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Welcome to School House ................... 04

The Housemaster................................. 05

School House Staff .............................. 06

New Boys in 2021 ................................. 07

From the Director of Boarding ............ 10

The House System ............................... 11

Boarding Staff ...................................... 11

Master on Duty ..................................... 12

Student Voice ....................................... 12

Discipline .............................................. 13

Orientation ........................................... 13

Boarding Programme .......................... 14

Interhouse Activities ............................ 14

International Students ........................ 16

Leave Arrangements ............................ 18

Health & Wellbeing .............................. 19

Catering ................................................ 21

Uniform ................................................. 21

Dress Code ........................................... 22

Laundry ................................................. 22

Electronic Devices ............................... 23

Valuables .............................................. 23

Homework (Prep) ................................. 24

Chapel ................................................... 24

Daily Routine ........................................ 25

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Welcome to School House

I look forward to meeting you all and making 2021 an unforgettable year.
This booklet will answer questions you may have about the House system at
College and School House in particular.

In School House we are proud of the strong       The History of School House
sense of community that exists between boys,
staff and families. This bond is invaluable in   In November 1850 the Fellows (Board of
creating a sense of belonging and worth which    Governors) sold half of Cathedral Square to
in turn strongly influences attitudes to all     the Provincial Government for £1200, in order
strands of College life.                         to build the Second Master’s house on the site
                                                 where School House now stands. The House
Parents are welcome at all times and are         was designed by Benjamin W Mountford for
actively encouraged to attend College and        Housemaster Canon George Cotterill and
House events. These are published in advance     10–12 boys.
and can be found in the school calendar at                          New Headmaster CH Moreland had prompted
                                                 the build, the plans being submitted to the
– Arthur Wood, Housemaster                       Governing Body by Cyril Mountford (240), the
                                                 son of BW Mountford. The foundation stone
                                                 was laid in February 1908 by Governor General
                                                 Lord Plunket. It was ready for occupation in
                                                 1909, the College List indicating it was to be
                                                 called School House.

                                                 The name seems to have come from the
                                                 English public school tradition of so naming
                                                 the House in which the Headmaster was
                                                 also Housemaster. CH Moreland, the sixth
                                                 Headmaster, was School House’s first
                                                 Housemaster in the current building.

                                                 The four shells (escallops) on the House
                                                 crest come from the College crest – heraldic
                                                 symbols of pilgrimage used by the Crusaders
                                                 – and represent arrivals from the First
                                                 Four Ships in 1850. Some of those families
                                                 remain associated with School House. Hence
                                                 our motto “Pilgrims Still”, which was also
                                                 considered for the College motto.

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The Housemaster

                                                for two years and had the privilege of being
                                                Housemaster of Flower’s House for two years
                                                before taking up a role in retail and industry. I
                                                have been the Housemaster of School House
                                                since the start of 2017.

                                                We are excited about continuing our adventure
                                                and we feel privileged to be part of the
                                                School House community. We look forward
                                                to meeting you and welcome the opportunity
                                                to help your son grow and develop at College
                                                and in particular within the supportive and
                                                encouraging environment of School House.

                                                Pilgrims Still.

 On behalf of the School House community        Arthur Wood, Housemaster
 I would like to welcome you to the School
                                                Mobile: +64 27 774 4227
 House family.
 I would like to take this opportunity to
 introduce “The Wood Clan” to you. My wife,
 Vikki and I have been married for 24 years
 and we have two wonderful children, Rebekah
 19 years old, and Joshua 17. We moved from
 Durban, South Africa, to New Zealand in
 July 2007. We had a short stay in Westport
 and moved to Christchurch when I took up a
 teaching post at College in September 2008.
 We were part of the College community until
 the end of 2012. We returned to College
 in August 2016 after a four-year hiatus in
 industry and we now find ourselves in a very
 familiar and comfortable position as part of
 the College community again.

 We, as a family, have been actively involved
 in boarding for some years. It all began
 in South Africa where I held a position as
 Director of Boarding and Housemaster for
 six years. During our time at College, I was
 Deputy Housemaster of Richards House

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School House Staff

                                            Deputy Housemaster
                                            Henry Smith

                                            Henry has been Deputy Housemaster of School
                                            House for five years. Prior to that he was Deputy
                                            Housemaster of Jacobs House for five years. He is
                                            a PE teacher at College and has a strong sporting
                                            background having represented New Zealand in
                                            both rugby and rowing. He is heavily involved in the
                                            successful rowing programme at College as Head
                                            Coach. Henry is married to Kate and they have a
                                            young son and daughter.

                                            Mobile: +64 21 082 59297

                                            Sharon Cryer

                                            Sharon has had a long association with
                                            boarding at College having been Matron of
                                            School House for 14 years. Away from College
                                            she enjoys time with family and friends. Sharon
                                            has two adult sons.

                                            Phone: +64 3 364 8602
                                            Mobile: +64 27 418 3673

Residential Tutors                          Mentors
Callum Bell –      Name/Email                          Mentor Group
Jack Harper –
                                            Callum Bell                         CJ
Non-Residential Tutors                      Kate Morris                         CRESSY
                                            Henry Smith                         RANDOLPH
Duty Phone: +64 27 489 0135                 Nick Sutcliffe                      SEYMOUR
(The MoD can be contacted on this number)

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New Boys in 2021
 NAME                   PREVIOUS SCHOOL
 Jimmy Hadden           King’s School
 Angus Haugh            Cheviot Area School
 Callum Kingsbury       Waihi School
 Rockie Macfarlane      Springlands School
 Fergus McCone          Amuri Area School
 Geordie Pavey          Mount Hutt College
 Charles Smith          Arrowtown School
 Hugo Trolove           Bohally Intermediate
 Angus Wallis           Medbury School
 George Young           Mt Aspiring College

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From the Director of Boarding

I welcome students and their families to boarding at Christ’s College. While each of
the three Boarding Houses has its own unique characteristics, the aim is that your
son will have a common boarding experience no matter which House he is in.

                                                  The boys thoroughly enjoy access to College
                                                  facilities, as well as having the opportunity for
                                                  some downtime and privacy.

                                                  Despite differences in cultural background,
                                                  race, age and home location, boarders are
                                                  united by something unique. The boarding
                                                  experience is testing yet rewarding, and
                                                  enables boys to grow in confidence.
                                                  Independence, friendship and fun are the
                                                  hallmarks of our community.

                                                  Many boys will experience a very smooth
                                                  transition into our community, whilst for others
                                                  there may be some challenges in learning to
                                                  live with others. But for all boys, we provide
This booklet will give you some background        excellent staff, prefects and role models who
in terms of each of the Houses as well as         guide boys in respecting differences and living
hopefully answering some of the questions         in harmony together.
you may have relating to boarding at Christ’s     The Christ’s College boarding staff will enjoy
College.                                          the opportunity to create a special relationship
Boarders have been a vital part of our school     with your son and your family. We believe that
community for more than a century and             you, as parents, remain a key part of helping
we believe that our boarders add to the           your boy flourish as he progresses through
richness of the experience of all students at     Christ’s College. We look forward to nurturing
College. Joining the boarding community is a      this partnership.
significant and exciting step in a developing     I am proud to be part of the Christ’s College
boy’s life.                                       Boarding Community and look forward to
We understand that for our boarders, Christ’s     meeting you in 2021.
College becomes not just their school, but also   – Darrell Thatcher, Director of Boarding
their home. We provide a warm, secure and
caring environment in which boys will grow
and develop academically, socially, physically,
morally, spiritually and emotionally.

The House                                        Boarding
 System                                           Staff
 When a boy starts at Christ’s College, he also   The Housemasters of the three Boarding
 becomes a member of a smaller community:         Houses are responsible for the welfare of all
 his House. Christ’s College has 10 Houses,       boys in their respective Houses. They are all
 seven for dayboys and three for boarders. The    academically qualified and full-time members
 dayboy Houses are Condell’s, Corfe, Harper,      of the academic teaching staff. They are each
 Jacobs, Julius, Rolleston and Somes. The         assisted by a Deputy Housemaster, a Matron,
 boarding Houses are Flower’s, Richards and       Residential Tutors and a Non-Residential
 School.                                          Tutors.

 These Houses are more than just physical         The Matron lives in the boarding house and
 spaces where boys live or congregate. Within     has overall responsibility for housekeeping,
 each House, lifelong friendships are formed,     medical matters, uniform and laundry. All
 a solid work ethic is nurtured, teamwork is      medical matters are the concern of the Matron
 fostered and leadership is promoted. Whether     and, if necessary, she refers boys to the College
 in academic, sporting or cultural activities,    Health Centre. Any medication brought to
 every boy within each House is able to make,     College must be given to Matron for issuing
 and be recognised for, his contribution.         and safekeeping. Matron must be advised of
                                                  any significant medical history prior to the
                                                  commencement of the first term.

                                                  Deputy Housemasters, Residential Tutors and
                                                  Non-Residential Tutors formally supervise the
                                                  boys throughout the week and on weekends,
                                                  as well as help with excursions and other
                                                  activities within the community. This includes
                                                  the supervision of the weekend Boarding
                                                  Programme activities.

                                                  The Director of Boarding oversees boarding at
                                                  Christ’s College, ensuring high standards and
                                                  a consistent approach is taken in the Boarding
                                                  Houses. He is also the link for boarding to the
                                                  Executive team at Christ’s College.

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Master                                             Student Voice
on Duty
The Master on Duty is the staff member who         Each year leadership positions specific to
is formally rostered to care for the boys in a     boarding are available for Year 13 students. An
Boarding House at any given time. If parents       overall Head of Boarding is chosen as well as a
wish to contact a person on duty during the        Head of each Boarding House. These students
week (up until 6.30pm), it is best to call the     are also school prefects. They have been
Housemaster direct. The Master on Duty             identified and selected as having the qualities
(and duty phone) operate from 6.30–11pm            and ability to act as suitable role models for
during the week and from 7am–11pm on the           the Christ’s College Boarding Community.
                                                   Each House also has a Deputy Head of
Boys are encouraged to use these numbers to        House and all Year 13s have an opportunity
keep in close contact with the staff member        to be House prefects. House prefects are
on duty, particularly if there has been a change   responsible for helping in the running of their
in leave arrangements or they are running late     House, including supporting House staff in
returning to their Boarding House. Parents can     morning and evening routines, and organising
use these numbers to pass a message on to a        interhouse sports teams. Like school prefects,
boy if their son is not directly contactable.      they are expected to lead by example. Boarding
                                                   staff work closely with these leaders to help
Flower’s House Duty Phone
                                                   foster leadership qualities and model good
+64 274 489 0132
Richards House Duty Phone
+64 274 489 0134

School House Duty Phone
+64 274 489 0135

Discipline                                          Orientation

 A goal in boarding at Christ’s College is to have   All Year 9 students spend the first two
 all boys happy and adhering to House routines,      weekends staying in and are involved in a
 as well as fulfilling their potential by making     variety of orientation activities during this
 the most of the opportunities that are on offer.    time. The aim of these activities is to ensure
 The reality is that at times this will not be the   as smooth a transition as possible into
 case, which means there will be consequences        boarding life for your son. More details on this
 for boys’ actions. In these situations there        programme will be communicated to parents
 is a discipline model that all three Houses         prior to the beginning of the year.
 adhere to in terms of punishments handed out.
 Sitting alongside this discipline model is an
 emphasis on educating the boys on character
 to help them make responsible choices.
 It is a case of treating these moments as
 teachable opportunities with an emphasis on a
 restorative process where appropriate.

 Your son’s Housemaster will go through the
 discipline model in detail on their arrival
 so they are aware of the expectations and
 boundaries in the boarding House.

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Boarding                                            Interhouse
Programme                                           Activities
A varied programme of regular weekend               There are many interhouse competitions which
excursions, commencing on the first weekend         range from most sporting codes to drama,
of term is organised for the boarders.              debating, singing, chess and film making.
Excursions encompass a variety of activities
                                                    House prefects select and organise teams.
and all boarders are urged to take advantage
                                                    Boys are encouraged to volunteer to be in
of the extensive programme. A full list of the
                                                    teams, though teams are also selected on
activities on offer is communicated to boys and
                                                    merit, based on age group and ability. The
parents at the beginning of each term.
                                                    opportunities in interhouse activities are great
Previous activities have included: Super Rugby      fun and provide leadership skills as well as
games, tenpin bowling, movies, archery, quad        fostering a special spirit in the House. Boys can
biking, go karting, paintball and Mega Air.         earn House colours for their involvement and
                                                    performance in interhouse events.
We also have a strong relationship with our
sister schools with activities like dinner swaps,
Valentine’s Day breakfast and Year 11 cooking
classes taking place.

The workshop is open (and supervised) for
boys to complete school work or begin a new
project. The heated swimming pool is also open
(and supervised) at set times for the boys to
have a swim. In the evenings during the week
the gymnasium and weights room are open
(and supervised) for the boys’ use.

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International Students

International Students are an integral part of Christ’s College and the boarding
community, with all students supported by International Student Manager,
Deanne Gath.

College is very aware of the particular issues    International Student Manager
that are associated with being an international
                                                  Deanne Gath
student and Deanne runs a separate live-
in orientation programme for international        Deanne has been at College since 2016 and
students prior to them moving into their House,   has considerable experience with international
to make the transition as smooth as possible.     students through this and her roles at previous
                                                  schools. She is a strong advocate for our
International boarding students must have
                                                  international boys and plays a significant
a local, first language guardian who is the
                                                  role in the boarding community, ensuring the
contact point for the school when first
                                                  boys are fully integrated into College and New
language assistance is required.
                                                  Zealand life.

                                                  Mobile: +64 27 215 5366

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Leave Arrangements

As part of the boarding community’s duty of care, it is important that House
staff know where all boys are at all times. The following is an explanation of the
Christ’s College boarding leave arrangements.

Casual town leave (Years 9 & 10)                Day or tea leave (all year groups)
All boys must:                                  – Given at HM’s or MoD’s discretion
– see the Master on Duty (MoD) to get 		        – Housemater must have approval from parent
  permission and then complete leave on the       and host (where applicable) prior
  electronic leave system                       All boys must:
– go in pairs                                   – see MoD to get permission and then
– see the MoD on their return and confirm         complete leave on electronic leave system
  return on electronic leave system             – see MoD on return and confirm return on
– be back by 5.30pm                               electronic leave system
– All College commitments must be met first
– Limited to two leaves per week                Weekend leave (all year groups)
  (Monday to Friday)
                                                – Leave request must be completed on
                                                  electronic leave system by 1.50pm on the
Casual town leave (Years 11–13)                   Thursday prior

All boys must:                                  – Housemaster must receive approval from
                                                  parent and host (where applicable)
– complete leave on electronic leave system –
                                                  by 8.30pm on the Thursday prior
  still required to communicate with MoD they
  are leaving                                   – Students must see MoD when leaving and on
– confirm return on electronic leave system –
  not required to see MoD
– be back by 5.30pm
– All College commitments must be met first
– No limit on the number of leaves

Health & Wellbeing

 Health Centre                                        Boarders are not to put themselves to bed
                                                      in the House during school hours. They must
 The Health Centre plays an important role in         report to the Health Centre. At other times if
 the life of Christ’s College and is staffed by two   a boarder feels unwell he must communicate
 registered nurses. They provide professional as      with Matron or the Master on Duty.
 well as personal care and support for all boys.
 When appropriate, the boys are encouraged to         We ask that you keep the Matron informed of
 be self-caring and proactive in relation to their    any changes in your son’s health care needs.
 health care needs.                                   She is more than happy to answer any of
                                                      your concerns or queries while your son is
 The Health Centre is open Monday, Tuesday,           boarding at Christ’s College, so please feel
 Thursday and Friday 8am–4pm and                      free to contact her.
 Wednesday 8am–5pm.

 The Health Centre nurses are Kaye McKenzie           Medication/Appointments
 and Nicky Taylor.                                    To assist boarding staff with regard to
 Phone: +64 3 364 8601 or +64 27 500 3357             management of medication or appointments,
 Email:               please note:

 The College doctor attends the Health Centre         Medication – All medication your son needs
 on Monday morning from 8–8.30am .                    to take should be stored with his House
                                                      Matron, so she is aware of what he is taking
 College also has a visiting physiotherapist and      and the correct dosage, and the medication
 Health Centre staff or Matron can organise an        is kept safe. This includes panadol, ibuprofen,
 appointment.                                         antihistamines and the like. Please also make
 All medical matters, including sports injuries,      the Matron aware if your son carries an inhaler,
 are the concern of Matron. When she feels it         EpiPen or the like.
 necessary she refers students to the doctor.         Appointments – Please communicate with
 This is done either through his clinic on            your House Matron well in advance of any
 Monday morning at the Health Centre, or by           appointments you may have organised
 organising an appointment at his practice, only      for your son – for example, orthodontist,
 a 5 minute walk away. Matron may accompany           physiotherapist, specialist.
 a student to the appointment, particularly
 younger boys. After hours, Matron takes              While we appreciate your communication on
 students to the 24 Hour Surgery on Madras            these matters, we also expect your son to take
 Street, or if appropriate to Christchurch Public     responsibility for communicating with his
 Hospital.                                            Housemaster or Matron well in advance of any
                                                      appointments or activities that may take him
                                                      away from College.

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Adrenaline auto-injectors                            – If a boarder becomes unwell, his parents
                                                       must be in a position to take him home
                                                       or to a local relative or friend as soon as is
Parents of students with anaphylaxis must              practically possible
provide two anaphylaxis kits containing
                                                     – Parents need to ensure their son has
an adrenaline auto-injector, antihistamine
                                                       recovered and been symptom free for 72
medication and an action plan. One kit is held
                                                       hours, prior to him coming back into
by the student and should be taken to school
each day and the second is stored in the
allocated box in the Master on Duty office. The      If your son has been away from College unwell
Health Centre has additional EpiPens in case         he will be given a quick health check at the
of an emergency. It is the parents’ responsibility   Health Centre to confirm no signs of illness,
to ensure that the EpiPens are kept up-to-date       before returning to his boarding House. He will
and do not expire.                                   need to return to College during the school
                                                     day to enable this to happen. If this is not
Any changes to medical records should be
                                                     possible, he will return to the sickbay in his
communicated through the Health Centre at
                                                     House or to the Jacobs House isolation area
the time of the change.
                                                     overnight until he can be checked.
Illness and Infection                                If your son does take ill or has an injury while
                                                     at home on weekend leave, we would expect
Hygiene continues to be a significant part of
                                                     that parents seek any required medical
keeping on top of any illness (not just Covid-19)
                                                     assistance and communicate with their son’s
and this includes boys maintaining a high
                                                     Housemaster or Matron regarding when it is
standard of handwashing and sanitising, as
                                                     appropriate for him to return to the boarding
well as coughing and sneezing etiquette.
Our health guidelines are based on normal
health procedures as well as Ministry of Health
expectations and important points to note here

– A boarder should notify House staff at the
  first sign that they feel unwell

– A facility has been set up in Jacobs House to
  enable isolation of students from others in
  the House, should they become unwell. This
  facility is seen as a waiting room for boys
  prior to being picked up by their parents, or
  local relative or friend

Catering                                             Uniform

 All main meals are served in the Dining Hall         The Christ’s College Uniform Shop sells
 each day, as well as morning tea on weekdays.        new and second-hand uniforms as well as
 Supper and additional supplies like milk,            stationery and some toiletries. It is located at
 bread and spreads are available in each of the       10 Gloucester Street.
 Boarding Houses. An after school “Fuelling
                                                      Manager: Mrs Ann Shaw
 Station” is also available in the Dining Hall on a
                                                      Phone: 364 8613
 Monday and Wednesday prior to the boys going
 to sports training.

 An annual survey is completed by all boarders        Formal Uniform
 for catering provider Alliance Catering to
                                                      The formal uniform consists of the grey suit
 consider feedback and to make appropriate
                                                      and white shirt. It is worn on a Monday and
 changes if necessary. Boys are expected to
                                                      Friday during Terms 2 and 3, and for Sunday
 attend all meals during the week except by
                                                      Chapel services.
 prior arrangement with a member of the
 boarding staff.
                                                      Stripes Blazer Uniform
 Boys requiring a late dinner because of sports
                                                      This uniform consists of a striped blazer, white
 training or co-curricular activities need to
                                                      shirt, and mid-grey long trousers or charcoal
 complete the appropriate form in the Dining
                                                      grey walk shorts (summer). It is worn on a
 Hall by lunchtime each day.
                                                      Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during Term
                                                      2 and 3 and every day during summer. It is also
                                                      worn for any sport exchanges.

                                                      Sports Gear
                                                      All Houses have their own colours for athletics
                                                      and interhouse sports. There is no regulation
                                                      footwear for PE and athletics, but all boys
                                                      must wear footwear around the school or when
                                                      running in the park.

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Dress Code                                         Laundry

Boys should change into casual clothes at          It is expected that all boys will be dressed in
the end of each school day if they do not have     clean and neat attire at all times.
a College related activity, sports training or
                                                   In terms of clothes being cleaned, it is a
game. Boys may wear casual clothes around
                                                   combination of boys putting clothes out to go
the Boarding House and College community,
                                                   to the commercial laundry and also doing their
including the Dining Hall, and during certain
                                                   own personal laundry. School shirts, socks,
examination periods. Footwear must be worn
                                                   underwear, towels and College sports gear
when outside the buildings.
                                                   all go out to the commercial laundry. It is the
Neat and clean casual clothes may be worn in       responsibility of the boys to use the washing
the Dining Hall for evening meals. Footwear is     machines and dryers in their respective
necessary. Dirty sports gear, caps and singlets    Houses to wash any other mufti items.
are not permitted in the Dining Hall.

Residential dinners and special dinners with
                                                   Naming of clothes
visiting girls’ schools require a special effort   To assist Matrons with the organisation of
with dress. On these occasions, boys are asked     clean laundry and to prevent loss of clothes,
to wear long trousers, a collared shirt and        all clothing must be correctly named. Name
closed footwear. Boys are also asked to make a     tags are the best method and can be ordered
special effort with their grooming.                through the Uniform Shop. Please refer to the
                                                   Uniform Shop pages on the website for the
                                                   suggested list of clothing.

                                                   Other points to note
                                                   – Dry cleaning is done as necessary and
                                                     arranged by Matron

                                                   – A bed is made up with a sheet, a mattress
                                                     protector, a pillow and pillow case. Boys
                                                     bring their own duvet inner and two covers.
                                                     The duvet covers must be named

                                                   – Sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers are
                                                     washed through the commercial laundry

                                                   – A qualified seamstress is available once
                                                     a week in each House to repair and name
                                                     uniforms and mufti

Electronic                                          Valuables

 Electronic devices are a significant part of a      Your son is responsible for the safekeeping
 student’s life. However, it is important that       of his own possessions. He will be given two
 they are used appropriately.                        padlocks at the beginning of the year (one
                                                     for his wardrobe and one for his downstairs
 Email and the Internet                              locker). This provides him with two secure
                                                     areas to store any valuables.
 All boys will have a school-issued email address
 (for example,    Points to note:
 to send and receive emails. Boys have wireless
                                                     – Matrons should hold important
 connections in the boarding Houses and can
                                                       documents, such as travel tickets and
 connect their computers to the school network.
                                                       passports, for safekeeping
 There is a photocopier in each House to print off
 work after hours and on weekends.                   – It is recommended that little or no money
                                                       be kept in your son’s area. It may be useful to
 Mobile phones                                         open a cash card (EFTPOS) account for
                                                       your son to cover any extra items during the
 Boys are permitted and encouraged to have
                                                       school year
 a mobile phone. However, several conditions
 apply within the Boarding Community:                – Mobile phones, iPods, stereo systems and
                                                       valuables should be kept secure at all times
 – Phones are to be kept secure at all times
                                                     – All personal belongings should be secured
 – The boy’s phone number must be given to his
                                                       during periods of overnight or weekend
   Housemaster, Matron and Duty Phone
 – The Housemaster, Matron and Duty Phone
                                                     Please note, the school’s insurance policy
   numbers must be on his phone
                                                     does not cover the loss or damage to
 – The phone remains switched on while on day        personal property brought into the residential
   or weekend leave                                  community. Expensive items that is, devices
                                                     or laptops – must be covered by personal
 – All boys in Years 9, 10 and 11 will be
   allocated a pigeon hole in a device storage
   cupboard. They must hand in electronic
   devices 30 minutes before bed time. (This
   includes gaming devices, phones, iPads,
   iPods and computers.) Failure to do so will
   result in confiscation.

 There are separate policies for the use of
 electronic devices at College during the
 school day.

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Homework                                          Chapel

Homework is referred to as Prep.                  Chapel is a central part of College life. Boys
                                                  are required to attend services on Monday and
Prep time for all students is 6.30–8pm
                                                  Friday before classes, congregational practice
(Monday to Thursday) and 6.30–7.30pm on a
                                                  on Wednesdays, and two evening (7pm)
                                                  Sunday Chapel services each term. The boys
Only academically related work can be done        attend these services in dress uniform. When
during these times. If boys complete their        attending these services, they should be back
set work early, they are asked to read a book     in the House and changed by 6.30pm.
until the conclusion of Prep. There is strictly
                                                  All services are listed in the College calendar or
no gaming, email, instant messaging or
                                                  on the College website. Parents are welcome to
phone calls during Prep time. We ask parents
                                                  attend any Sunday Chapel service.
to help support the academic rigour of the
study periods by contacting their son outside     Boys who have a regular commitment in
of these study times. This supports the           their parish church can apply for the chapel
programme and provides the ideal learning         requirement to be halved. A letter from the
environment for your son.                         priest or minister is required and will be
                                                  forwarded to the Chaplain.

Daily Routine

                      Monday–Friday                          Saturday             Sunday

                      Year 9 – 6.45am
                      Year 10 – 7am
                      Year 11 – 7.15am                                            At discretion
                                                             30 mins later than
   Wake up times      Year 12 – Self-responsibility                               of Master on
                                                             during the week
                      (up and ready for breakfast)                                Duty
                      Year 13 – Self-responsibility
                      (up and ready for breakfast)

   Breakfast          7.30–8am                               8am                  8.45am

                      Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri – 12.50pm
   Lunch                                                     11.30am–1.30pm       12.30pm
                      Wed – 12.25pm

   Dinner             5.30pm                                 5.30pm               5.30pm

                      • Lessons are 50 minutes in duration
                      • Interval is at the end of period 2
   Classtime                                                 N/A                  N/A
                      • Wednesday has six 40 minute
                        periods with classes finishing at

   Bed Times
                      Devices Handed in                      Bed Time             Lights Out

   Year 9             8.45pm                                 9pm                  9.15pm

   Year 10            9pm                                    9.15pm               9.30pm

   Year 11            9.15pm                                 9.30pm               9.45pm

   Year 12            10pm                                   10pm                 10.15pm

   Year 13            10pm                                   10pm                 10.30pm

   Saturday           At discretion of Master on Duty

   Sunday             The same as during the week

25 – Christ’s College School House
Other important times
– House assembly 8.15am (Monday, Tuesday,
  Wednesday and Friday) and 9.20am

– Chapel 8.30am (Monday and Friday)

– Mentor groups 8.30am (Tuesday)

– School assembly 9.30am (Thursday)

– Dinner 5.30–6.15pm

– Roll Call 6.30pm

– Prep 6.40–8pm

– Quiet time in the House 8–8.15pm

– Supper 8.15pm

– Digital free times – break and lunchtime
  (Tuesday and Thursday)

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