Open Day at St Johns College

22 March 2015

St Johns Theological College kindly opened their grounds to local residents on Saturday 21 March and provided a history of the area, guided tours, and Easter-themed kids activities.

A big thank you to St Johns College staff and students who meticulously planned this event, gave us the warmest of welcomes and created an informative and fun day for all.

Some photos are below.

The activities for kids were a hit! Thanks to St Johns College Preschool.

Cookie Monster cupcakes were a hit with the kids… as were the face painting, balloon animals, painting and drawing. Thanks to St Johns College Preschool. Photo credit: Gretchen Carroll.

The magnificent chapel built in 1846. Photo credit: Carmel Claridge.

The magnificent chapel built in 1846. Photo credit: Carmel Claridge.

The head stone of Governor General, Sir Paul Reeves

The head stone of Governor General, Sir Paul Reeves

Massive trees throughout the grounds - many with interesting stories of how their seeds travelled to New Zealand.

Massive trees throughout the grounds – many with interesting stories of how their seeds travelled to New Zealand.

Tours were conducted in small groups in the grounds of St Johns Theological College.

Fascinating tours were conducted in small groups in the beautiful grounds of St Johns Theological College.