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Circle of Christ’s College unity to combat racism

21 Mar 2023

Christ’s College students have formed a circle of unity on the Quad to conquer racism and mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Christ’s College runs ahead with 13 track and field titles

21 Mar 2023

Three outstanding Christ’s College athletes – AJ Madondo, Jake Boyd, and Otto Church – have won multiple titles at the Canterbury Secondary School Track & Field Championships at Ngā Puna Wai.

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Newstead XI bats aside rivals

20 Mar 2023

The Christ’s College Newstead XI has delivered two outstanding seasons of cricket since forming in Year 9.

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Setting sail with inspirational sports leaders

20 Mar 2023

An Olympic sailing gold medallist, a superstar rugby player, and a leading New Zealand cricketer have shared their experiences and sports lessons with students during the SailGP inspirational sporting programme at Lincoln University. Now, Christ’s College student Hayden Douglass shares his own experience of the day.

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Oscar is riding high

08 Mar 2023

There’s nothing that Oscar Talbot doesn’t enjoy about mountain biking.

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Discovering the wide world of Round Square

03 Mar 2023

Year 12 student Lucas Maguire has shared details at Assembly of his student exchange to Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School in Western Australia.

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Christ’s College four pitch perfect for NZSSSO

01 Mar 2023

Four outstanding Christ’s College musicians feature in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra (NZSSSO) in 2023.

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Christ’s College claims SI tennis titles

28 Feb 2023

Christ’s College has won the South Island Secondary Schools (SISS) Tennis Teams Championships and South Island Teams Cup after an unbeaten run at Wilding Park.

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Staying the course to win DoE Awards

27 Feb 2023

Past and present College students have been recognised at Assembly for their Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award achievements.

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School pool champions lap up pressure

24 Feb 2023

Our pool champions have been recognised at Assembly, with Jordan Astley, Finlay McCullough, Rylind Wheeler, and Jake Boyd taking the College title honours.

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Gold standard in academic excellence

24 Feb 2023

Outstanding College students have been lauded at the Academic Assembly, with five boys receiving the highest honour – the 2022 Gold Tie.

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Call to give up social media during Lent

22 Feb 2023

The Bishop of Christchurch, The Right Reverend Dr Peter Carrell, has spoken at our Ash Wednesday service, highlighting the importance of praying more deeply and giving more generously at this time while also suggesting that the boys give up social media every Wednesday during Lent.

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College aces Canterbury tennis rivals

15 Feb 2023

Top College seeds Liam Barrett and Jack Hansen-Ratter have taken the title honours at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Tennis Championships at Wilding Park.

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College trio powers up in Coast to Coast

13 Feb 2023

A multi-talented College trio has raced away to claim 2nd spot in the schools division of the Coast to Coast and finish 11th overall (out of 102 teams) in the two-day teams event.

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Outstanding Christ’s College scholars

10 Feb 2023

College 2022 leavers Isaac Heap and Bruce Chen have been named Outstanding Scholars by NZQA while Yusef Elnahas has been recognised as New Zealand’s Top Scholar in Japanese.

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Gillette Cup champions return to school crease

09 Feb 2023

Members of the 2022 Gillette Cup-winning 1st XI cricket team have returned to College to share their trophy with the whole school.

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College Prefects step up

07 Feb 2023

Our 2023 College Prefects have been inducted during a special service in the Assembly Hall.

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College trio on crest of life-changing wave

07 Feb 2023

Three College boys have weighed anchor and set sail on the Spirit of New Zealand.

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Kapa Haka – connection, community and culture

02 Feb 2023

Nearly 100 parents and boys have gathered in the College Dining Hall for the annual Kapa Haka community breakfast.

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Mihi whakatau for new boys

01 Feb 2023

New boys and staff to Christ’s College have been welcomed with a traditional mihi whakatau (official welcome speech) – featuring a whaikōrerō (formal speech), haka, and waiata (song) – on The Quad.

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New boys quickly in step with Christ’s College

30 Jan 2023

The first day for our Year 9 students.

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Winning move for chess champion Bill Li

30 Jan 2023

Year 10 student Bill Li has outmanoeuvred his rivals to win the U16 Champion title at the New Zealand Chess Competition in Wellington.

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Nick Gibb caps standout season with cricket scholarship

30 Jan 2023

Gillette Cup-winning 1st XI captain Nick Gibb has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Dormer Melluish Aldridge Cricket Scholarship to further his skills overseas.

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2023 Term 1 Newsletter

26 Jan 2023

Click here to view the Term 1 newsletter.

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AJ Madondo on fast track at NZ championships

21 Dec 2022

AJ Madondo has finished 2nd place in the senior triple jump and 3rd in the senior 100m at the National Secondary School Track and Field Championships in Inglewood.

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1st XI bats and bowls into College history

21 Dec 2022

For the first time in school history, the College 1st XI has won the Gillette Cup, the premier national secondary schools cricket competition.

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Supporting students to find their pathway

25 Nov 2022

Old Boys and College parents have opened the door to a wealth of future opportunities, sharing their own career journeys with Year 11 students under a new College initiative, Finding Your Pathway.

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Tug-of-war returns with grunt

18 Nov 2022

They heaved and puffed, strained, sweated and groaned – all in the interests of House glory.

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Tuck into fresh food approach

17 Nov 2022

A new online ordering system developed by a trio of College students helps beat the tuck shop rush while satisfying break-time food demands.

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Be Inspired – empowering young leaders

10 Nov 2022

About 200 students from 15 schools have descended on College for the annual Year 7 leadership conference, Be Inspired.

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2022 01 Trade Fair

Sustainable tools of the trade on show

08 Nov 2022

Sustainability focused Temp Tags, Scrubbers, Tuckin, and DTB Baits may be among the most successful businesses of tomorrow.

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AJ Madondo leaps into record books

08 Nov 2022

College athletes have delivered a slew of outstanding results at the 2022 Canterbury Secondary School Championships, with Year 12 student AJ Madondo leading the charge.

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Jack Hansen-Ratter takes top tennis title

08 Nov 2022

College tennis star – and top seed – Jack Hansen-Ratter has won the New Zealand Junior Masters U14 title in Hamilton.

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Julius – going the distance for mental health

01 Nov 2022

The boys of Julius House have geared up to raise $5000 for mental health education in primary and intermediate schools following a 24-hour cycling fundraiser for the Sir John Kirwan Foundation.

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Scholarship Winners 2022

University Scholarships 2023

27 Oct 2022

Congratulations to our Christ’s College students have been awarded an impressive 51 university scholarships for 2023.

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Lucas and Liam serve up top tennis

27 Oct 2022

Two of College’s star tennis players – Lucas Evans and Liam Barrett – have featured in the Canterbury team competing at the U17 inter-regional competition in Wellington.

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Silver lining in double DoE challenge

25 Oct 2022

College is now part of New Zealand Duke of Edinburgh Award history, completing a first-of-its-kind, multi-pursuit practice and qualifier Silver Adventurous Journey.

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Gargoyles in time for Halloween

21 Oct 2022

College is perfectly safe, thanks to the Year 10 French cultural studies class which has been exercising its creative side in making gargoyles.

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Julius boys cycle for mental health

21 Oct 2022

The brotherhood of Julius House will join in one mighty effort on Saturday 29 October – a 24-hour cycling fundraiser for the Sir John Kirwan Foundation.

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International Cultures’ Festival

21 Oct 2022

The International Cultures’ Festival on 18 October saw the Christ’s College boarding community treated to numerous foods and performances from cultures around the world.

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