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Bopping with the Big Band

15 Aug 2017

With Ara JazzQuest on Saturday 5 August and the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival in Blenheim from Wednesday 9–Saturday 12 August, it has been a busy time for College’s jazz musicians.

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We could be heroes

14 Aug 2017

A dedicated research day is a rare treat in a busy school schedule, but on Tuesday 8 August Year 13 Classics students took a break from their usual routines to...

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¿De dónde eres?

14 Aug 2017

Say “Hola” or “Kia ora” or “Hello”, and welcome Carlos Toda Plaza to our community. Carlos, from Viaró Global School in Barcelona, Spain, is on a one-month teaching fellowship at...

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My house is your house

11 Aug 2017

International Week celebrates diversity, language, culture and the incredible benefits that spring from opening our hearts and minds to international experience.

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Gender Equality expert at College

10 Aug 2017

Dr Michael Kimmell, Professor of Sociology and Gender Issues at Stony Brook University who has been visiting College this week, has plenty of insights for boys about understanding their masculinity.

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Lessons for a fulfilling life

09 Aug 2017

Health, wellbeing, positive education, character strengths, mindfulness, leadership skills ... These are not the latest educational buzzwords, there is growing evidence to suggest such concepts have intrinsic value in education...

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Drama to make you shudder!

03 Aug 2017

Senior Drama students have taken the bold step of exploring physical theatre, using movement and emotion to create atmosphere.

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Seizing his chance – and making it

01 Aug 2017

It is not a career choice for anyone who is not 100 per cent committed, but actor and singer – and Old Boy – Nic Kyle’s passion for his craft...

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Robotics builds connections

01 Aug 2017

A shared interest can go a long way in breaking down barriers, as the boys who took part in a recent intensive robotics workshop soon discovered.

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Tools for peak performance

01 Aug 2017

Underneath the gymnasium and looking out on the river and Williams Court, the newly-refurbished and extended Christ’s College Fitness Centre, aka the weights room, provides a light and airy space...

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Teeing off in Las Vegas

01 Aug 2017

Talented sportsman Zach May began playing golf at the age of five. After he showed some interest in the game his father took him to the Russley Golf Club, which...

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A cool time at College

26 Jul 2017

They sacrificed part of their summer holiday to winter Down Under and attend College, but Year 12 exchange students Mathieu Bonneyrat and Martin Cavalera say it has been totally worth it.

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Four teams, two games, one winner

25 Jul 2017

The annual Quadrangular (Quad) tournament between Wellington College, Wanganui Collegiate, Nelson College and Christ's College is the oldest secondary schools’ rugby competition in New Zealand. With each team playing only two...

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Soaking up art in Auckland

24 Jul 2017

Three Year 13 Art History students joined six Rangi Ruru girls for a flying visit to Auckland on Friday 30 June.

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Term 3 Newsletter from Garth Wynne

20 Jul 2017

Click here to view the Term 3 Newsletter.

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Words of wisdom and experience

05 Jul 2017

Each year, the Emerging Leaders conference sees hundreds of Year 12 students from schools all over Canterbury converge on College for an immersive learning experience, designed to give them the...

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Way to go!

05 Jul 2017

Year 12 students Sam King and Cody House were thrilled to represent New Zealand at the Oceania Athletics Area Championships, held in Suva, Fiji, from Wednesday 28 June to Saturday...

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Skills put to the test

05 Jul 2017

Keen Year 11 mathematics students Nathan Penrose, Joshua Stevenson, Ralph Chiang and Max Heywood calculated they were in with a chance as they progressed through the levels at this year’s...

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Make ’em laugh

04 Jul 2017

Exuberant, witty, effervescent, glamorous, starstruck fans and lovestruck stars, and an all-singing all-dancing ensemble tip-tip-tapping their way into our hearts ...

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Run77 rocks the Town Hall

29 Jun 2017

College rock band Run77, fresh from their win at the 2017 Canterbury Rockquest regional finals on Friday 23 June, received more accolades on Thursday 29 June when they were asked...

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On air with The Edge

29 Jun 2017

They put their two heads together and came up with one great promo. Becoming Edge Interns has given Year 13 students Andrew Fechney and Hugh Finlay insight into what it...

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Inspirational chamber music

27 Jun 2017

Talented young violinist, Year 9 student Justin Hodges, is through to the semi-finals of the national NZCT Chamber Music Contest.

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Fleet-footed athlete

27 Jun 2017

For keen cross country runner and Year 9 student Sam Idiens it is not so much about the thrill of the chase as, more often than not, he is at...

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Rocking a win

27 Jun 2017

The pause before the winning band was announced seemed to last forever ... but then it was out: Run77 had taken first place in the Canterbury regional final of Smokefree...

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Chapel Choir in Big Sing Finale

27 Jun 2017

Christ’s College choirs won a number of awards at the Big Sing regional competition held at The Piano on Monday 19 June.

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Drawn from experience

23 Jun 2017

Old Boy Matthew Johnstone was back at College on Tuesday 13 June. Now a bestselling author, illustrator and communicator, Matthew dedicates his life to promoting mindfulness, resilience, positive mental health and wellbeing.

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Scots College Junior Sports Exchange

22 Jun 2017

Three College junior teams had their chance to shine with the visit from junior Scots College teams on Tuesday 20 June and Wednesday 21 June.

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College and Rangi create powerful energy

20 Jun 2017

Two energetic and vibrant haka reverberated around the Assembly Hall on Tuesday 20 June, creating a memorable first performance from the combined Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Christ’s College Kapa...

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Combined Christ's College and St Margaret's College Concert

15 Jun 2017

The annual Combined St Margaret’s/Christ’s College Concert took place in the Charles Luney Auditorium at St Margaret’s College last night in front of an appreciative audience of around 300 people.

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A sporting chance

15 Jun 2017

They arrived late in the afternoon of Monday 12 June, spilling out of their coach, ready for the challenge of the annual Christ’s College–Otago Boys’ High School winter sports exchange.

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Amazing, inspiring jazz

15 Jun 2017

According to College Jazz Combo guitarist and vocalist, Year 12 student Angus Mossman, the NZSM Jazz Project 2017 was both amazing and inspiring – and while he was delighted to...

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A treasured taonga, our College waiata

13 Jun 2017

In Chapel on Monday 12 June, a new and treasured College taonga – the specially commissioned waiata “Te Whakapono Ki Te Atua” – was gifted to the school.

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Volunteers on their game

13 Jun 2017

As part of their commitment to service, Year 9 students Remy Fitzgerald, Ethan Punivai and Jonathan Huo, and Year 10 students Jared Herber, Moe Gath and Henri Quested volunteered to...

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Authors discuss ways to help parents raise strong, resilient sons

13 Jun 2017

More than 100 people attended the Parents’ Information Evening on Wednesday 7 June where authors Richard Aston and Ruth Kerr discussed their tips for raising strong, happy sons from boyhood...

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A rising rugby star

09 Jun 2017

Unassuming and self-effacing, but a powerhouse young player, 1st XV halfback and Year 11 student Shun Miyake was thrilled to be named Sky Sports Man of the Match following the...

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Friendly rivalry, good sports

08 Jun 2017

For over 50 years, Christ’s College and Rathkeale College in Masterton have competed for the Hamilton Tankard in the annual Queen’s Birthday weekend winter sports exchange – and the friendly...

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Focus on the game

07 Jun 2017

It has been a long time coming, but the College 1st XV has finally done it – beating Christchurch Boys’ High School in the schools’ annual and highly competitive rugby fixture.

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Working stage magic

06 Jun 2017

With just three weeks to opening night, cast and crew alike are all systems go conjuring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to brighten a dull mid-winter.

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Visit from Father Ben

06 Jun 2017

Christ's College was very pleased to welcome Father Ben Tapelu when he visited on Wednesday 31 May.

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Up for debating

06 Jun 2017

Year 13 student Henry Seaton and Year 12 students Fawzan Sugarwala and Wills Wynn Thomas represented Canterbury at the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championship, held in Wellington from...

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A stellar achievement

06 Jun 2017

Year 9 student Justin Hodges first took up the violin at the age of four; it was a good fit.

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College rockers on a quest

31 May 2017

Many successful Kiwi musicians have launched their careers at Smokefree RockQuest and, aiming to bring their big break a little closer, four College rock bands – Illegal Bass, The Subs,...

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New thinking about mathematics

31 May 2017

Level Up is an online mathematics challenge for Year 9 and 10 students, designed to develop their problem solving, creative thinking and communication skills. 

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Phat jazz sounds

31 May 2017

The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival brings some of the world’s best jazz and blues artists to Christchurch, as well as giving home-grown musicians opportunities to perform.

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House Haka Competition

25 May 2017

On a brilliant sunny Autumn day today, the Williams Quad and neighbouring Hagley Park rang to the war-like sounds of the haka as College Houses battled to take this year’s...

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Harry aims high, gets gold

23 May 2017

Year 13 student Harry Hartstone has attained the highest level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award – the Gold Award.

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A life of service and achievement

23 May 2017

Old Boy Sir Terence Arnold (6983) was presented with one of College’s highest awards, the Senior Honours Tie, at assembly on Tuesday 23 May.

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Arts Week 2017

23 May 2017

The second annual celebration of creativity, imagination and culture was back on campus for Arts Week 2017, with a wide range of arts-inspired antics and activities providing entertainment for all comers.

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Strength in teamwork

22 May 2017

There was an overriding sense of fun, spiced with a hint of chaos, at lunchtime on Upper on Tuesday 16 May.

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Great day for a park run

22 May 2017

With the green expanse and mature woodlands of Hagley Park right on our doorstep, it is no wonder cross country is an integral part of College athletics.

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Top athletics opportunity

22 May 2017

Congratulations to Year 12 students Cody House and Sam King, who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the forthcoming Oceania Athletics Area Championships in Fiji. Both will compete in...

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Annual Appeal 2017

10 May 2017

The Christ’s College Annual Appeal 2017 is now underway, with information sent out to our community in April.

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New voices in harmony

10 May 2017

A service and ceremony was held in Chapel on the evening of Wednesday 3 May to mark the induction of 20 new boys into the Chapel Choir.

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Challenging, thrilling sailing

10 May 2017

A seven-strong College team, along with hundreds of other young sailing enthusiasts from all over the country, competed at the 2017 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championship in April. 

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Past presidents pop in

03 May 2017

An enthusiastic group of past CCOBA presidents and their partners were wined and dined at a pop-up restaurant within the newly restored Tower on Monday 1 May.

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Classic musical, coming soon

03 May 2017

In a world saturated with media, the 2017 senior drama production rewinds to a simpler time.

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A lot to be enthusiastic about

03 May 2017

There was palpable tension in the air when the College 1st XV was awarded a penalty in the final minute of the game.

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Hockey on tour

03 May 2017

An invitation to the 2017 Melbourne Grammar School International Hockey Cup competition proved a great start to the season for the College 1st XI: they won every game, coming home...

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History and humanity

01 May 2017

It was a time for reflection on the sacrifices made in war, as students and staff gathered in Chapel for this year’s Anzac service, on Monday 1 May.

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Term 2 Newsletter from Garth Wynne

28 Apr 2017

Click here to view the Term 2 Newsletter.

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House Music choirs delight their audience

06 Apr 2017

The annual House Music festival is a keenly contested event, with most Houses putting entries in the three separate sections.

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Success in summer sports

04 Apr 2017

Summer Tournament Week marked the end of a very successful summer sports season, with College sportsmen travelling to destinations across the country to represent the school in various sporting codes.

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A taste of Christchurch culture

04 Apr 2017

On Tuesday 28 March, Christ's College international students attended an international student welcome event, organised by Christchurch Educated, at Christchurch Art Gallery.

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Parry and thrust

04 Apr 2017

Fencing – the art and sport of fighting with swords – is as much about mental strength as it is about physical ability.

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They did us proud

04 Apr 2017

A talented group of College thespians performed a fantastic, fun-filled scene from Twelfth Night at the 2017 Otago University Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, held at Villa Maria College on Saturday 1 April.

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Polished performance, resounding success

03 Apr 2017

With up to 120 musicians together on stage, the performance by a combined orchestra – composed of students from Christ’s College, St Margaret’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School –...

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His work here is done

03 Apr 2017

After 21 years, Bursar and Board Secretary Colin Sweetman has decided his work at College is done and it is time to retire.

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Set to make a difference

27 Mar 2017

Old Boy Hamish Thomas has been awarded a prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship for undergraduate study at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University.

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Exploring their world

21 Mar 2017

Geography is all about the world in which we live – and one of the best ways to understand it is to get out there and study its landscapes, people,...

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Put through their paces

21 Mar 2017

Three College athletes – Year 13 student Harry Hartstone and Year 12 students Sam King and Cody House – were selected for the Canterbury athletics team that competed at the...

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A game of two halves

21 Mar 2017

The annual 1st XI cricket fixture against Wanganui Collegiate was played at the Christ’s College Cricket Ground in Hagley Park on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March.

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Art in practice

15 Mar 2017

Faith, family, art and education are inextricable facets of Darryn George’s life, providing endless inspiration for his work.

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A new way of thinking

15 Mar 2017

Inspiring presenters and engaged participants were key to the success of the inaugural Positive Education New Zealand conference, held at Christ’s College, on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 March.

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Fighting fit physicists

15 Mar 2017

Scientific investigations take time. Since the beginning of the year, the top Year 12 physics students have been investigating problems chosen for the New Zealand Young Physicists’ Tournament (YPT).

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Taking a chance on fun

15 Mar 2017

The boarding programme provides a range of activities to keep the boys occupied in their downtime.

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Exchanges enrich lives

07 Mar 2017

It is an amazing world out there – and going on an exchange opens up many opportunities to benefit from the experience of time spent living and learning, immersed in...

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Biology in the field

07 Mar 2017

The problem for many science students is that what they learn in school simply does not seem applicable in the real world.

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A show to treasure

07 Mar 2017

A rip-roaring tale of adventure and survival sprang to vivid life in the junior drama production of classic pirate story Treasure Island.

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Something to talk about

07 Mar 2017

The premier College debating team won the prestigious Russell McVeagh Canterbury Schools’ Debating Championship in an intensive two-day tournament, held at the University of Canterbury on Saturday 4 and Sunday...

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent

01 Mar 2017

An Ash Wednesday Chapel service today marked the beginning of Lent. The service concluded with many boys and staff receiving the traditional cross of ash on their foreheads.

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Sit to the oar!

01 Mar 2017

In the Battle of Salamis (480BC) a small Greek fleet outmanoeuvred the much larger Persian navy to win a decisive victory.

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On board with Spirit

01 Mar 2017

A voyage on the Spirit of New Zealand will take you out of your comfort zone and deliver a life-changing experience, says Year 13 student Harry Hartstone.

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A fantastic athletics spectacle

28 Feb 2017

Perfect weather and a very positive atmosphere made for a memorable Athletics Day on Friday 24 February.

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Excellent ICAS results

15 Feb 2017

14 November, 2016

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Inspiring budding scientists

15 Feb 2017

16 November, 2016

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Friendship forged in liberation

14 Feb 2017

13 February, 2017

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Tops at tennis

14 Feb 2017

8 February, 2017

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Settling in, ready to begin

14 Feb 2017

8 February, 2017

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A promise made to College

13 Feb 2017

8 February, 2017

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New faces on campus

13 Feb 2017

8 February, 2017

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Powhiri welcomes College newcomers

13 Feb 2017

2 February, 2017

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It all starts here

13 Feb 2017

30 January, 2017

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Record 2016 NCEA results

13 Feb 2017

20th January, 2017

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Term 1 Newsletter from GW

13 Feb 2017

Click here to view the Term 1 Newsletter.

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Routine, Thursday 26 January - Tuesday 7 February 2017

08 Dec 2016

Dayboy Year 9 orientation activities, as arranged by Housemasters, take place in the week before term starts

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Year 9 boys take second placing in Fair Go Kids’ Ads Award 2016

29 Nov 2016

Three Year 9 boys, Ethan Manera, Fergus Laing and Harrison Lund, won an award for coming second in a competition which featured in an hour-long Fair Go programme last night.

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An invitation to David Attenborough

29 Nov 2016

A group of keen biology students persuaded Mr Graeme Swanson to send a letter inviting highly respected environmentalist David Attenborough to chat with them via Skype.

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Year 9 and 10 speech competition

19 Nov 2016

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Bowing out as swimming coach after 23 years

19 Nov 2016

On Wednesday 16 November, College swimming coach Kathrin Mueller worked with boys at the swimming pool for the last time.

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