As well as offering Drama as an academic subject to Year 13 we offer the opportunity for students to be involved in the following extra curricular activities:


Both juniors and seniors have the chance to compete with other Waikato secondary schools in the Theatresports competition during Terms 1, 2 and 3.  Theatresports offers students the chance to develop their improvisation skills and confidence.

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

The Sheilah Winn festival offers students the chance to rehearse a 15 minute Shakespearean scene and compete at regionals, where they may gain the opportunity to perform at Nationals in Wellington during June.  Sheilah Winn is unique in that students are also able to direct their own 5 minute scene for the competition.  At St John’s College we are also proud that two of our old boys have been a part of the Youth Shakespeare Company (NZ) which toured London and performed at the Globe Theatre.  This was a result of their hard work and recognition of their ability while competing in this festival at a National level. 

School Production

Every two years we perform a school production together with Sacred Heart Girls’ College.  In past years, these have been musicals, at times interspersed with Shakespearean plays.

Rialto 48 Hour Film Challenge

Write, shoot and edit a film in 48 hours! A nationwide competition, usually held in April/May. Some additional costs may apply.

Videos of Students' Performances