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2024 02 NZSS canterbury XC

Otto Church leads College cross county charge

17 Jun 2024

Year 11 athlete Otto Church has helped power Canterbury to the runner-up spot at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Relay Championships on a fast and demanding course at the QEII Ascot Fields in Christchurch.

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2024 04 house music

Keen competition and high spirits at House Music

14 Jun 2024

House Music is one of the most keenly contested events on the College calendar and 2024 was no exception.

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2024 02 big sing

High note for Christ鈥檚 College at The Big Sing

10 Jun 2024

College鈥檚 Schola Cantorum has won the award for the Best Performance of a piece in te reo M膩ori at The Big Sing Canterbury-West Coast regional event at the Christchurch Town Hall.

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2024 01 combined concert

Combined Concert strikes a chord with College audience

06 Jun 2024

An extraordinary evening showcasing the musical talents of Christ鈥檚 College and St Margaret鈥檚 College has drawn an appreciative audience to the Assembly Hall.

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2024 05 character leadership week

Discovering the true character of leadership

06 Jun 2024

Learning to lead through actions and understanding the impact of making a positive difference are integral to the goals of Character & Leadership Week at Christ鈥檚 College.

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2024 02 rockquest

Pitch perfect for Rockquest

28 May 2024

Two College bands 鈥 5 On Air and c.o.m.a. 鈥 have been selected to compete in the regional final of the Smokefree Rockquest on Saturday 8 June in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre at the University of Canterbury.

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2024 01 SI cross country

College claims three titles at SI Cross Country

28 May 2024

College runners Sam Moore and Otto Church have won South Island Secondary Schools Cross Country Championship titles in Timaru.

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2024 01 ABSNZ conference

A bright future ahead for school leaders

27 May 2024

Christ鈥檚 College Head of Boarding Franklin Barry reflects on an informative, inspirational, and entertaining Head Boys conference hosted by College.

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2024 04 senior honours GW

Ties that bind 鈥 Senior Honours for Executive Principal

23 May 2024

Taking Garth Wynne by surprise, the Christ鈥檚 College Old Boys鈥 Association (CCOBA) has presented the departing Executive Principal with a Senior Honours Tie at Assembly.

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2024 06 da vinci decathlon

Christ鈥檚 College wins da Vinci Decathlon challenge

20 May 2024

Navigating challenges in mathematics, cartography, English, science, code breaking, art and poetry, ideation, engineering, creative producers, and legacy, Christ鈥檚 College has won the Year 9 section of the highly competitive da Vinci Decathlon.

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Hands-on approach to university life

15 May 2024

Year 12 student Richard Brown shares his experiences from the University of Otago鈥檚 Hands-On programme.

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In the field, on the courts, and in the water 鈥 sports Colours

10 May 2024

Three athletes, eight cricketers, three sailors, one surfer, one swimmer, three tennis players, one volleyball player, and one water polo player have been awarded 鈥楥olours鈥 for their 鈥渙utstanding performances鈥 in summer sport.

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College swimmers nab age-group medals

10 May 2024

College student Luke Manderson has won gold and a national age group title while Rylind Wheeler has won three silver medals at the 2024 National Age Group Swimming Championships at the Hawke鈥檚 Bay Regional Aquatics Centre in Hastings.

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2024 02 anzac service

Lest we forget 鈥 a time to remember fallen Old Boys

08 May 2024

Our College community gathered on the Quad to remember those 151 Old Boys who lost their lives in wars.

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2024 Term 2 Newsletter

02 May 2024

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Christ鈥檚 College in harmony with Holly Lea audience

18 Apr 2024

High notes from the younger vocalists, a glorious concerto by one of New Zealand鈥檚 finest young pianists, and a suite of musical treats from impressive classical instrumentalists have filled the lovely Music Room at Holly Lea Village.

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2024 01 css swimming

Record swims by Christ鈥檚 College students

10 Apr 2024

College鈥檚 star swimmers, Rylind Wheeler, Luke Manderson, Mun Chi Jager, and Justin Wang, have set record times at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Swimming Championships at Jellie Park.

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2024 02 athletics SI

Field of dreams for Christ鈥檚 College athletes

10 Apr 2024

Led by track and field talent Jake Boyd, Christ鈥檚 College athletes have again showcased the depth of school skills by claiming multiple titles for Canterbury at the South Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in Timaru.

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2024 01 sheilah winn festival

Take a bow 鈥 College wins Shakespeare Festival spot

09 Apr 2024

Charlie Wood has directed a remarkable cast of Christ鈥檚 College students to secure a national final spot at the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.

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2024 01 cant athletics

Hat trick for Jake in Canty Athletics

05 Apr 2024

Year 10 Jake Boyd turned in an outstanding performance at the recent Canterbury Secondary School Track and Field Championships.

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2024 01 SISS mtb

Mountain bikers pumped with SI success

28 Mar 2024

College mountain bikers have powered around Coronet Peak, with Wilbur Talbot and Oscar Talbot claiming titles at the South Island Mountain Biking Championships.

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2024 03 volleyball champs

College serves up strong volleyball challenge

27 Mar 2024

Christ鈥檚 College has fought hard to reach the highly competitive Division 1 at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships in Palmerston North 鈥 the only Canterbury boys team to achieve a top-16 spot.

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2024 01 SI champs

College in the swim at SI championships

25 Mar 2024

College swimmers have made a massive splash at the South Island Long Course Championships in Dunedin, claiming a large medal haul.

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Speaking the same language in learning

19 Mar 2024

From Flower鈥檚 House to Ritsumeikan University, Dr Jeremy White (11663) has undertaken an unusual journey from Christ鈥檚 College boarder to English Professor in the College of Information Science and Engineering in Japan.

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2024 01 athletics nationals

College athletes on fast track at nationals

18 Mar 2024

Christ鈥檚 College athletes have impressed at the Athletics New Zealand Club Championships in Wellington, with Otto Church and Harrison Laing securing titles.

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2024 01 oliver skene clay target head shot

Oliver Skene on target for College first

11 Mar 2024

Year 11 student Oliver Skene is the first Christ鈥檚 College student to win a place in the national junior Mackintosh DTL team following an outstanding showing at the National Clay Target Club Championships held at the Canterbury Clay Target Cub.

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2024 academic awards

Gold standard in academic achievement

06 Mar 2024

Outstanding College students have been acknowledged at the Academic Assembly, with five boys receiving the highest honour 鈥 the Gold Tie.

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2024 01 charlie cole

Charlie and Cole share princely role at Court Theatre

04 Mar 2024

Setting the scene for their flourishing stage careers, students Charlie Wood and Cole Moffatt have secured their first leading roles for The Court Theatre.

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2024 04 tennis siss

Game, set, and match 鈥 College wins SI title

04 Mar 2024

Christ鈥檚 College has overpowered highly competitive rivals to claim the South Island Secondary Schools Championships tennis title, 4鈥0, at Wilding Park.

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2024 01 athletics day

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

29 Feb 2024

Five impressive Christ鈥檚 College athletes 鈥 Aston Nijjar, Harrison Laing, Ben Campbell, Otto Church, and Jake Boyd 鈥 have been recognised at Assembly for their multiple achievements on Athletics Day at Ng膩 Puna Wai.

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2024 03 mihi whakatau

Laying the foundations of College life

23 Feb 2024

Christ鈥檚 College has celebrated the culmination of a four-week foundation programme for Year 9 students with a special Te Whakatakoto te t奴膩papa 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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Christ鈥檚 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 Ng膩 Puna Wai.

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2023 NZQA Scholarship students portrait

Outstanding Christ鈥檚 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鈥檚 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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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 Ng膩 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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