• Backstage club

    Boys are encouraged to develop their technical skills in theatre, working on a range of College productions as core members of the tech crew. They work with the lighting, sound, set, props and special effects, as well as developing management skills. This group is particularly busy at the start of Term 2 for the Senior Production and in Term 4 with the Junior Production.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Hannah Clarkson
    Email: hclarkson@christscollege.com

  • Chess club

    Players with a range of abilities – from new to experienced – can join our Chess Club. The club runs in Terms 2 and 3, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtimes. Members can compete in the inter-school competition and benefit from an online tutor. College has enjoyed success at both regional and national levels. The very popular interhouse chess competition is held in Term 3.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Gill Kilpatrick
    Email: gkilpatrick@christscollege.com

  • Dance Company

    College has a new Dance Company that meets on Thursdays and occasional Sundays. The company members will take to the stage for a national competition in August. A multi-talented bunch of students who have come together to combine their skills in drama and sport, the 2021 company will go down in history as the first College Dance Company.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Hannah Clarkson
    Email: hclarkson@christscollege.com

  • Debating

    Debating has a strong tradition at College, with several opportunities for boys to hone their skills. Both junior and senior inter-house competitions are held annually, with teams organised by senior students in each House. Boys can apply to represent College in inter-school competitions and also take part in school exchanges.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Emma Bracken

  • Kapa Haka

    All boys are invited to join our kapa haka group every Thursday at 8.10am for an hour-long session with accomplished musician and kapa haka tutor Te Huaki Puanaki. The boys can become very skilled as they prepare for various performances.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Mike Field
    Email: mfield@christscollege.com

  • Model United Nations

    By getting involved in Model United Nations (MUN) activities, students learn to look outwards and discover the art of diplomacy and the importance of international relations. Students in Years 11–13 have the opportunity to participate in both regional and national MUN conferences, and may also apply to be part of the New Zealand delegation to the annual international MUN conference. Several College students have been involved at the top level.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Emma Bracken

  • Skiing

    Students have the opportunity to represent College at both the regional and South Island secondary schools ski competitions in Term 3. The Canterbury Secondary Schools Championships are held at Mount Hutt in August, with College holding the trophy for the top school and the fastest skier for the past five years. The South Island Secondary Schools Championships are held at Cardrona, usually in September. College has also held both the school team and fastest individual titles for the past five years.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Monique Ellis-Martin

  • Spirit of New Zealand

    Boys have an opportunity to set sail on a three-masted barquentine, Spirit of New Zealand – Te Waka Herenga Tangata o Aotearoa. For students aged 16–18, it is a rare chance to experience sea life while learning new skills, making wonderful friends and gaining confidence. Boys can apply to join one of the voyages – run by the Spirit of Adventure Trust – along New Zealand’s coast, departing from Auckland.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Graeme Christey

  • Theatresports

    Theatresports inspires students to think quickly, collaborate creatively, and perform scenes on the spot in front of an interactive audience. Building on a huge array of theatrical skills, acting, dancing and singing are all encouraged in a high-energy space where anything is possible. Our senior improvised theatre enthusiasts meet in the winter terms on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to develop their skills, while juniors are encouraged to partake in the summer terms. Selected teams from all year levels represent College in The Court Theatre’s inter-school competitions.

    Teacher-in-Charge: Nikki Bleyendaal
    Email: nbleyendaal@christscollege.com