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Reis Azlan art

Fine art of student success

09 Mar 2021

Fine art of student success 09 Mar 2021 An art award that aims to uncover hidden talent within Canterbury secondary schools has put the work of College Yea ...

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Eco Action 2021 2

Growth spurt for Eco-Action Nursery Trust

09 Mar 2021

Growth spurt for Eco-Action Nursery Trust 09 Mar 2021 More native plants will support increased native birdlife in Christchurch.The forest we are planting ...

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Athletics Day 2021 1

New records set on Athletics Day

02 Mar 2021

New records set on Athletics Day 02 Mar 2021 It was all about speed and distance, flying javelins and flying bodies, as College athletes ran, leapt and thr ...

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Volleyball Div 2

College Senior A serves up big volleyball win

02 Mar 2021

College Senior A serves up big volleyball win 02 Mar 2021 The Christ’s College Senior A volleyball team ‘blocked’ all rivals to secure the Division Two tit ...

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Academic Assembly 1

Stellar NCEA results highlight our academic reputation

01 Mar 2021

Stellar NCEA results highlight our academic reputation 01 Mar 2021 Our 2020 NCEA results were among the highest in recent years, consolidating our position ...

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Polo 21 Feb 1

College A reins in rivals on polo opening day

23 Feb 2021

College A reins in rivals on polo opening day 23 Feb 2021 Christ’s College cantered to comfortable wins in the first tournament of the polo season, securin ...

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Swimming Sports 2021 1

Powering in the pool

23 Feb 2021

Powering in the pool 23 Feb 2021 Covid restrictions impacted on the College swimming sports on Monday 15 Februarywith some events unable to be held, but th ...

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Founders Dinner 2021 1

Formality and fun at Founders’ Dinner

23 Feb 2021

Formality and fun at Founders’ Dinner 23 Feb 2021 Attending the annual Founders’ Dinner is a rite of passage for College’s Year 13 students.It’s a chance ...

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Kapahaka Breakfast 1

Kapa haka group underway for 2021

11 Feb 2021

Kapa haka group underway for 2021 11 Feb 2021 Over fruit and croissants, and bacon and eggs the College kapa haka group today sprang into life for 2021.The ...

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Prefect Induction 2021 1

New Prefects inducted for 2021

05 Feb 2021

New Prefects inducted for 2021 05 Feb 2021 Prefect gowns flowing, the 25 students of the 2021 Prefect group were formally inducted before the whole school ...

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Mihi Whakatau 2021 1

Open doors, open hearts

04 Feb 2021

Open doors, open hearts 04 Feb 2021 Good traditions well maintained – Tiakina tika, ngā tikanga tika. The tradition of the mihi whakatau, with its karanga, ...

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John Parsons 2021 1

You’re unique, valued and loved

03 Feb 2021

You’re unique, valued and loved 03 Feb 2021 How do you keep safe in a digital world?By deliberately building an identity on the internet that is an asset f ...

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Year 9 First Day 2021 1

Step up the Class of 2025

02 Feb 2021

Step up the Class of 2025 02 Feb 2021 The class of 2025 filed in to Chapel today for a short ceremony to formalise the beginning of their College education ...

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2021 Term 1 Newsletter from Garth Wynne

28 Jan 2021

2021 Term 1 Newsletter from Garth Wynne 28 Jan 2021 Click here to view the Term 1 newsletter. ...

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Year 9 First Day 2020 2

Start of Year Routine 2021

22 Dec 2020

Start of Year Routine 2021 22 Dec 2020 Click here to view the start of year routine for 2021. ...

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Water Polo SISS 2

Junior Water Polo 3rd in South Island

01 Dec 2020

Junior Water Polo 3rd in South Island 01 Dec 2020 The College team proved its worth at the weekend’s South Island Secondary Schools’ Junior Water Polo tour ...

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Year 9 Activity Week 3

Rolling up their sleeves for the community

01 Dec 2020

Rolling up their sleeves for the community 01 Dec 2020 Christchurch community groups felt the combined force of Year 10 College boys over the past week, as ...

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Zoom Call

From Christchurch to Lima, Peru

01 Dec 2020

From Christchurch to Lima, Peru 01 Dec 2020 Four College boys took part in a live Zoom call last Friday 27 November with students from Markham College in L ...

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Workshop 1

First the design, then the making

24 Nov 2020

First the design, then the making 24 Nov 2020 Footstools, side tables, a condiment holder, shelving units, a letterbox, ski racks and outdoor braziers – so ...

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Junior RS Day 1

Junior Round Square Day packs a punch

17 Nov 2020

Junior Round Square Day packs a punch 17 Nov 2020 There are no excuses for not knowing about Round Square after today’s assembly in the gym.The Junior Roun ...

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Geraldine Rock 2

By Tomorrow – they’re worth $5000

17 Nov 2020

By Tomorrow – they’re worth $5000 17 Nov 2020 They were the youngest group at the Geraldine Arts Festival, but By Tomorrow played up a storm giving a stand ...

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NZ Secondary Students Choir 2020

College singers among NZ’s best

17 Nov 2020

College singers among NZ’s best 17 Nov 2020 It’s confirmed – Jake Cutler, Tom Whitteker and Ollie Jones have got great voices.All three have won places in ...

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BB Fat Eddies 1

Big Band impresses at Fat Eddie’s

16 Nov 2020

Big Band impresses at Fat Eddie’s 16 Nov 2020 The Big Band and the Jazz Combo made a big splash at Fat Eddie’s on Sunday 8 November, entertaining patrons f ...

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Be Inspired 2020 1

Young leaders in the making

16 Nov 2020

Young leaders in the making 16 Nov 2020 As popular as ever, the annual half-day leadership conference, Be Inspired, saw 200 eager Year 7 students from 17 s ...

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Face mask 1

Entrepreneur in the making

11 Nov 2020

Entrepreneur in the making 11 Nov 2020 Necessity is the mother of invention they say.Following COVID-19, Year 10 student Will Bretherton saw a gap in the m ...

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2021 University Scholarship Winners

Celebrating our 2021 University Scholarships

03 Nov 2020

Celebrating our 2021 University Scholarships 03 Nov 2020 Congratulations to the Year 13 students who were offered university scholarships for tertiary stud ...

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Sedley Wells Comp 2020 1

Sweet sounds from Joshua and Bruce

02 Nov 2020

Sweet sounds from Joshua and Bruce 02 Nov 2020 The judge was looking for stage presence, interpretation and audience involvement and violinist Joshua Hook ...

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DOE Qualifying Tramp 1

Back country appeals to College boys

02 Nov 2020

Back country appeals to College boys 02 Nov 2020 Boulder hopping up a river bed, tramping steep tussock hillsides, scree running, and crossing rivers – Lab ...

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Good vibes on the water

29 Oct 2020

Good vibes on the water 29 Oct 2020 Pretty much every day in summer, you’ll find Jack Mckenzie riding the waves at Waikuku Beach, just a minute from home.“ ...

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Art Aitken U14 SI Duathalon

Medal for Art in U14 triathlon

20 Oct 2020

Medal for Art in U14 triathlon 20 Oct 2020 Not even driving rain and wild winds could stop Art Aitken from winning the U14 South Island Secondary Schools’ ...

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Korowai 1

The start of an historic tradition to celebrate mahi and leadership

15 Oct 2020

The start of an historic tradition to celebrate mahi and leadership 15 Oct 2020 Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manuIt is the feathers that enable the bird to fl ...

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Darryn George Wallace Award installation

Darryn takes second place in Wallace Art Awards

13 Oct 2020

Darryn takes second place in Wallace Art Awards 13 Oct 2020 An oil pastel and acrylic on canvas by Christ’s College’s HoD Art, Darryn George, is the second ...

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NISS Clay Target 1

Great results for clay target shooters

13 Oct 2020

Great results for clay target shooters 13 Oct 2020 Clay target shooting is an increasingly popular sport at College with teams competing successfully durin ...

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Interschool Chess 1

Chess team foots it with the best

12 Oct 2020

Chess team foots it with the best 12 Oct 2020 Qualifying for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Chess Competition was huge, let alone taking 11th place ami ...

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Newsletter Term 4 2020

2020 Term 4 Newsletter from Garth Wynne

09 Oct 2020

2020 Term 4 Newsletter from Garth Wynne 09 Oct 2020 Click here to view the Term 4 newsletter. ...

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SS Debating 1

We are the debating champions

02 Oct 2020

We are the debating champions 02 Oct 2020 First a win against King’s College a week ago, and now named the winners of Canterbury Schools’ debating.The Coll ...

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CC Kings Debate 1

Sparks fly in debate

25 Sep 2020

Sparks fly in debate 25 Sep 2020 “This house believes that, in the event of an all-out war between India and China, the US should not intervene.”With King’ ...

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The heat is on

21 Sep 2020

The heat is on 21 Sep 2020 As part of its drive to reduce its carbon footprint, College has made the switch to using the B20 Biotherm biofuel blend to powe ...

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Head Shave 2020 1

They shaved for a cure – and raised more than $61,000

18 Sep 2020

They shaved for a cure – and raised more than $61,000 18 Sep 2020 It was buzz cuts all round when more than 70 College boys shed their locks in Shave for a ...

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Hangi 1

He reka te kai

17 Sep 2020

He reka te kai 17 Sep 2020 Everyone enjoys good kai – so what better way to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori than to share a tasty, tender feast?It takes t ...

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CC SMC Debate 1

Prepped for a battle of wits

15 Sep 2020

Prepped for a battle of wits 15 Sep 2020 At the annual College vs St Margaret’s College showcase debate, the College team and seasoned debaters – Year 13 s ...

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Evita Dress 1

Enthralling, irresistible Evita

08 Sep 2020

Enthralling, irresistible Evita 08 Sep 2020 It opens at the close, with the sombre announcement that Eva Perón, dynamic and beloved first lady of Argentina ...

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SS Shooting Comp 1

College Shooters on target

07 Sep 2020

College Shooters on target 07 Sep 2020 For the first time, College has been awarded both the Canterbury Secondary School Skeet Trophy and the Canterbury Se ...

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Challenge Shield Winners 1

Challenge Shield in our hands

27 Aug 2020

Challenge Shield in our hands 27 Aug 2020 Getting their hands on the Challenge Shield has been a season’s highlight for the 1st XI who wrested the coveted ...

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Chess students

College off to chess nationals

25 Aug 2020

College off to chess nationals 25 Aug 2020 For the first time in years College will compete in the finals of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Chess Compe ...

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Max Calvert boxing 1

Don’t meddle with Max

24 Aug 2020

Don’t meddle with Max 24 Aug 2020 For the second year in a row Year 9 Harper House student Max Calvert has won the South Island U50kg novice boxing champio ...

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Tom on top

24 Aug 2020

Tom on top 24 Aug 2020 After a couple of stellar runs, Year 10 student Tom Picton-Warlow had blitzed the competition, taking 1st place in the Canterbury se ...

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By Tomorrow

Ready to launch ... By Tomorrow

19 Aug 2020

Ready to launch ... By Tomorrow 19 Aug 2020 After winning the Canterbury 1 regional competition, College rock band By Tomorrow have made it through to the ...

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Edible Insects 2

Locusts for morning tea, anyone?

17 Aug 2020

Locusts for morning tea, anyone? 17 Aug 2020 Locusts, shallow pan fried with herbs and spices, were a popular morning tea choice on Thursday 13 August when ...

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Bball Alumni Game 1

Play hard, have fun

11 Aug 2020

Play hard, have fun 11 Aug 2020 In a nail-biting finish after a neck and neck game it was the Old Boys who managed to pull through, taking a 97–95 win at t ...

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