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Christchurch Boys' High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Founded in 1881, Christchurch Boys’ High School is one of the leading boys’ schools in New Zealand with a long tradition of producing high achievers. There is a strong focus on boys’ learning, and catering to their learning styles. We are leaders in preparing young men for life in a global arena.

In 2011, two of our students were awarded a New Zealand Scholar prize and another was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. We are one of the top sporting schools in New Zealand with over 40 students that have become All Blacks. In 2013, over 100 of our students represented New Zealand in a wide variety of sports. We have strong expectations of sportsmanship, involvement and presentation.

Contact Christchurch Boys' High School
Physical address

Straven Road Riccarton
8440 Christchurch
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Phone numbers

64 3 348 5003 ex 264
64 27 422 2574

  • Number of students: 1,400
  • Number of international students: 40
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • National Standards Testing
  • University Transfer Programme
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay
Canterbury stretches from ocean to the Alps, and is a land of plains and peaks. It is a place of variety and innumerable attractions.

Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

A must-see is New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Go hiking in Arthur’s Pass National Park or just wander around the picturesque bays and villages of Banks Peninsula. And then there’s New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch known as 'The Garden City'.

Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru


Amberley, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass, Ashburton, Cheviot, Christchurch, Fairlie, Geraldine, Kaiapoi, Kurow, Lake Tekapo, Lyttelton, Methven, Omarama, Rangiora, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate, Waipara, Weedons

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Christchurch Educated is the local education organisation
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