Sports at St John’s College

Sport is an extremely valuable part of the life of a St John’s College student.  We recognise the value of playing sport in the all-round development of young men.  Whilst St John’s is small in numbers, a large range of sports, both traditional and modern, are offered and the teams often compete above their weight.

Winter sport is compulsory for all Year 9 and 10 students which creates life-long habits in being physically active and contributing to the College culture.  There is a team or sport at the College for everyone of every level.  A firm belief in our sports programmes is that you start winning by simply joining a team and getting involved.

St John’s College works hard to support, motivate and celebrate our top athletes. We take pride in our continued success and representation at Regional, National and International levels of sport.

Our Sports Institute programmes which run in Year 9 and 10 are directed by highly qualified and skilled coaches and the programmes focus upon creating sound fundamental skills and knowledge of the sporting code. Many of the Institute athletes move into the senior College and become leaders within the senior programmes.

At the core of our College are our Values & Habits of a St John’s Man.  Our teams play with pride, courage and passion, but most of all humility and grace.  How we conduct ourselves in the heart of competition truly reflects who we are.


Sporting Success

With many teams representing St John’s College each year, assistance from parents in coaching and managing teams is most welcome.  If you are interested in supporting a team, please contact our Sports Coordinator, Rachael Stent.

2024 Sport Exchanges

Hato Paora - Away - Wednesday 1 May -  U15 and First XV Rugby

St Pat's Town  - Away - Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 June

Francis Douglas - Away - Tuesday 30 - Wednesday 31 July