total time – 50 minutes. Please spread the word in your community, with friends and family.
Tue 9th May - Parent Conference Evening
Wed 10th May - Parent Conference day
Sat 13th May – Sun 14th May -O’Shea Shield
Friday 19th May Junior Social
Thu 8th June - Taste of St. John’s Day A visit by Year 8 students in Hawke’s Bay and Year 6 students from Reignier Primary School. They will visit for the day and view the school in action.
Sun 30th July 2017 - Open day
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