Flower's House Booklet 2022

From the Assistant Principal – Boarding and Immerse & Inspire

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.

environment in which boys grow and develop academically, socially, physically, morally, spiritually and emotionally. Our boarders all make the most of their access to a wonderful range of College facilities, as well as having the opportunity for downtime and privacy. Despite differences in cultural background, age and home regions, boarders are united by a unique connection. The boarding experience is rewarding, and enables boys to grow in confidence, independence, friendship and fun – the hallmarks of our community. Many boys enjoy a very smooth transition into our community, while others may encounter some challenges in learning to live with others. That is expected and we will walk with you and your sons though that journey. We have excellent staff, prefects and role models who guide boys in respecting differences and living in harmony. Our Christ’s College boarding staff enjoy the opportunity to create and develop a positive relationship with your son and your family. We believe that you, as parents, remain the key to helping your boy flourish throughout his time at Christ’s College. We look forward to nurturing this important partnership. I am proud to be part of the Christ’s College boarding community and look forward to meeting the boys and their families in 2022. Ben Vink, Assistant Principal – Boarding and Immerse & Inspire

Boarding will be one of the most exciting – and occasionally challenging – times of a boy’s life. Our boarding community is here to help guide you and your son over the next five years. This booklet provides background information regarding each of the boarding Houses, as well as answering some of the questions you may have about boarding at Christ’s College. The College boarding experience is unique within New Zealand as boarders have been an integral part of our school community for more than a century. Our boarders also live on the school site, adding to the richness of the

experience of all College students. Joining the boarding community is a

significant and inspiring step in a developing boy’s life. We understand that Christ’s College becomes not just their school, but also their home. We provide a warm, secure and caring

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