What's happening?  Quite a lot actually. Whether it's basketball or rugby season, a get together of Old Boys or annual events and celebrations, the SJC community is a busy lot!  Let us know how you'd like to stay in touch and up to date. Check out the latest EAGLE NEWSLETTER for the school's latest news, subscribe to the bi-monthly Old Boys newsletter, stay up to date with the latest Foundation initiatives. Do you have news to share?  Get in touch with us at oldboys@stjohns-hamilton.school.nz

Rugby Programme a Success
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
On Saturday 22nd June the Marist Premier Rugby Team took on Hautapu in the Championship round at Marist Park.

This team featured 12 St John’s...
Zane Macdonald, class of 2019
Thursday, 6 June 2024

Zane was incredibly passionate about engineering when he was a student at St John's College. His other passion was to become a helicopter pilot....
Harry Bird - Class of 2019
Thursday, 16 May 2024
Harry took up a place on the St John's College Aviation programme 2019 and has gone from strength to strength.
Harry is now a Flight Instructor...
SJC rowing talent
Thursday, 2 May 2024
Congratulations to SJC Old Boys Finn Hamill, Brad Kingma and Seb Fulton who all got accepted into the NZ Rowing Pathway squad.

Finn and Seb are...
Interview with Simon Tong, Class of 1983
Tuesday, 16 April 2024
From the Business Desk of The Life, an interview with SJC Old Boy Simon Tong on growing up on a farm, his academic performance at St John's College...
Kete Korero - Easter Edition
Thursday, 4 April 2024
Kete Korero, the Magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton is always a valuable read.
Its latest issue is no different.

This Easter edition...
In the Frame in the Waikato Business News
Wednesday, 3 April 2024
A week after our inaugural Waikato Art Expo, the 'Old Gym' has been returned to the PE Department, many artworks have been handed over to their...
Papal knighthood conferred to Paul Barnett
Wednesday, 7 February 2024
Congratulations to St John's College Old Boy and Waikato business man Paul Barnett, class of 1970.

He was conferred the Papal Order of Saint...
Take2 taking big leaps
Monday, 5 February 2024
Just over two years ago, we ran a story on Old Boy Cameron Smith (class of 2003), Founder and CEO of social venture Take2...
The passing of two great Marist men
Friday, 2 February 2024
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of two St John's Old Boys and great men, John Vaemolo (class of 1980) and Paul Schollum (class...
Growing future All Blacks
Tuesday, 21 November 2023
St John's Old Boy Jack O'Brien (class of 2022) was invited to the recent U19 Rugby Development Camp.

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) High Performance...
Old Boy Ben Mitchell at the upcoming M9 Aotearoa
Tuesday, 7 November 2023
St John's Old Boy Ben Mitchell is perhaps best known as Dr TK Samuels- certainly for those making Shortland Street compulsory viewing.
Race Day a Winner
Wednesday, 25 October 2023
High stakes, big wins, and a very convivial sense of community were the highlights of last month's SJC Foundation Race Day. We hosted over 200 very...
Tj Peterson, Class of 2022
Monday, 25 September 2023
It's always great when Old Boys stay in touch and share their updates. This message is from Tj who started at Lincoln University on a Basketball Scholarship...
Greg Mildon, Class of 1987
Friday, 28 July 2023
At St John's College, Greg might have been better known for his successes with the school's and Waikato U16 softball teams. In the 1987 Yearbook...
Finn Hamill - class of 2020
Monday, 24 July 2023
Fantastic news just in from the U23 World Rowing Championships. Finn Hamill, class of 2020, won a silver medal in the Men’s Lightweight Single Scull....
Cop by day, Chiefs logistics master by night
Monday, 17 July 2023
A recent article about SJC alumni Paul Galletta describes his volunteer job as the Chiefs Logistics Manager, a role he has held for the past six years....
Felix Minhinnick - Class of 2018
Wednesday, 3 May 2023
We recently caught up with Felix Minhinnick...
Congratulations to Michael Barnett
Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Old Boy Michael Barnett calls it 'a busy few months', but we see it as a well-deserved recognition of his dedicated work as the 'Voice...
Old boys Stefan and James Powell fighting space junk and carbon emissions
Tuesday, 18 April 2023
If you've watched breakfast TV lately, you will have seen a interview with Old Boy Stefan Powell.
If you've missed it, go and Google 'Dawn...
Cleaning up our Waikato River
Wednesday, 5 April 2023
What an awesome initiative from our Foundation Trustee Tua Karalus and his team from @Deep Dive Division. Several divers from his commercial and scientific...
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
We're excited to welcome Old Boy Zak Kneebone to the St John's Foundation.

Zak graduated from St John's College in 2013 and is now working...
The Playing for Keeps Initiative is nearing completion
Thursday, 9 March 2023

Today’s the day the St John’s College Foundation has been working towards for some time now. The final stage of the ‘Playing for...
Damien Peers, class of 2019
Monday, 6 March 2023
We recently caught up with Damien Peers, class of 2019.

After leaving St John’s in 2019, Damien successfully completed a Diploma in Science...
Congrats to Corban Hall, Class of 2018
Friday, 3 February 2023
A big congrats to Old Boy Corban Hall !!

Nominated by his Wintec lecturers, he took home the 'Student of the Year" award at last year's...
In memory
Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Br. Terence Costello, fms, former principal of St John's College (1978-1982), passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday 16 December aged 76....
We need your help
Monday, 19 December 2022

For many of our SJC Alumni, we no longer have an active email or other contact details. We hope you do!! Have you stayed in touch with your year group,...
Old Boys Spotlight - Evan Teao, class of 2016
Monday, 31 October 2022

Ever since Evan did a careers quiz in year 7, he knew he wanted to join the Royal New Zealand Navy. And that’s taken him to places as far flung...
The Countdown Is On!
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
We've got some exciting news to share with our St John's College community, past and present.

Your clue: It's all about connections!...
Blue & Gold Luncheon 30th September 2022
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
If you haven't already, now is your chance to book your seat - or table - at this year's Blue and Gold Lunch! Organised by the St John's Foundation,...
Old Boys Ambrose Golf Tournament - 16th October 2022
Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Are you ready to tee-off?

The annual SJC Old Boys Golf Tournament is booked for 16th October at Ngaruawahia Golf Club.

Get a team together...
100 Years of Marist Education
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Old Boys, Staff, Parents and friends of St John's College and our predecessor Marist School are warmly invited to join us in marking 2022 as a 100...
Jayden Bezzant selected for Tall Blacks Tour
Monday, 21 February 2022
Jayden Bezzant, Old Boy, selected for Tall Blacks!! This is huge news for our basketball mad school, and another protege of the late Mr Mel Young to hit...
Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Too well-loved to ever be forgotten

HUY TIEN VU | 9 Feb 78 - 9 Jan 22
Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday 9th January 2022, aged 43 years....
Playing for Keeps - Sports Field Project
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

The St John’s Foundation last year agreed to drive the improvement of the No 1 Sports Field at St John’s College. This field is heavily...
Grace Scholarships
Wednesday, 15 December 2021
One of the nicer jobs Principal Shane Tong does at this time of the year is to award scholarships to our incoming Year 9 students.

The Grace Family...
Hoop dreaming at University of California Irvine
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Akiva set big goals and achieved them through hard work and determination. Taking every opportunity to its fullest potential and thriving - Current...
Calling Old Boys 1959 - 65
Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Foundation pupils in the 1962 - 1965 era are warmly invited to our 'First Day Pōwhiri', where we welcome the new Year 9s (3rd formers) for...
Old Boys Spotlight - December
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

TAYLOR HAMLIN | Dux Class of 2015

We celebrate Taylor being admitted to the bar this year.
He graduated from Waikato University with Bachelors...
Old Boys Ordained
Thursday, 7 October 2021

The ordination into the priesthood of our former students is a special celebration for St John’s College. This term, we’ve seen 2 Old...
Re-Coding a Future
Thursday, 7 October 2021
Old Boy Cameron Smith, through his company Take 2, is teaching prisoners coding and offering them an alternate future.

“We’re not...
Blue & Gold Lunch 19 March
Friday, 19 February 2021
Old Boys, current parents and friends of St John's College are warmly invited to join us at the annual Blue & Gold Lunch, scheduled for 19 March...
Allen Doone Dux Cup
Thursday, 18 February 2021
A taonga has been returned to St John's College for safekeeping. The Allen Doone Cup for Dux of Marist School was first presented in 1923 to D. O'Sullivan,...
Term 4 Eagle - College News
Monday, 21 December 2020
The Eagle is the College's quarterly newsletter, delivered to all current families. Catch up on the news and haps of Term 4 here...
Blue & Gold Website Launch
Monday, 21 December 2020

We're excited to launch a new website and community for St John's College Old Boys and Friends. Run by the SJC Foundation,...
Introducing Foundation Manager Mr Kevin O'Brien
Monday, 21 December 2020
Allow us to introduce Mr Kevin O'Brien to our Foundation and Old Boy's community. Kevin has taken up a part-time role as Manager of the Foundation...
Old Boys Golf Champs 2020
Thursday, 17 December 2020

Howie’s Hackers are the winners of the SJC Old Boys Golf Shield. Another great spring afternoon in early November saw 80+ Old Boys and SJC friends...
Farewell to 3 Wise MARIST Men
Thursday, 17 December 2020



We farewelled John Bull and Kevin Frewen with much aroha,...
Thursday, 17 December 2020

Holidays, who needs them? Not the SJC Eagles and our hard working basketball parents! When BBNZ cancelled the Secondary School Nationals, our top...
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