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From the Executive Principal

Staff Garth Wynne

Garth Wynne
Executive Principal

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Our final week of school has finished on a high note with Carols on the Quad, Prize-giving at the Town Hall, and our Leavers’ Service in the Chapel and the Leavers Ball.

A significant focal point of all these events has been the opportunity to farewell Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson, who has retired after 35 years of outstanding service to Christ’s College. Rob's contribution has been simply immeasurable.

I would like to thank the boys, our wonderful staff, and our very supportive parents for another excellent year at College.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. I hope you enjoy the following snapshots of College life, taken over the past few weeks.

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Annual Appeal

There's still time to give

Thank you to everyone who has given towards furnishing the Christ’s College Museum. There's still time to give.

Located in the Hare Memorial Library (overlooking the Quad at the heart of College), the Museum will feature contemporary design and facilities, wrapped in a heritage building. The Museum will house and display many of the school’s treasures, including:

– sports gear, drama costumes, and uniforms through the ages
– important historical documents
– photo archives
– a visual timeline
– significant artefacts laden with meaning

Our heritage lives on in every boy who passes through the College gates, but it also deserves to be proudly displayed. If you are in a position to contribute at this time, please help us to preserve our heritage and bring it into the light to benefit generations to come.

Please give now via our Charidy page. Thank you.

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    Congratulations to our all our prize winners

    View our prize recipients here.

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      Leavers’ Chapel Service

      Carols on the Quad

      Finding Your Pathway

      First steps to future careers

      Year 11 students have been ‘finding their pathway’ during a week of multiple career-related activities. During the programme, students have visited tertiary providers and businesses, and heard from Old Boy guest speakers as they begin the process of considering their future career options.

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        Service Week

        College students being of service

        From building cots and compost bins to digging deep for conservation projects and sorting gear and packing food parcels to support families, College students have had a big impact across the city during a hectic Community Service Week.

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          Outdoor Education

          Paddle, surf, and hike into the great outdoors

          Year 9 students have relished a few days in the great outdoors, undertaking an overnight tramp, planting 600 trees in Tuhaitara Coastal Park, and testing their paddleboarding prowess in Cass Bay and surfing skills at Sumner Beach. Wanting to contribute to the natural environment, the boys have visited the 700ha coastal park, which spans from the Waimakariri River to Waikuku Beach. Junior students have also got to grips with paddleboarding, trying out their skills in the sea and the pool.

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          Latest News & Events

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          Enterprising approach to College Trade Fair

          A nearly sold-out Trade Fair featuring a range of products created by Years 10–11 innovation and enterprise students has attracted a crowd to the Chapman Room at College.

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          A royal welcome for College service leaders

          College teachers Graeme Christey and David Newton have been recognised for their commitment to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award and their empowerment of student achievement and service at a special function with The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward.

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