St John’s College is located in Hastings. We are a boys secondary Catholic College with a roll of 385 incorporating Years 9-13.

St John’s College offers its students a first-rate education within a very supportive Christian community. We have a clear philosophy that is based on our Catholic Special Character and our Marist traditions. This philosophy is to help all students develop the talents that God has given them and to assist them to become responsible citizens and committed Christians.

We provide stimulating academic programmes with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, a huge range of sporting and cultural opportunities and a great school spirit. Leadership opportunities are provided through our Prefects and vertical House Class system. There is healthy inter-house competition.

We have high expectations for our students, who enjoy their schooling. We have an excellent Board of Trustees, an energetic Senior Management Team and a talented staff who have expertise in dealing with young men.

St John’s College has a proud rugby tradition, with the 1st XV enjoying great success in the past. Several players have represented Hawke’s Bay and the Hurricanes, and a large number play in the local club premier competition. The school plans to return to those days soon. This year it has established a rugby academy and has provided a substantially improved junior and U15 program.

The college has long standing traditional fixtures against other Catholic boys’ schools including St Patrick’s Town, Francis Douglas Memorial College, Hato Paora College, St John’s College (Hamilton), Bishop Viard College (Wellington) and St Bernard’s College (Wellington). It enjoys a strong cross town rivalry with Lindisfarne College and hopes to regain the ascendancy in this battle in the near future.

It highly values its place in the CNI competition, as recruitment and retention of players is very competitive in the Hawke’s Bay, with five boys’ schools battling over a small pool of players. The CNI competition provides the school with an important focus for these players.

Ritchie Williams Coach

Brad Hyde Coach

George Rogers Coach

Rochelle Williams 1st XV Manager

1st XV Squad 2023

  • Lohefo ALANUUESE
  • Viane BROWN
  • Harry CAMPBELL
  • Jontay FERGUSSON
  • Adam FIRTH
  • Cramer HANNON
  • Myles HARDING
  • Connor HAWKINS
  • Elijah HUTCHINS
  • Carter JONES
  • Fuao KATOA
  • Villiami KATOA
  • Vaydah MATCHITT
  • Patrick MAUGA
  • Brock MCGRATH
  • Matakai NGALU
  • Albert PARKER
  • Campbell ROGERS
  • Freddie SALTER
  • Rustom SCHAARE
  • Isaac SKEWS
  • Tebwaatau TANGAU
  • Siosaia TOKAI
  • Oliver TUANAKI
  • Toko TURIPA
  • Vincent VO
  • 2015 – The 2015 U15 team shared the Lindisfarne U15 Tournament title with Lindisfarne College, beating two other CNI U15 teams on the way to the final. The 2016 U15 team has also started strongly, and will be out to win the local Hawkes Bay competition and defend its Tournament title. The College is very hopeful that this young talent brings titles to the premier team in the near future.
  • 2013 – Unbeaten on the 2013 Australian tour, including a win against ACT Champions, Canberra Grammar; Won traditional matches against Bishop Viard and Hato Paora
  • 2012 – Finished 5th in inaugural CNI in 2012
  • 2007 – Silverstream College and narrowly lost to NBHS
  • All Blacks – Greg Cooper and Matthew Cooper
  • All Black Trialist – Neil Sorenson
  • Hurricanes – Jonah Lowe, Chris Eaton
  • Hawkes Bay Squad – Joseph Penitito, Jonah Lowe
  • All Black Manager – Darren Shand

Jervois Street
PO Box 14008
Hastings 4159

+64 6 878 6853
+64 6 878 1253
[email protected]

Head of Rugby
Tony McBride
[email protected]


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