Values & Policies

Christ’s College is an Anglican school committed to and striving to instil Christian values. As a school community of parents, staff, and students, we are all committed to the core values listed here.

These values underpin our approach to all aspects of College life.

We foster the development of character through the nurturing of the following values:

  • honesty
  • learning
  • respect
  • spirituality
  • justice
  • compassion
  • stewardship

Honesty includes truthfulness.

Learning means a striving to become an independent, life-long learner,  and recognition of others’ right to learn.

Respect means respect of self (integrity, humility and dignity, tidy appearance), for others (tolerance, forgiveness, generosity, kindness, fair play, good manners), and their property, and for the school (reputation and property).

Spirituality means an appreciation that in seeking a fullness of life we need to look beyond our material needs and wants.

Justice means acceptance of people different from ourselves, including those of different race and culture, and fairness in all our dealings with them.

Compassion means generosity towards those less fortunate than ourselves.

Stewardship means recognition of the good we have received from the past so that it may be preserved or enhanced.

These values underpin our pastoral care and discipline systems. 

Christ’s College School Rules Condensed

Rules at College are based on our school’s values. 

The full school rules have been condensed to these main points, for easy reference. However, all boys are expected to know the full school rules.

  1. Relationships at College should be positive and respectful. Consequently, discriminatory actions and language are unacceptable, along with bullying and harassment
  2. The Chapel is a special place in the College and behaviour in the Chapel must at all times be appropriate. There is to be no talking in Chapel
  3. The Quadrangle is a formal area.  Consequently, the following are prohibited: walking on the grass, eating, shouting, ball games, skateboarding, cycling and the absence of footwear or shirts
  4. When in uniform, boys must behave in a way which upholds the school’s good name
  5. Boys must wear the correct uniform at all times. They must be clean shaven and their hair and personal appearance must always be neat
  6. Boys may not have their hands in their pockets
  7. When in uniform, boys must wear blazers or full dress uniform outside the College campus and they must not eat on the street
  8. Boys may not walk around the campus listening to music on portable devices
  9. Cell phones must be on silent in class, Chapel, Assembly and the Dining Hall
  10. Boys must communicate with staff directly in order to excuse themselves from classes, sport and activities