22 September 2017

The following School House boys must be commended for the following achievements which were recognised at the final assembly for Term 3:

Patrick Thacker and Kurtis weeks received their colours for Rugby.

Robert Rolleston received colours for Drama – acting.

Cameron Nicolson, Nick Houghton, Ollie Moginie and Kit Lamb all received medals at the South Island Secondary Schools Ski Championships 2017.

Patrick “Paddy” Thacker was also selected to represent the New Zealand Secondary Schools Under 18 Barbarians Rugby team who played against Fiji and the Australian Schools Barbarians team during the Spring break.

Well done to all of these gentlemen!

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Reaction – 2017 Christ’s College House Plays Festival – 19 October 2017

Luke Zydenbos directored School House’s entry into the annual House Plays Festival. The name of our play was Country Calendar a tribute to James Clarke. It was a hilarious look at an iconic rural New Zealand skit involving Fred  Dagg and his sons Trev, Trev, Trev… and Trev! The cast and crew did an amazing job and played to their strengths.

We picked up three awards on the evening namely, a Director’s Award, Ensemble Award and Robert Rolleston won an award for Best Actor.

Luke and the cast and crew must be thanked and commended for the work that they put into this production – well done men!

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House Diner and Clay Bird Shoot – 8 – 10 September 2017

What an amazing weekend where we could come together and celebrate as a House community.

The festivities began on the Friday night at the House Dinner which was held at the Hagley Oval Functions Room. Parents and boys enjoyed a lovely banquet style meal. The parents were “serenaded” by the boys as they sang Song of the South – our House Music song entry from earlier in the year. In between courses we here entertained by Hack Magic aka Mr Bell – he enthralled us with a great card trick. However, the true highlight was his fork bending trick where he mesmerised us all and in particular his assistant Jack Burgess!  The evening closed with a short synopsis of the year and the presentation of House Prefect ties and tie pin badges.

The weekend concluded with a Clay Bird shoot on Hamish and Caroline Murray’s farm in the Scargill Valley. North Canterbury turned on all of its charm. Everyone enjoyed a shared morning tea and then got down to the business at hand – the annual Parents versus Boys Clay Bird Shoot. Each year group and their parents rotated through five very well designed stations. The competition was on to find the five best parents to take on the five best boys in a final shoot out. With very dark clouds threatening to burst at any second the five strong parent team consisting of Messrs Hodges, Davis, Weeks, Tod and Macfarlane took on Louie Bethell, Ben Davis, Lachie Harper, Will Prentice and Paddy Thacker in the final shoot-out. Just as the final clay was released the heavens opened and we were drenched by a hail storm which brought an abrupt end to an awesome day and weekend! The parents were declared the winners and Lachie Harper picked up the prize for best Junior and Paddy Thacker was the best Senior shot. A very big THANK-YOU to the Murray family for open their home to the School House community and for all the hard work they put into making the day a great success. A special thank must go to a number of dad’s who supervised and ran the five stations on the day, without them we would not have been able to have the shoot. A great weekend for School House!

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House Dinner and House Clay Bird Shoot

Just a quick reminder to diarise the weekend of 8 to 10 September 2017, this is the weekend we will hold our House Dinner and the House Clay Bird Shoot. If you have not yet replied please do so via email to Arthur Wood.

The House Dinner

Date:            Friday 8 September 2017

Time:            7 – 10:30pm

Venue:        Hagley Oval Function Room

                     Banquette style meal with a cash bar for parents

Winter Sports Festival [was the House 7’s]

Date:            Saturday 9 September 2017

Time:            1 – 4pm

Venue:          Christ’s College Cricket Grounds

House Clay Bird Shoot

Date:            Sunday 10 September 2017

Time:            10:30am – 3:00pm Bus will depart from CC at 8:30am

Venue:          Hamish and Caroline Murray’s farm

Please could you bring a plate of eats for morning tea. Lunch will be provided for everyone attending.      

We look forward to a weekend where we can gather and celebrate as a community.

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Robert Rolleston is a member of a youth rock band called Run 77. They are heading to Auckland on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017 to compete in the finals of the the SmokeFree Rock Quest 2017.They have put many long hours into preparing for these finals and even managed an appearance on News Hub as part of a story on the Christchurch Town Hall. We wish Robert and Run 77 all the best and we look forward to hearing how they progress.


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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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