St. John’s College

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.

We are a Catholic and a Christian Boys’ College that celebrates the difference. Not only do our pupils enjoy the environment, but our staff have actually specialised in Boys’ education. We have a Sports Institute for 5 selected sports – Rugby, Basketball, Football, Cricket and Golf. Level 3 and professional coaches assist in the technical and tactical development of these pupils. We value holistic education and the development of the whole person. To do this we focus on a values-based education. Values lead our interactions, behaviour and contribution to our community.

Our moto: Opere et veritate – ‘In Word and in Deed’