Executive Principal's Welcome

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This website is a window into the world of Christ’s College, New Zealand’s most well-known, leading school for boys. Please view this video.

Christ's College is an independent boarding and day school that is a part of the original Anglican foundation of Christchurch.

Core Christian values guide all that we do and how we act. Honesty, respect, justice and compassion create a caring and supportive environment at College where boys feel comfortable to be themselves as they strive to reach their potential. Our philosophy is each boy at his best.

Our campus is unique. It is a combination of heritage buildings alongside state-of-the-art modern learning spaces with facilities that are at the cutting edge of technological excellence.

The college’s greatest asset is our talented group of teaching and support staff, who work to enable boundless opportunities to emerge for the boys.  These highly qualified and committed people are supported by forward thinking governance and a dedicated team of professional administrators who ensure that every opportunity for success is provided.

Boys with a wide range of abilities are welcomed to the college. There is a consistent emphasis on ambition and achievement at all levels that ensures our student outcomes are amongst the very best in New Zealand. We nurture the ambitions of some of the brightest scholars in the land, whilst taking equal pleasure in the outstanding progress made by those who benefit from our learning support provision. The boys respect each other’s commitment - whether in the classroom or outside it. Our natural diversity is a key to our success.

The key pastoral support is provided through the college House system. Each boy is a member of a House - three for boarders, six for day boys and one comprised of both day boys and boarders. Houses provide a place for study and relaxation and are the focus of all of our internal sporting and cultural activities. Vertical organisation within the Houses provides the opportunity for leadership and mentoring, and for friendships to develop across the year groups.

The significant role of boarding within the school reflects a strong tradition and provides a sense of belonging and connectedness for all boys. The heart of the school beats around the clock. When classes are over and prep is done, boys can choose from a wide range of co-curricular activities that form part of a unique Boarding Programme. Students also enjoy out-of-hours access to libraries, computer suites, sports facilities and workshops.

Our commitment is to provide opportunities that allow boys to develop the skills and dispositions for success in a complex and ever changing world.

If you would like visit Christ’s College or to speak with either me or our Admissions Registrar, please feel free to contact us to arrange a personal tour - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 03 364 6836


Garth Wynne
Executive Principal