Our Stories

In the beginning, there was not much to see of Christ's College: "A room in the immigrants' barracks, about twelve feet square, very roughly whitewashed, with a small table and a few wooden stools, as far as I remember," wrote Bishop Selwyn.

Peter Margoliouth – What College means to me
Peter Margoliouth – What College means to me

In the mid-1960s it was quite a mission to get to Christ's College from Gisborne.

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David Belcher – What College means to me
David Belcher – What College means to me

During my College years, travel on the Gisborne–Wellington rail service departed Hastings around midday on a Monday.

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Christ's College - A History of Progress & Support
Christ's College - A History of Progress & Support

From its very inception College has enjoyed and demonstrated an enduring legacy of mutually beneficial giving and support.

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What College means to me: Robbie Deans
What College means to me: Robbie Deans

"For me College was a place of learning…..importantly;
The value of work.
The importance of being self-reliant, but also the ability to work alongside others and adapt..."

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Sam Johnson; WeVisit Founder; Student 2009 -13
Sam Johnson; WeVisit Founder; Student 2009 -13
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What College means to me: Mark Hadlow
What College means to me: Mark Hadlow

"My days at College were a quick learning, fast grabbing bunch of selfs. Awareness, respect, esteem, confidence, trust. I wasn't a scholar, nor a sports sensation, but I loved the idea of performance..."

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Sir Terence Arnold
Sir Terence Arnold

"I can sum up in three words the key benefits that I obtained from my time at College in terms of my subsequent professional life – curiosity, endeavour and service..."

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Garth Wynne

“One boy at a time being inspired to change lives, communities and the world.”

Garth Wynne
Executive Principal
Life at Christ's College
Life at Christ's College
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Christ's College Rugby
Christ's College Rugby
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