Groups & Activities
Chess is offered as a Saturday activity during Terms 2 and 3, and boys compete for the House Cup in Term 3. Students also have the opportunity to play in the interschool chess competition during winter months. In recent years, College has enjoyed success at the National Press Competition. All boys, at any level, are welcome.
Teacher-in-Charge: Ms Gill Kilpatrick
Debating has a strong tradition at College, with students having a number of opportunities to hone their skills. Junior and senior interhouse competitions are held each year, with teams organised by senior students in each House. Interested students can also apply to be selected for interschool competitions and to take part in school exchanges.
Teacher-in-Charge: Ms Chloe Harland
The ski club organises regular trips to Mt Hutt on Sundays during the season. Students are required to keep a credit balance in their club account to cover the cost of these trips. Interschool skiing competitions are held in Term 3.
Teacher-in-Charge: Ms Eloise Nevin
Flight School’s primary focus is on how to fly drones (or Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems, as they are called by the Civil Aviation Authority), such as the DJI Phantom and Mavic. The club also uses flight simulators to learn how to fly fixed wing models, and boys also learn about the laws and regulations of flying model and full size aircraft in order to appreciate where and how we use the airspace.
Teacher-in-Charge: Peter Hewson
Model United Nations
By getting involved in Model United Nations (MUN) activities, students learn to look outwards and discover the art of diplomacy and importance of international relations.
Students in Years 11–13 have the opportunity to participate in both regional and national MUN conferences, and may also apply to be part of the New Zealand delegation to the annual international MUN conference. A number of College students have participated at the highest level, and hugely enjoyed and greatly benefitted from the experience.
MUN is for anyone interested in politics, current affairs, public speaking and contemporary global issues, particularly relating to human rights, the environment, security and trade.
Teacher-in-Charge: Warren Lidstone