St John's College is a state-integrated Catholic boys' secondary school in Hamilton, New Zealand with a school roll of 787 as of March 2016. The school was established by the Marist Brothers in 1961 from Marist School (now Marian Catholic School). The school crest features the eagle of St. John the Apostle, with the motto "Caritas Christi Urget Nos" strewn across the bottom, a Latin motto translating loosely into "Christ's love urges us on". The mission statement for the school is "Preparing Young Men For Life".

St John's College
A black eagle with its head turned to the left. Underneath the eagle is a scroll with the school logo (Caritas Christi Urget Nos) written on it.
85 Hillcrest Road,
New Zealand
Coordinates37°47′28″S 175°19′01″E / 37.7910°S 175.3169°E / -37.7910; 175.3169Coordinates: 37°47′28″S 175°19′01″E / 37.7910°S 175.3169°E / -37.7910; 175.3169
TypeState-integrated single-sex boys, secondary (year 9–13)
MottoCaritas Christi Urget Nos
(The love of Christ urges us on)
EstablishedAs a part of an area school in 1923; separated in 1961; 58 years ago
Ministry of Education Institution no.136
PrincipalShane Tong[1]
School roll780[2] (August 2018)
Socio-economic decile7O[3]



St John's College moved to its current Hillcrest Road location in October 1962.[4]


A Pompallier technology centre was opened at St John's College in May 2002, which contains facilities for art, food technology, graphic design and materials technology classes.[4] St John's College has an 3,360 square metres (36,200 sq ft) Astroturf centre, named the Paul Honiss Tennis and Hockey Centre. It was completed in May 2003 on a budget of NZ$250,000.[5]


St. John's College has four houses. The houses are named after four prominent figures in the Catholic Faith.

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  1. ^ "Staff Directory". St John's College. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 13 September 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "St John's College". Waikato Times. Fairfax Media. 30 May 2002. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Paul Honiss Tennis & Hockey Centre". Waikato Times. Fairfax Media. 8 May 2003. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Taking the message home". Waikato Times. Fairfax Media. 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Holah revelling in final shield bid". Waikato Times. Fairfax Media. 22 August 2007. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  8. ^ Richardson, Daniel (1 October 2009). "Head and shoulders above rest". Manawatu Standard. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  9. ^ Gamble, Warren (24 August 2002). "Abuse of refs crosses line". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  10. ^ Bennett, Cath. "Shorty's Ben Mitchell: The truth about my life". New Idea. Pacific Magazines. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  11. ^ "Michael Redman becomes new Hamilton mayor". The New Zealand Herald. 9 October 2004. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
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  • Pat Gallager, The Marist Brothers in New Zealand Fiji & Samoa 1876–1976, New Zealand Marist Brothers' Trust Board, Tuakau, 1976.

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