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2024 01 athletics day

Aston, Harrison, Ben, Otto, and Jake lead the field

29 Feb 2024

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.

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2024 03 mihi whakatau

Laying the foundations of College life

23 Feb 2024

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.

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2024 01 chinese NY festival

College students help usher in the Year of the Dragon

21 Feb 2024

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.

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2024 RS thailand

On a Round Square service safari with Aaron Kwak

19 Feb 2024

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.

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2023 07 cant track field

Christ’s College athletes a jump ahead of rivals

13 Feb 2024

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.

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2023 NZQA Scholarship students portrait

Outstanding Christ’s College scholars

09 Feb 2024

College 2023 leavers Lachie Short and Oliver Glossop have been named Outstanding Scholars by NZQA while Angus Gifford has achieved seven Scholarship subjects.

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2024 03 hk student exchange rs

Discovering Hong Kong with Benson Geng-Wang

02 Feb 2024

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.

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Taking a dramatic turn to gain ATCL

01 Feb 2024

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.

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2024 Term 1 Newsletter

24 Jan 2024

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2023 02a athletics AJ

College star AJ Madondo leaps to a national title

15 Dec 2023

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.

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Taking note of pianist Ryan Gu

11 Dec 2023

Ryan Gu has delivered an exceptional performance to be named the runner-up at the 2023 Lewis Eady National Junior Piano Competition in Auckland.

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2023 05 year10 service

College students being of service

06 Dec 2023

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.

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Big win for the Eco-Action team

26 Nov 2023

Congratulations to David Newton and his Eco-Action Nursery Trust team for winning the Sustainable Business Network Outstanding Collaboration Award.

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2023 01a finding your pathway workshops

Follow your passion

24 Nov 2023

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.

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A royal welcome for College service leaders

21 Nov 2023

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.

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2023 01 trade fair NOV

Enterprising approach to College Trade Fair

20 Nov 2023

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.

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2023 06 jr round square final

A slice of international life with Junior Round Square

04 Nov 2023

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.

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2023 02 blake inspire

Ben Donaldson steps into an inspiring environment

02 Nov 2023

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.

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2023 03 round square conference kenya

On safari at the Round Square International conference

31 Oct 2023

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.

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By the numbers – College counts student success

26 Oct 2023

Multiple achievements in Mathematics have all added up to an outstanding year for Christ’s College students from Year 9 to Year 13.

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2023 02 whaka race mtb

Marathon ride by George Rookes

26 Oct 2023

Standout cyclist George Rookes has taken on his biggest challenge, competing in the Whaka 100 race in Rotorua at Labour Weekend.

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National noteworthy achievement by Ryan Gu

26 Oct 2023

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.

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Seb Gray and Josh Brown team up to ski for NZ

25 Oct 2023

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.

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2023 06 international chemistry quiz

All the elements of outstanding chemistry

19 Oct 2023

The exceptional expertise of Year 12 chemistry students Lester Lai and Angus Whitteker has been recognised with a special invitation and international recognition.

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2023 07 sedley wells

Stunning sounds of Sedley Wells winners

17 Oct 2023

Our most exceptional College musicians and singers have filled the Assembly Hall with wonderful sounds, delivering superb performances during the Sedley Wells Competition.

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2023 02 business banter brakenridge

A dyed-in-the-wool belief in transformative change

16 Oct 2023

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.

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Scholarship Winners 2024

University Scholarships for 2024

12 Oct 2023

Christ’s College students have been awarded an impressive 52 university scholarships for 2024.

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2023 Term 4 Newsletter

05 Oct 2023

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2023 02 J Js drive radio

The JJ’s Drive – on air with Josh and Joey

04 Oct 2023

Tune into The JJs – Year 13 student Josh Peckitt and Old Boy Joey Young – as they present their own Kiwi music-focused radio show.

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2023 01a nzss clay target

Kieran Christey and Hugo Helmore win top clay target titles

03 Oct 2023

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.

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2023 01 U19 rowing

College pair secure front-row seats for world titles

25 Sep 2023

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.

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2023 01a cant champs DTL

College four score clay target success

15 Sep 2023

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.

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2023 03 arts week

The mixed media of Arts Week

15 Sep 2023

Musical chairs, a ‘staffroom’ debate, and the challenge of finding student talent have all played a role in an entertaining Arts Week at College.

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2023 06 rodeo claude

College boarders take the bull by the horns for NZ honours

11 Sep 2023

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.

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2023 01 career convos jack caunter

Jack Caunter – taking account of a consultancy career

07 Sep 2023

Old Boy Jack Caunter (14671) believes that having “good friends in good places” helps to build a good career.

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2023 02 otago senior science quiz

Angus Gifford wins Otago Senior Science Quiz

07 Sep 2023

College Head of Academic Angus Gifford has won the University of Otago Senior Science Quiz, achieving the top mark in Year 13.

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2023 01 alex mckinnon

Author Alex McKinnon opens new page

05 Sep 2023

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.

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2023 02 winter tournament

Junior XI on title target at SI football tournament

05 Sep 2023

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.

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Ben Crawford and Riley Crampton pedal to medals

28 Aug 2023

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.

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2023 01 thomas clayson

Young College golfer on course for title tilt

25 Aug 2023

Christ’s College Year 9 boarder Thomas Clayson will tee up at the New Zealand U16 Golf Championship in Timaru this month.

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