College pair secure front-row seats for world titles
Fergus Johnston and Charlie Poulter have ‘rowed’ their way to France, lining up for New Zealand in the eight and the pair, respectively, at the World Rowing U19 Championships.
College four score clay target success
Kieran Christey has won a shoot-off to claim the A grade Points Score title (73/75) at the Canterbury DTL (Down-the-line) Championships at the Timaru Clay Target Club.
The mixed media of Arts Week
Musical chairs, a ‘staffroom’ debate, and the challenge of finding student talent have all played a role in an entertaining Arts Week at College.
College boarders take the bull by the horns for NZ honours
College students Riki Jones and Beau Armstrong will be donning their chaps to take on Australia’s best young bull riders in the annual Trans-Tasman Rodeo Challenge while Claude Armstrong will be stepping into the arena to stare down the steers.
Jack Caunter – taking account of a consultancy career
Old Boy Jack Caunter (14671) believes that having “good friends in good places” helps to build a good career.
Angus Gifford wins Otago Senior Science Quiz
College Head of Academic Angus Gifford has won the University of Otago Senior Science Quiz, achieving the top mark in Year 13.
Author Alex McKinnon opens new page
Author, investment manager, and Old Boy Alex McKinnon (11465) has opened a new page in his career, visiting Christ’s College to share his thoughts on writing and the importance of solid English skills in all facets of life.
Junior XI on title target at SI football tournament
Christ’s College has won the Junior South Island Invitational Football Tournament in Dunedin, with the Junior XI outplaying Otago Boys’ High School in the grand final, 2–0.
Ben Crawford and Riley Crampton pedal to medals
Star cyclists Ben Crawford and Riley Crampton have geared up to race away with all the titles – including two national titles each – at the 2023 Skoda Southern Tour schools cycling event.
Young College golfer on course for title tilt
Christ’s College Year 9 boarder Thomas Clayson will tee up at the New Zealand U16 Golf Championship in Timaru this month.
Separate skills count in College Cantamath team win
All the numbers have added up to a big win for Christ’s College in the Cantamath team competition, with Ericsson Ye, JJ Wada, Charlie de Costobadie, and Josh Shannahan racing to the Year 10 title and claiming the perfect-score golden ticket.
Three-pointer lands Junior A basketball title
The Christ’s College Junior A basketball team has lifted the inaugural Grocott Trophy, securing the three-point win over Hillmorton High School in overtime at Cowles Stadium.
Golden sounds of Southern Jam
College’s Big Band has won Gold at the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival in Blenheim.
Award winner Luke Kim leads by example
College Head of International and Round Square Luke Kim has been recognised as an “exceptional role model” at the inaugural Waitaha Canterbury International Student Awards.
College times ski title run to perfection
Christ’s College has raced away with the overall team title at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Ski and Snowboard Championships at Mount Hutt.
Jacobs House takes a bow for Best House Play
Jacobs House has lit up the stage, lifting the Tothill Cup for Best House Play at the annual REACTION House Plays Festival in the Assembly Hall.
Numbers add up for accountancy career
Character counts when it comes to graduate recruitment at PwC.
JJ Wada gains Global Essay short-list spot
Year 10 student JJ Wada has been short-listed for the prestigious John Locke Institute 2023 Global Essay Competition.
Old Boys steal late win in basketball game
The College Old Boys team has extended its unbeaten record to four wins, overcoming the College A team by one point in the annual basketball clash at Christ’s College.
Celebrating the diversity of Round Square
Round Square International Week has brought together the school in a celebration of diversity across a range of entertaining events.
Exchanging school places across the world
Unlocking opportunities for students to connect internationally, Christ’s College has welcomed four students from Australia, Germany, and the United States this term.
Lucas Evans serves up tennis title winner
Tennis talent Lucas Evans has won both the singles and doubles titles at the Rod Laver Lead-in 16 and Under Tier 1 championships at the Brisbane Tennis Centre in Queensland.
Aaron Kwak packs a trunk for Thailand
Aaron Kwak has been awarded a Round Square (RS) bursary, enabling the Year 11 student to take part in the RS International Service Project in Thailand in December.
College trio on basketball title target
College basketballers have made a big impression on the title court, helping to power the Canterbury U15 side to a National Tournament final win in Auckland.
Kieran Christey lifts SI clay target trophy
Year 12 student Kieran Christey has lined up two titles after claiming the top spot in both the single rise and single barrel at the South Island Secondary Schools Clay Target Shooting Championships in Dunedin.
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Bubble tea making for Junior Round Square
The Junior Round Square Committee hosted our Year 9 boarders for a fun evening of bubble tea making during the week.
Sights set on clay target titles
Kieran Christey has claimed top spot following a perfect score in the single rise event at the Intercollegiate Clay Target Shooting competition at the Timaru Clay Target Club.
Sell-out House Music another triumph
The eagerly awaited annual Parents' Association House Music Festival has presented a stunning showcase of the talent at Christ’s College.
College on board for national title chase
Christ's College chess players have made all the right moves at the Canterbury Regional Schools Championships, with the top teams winning the A and B grades.
Drive to deliver by managing supply chain
At 23, Charlie Dyer (14562) is on the fast track in a supply chain management career.
Taking note of The Yale Spizzwinks(?)
America’s acclaimed – and oldest – undergraduate a cappella group, The Yale Spizzwinks(?), has struck a stunning chord at Christ’s College, mesmerizing students with their performance, and then sharing their vocal skills with College’s Schola Cantorum.
Connect, learn, and give in Wellbeing Week
Have a break with a mate or connect over a quiz – Wellbeing Week at Christ’s College is in full swing.
Rhys Bridges – a structured approach to a geotechnical career
Geotechnical engineer Rhys Bridges (14091) has brought depth and structure to a highly informative Christ’s College Career Convos session.
A vision of life without the luxury of water on tap
Somes House is putting its weight behind World Vision’s 40 hour Challenge, 16–18 June.
Taking the lead at Christ’s College
Thirty-two head students have gathered at Christ’s College to discover more about ‘Being a Leading Man’.
Round Square – exchanging places in Tasmania
When James met Seton and Connor met Charles, they believed it was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. All four boys were ready to exchange addresses and embark on a voyage of discovery, despite living on opposites sides of the Tasman Sea.
In praise of E te atua tapu – the new College waiata
A new waiata – E te atua tapu (To the Almighty) – that captures the wairua (spirit) of the message has been gifted to Christ’s College by the Puanaki whānau during a powerful mihi whakatau on Thursday morning in the Assembly Hall.
Powering into an electrical trades career
Industrial electrician James Jerard (14579) has sparked interest in trades during the first Christ’s College Careers Convos session for 2023.
Ties that bind – Senior Honours recipients Sam Bosworth and Joe Moody
A gold medal-winning coxswain who has made rowing history and one of New Zealand’s most powerful present-day rugby props have been awarded Senior Honours Ties at the Christ’s College Assembly.