It was a privilege to attend the funeral of celebrated Old Boy Sir Tim Wallis who recently passed away.
The 2000-strong congregation included a large contingent of fellow Old Boys who paid their respects to this inspiring man’s life. We offer our deepest condolences to Sir Tim’s family.
Annual Appeal 2023
We are opening the Christ's College Museum in May 2025 in time for our 175th celebrations. We are fortunate that the Museum has been designed by Old Boy and renowned architect Alec Bruce. Discover what the museum will mean to our Old Boys and students here.
The Hare Memorial Library building is being transformed into a beautiful space to house the new College Museum. It will showcase our precious archives in purpose-built archival cabinets that will highlight our 175 years of history.
Our Annual Appeal – titled ‘Bring our heritage into the light’ – will open the door to a remarkable collection. For those returning to College, the Museum will be a place to unlock memories or explore the past. For our current and future students, it will be where they connect with our unique and enduring legacy, delve into the meaning of our traditions, and discover how the school has evolved.
Naming rights opportunity
In the Museum, we will have six archival cabinets. We are now offering the rare opportunity to be part of school history, with naming rights available per cabinet. To view the design, click here. These contemporary cabinets will feature your family name, with a family biography included in the display.
If you wish to find out more about the cabinets, please contact Senior Development Manager Shelley Keach at email@example.com or phone 027 807 0539.
Community Visits, Long Lunches, and the final YOB event for 2023
The strength of our community has been reflected in how many of you attended the six events we’ve held during the past few whirlwind weeks – in Japan, Thailand, Nelson, South Canterbury, Ashburton and Timaru, together with the 65 & 75 Years On Reunion in Christchurch. This is the first full year since Covid-19 that we’ve been able to hold a full calendar. Thank you for your amazing support.
There’s still more to come. Our Friday Long Lunches kick off in Auckland and Sydney on Friday 17 November, Christchurch on Friday 24 November and finally the YOBs, also in the Garden City, on Wednesday 29 November.
New Zealand Agricultural Show, Christchurch
Another great opportunity to catch up is the upcoming NZ Agricultural Show in Christchurch, Wednesday 15 November–Friday 17 November. Christ’s College will be out in force this year. Apart from our customary stand (this year at M50 & M51), many of our current boys are volunteering or performing at The Show on both Thursday and Friday. We even have a lane named after us. Please do come and visit us at Christ’s College Lane.
End of an era
I would like to acknowledge the retirement of Rob Donaldson at the end of the term. I know many of you will have met Rob as either an Old Boy or as fathers of Old Boys and students. Rob has been such a huge part of Christ’s College over his 35-year tenure, and I would like to wish Rob and Shelley all the best for their next chapter. College won’t be the same without the man who never ages! Look out for a profile of Rob in College
With the end of the year fast approaching, the CCOBA wishes you all the very best for a safe and happy festive season.
This is the final Quadrangle for 2023. As always, we welcome your feedback.Read on