House Colours

House Colours are accumulated by the boys during the course of the year for the various inter-house activities that they compete in. The points are carried over annually which allows them to gain various House Colours awards at certain levels. The levels are as follows:

15 points – House Patch,

30 points – Polo Shirt,  

45 points – Lapel badge,

75 points – Full – Honours board and tankard

120 points – Double Full

Congratulations to the following boys for obtaining House Colours:

House patch:

Louie Bethell, Gus Orr, Charlie Hanson, Winston Hutchinson, Kit Lamb, Ollie Moginie, Hugo Nelson, Olly pavey, Will Sleigh, Ben Macfarlane, Sam Macfarlane and Solomon Li.

Polo Shirt:

Alfie Baker, Guy Chaffey, Lachie Harper, George Hutchinson, George Lamb, Caleb Tod, Rupert Acland, Nic Pinckney and Patrick Thacker

Lapel Badge:

Will Chaffey, Lachie Harper, Edward Hsing, William Prentice, Alex Todhunter, Cameron Nicolson and Ben Stronach.

Full Colours:

Kurtis Weeks, Max Murray and Tom Orr.

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Singin’ in the Rain

18 July 2017

A big congratulations to Luke Zydenbos, Robbie Rolleston, Nic Pinckney, Rory Baker and Ben Davis who were part of the cast and crew of the Christ’s College and St Margaret’s College senior production – Singin’ in the Rain. It was an amazing production and each of the boys managed to juggle their heavy rehearsal schedule amongst their very busy College schedule.

Well done gents!

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Themed dinner – AB’s vs Lions

6 July 2017

School House hosted a themed dinner in the Dining Hall and celebrated the All Blacks – Lions series. The boys dressed up and painted their faces in the colours of their favourite team – no guessing what colours that would be! The Dining Hall put together an awesome meal with a traditionally British main course of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and for desert a very kiwi pavlova. George Lamb won a spot prize for been the only brave Lions supporter – well done George! There was an official match ball up for grabs in a guess the score competition. A great way to end the term and well done to all the boys!


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Well done to the 1st XV lads

2 June 2017


Congratulations to the Christ’s College 1st XV on their historic win over Christchurch Boys’ High School in the annual fixture. After an epic battle over 70 minutes at CBHS, College ran out victors 16 -15. A special mention to the boys from School House who played on the day – Kurtis Weeks, Ben Murray, Lachie Gunson and Paddy Thacker [absent for the photo] and Max Murray – wider squad member.



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Crazy Legz Relay

21 May 2017

On Sunday 21 May 2017, School House held a Crazy Legz Relay to raise funds for the house’s Lenten Appeal contribution. The boys competed in their vertical groups, boys paired up and ran a 1km circuit in a relay. Jack Burgess’ group won the prize for the best overall time and Max Murray and Alex Todhunter won the prize for the fastest pair. A number of parents braved the cold weather and popped down to support the boys.

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Mother’s Day High Tea

12 May 2017

To celebrate Mother’s Day School House hosted a high tea in the House library to thank the mums for all that they do for their sons. The boys helped to set up the library and some served the mums tea and coffee. The mothers were able to sit back, relax, be pampered and enjoy the company of other mothers. A good time was had by all.

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Over the past week we have had a number of boys involved in South Island and Nation tournaments.

Ben Stronach, Henry Wells, Alex Todhunter and Will Chaffey took part in the NZSSRA National Championship Rowing Regatta at Lake Karapiro. Will and Alex were part of the Under 16 Eight that won Gold and Alex was part of the U17 Eight that won Silver.

Edward Hsing, Caleb Tod and Alfie Baker represented Canterbury at the South Island Athletics Championships in Dunedin, like the rowers they did the College and House proud. Edward deserves a special mention in that he broke the South Island Pole Vault record and picked up the Gold medal for his age group.

A big congratulations to all of these young men! Well-done!

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Treasure Island – Junior Production

Thursday the 2nd of March saw the curtain open on the Christ’s College’s junior production – Treasure Island.

Kit Lamb and Ben Davis were members of the cast, the pair of them put in an immense amount of time into rehearsals which began late in 2016. We are very proud of their achievements and wish to congratulate them and the entire cast and management team for a fantastic production – well done!

The production was a great success and our Year 9 and 10 boarders had the opportunity of supporting their peers when they attended the opening night.

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Athletics Sports Day 24 February 2017

A great day was had by all – both parents and boys!

The boys competed hard throughout the day with several boys reaching personal best both on the track and in the field events. Great team work and commitment gained School House first place overall in the field events and a well-deserved fourth place in the overall standings.

The following won trophies and/or medals for their efforts on the day:

Alfie Baker – Junior High Jump Champion

Caleb Tod – Junior Hammer Throw Champion

Lachie Harper – Intermediate Discus Champion

Patrick Thacker – Senior Discus Champion

Edward Hsing – Intermediate Pole Vault Champion

Kurtis Weeks – Senior 100m Hurdles Champion

Parents enjoyed a light lunch on the Housemaster’s lawn overlooking the Avon River as Canterbury turned on a beautiful summers day!

A big thank-you to the School House community for an outstanding Athletics Sports Day.

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Day one … Check

30 January 2017

Our new Year 9 entrants on their first day:

Year 9 School Houseboys on first day

Just a quick post and photo to let you know our new young men have had a busy but great day. Their beds were made and they were showered and dressed by 7am this morning – did a few jobs – had time for a photo and then tucked into a hearty breakfast with Sharon, Callum, Ben and myself!

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