St John's College (Hamilton) Foundation 

The St John's College (Hamilton) Foundation was formed in 1999. It supports the College in its important mission of Preparing Young Men for Life. We create ways for Old Boys and friends of the College to stay connected and to play a part in the future success of St John’s College.

Our purpose is to ensure that St John’s College continues to provide an environment that develops the unique abilities of its students, and that our young men develop a deep respect for intellectual, cultural and spiritual values. We do this largely through financial support towards student welfare, Catholic character, and academic programmes and scholarships as well as towards building developments.

The Foundation has a capital endowment fund which offers a secure financial vehicle to receive donations, grants and bequests that can be applied for the intended purpose of the donor. We have charitable status, so all donations are tax deductible.

To register with our Old Boys Network and stay connected to College news and events, please provide your contact details here

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

Buy a Brick

A new era of academic and sportng excellence is heralded in the construction of the College's outstanding new indoor sports complex.  This signals a commitment from the Catholic Diocese to deliver high standard facilites for the young men of St John's College. Read more about this exciting new gymnasium and PE Complex here
Since it's inception, St John's has always relied on the generosity of Catholic families as it has grown to meet the needs of Catholic boys in the Waikato. We are asking the families of yesterday and today to continue that tradition now. 
We invite you to ‘Buy a Brick’ to add your contribution to the fund, or consider a sponsorship arrangement. Your donation now will enable a bank of retractable seating for 500 plus  students and spectators to be installed.
Donors may elect to stage their payments over a three year period, and these donations will be eligible for a tax rebate. Buy a Brick donors will be acknowledged on a permanent and elegant wall in the gymnasium foyer.

Download a donation commitment form here

Donations and Bequests

To discuss making a donation or bequest for a specific purpose please contact the Principal, Mr Shane Tong, or the Foundation Chair, Mr David Kilbride. Both can be contacted through the College by emailing

Direct donations can be made to the St John’s College (Hamilton) Foundation Account:

ASB 12-3122-0308357-000

To receive a tax receipt, please provide your name and contact details to or Paul Dickey C/- St John’s College (Hamilton) Foundation, PO Box 11086, Hillcrest, Hamilton.

Blue & Gold Supporters Club

Join the Supporters Club to make an immediate difference to the students at St John's College. Read more here about the College's aspirations to be a sporting powerhouse. We're asking Old Boys and friends of the College to make a minumum donation of $240 per annum, or monthly equivalent, that will be applied, in the short term,  to developing our strengths in sport. (This is separate to the more General Donation account listed below, so if you want to specifically support a sporting focus, go to the Blue & Gold Supporters page to find out how.).