Aston, Harrison, Ben, Otto, and Jake lead the field
Five impressive Christ’s College athletes – Aston Nijjar, Harrison Laing, Ben Campbell, Otto Church, and Jake Boyd – have been recognised at Assembly for their multiple achievements on Athletics Day at Ngā Puna Wai.
Laying the foundations of College life
Christ’s College has celebrated the culmination of a four-week foundation programme for Year 9 students with a special Te Whakatakoto te tūāpapa ceremony followed by a powerful mihi whakatau welcoming new students, families, and staff to the school community.
College students help usher in the Year of the Dragon
Twenty-four College students have joined in the celebrations at the Happy Chinese New Year Festival, volunteering as guides and support crew across the weekend event in North Hagley Park and welcoming the Year of the Dragon.
On a Round Square service safari with Aaron Kwak
Year 12 student Aaron Kwak has recently returned from Thailand after participating in a Round Square International Service Project centred on elephants and the environment.
Christ’s College athletes a jump ahead of rivals
College coach Matt Thatcher has guided Old Boy AJ Madondo to a provincial record in the triple jump and Year 13 student Aston Nijjar to 1st and 2nd place in the long jump and triple jump, respectively, at the Athletics Canterbury Club Championships at Ngā Puna Wai.
Outstanding Christ’s College scholars
College 2023 leavers Lachie Short and Oliver Glossop have been named Outstanding Scholars by NZQA while Angus Gifford has achieved seven Scholarship subjects.
Discovering Hong Kong with Benson Geng-Wang
Seeking to broaden his horizons through Round Square exchange opportunities, Year 12 student Benson Geng-Wang eagerly signed up for a taste of Hong Kong. He joined the prestigious St Paul’s Co-Educational College (SPCC) for two weeks in early December.
Taking a dramatic turn to gain ATCL
Attaining ATCL speaks volumes about the remarkable ability of Old Boys Benedykt Staples and Joel Fulford to bring text to life through the spoken word.
2024 Term 1 Newsletter
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College star AJ Madondo leaps to a national title
AJ Madondo, 17, has won the national senior triple jump title, set a personal-best (PB) 10.64sec in the 100m quarter-final, and finished 3rd in the 100m final at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships and Road Race at Ngā Puna Wai.
Taking note of pianist Ryan Gu
Ryan Gu has delivered an exceptional performance to be named the runner-up at the 2023 Lewis Eady National Junior Piano Competition in Auckland.
College students being of service
From building cots and compost bins to digging deep for conservation projects and sorting gear and packing food parcels to support families, College students have had a big impact across the city during a hectic Community Service Week.
Big win for the Eco-Action team
Congratulations to David Newton and his Eco-Action Nursery Trust team for winning the Sustainable Business Network Outstanding Collaboration Award.
Follow your passion
Don’t do something you think you should do because it might please someone else. Do it because you want to. Follow your passion and do what you are good at.
A royal welcome for College service leaders
College teachers Graeme Christey and David Newton have been recognised for their commitment to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award and their empowerment of student achievement and service at a special function with The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward.
Enterprising approach to College Trade Fair
A nearly sold-out Trade Fair featuring a range of products created by Years 10–11 innovation and enterprise students has attracted a crowd to the Chapman Room at College.
A slice of international life with Junior Round Square
From a sushi-making challenge to the global fun of musical chairs and food for all tastes on Upper, Junior Round Square Week has brought an international flavour to College life.
Ben Donaldson steps into an inspiring environment
College’s environmental leader, Ben Donaldson, has embarked on an adventure with BLAKE Inspire to enhance his leadership skills and work to benefit the natural environment.
On safari at the Round Square International conference
Year 13 students Jack McKeown and Tom Foster have shared a remarkable journey to Kenya to attend the 55th annual Round Square International conference in Nairobi and embark on a safari to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park.
By the numbers – College counts student success
Multiple achievements in Mathematics have all added up to an outstanding year for Christ’s College students from Year 9 to Year 13.
Marathon ride by George Rookes
Standout cyclist George Rookes has taken on his biggest challenge, competing in the Whaka 100 race in Rotorua at Labour Weekend.
National noteworthy achievement by Ryan Gu
Exceptional Christ’s College pianist Ryan Gu has been selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious 2023 Lewis Eady National Junior Piano Competition in Auckland.
Seb Gray and Josh Brown team up to ski for NZ
Star skiers Seb Gray and Josh Brown will line up on international slopes next year, taking on fresh snowfields in France and Canada, respectively, as members of the 2024 New Zealand Alpine Youth Ski Team.
All the elements of outstanding chemistry
The exceptional expertise of Year 12 chemistry students Lester Lai and Angus Whitteker has been recognised with a special invitation and international recognition.
Stunning sounds of Sedley Wells winners
Our most exceptional College musicians and singers have filled the Assembly Hall with wonderful sounds, delivering superb performances during the Sedley Wells Competition.
A dyed-in-the-wool belief in transformative change
John Brakenridge – the man behind one of New Zealand’s most remarkable brand rebirths – believes that aspiration and enabling transformative change are core to creating a flourishing environment for New Zealand business.
University Scholarships for 2024
Christ’s College students have been awarded an impressive 52 university scholarships for 2024.
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The JJ’s Drive – on air with Josh and Joey
Tune into The JJs – Year 13 student Josh Peckitt and Old Boy Joey Young – as they present their own Kiwi music-focused radio show.
Kieran Christey and Hugo Helmore win top clay target titles
Standout clay target shooters Kieran Christey and Hugo Helmore have been crowned national champions at the North Island and New Zealand Secondary School Clay Target Shooting Championships in Hamilton.
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.