Blue & Gold Supporters Club


St John’s College is recognised as an outstanding educator of young men. It has a focused plan for improvement and is going from strength to strength under the leadership of Old Boy and Principal Shane Tong.  Its academic NCEA results consistently place it as one of the top Decile 7 schools in the country.

At St John’s College we understand the important part that sport plays in the lives of young men. While the College has a proud sporting history and has achieved some real successes over the years, the time has come to lift our sporting performance to another level, one where we are consistently competitive at both a regional and a national level.

To achieve this requires resources to train our athletes and to ensure that talented young Catholic sportsmen see a future at, and are thereby attracted to, St John’s College. 

We have quality infrastructure and programmes in place. The College, in partnership with the Hamilton Catholic Diocese, is investing in a new modern and large gymnasium. It delivers an Athlete Development Programme (ADP) that prepares young athletes for the demands of high performance sport with strength, conditioning and injury prevention training. This is a world class programme developed in partnership with AUT’s Sport Performance and Research Institute (SPRINZ). 

So how can you help?

We are reaching out to you as an Old Boy or friend of the College asking you to consider an annual donation. The Foundation is a charitable vehicle providing financial support to the College for student welfare, Catholic character, scholarship and building developments.  We’ll use your donation to support the College’s aspirations across these areas.  A current focus area in the medium term will be to build sporting excellence. You can join our Blue and Gold Supporters Club by making a minimum annual donation of $240, or $20 per month (details over page).

For your contribution you will:

  1. Be eligible for the monthly Blue and Gold Supporters Club prize draw, returning $200 a month to a lucky winner (this will begin 12 months after the programme commences).
  2. Receive a quarterly College Sport bulletin;
  3. Be invited as a guest of the College to major sporting events;
  4. Receive preference booking for the annual Blue and Gold luncheon;
  5. Know that you are making a difference to young St John’s sportsmen, and ultimately to the reputation of the College.

Larger donations are gratefully received, and so too are donations of goods or services that can be turned into cash or directly applied to our College programmes. Please talk to us about your ideas.

If you wish to support the Foundation and the College, but your preference is for it to be applied to other College programmes then please make contact and we can arrange that.

We would love you to join us as a Blue and Gold Supporter and help make ‘St John’s upon the hilltop’ a powerhouse amongst New Zealand schools!

Warm regards and in the Spirit of St John,

Trustees of the St John’s College (Hamilton) Foundation

Dave Kilbride (Chair), Paul Barnett, Marcel Bormans, Paul Dickey, Tua Karalus, Myles McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Shane Tong, Andrew Whelan

To Donate to the Blue & Gold Supporters Club

Please arrange a lump sum or Automatic Payment to

Account Name:                 St John’s College (Hamilton) Foundation

Account Number:             12 – 3122 – 0308357 – 050

Reference:                        Your Name, BGSUPPORT