Vocational Programmes

St John's College offers a range of vocational opportunities for boys, both those of an academic bent and those more practically inclined.

The Careers Adviser, Miss Sarah Quinnell,  advises on which courses should be taken for various careers. She also assists with Tertiary Scholarship applications for those  continuing their studies after school.




The Gateway programme organises work placements and unit standards applicable to the workplace.  Unit standards are completed in addition to subject work.  The Gateway Co-Ordinator is Mrs Angela Daysh.


  Year 11 - J.C.1 class
  Year 12 - J.C.2 class and Gateway   Years 13 PDE
Entry is by invitation, based on school performance and discussion with student and family at the end of Year 10.
  Priority Goals:

NCEA Level 1



Identification of work interests

Access to STAR courses
  Priority Goals:
Complete NCEA Level 1
(if required)
NCEA Level 2
Work experience options
Access to STAR courses
(credit courses)
  Priority Goals:
Complete NCEA Level 2
Priority access to STAR vocational preparation courses.
Job search
CV preparation