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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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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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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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Generations of College connections

21 Oct 2022

Former College Prefect Peter Skelton (6219), 83, and his grandson, 2022 Head Prefect Benji Ward, 18, have captured the depth of College connections at the Gentlemen’s Lunch.

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Sounds of success at Sedley Wells Competition

19 Oct 2022

Outstanding College musicians and singers have filled the Assembly Hall with wonderful sounds and delivered superb performances for the Sedley Wells Competition.

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College moves ahead in SI schools chess

19 Oct 2022

Christ’s College has topped South Island schools’ opponents to finish an impressive 5th at the National Chess Competition in Christchurch.

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Surge of surfing success for Jack Mckenzie

17 Oct 2022

Star surfer Jack Mckenzie is literally riding a wave of success, helping to power Canterbury to second spot at the National Scholastics competition in Taranaki.

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Aspiring – and inspiring – artist Oli Aikawa wins SCAPE award

17 Oct 2022

Multi-award-winning artist Oli Aikawa, 18, has won the senior sculpture design section of the Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring Artists competition in Christchurch.

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2022 Term 4 Newsletter from Garth Wynne

13 Oct 2022

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Liam Jack locks in dual-code honours

11 Oct 2022

College 1st XV lock Liam Jack has been named in the 2022 New Zealand Schools Rugby team for the New Zealand Under 18 Quadrangular Tournament in Hamilton this week.

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Christ’s College claims top NZ basketball title

10 Oct 2022

The Senior A Basketball team has sealed its place in school history, becoming the first College team to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools National AA Championships.

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Henry Lassen on target at championships

08 Oct 2022

College shooter Henry Lassen has won the High Overall at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Skeet Championship held at the Canterbury Clay Target Club.

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Off with their hair – for a good cause

23 Sep 2022

Year 13 and Head of Service Spencer Smith was more excited than nervous before losing his locks in the interests of Shave for a Cure supporting Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ.

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Arts Honours ties awarded

22 Sep 2022

The arts play a big part in many College students’ lives – from theatre productions to Chapel Choir. Honours ties were presented today at the last assembly for Term 3 to boys excelling in Chess, Debating, Drama, Theatresports, Choral and Instrumental Music.

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Engineering under the spotlight

22 Sep 2022

Engineers and Old Boys George Bradley and Max Goodwin drew the biggest crowd of boys yet to the latest Career Convos.

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House honours on cross-county line

20 Sep 2022

Revelling in the warm spring conditions, Nate Ovendale, Nick Wilson, Henry Hiatt, and Otto Church have run away with the age-group titles in the annual College cross-country event.

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College rules South Island slopes

20 Sep 2022

College skiers have powered home to fill the podium at the South Island Secondary School Ski Championships at Cardrona, near Wanaka.

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2022 Boarding Awards

19 Sep 2022

Our 2022 Boarding Awards recognise our standout students, celebrating their service to their Houses at a special dinner.

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Hotly contested House Haka competition

17 Sep 2022

The volume and energy of the College House Haka Competition reverberated through Williams Court on Friday lunchtime as all 10 Houses fiercely competed for the honours.

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College leaves its mark on Ballarat Round Square students

15 Sep 2022

A welcoming mihi whakatau and haka by the College haka group made a lasting impression on the 17 Ballarat Grammar School Round Square students who visited Christ’s College today.

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Raising the roof at Encore choral festival

15 Sep 2022

More than 300 student voices were heard at Christ’s College on Wednesday night as College once again hosted the Independent Schools Encore Choral Festival – the first time in three years.

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Old Boys net three in a row

12 Sep 2022

College Old Boys have held off a determined Senior A Basketball side to win the annual clash, 77–74, in the school gymnasium on Saturday night.

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Rising to the EPro8 Challenge

07 Sep 2022

Year 10 students Ryan Gu, James Johnson, David Wayne, and Noah Williams have successfully navigated the EPro8 Challenge to secure a top-three finish in the junior regional inter-school science and engineering competition.

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Big Basketball win as winter tournament bounces back

07 Sep 2022

College’s Senior A team has won the South Island Secondary Schools Basketball Championships, beating Waimea College, 106–55, in the final in Invercargill.

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Emmy Award for Old Boy Michael Donaldson

06 Sep 2022

Old Boy Michael Donaldson (13848) has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Programme at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles for his work on Peter Jackson’s documentary, "The Beatles: Get Back".

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Rural delivery for James Kelly and Hamish Grigg

06 Sep 2022

James Kelly is following in his farmer father’s footsteps, having gained a select spot at the Smedley Station and Cadet Training Farm in Hawke’s Bay. Along with Year 13 student – and fellow boarder – Hamish Grigg, James will start a fully funded, two-year agricultural cadetship in January next year.

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The points add up for Cantamaths’ teams

29 Aug 2022

Mathematical brains were firing well when College’s teams fronted for this week’s annual Cantamaths’ competition.

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards presented in Assembly

28 Aug 2022

Five Bronze and two Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards were presented in Assembly on Thursday.

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Instrumental Music Honours ties awarded

26 Aug 2022

Eight Honours ties for music were awarded to students in Assembly today.

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