Religio, Doctrina, Diligentia - True Religion, Sound Learning, Useful Industry

St John’s has a proud history of success in every facet of school life.  Academic successes have been evident in the numbers of Old St John’s Collegians who have become prominent in their careers; sport and cultural interests have brought fame to the House where rowing, orienteering, rugby and cricket have been catered for the diverse talents of the boys. Many have been in orchestras, Glee Club and Drama Club productions and St John’s has always had a strong presence in the Chapel Choir and more recently in other choral groups.

St John's was the second boarding House to be established when the College moved from Remuera to Middlemore in 1922. It was named to recognise the direct link with St John's Collegiate School, which merged with King's in 1913. 

In 1972, St John's moved from the original wooden building across from the Chapel where the Headmaster's house now stands to its more spacious brick and tile quarters; the first of the Boarding Houses to be rebuilt.

Conditions in the new St John's were, in the beginning, only marginally less Spartan than in the old House.  Over the years renovations and the acquisition of new amenities have all made for more homely living and are very much part of House life.




St John’s House Shield

A royal blue shield with silver outline and with three FIVE pointed stars in ‘pyramid’ formation.  Royal Blue emphasises the College link to the original St. John’s Collegiate School in Remuera.  The three stars are five pointed and represent the three stars used on the Coat of Arms of the Anglican Dioceses of Auckland.


Click here for the St John's House Handbook


House Staff Team

Housemaster Daryl Williams
House Tutors Mahendra Naidoo
Wally Rifle
Daniel Rattray
Teacher Mentors  Marcel Delport
Chas Foxall
House Manager Maria Knight