St John's has been blessed by the generosity of many families before us, and that giving tradition will sustain us into the future
Playing for Keeps
Field drainage and irrigation upgrade and terraced seating
On 17th June 2023, we celebrated the official opening of the spectator terraces by the number one field. The event marked the completion of the final phase of the Foundation's "Playing for Keeps" initiative. And the new seating looks fantastic! It's a great spot for the entire St John's community to come together, watch a game, a competition, or simply enjoy the stunning view of Mt Pirongia on a clear day. If you haven't got 'your seat' yet, plaques are still available.
Next time you're at St John's, check out the over 150 named seats on the terraces, the donor board in the Marcellin gym and the sponsor boards along the old gym. They're all a testament to what can be achieved when a community comes together in support. We are grateful and hope that the terraces remain a great asset to the school and the SJC family for many years to come.
Modern Gymnasium, Weights and PE Complex
The Foundation's support through a Buy a Brick campaign was pivotal to securing premium fitout features that make this gym the envy of schools around the country. If you're calling in, check out the donor board in the 'Mel Young Foyer' entrance.
Supporting today's students
Thanks to the generosity of the Grace Family, 6 scholarships of $500 are awarded to new Yr9 students entering the College who demonstrate academic excellence and/or a commitment to the Catholic character. The Grace Fund also provides $4,000 annually to support students and families in financial hardship.
Paul Honiss Turf
Tennis and Hockey Centre
Opened in 2001, this artificial turf is heavily used on a daily basis – from PE lessons, football and hanging out during breaks, hockey and tennis training as well as a wet weather alternative for rugby and football, the College can't imagine life without the Paul Honiss Tennis & Hockey Centre.
Providing access to excellent Catholic education
For twelve of our students, scholarships offered through anonymous donors means they are able to access all that St John's has to offer. Considered will be students who :
- demonstrate outstanding potential and will bring a strong work ethic to St John's, or
- whose family's financial circumstances would prevent them from participating fully in the life of the College.