Circle of Christ’s College unity to combat racism
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.
Christ’s College runs ahead with 13 track and field titles
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.
Newstead XI bats aside rivals
The Christ’s College Newstead XI has delivered two outstanding seasons of cricket since forming in Year 9.
Setting sail with inspirational sports leaders
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.
Oscar is riding high
There’s nothing that Oscar Talbot doesn’t enjoy about mountain biking.
Discovering the wide world of Round Square
Year 12 student Lucas Maguire has shared details at Assembly of his student exchange to Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School in Western Australia.
Christ’s College four pitch perfect for NZSSSO
Four outstanding Christ’s College musicians feature in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra (NZSSSO) in 2023.
Christ’s College claims SI tennis titles
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.
Staying the course to win DoE Awards
Past and present College students have been recognised at Assembly for their Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award achievements.
School pool champions lap up pressure
Our pool champions have been recognised at Assembly, with Jordan Astley, Finlay McCullough, Rylind Wheeler, and Jake Boyd taking the College title honours.
Gold standard in academic excellence
Outstanding College students have been lauded at the Academic Assembly, with five boys receiving the highest honour – the 2022 Gold Tie.
Call to give up social media during Lent
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.
College aces Canterbury tennis rivals
Top College seeds Liam Barrett and Jack Hansen-Ratter have taken the title honours at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Tennis Championships at Wilding Park.
College trio powers up in Coast to Coast
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.
Outstanding Christ’s College scholars
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.
Gillette Cup champions return to school crease
Members of the 2022 Gillette Cup-winning 1st XI cricket team have returned to College to share their trophy with the whole school.
College Prefects step up
Our 2023 College Prefects have been inducted during a special service in the Assembly Hall.
College trio on crest of life-changing wave
Three College boys have weighed anchor and set sail on the Spirit of New Zealand.
Kapa Haka – connection, community and culture
Nearly 100 parents and boys have gathered in the College Dining Hall for the annual Kapa Haka community breakfast.
Mihi whakatau for new boys
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.
New boys quickly in step with Christ’s College
The first day for our Year 9 students.
Winning move for chess champion Bill Li
Year 10 student Bill Li has outmanoeuvred his rivals to win the U16 Champion title at the New Zealand Chess Competition in Wellington.
Nick Gibb caps standout season with cricket scholarship
Gillette Cup-winning 1st XI captain Nick Gibb has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Dormer Melluish Aldridge Cricket Scholarship to further his skills overseas.
2023 Term 1 Newsletter
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AJ Madondo on fast track at NZ championships
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.
1st XI bats and bowls into College history
For the first time in school history, the College 1st XI has won the Gillette Cup, the premier national secondary schools cricket competition.
Supporting students to find their pathway
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.
Tug-of-war returns with grunt
They heaved and puffed, strained, sweated and groaned – all in the interests of House glory.
Tuck into fresh food approach
A new online ordering system developed by a trio of College students helps beat the tuck shop rush while satisfying break-time food demands.
Be Inspired – empowering young leaders
About 200 students from 15 schools have descended on College for the annual Year 7 leadership conference, Be Inspired.
Sustainable tools of the trade on show
Sustainability focused Temp Tags, Scrubbers, Tuckin, and DTB Baits may be among the most successful businesses of tomorrow.
AJ Madondo leaps into record books
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.
Jack Hansen-Ratter takes top tennis title
College tennis star – and top seed – Jack Hansen-Ratter has won the New Zealand Junior Masters U14 title in Hamilton.
Julius – going the distance for mental health
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.
University Scholarships 2023
Congratulations to our Christ’s College students have been awarded an impressive 51 university scholarships for 2023.
Lucas and Liam serve up top tennis
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.
Silver lining in double DoE challenge
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.
Gargoyles in time for Halloween
College is perfectly safe, thanks to the Year 10 French cultural studies class which has been exercising its creative side in making gargoyles.
Julius boys cycle for mental health
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.
International Cultures’ Festival
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.