School Values & School Misson

Whakapono Faith, Tumanako - Hope

Aroha - Love, Manahou - Joy

He arohanui nga tamariki nohinohi

Together we Live, Love Learn


2023 Term Dates

Term 1 : 1st February - 6th April

Term 2 : 24th April - 30 th June

Term 3 : 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4 : 9th October - 14th December

Statutory Holidays 2023 – School Closed

Auckland Anniversary Day ANZAC Day

Monday 30 January 2023. Tuesday 25 April 2023.

Waitangi Day Queens Birthday

Monday 6 February 2023. Monday 5 June 2023.

Good Friday Matariki

Friday 7 April 2023. The 2023 Matariki public holiday date is yet to be announced.

Easter Monday Labour Day

Monday 10 April 2023. Monday 23 October 2023

Teacher Only days -TBC

'Jesus Christ is the beginning and end of all we do. In Jesus, we have all that we need in this world and through Jesus we live in Hope for the world to come.'

Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Tēnā Koutou Kātoa and Greetings

St John the Evangelist School is a Roman Catholic Primary School for girls from year 1-8 and boys from year 1-6, offering and education with a special character. We draw our students primarily from the parishes of St John The Evangelist and St Peter Chanel (Otara, and Clover Park).

Our school community through the general school programme and in its religious instruction and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the values of Jesus Christ.

The Bishop of Auckland, Most Reverend Patrick Dunn is the proprietor of our school.

Our school firmly believes in the dignity of every person, made in the likeness and image of God. Through the teaching programme and resourcing of the school, the Board of Trustees ensures that our school’s mission, vision and charism are fulfilled every day so that every student at St John’s is able to “live to the fullest” having access to a quality Catholic education.

We do this by nurturing life-long learning which is central to the spiritual, emotional, social and academic success of students at St John’s. A successful learner will graduate St John’s with these capabilities and be able to build on these throughout their lives.

We commend our plans to your prayers, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St John the Evangelist and all the patron saints of our school.

“Called to Care Serve and Lead”

This is our theme for this year, it has been selected in response to the teachings of Jesus himself and also from the messages of Pope Francis. It leads the 2022 direction for our learning community.

To view our School documentation at School Docs

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Community Username : stjohnsotara
Community Password : francis