St John's College moved to its current Hillcrest Road location in October 1962.
A Pompallier technology centre was opened at St John's College in May 2002, which contains facilities for art, food technology, graphic design and materials technology classes. St John's College has an Astroturf centre, named the Paul Honiss Tennis and Hockey Centre. It was completed in May 2003 on a budget of NZ$250,000.
Academia and culture
St John's College is currently the holder of the Chanel Shield, having won the cultural competition with other Catholic secondary schools from the Hamilton Diocese.
St. John's College has four houses. The houses are named after four prominent figures in the Catholic Faith.