Fresh text, familiar tune for new College hymn
College boys sing hundreds of hymns every year, but as of 2022 there will be a special new one in the repertoire – “The Christ’s College Hymn.”
Year 13 DVC students get creative
From a glamping pod to a cricket pavilion, from a PC case to designing a shoe – the possibilities were limited only by imagination for the Year 13 DVC class this year.
College scientists in 2021 Challenge Virtual Research Incubator
While College boys catch waves and party in the coming summer holidays, four keen scientists led by Tim Wang, will be taking part in this year’s Space for Planet Earth Challenge.
Talented youth turn out for Fame
Energy, exuberance, enthusiasm, action – this was Fame, as performed by the juniors of Christ’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School this week.
Fond farewell for leavers
Year 13 students officially ‘left’ College on Thursday, with a pared-back Senior Prize-giving and Leavers’ Service signalling a special end to a challenging year.
Star turn by Theatresports troupe
Revelling in the spotlight, six College students have delivered exceptional performances in The Court Theatre Senior Theatresports Final. Claude Tellick, Thom Bell, Adam Raitt, Oscar Gosling, James Currie and Raymond Brooks have brought their high-energy talents to the stage to finish second in the final, missing out on the top spot by only one point.
Great sounds at the Sedley Wells Solo Music Competition
There was no audience because of Covid restrictions, but that didn’t stop the competitors in the 2021 Sedley Wells Solo Music Competition performing with huge passion on Tuesday night.
Giving Day – our community at its best
A memorable Giving Day has reaped a remarkable return of $400,590 to ensure that more boys benefit from a life-changing education and experience through Christ’s College scholarships.
Spanish speaker wins national competition
He’s one of the best Spanish speakers of his age in New Zealand – and the first College student to star in the Spanish Teachers’ Association of New Zealand’s speech competition.
Glorious food and a crack at golf
Donuts and dumplings, sushi and sausage sizzles, it was all on offer at the Year 10 market day at lunchtime on Friday 29 October.
Ducks race for philanthrophy
A duck race on the Avon River raised almost $9000 recently, thanks to Year 13 Freddie Sudell and his Generation Give colleagues.
Six of the best – Crusaders in the making
Six of College’s first XV rugby team made the Crusaders Junior Knights, the Crusaders schools regional team, with Johnny Lee, the College captain and number 8, named captain.
College bowls out CBHS in Gillette Cup
College was in fine form on Saturday, with the 1st XI scoring 224/9 to secure an impressive 44-run win over Christchurch Boys’ High School in the local Gillette Cup Semi-Final.
Conservation Award for Eco-Trust
A student-powered initiative to enhance the natural local environment has been recognised at the Conservation Awards.
College excels in 2021 Zonta Sports Awards
Christ’s College’s Liam Alexander has carried off the title of best all round young sportsman in more than one sporting code in the 2021 annual Zonta Sports Awards. Liam’s achievements in both rowing and hockey singled him out for the honour, while basketball star Joshua Book won the award for the most outstanding individual achievement by a young sportsman specialising in one sport.
Stellar scholarship season for College students
Christ’s College students have been awarded a remarkable 71 university scholarships for 2022. It is one of the highest number of scholarships in the history of the school, representing an outstanding achievement in a very challenging year.
Somes wins Reaction House Plays Festival
For the second time running, Somes House won the Tothill Cup Interhouse Drama Trophy at the 2021 Reaction House Plays Festival.
Rising College sports stars in high-level play
Four outstanding College sportsmen are making their mark in four very diverse sports.
Sole College gold medallist makes a splash at assembly
The only Olympic gold medallist in College history – Sam Bosworth (13830) – has returned on Wednesday to address assembly. Sam – the coxswain for the triumphant men’s rowing eight at the Tokyo Olympics – has spoken to the boys, alongside Olympic coach – and Mathematics teacher – Tony O’Connor.
Nau mai ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Can you recite a mihimihi (traditional greeting), sharing your whakapapa (family line)? Do you know the College whakapepeha (motto) – Tiakina tika, ngā tikanga tika (Good traditions, well maintained) or the College whakatakanga (mission) – Tama tū tama ora ki tū i te tū taioreore (Each boy at his best)?
College trio takes off with Reflex Media
Three College students are piloting a new business that delivers a fresh perspective for real estate and a different focus for commercial business.
College on target for sporting grand slam
For the first time in more than 170 years, senior College teams are in title contention in four major winter sports over the next two weeks.
Christ's College Clay Target Shooting Group – Meat and Firewood raffle results
On Saturday 11 September at the Waihora Clay Target clubrooms the draw was held under supervision by two committee members for the meat and firewood raffles.
All about the music
The scale of College’s musical talent was on stage for all to see in today’s special Music Honours’ Ties assembly.
Boot bag kicks off in style
It’s in the bag! Year 13 students Anton Marshall and Sean Rutherford-Bradford are marketing a waterproof boot bag to keep sports gear safe and dry
School of fine art for four College boys
Four College artists – Jake Abbiss, Oli Aikawa, Oscar Nott and Reis Azlan – will be among the Art Stars at an exhibition of Ōtautahi’s future creatives in September.
College carves up Mount Hutt to take titles
Christ’s College has landed the double at the 2021 Canterbury Secondary School Ski and Snowboard Championships at Mount Hutt, winning both the team and individual titles.
College delivers winning beat at Southern Jam
College has claimed an overall Gold Award at the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival in Blenheim, with both the Big Band and Jazz Combo in the spotlight.
College connections in diversity
An International Languages Chapel Service and a multilingual karaoke have launched Round Square International Week at Christ’s College.
Take action for the planet
Join Eco-Action at 28 Chimera Crescent, New Brighton this Sunday, 8 August from 10am–12pm as we populate the red zone with native plants.
Basketball Alumni shoot to second win
College’s Basketball Alumni team has overpowered College A at the second clash of past and present players in the College Gymnasium.
Snow, soak and pies
Swathed in extra layers and excited about action-packed days on the slopes, nine of College’s international students headed to Tekapo during the school holidays.
Charlie Burdon on target with SI title
Charlie Burdon has been named the Skeet High Over All Champion following a perfect score at the 2021 South Island Secondary Schools Clay Target Championships in Timaru...
2021 Term 3 Newsletter from Garth Wynne
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Close clash for Quadrangular Tournament final
Nelson College has won the Rugby Quadrangular Tournament Major Final on Upper on Thursday, overcoming Christ’s College in the final stage of the game, 27–25.
Courageous approach to inspire young leaders
Hundreds of Christchurch’s emerging leaders have gathered at College for a one-day leadership conference for Year 12 students.
Game on for active Arts Week at College
A feast of student-led fun has brought boys together for Arts Week at College.
Joshua joins NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Joshua Hooker is making waves – sound waves!
Fine art of giving back to College
Old Boy Sam Julian has returned to College to share his university experiences and help senior Design students with their creative processes.
Justin Hodges strikes winning trio note
College violinist Justin Hodges has added another impressive string to his bow as a member of the best overall group at the New Zealand Chamber Music Contest Canterbury section.