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From the Executive Principal

Staff Garth Wynne

Garth Wynne
Executive Principal

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Appropriately, our final week of regular school (we are still doing exams and playing cricket matches) finished with Prize-giving (our prize winners can be found below) and a beautiful Festival of Lessons & Carols led by our Choir, and, for the last time, Rev. Bosco Peters.

For those of you unable to join us for the festival live-stream, here is the link. Thank you to all involved in these special events. Being in our Chapel, which, in every way, is the heart of our Christ’s College, was wonderful after a year of compromised worship and gathering.

Our Year 10 boys have wrapped up the year with Service Week, helping out the community at various sites, and our Year 9 boys have had great experiences at camp or doing special activities. Both programmes were enabled by our fantastic staff, most of whom engaged alongside our boys.

I know we are all looking forward with confidence to 2022 when we hope things are a touch more ‘normalised’ for the school experience. I am promising nothing, given that the traffic lights are still being tuned for purpose. However, I use the words of my mother-in-law, often quoted within our family, “travel hopefully”, to reflect my approach at this time.

My final thanks to all our community for all that was the year of 2021 and very best wishes for the Christmas and New Year period.

I hope you enjoy this snapshot of College life over the past few weeks.

Prize-giving

Congratulations to our Senior Prize Winners

Senior Prize-giving Click here

Senior Prizegiving 057 0745
Senior Prizegiving 046 2073
Senior Prizegiving 234 2121
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Senior Prizegiving 011 7126
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Senior Prizegiving 013 7137
Senior Prizegiving 025 2033
Senior Prizegiving 018 0716
Senior Prizegiving 240 7555
Senior Prizegiving 241 7558
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Senior Prizegiving 244 7572

Congratulations to our Junior Prize Winners

Junior Prize-giving Click here

Junior Prizegiving 100 8447
Junior Prizegiving 099 8444
Junior Prizegiving 002 8200
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Junior Prizegiving 011 1217
Junior Prizegiving 020 8232
Junior Prizegiving 008 1196
Junior Prizegiving 091 8422
Junior Prizegiving 006 1192
Junior Prizegiving 048 8304
Junior Prizegiving 080 8379
Junior Prizegiving 086 8392
Junior Prizegiving 076 8369
Junior Prizegiving 079 8376
Junior Prizegiving 072 8361
Junior Prizegiving 074 8365
Junior Prizegiving 065 8346
Junior Prizegiving 066 8349
Junior Prizegiving 071 8359
Junior Prizegiving 087 8398
Junior Prizegiving 058 8330

Leavers' Chapel Service

Service and Year 9 camp

Serving our community and enjoying time at camp

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Rev. Bosco Peters

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Kia ora,
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the remarkable tributes, thoughtful, generous gifts, and moving farewell events in recognition of my retirement. It has been a profound privilege to serve as Chaplain for these 24 years, and it has been very special to have had people express such deep appreciation for what I have offered.

I am genuinely moved to have received this from Houses, Old Boys, parents, staff, Executive Principal, Board, Choir, classes, and individual boys.

Thank you also for the affirmation of my spouse, Helen, and her significant partnership in the spiritual dimension of College life. Helen herself asks that I pass on her gratefulness for these special acknowledgements.

May you all have a blessed Christmas season, refreshing holidays, and all the best for 2022.

Ngā mihi nui
Bosco