While boys and young men can – and do – excel in many types of educational institutions, schools for boys focus on learning that addresses not only how to excel in academics, but also how to grow into College Graduates of integrity and empathy.
We understand and celebrate boys
Our teachers encourage our students to grow and mature at their own developmental pace. We use teaching strategies that address learning styles specific to boys. We understand the different and complex worlds of young boys and young men preparing for university or life after College. We strive to support each individual's needs and aspirations.
We seek first to build good men
In addition to pursuing high academic achievement, we prioritise wellbeing, developing resilience and empathy, and helping to ensure that each boy achieves his best. However, none is more important than the essential goal of building good character and, by extension of helping each boy and young man make responsible choices and live an honourable life. Our commitment to character is seen here in our focus on the Christ's College Graduate.
We know that boys develop and learn in different ways
It's a simple fact that boys and girls grow at a different pace. Boys' strengths are different from those of girls. While girls generally develop earlier physically and socially, refining their reading and writing skills sooner, boys are more spatial and visual by nature, and they demonstrate a natural affinity for areas like abstract mathematics. They are also hard-wired to learn more easily through action than words.
We teach in ways that boys learn best
Our teachers have made a conscious choice to teach boys. They enjoy boys' irreverent humour and draw energy from their natural exuberance. At College, our teachers take into consideration the interests and talents unique to boys when they prepare each lesson.
We help boys discover and explore their full potential
Without the pressure of a co-ed environment, students in an all-boys school can explore the full range of their personalities and potential. Eschewing stereotypes, they discover they have many roles to play as a scholar, athlete, artist, musician and friend.
We enable boys to foster lifelong friendships
Working together in the classroom, on the playing field, or in a performance, students are united by a special bond of brotherhood. Christ's College Graduates say the friendships they develop with their peers are among the most important benefits they carry with them from College.
One of the important advantages of a boys-only education is the opportunity it presents to create a learning environment, literally and figuratively, that accommodates what boys and young men need.
Health & Wellbeing/Hauora
College will ensure its practices place health and wellbeing at the forefront of our culture as we acknowledge its centrality to a good life, both at and outside school. The primary focus will be on embedding the principles of Positive Education across all College programmes.
An insight into Christ’s College
Our booklet, An insight into Christ's College, provides a summary of life at Christ's College covering:
- The College experience
- Health & Wellbeing
- Graduate attributes
- Sport & co-curricular success
- Benefits of a College education
- Boarding programme