A New Era of Sporting and Academic Excellence

$8 million Building Programme 2018 - 2022


To develop a modern, first class College campus to position St John’s College as a premier boys school that is grounded in the Marist tradition, promotes excellence and prepares young men for life.

Bishop Steve Lowe, Proprietor of the College has committed $8 million to modernize and extend our campus and facilities. St John’s College has been at its maximum capacity of 750 students for some years now, and we are achieving significant successes. We have a reputation as a high performing Marist school, producing NCEA results that are the best of any equivalent boys’ school in the country, and fielding sports teams that are competitive both regionally and nationally. We are oversubscribed, and in the process of applying for a roll increase. We’ve  embarked on this modernization programme so that our students, now and in years to come, have the high quality facilities they deserve.

Stage One, Indoor Sports Complex - Construction 2018

Looking into gym arena, with main entrance at right

Main entrance at left, three teachng classrooms at front that overlook the gym arena behind.

It is my great pleasure to present a building development that will transform our College campus. The drawings shown here detail a new gymnasium facility that is twice the size of our current gym with an international scale basketball court and bleacher seating. The complex includes classrooms, weights room, offices and storage space for our PE and Athlete Development faculties, making this a spacious and modern sports hub for our students and community.

This Indoor Sports Complex will become the beating heart of the College, as it will also be our Hall and we will celebrate Mass here. The importance of being able to come together as a full school cannot be underestimated. The family spirit that exists here is the special mark of a Marist school, a school that cares, and that genuinely prepares young men for the challenges they will undoubtedly face throughout their lives.

Thank you to our Board of Trustees, current and past, who have worked and planned so enormously hard to get to the start line. Thank you to our Proprietor, Bishop Steve Lowe, who has committed significant funds to modernize and extend our facilities. Thank you to the families who have gone before us and contributed to our Building Fund.

Please take a look at our FAQ's page to learn more.

Principal, Mr Shane Tong

We invite families and Old Boys to consider making a donation to the new sports complex. The St John's College Foundation is leading this fundraising intiative. 


International Size Basketball Court and Bleacher Seating for 400 people.

Multi-purpose Arena with basketball training courts, volleyball and badminton options

Captured August 2019, under construction