Options Process for 2020

Deadline for 2020 Options:

  • Option Information for 2020 will be made available online on Friday 9 August
  • Options Evening for parents and students on Tuesday 13 August, 6:00pm in the gym. All students in Y9-12 and parents are encouraged to attend. Book attendance online
  • Students in Y10-12: Option Choices to be completed online by Friday 23 August, 5pm
  • Students in Y9: Option Choices to be completed online by Friday 13 September, 5pm

Deadlines must be adhered to as we need the information to start work on the 2020 timetable. We do expect leaving students to make subject choices, just in case decisions change.

Options Evening

Our options evening will take place on Tuesday 13 August, 6:00pm - St John's College Gym. Please book online to register your attendance. 

The decisions that students make around their academic courses for next year will be some of the most important decisions that they make this year. It is important that they make these decisions with the support of their parents and the college to ensure that they can work towards their future career aspirations. It is important to get things right...

All students (Y9-12) are encouraged to attend our options evening so that they receive the very best support and guidance to help them make these all important subject choices. The evening will start with an address by Mr Tester, Deputy Principal. This will give an overview of NCEA and how the qualifications system is administered as well as explaining how to go about making subject choices. There will be an update on the pathways available for students and this will be supported with information from our Head of Careers, Mr McNamara.

This will be followed by the opportunity for you to talk to faculty staff and find out more about the courses that are on offer at St John's College for 2020. The event will start promptly at 6:00pm in the college gym.

Who to see for Information

Learning Area                         Subject                                         Teacher


Religious Education

Religious Education

Ms Bartram






Ms R Hutchinson


English Language (EL)

Mr R Cook


Te Reo Māori

Mr D Hudson



Media Studies

Mrs S Derecourt

Ms R Hutchinson/Ms D Lyons






Mr M Plant






Mr J Bull



Mr S Wood



Mr S Wood




Mr J Gee

Mrs S Fairweather





Technology- Achievement Stnd’s

Mr S Andrew


Technology- Unit Stnd’s

Mr S Andrew


Design and Visual Communication

Mr T Mitchell


Food Technology

Mrs L Myburgh



Mrs L Myburgh


Digital Technologies

Mrs S Gray


Building and Construction

Mr S Andrew






Ms F Greenwood



Mrs D McHugh



Mrs Johansson-Hale


Mrs D Young


Social Sciences


Mr S Healy


Social Studies

Mr S Cullen-Wright



Mr S Cullen-Wright



Mr S Healy



Mr K Frewen



Mr W McNamara





Sport Studies/Science

Sport & Leisure Studies

Athelete Development Programme

Mr J Robinson

Mr J Robinson

Mr J Robinson


Fitness Studies / Health

Outdoor Education

Mr J Robinson

Mr J Robinson



Mr W McNamara

Mr W McNamara

Guidance Counsellor

Mr B Sparrow/Mrs C Morris