Christchurch Boys' High School

Christchurch Boys' High School is a single s*x state secondary school in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We are a leading boys school with a focus on tradition and respect, helping to develop boys into empathetic and inclusive young men, proudly values high academic achievement while also recognising the importance of creating well-rounded young men. It is situated on a 12 hectare site between the suburbs of Riccarton and Fendalton, 4 kilometres to the west of central Christchurch. The school also pr

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Non uniform day tomorrow in support of BetterMan. Gold coin donation.

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 24/06/2024

A Living Legend

On Thursday 20 June, Christchurch Boy's High had the immense privilege of hosting 18 Canterbury schools to experience hearing from Minnijean Brown-Trickey and her daughter Spirit Tawfiq. Minnijean has spent her life campaigning for equality, she identifies as a pacificist, but it is her immense bravery in the face of school integration in Little Rock, Arkansas that she is most recognised for. Spirit took the students through the tumultuous timeline of one the most influential occurrences to come out of the 1950s Black Civil Rights movement. Sharing candid images from the time Spirit explained the tenacity that was required for the Little Rock Nine to follow through with their legal, moral and human rights to access education.

Minnijean shared many memories and experiences from her time at Central Highschool, now 82 years old, she was just 16 when she experienced what seems unimaginable to us now. Requiring a personal armed guard to be able to walk school hallways with some degree of safety is beyond comprehension for our students, many of whom are the same age as Minnijean when she fought so bravely for her education. There were spontaneous rounds of applause and cheers from the 1300 odd students as Minnijean shared how she maintained her dignity to fight back.

There are times in life when you know you have been in the presence of a legend; last Thursday was that day for our students.

A once in a lifetime opportunity that will not be quickly forgotten.


We are looking forward to hosting Andrew Reiner on Wednesday night (6:30pm in the Hall).

This is a wonderful opportunity that has come about through working together with Auckland Grammar, Tauranga Boys’, Christ’s College, Westlake Boys’ and Medbury.

Everyone is welcome no connection to CBHS or CC is necessary.


Leavers Gear Information


Reminder Year 13's

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 16/06/2024

CBHS celebrates Schools' Pride Week this week! 🌈

Pride Week runs throughout Aoteoroa every year, and is about supporting and affirming our rainbow staff, students, whānau, and school community.

There are several events taking place at school throughout the week. If you enjoy a quiz night, come along to the Pride Week Quiz, hosted by the CBHS QSA (Queer/Straight Alliance), on Thursday 20 June at 6pm in the Big Room.


REMINDER: Parent Evening TONIGHT, 6pm in The Big Room - Kelly Dale talking Sleep and how to help teenagers with healthy sleep practices. All welcome! PTA will be providing tea/coffee.

Healthy Lifestyle NZ (Dr Kelly Dale) - School Presentation - Wednesday 12 June 6.00pm - CBHS Big Room - Christchurch Boys High School 07/06/2024

Reminder : School Presentation in the Big Room - all Welcome

Healthy Lifestyle NZ (Dr Kelly Dale) - School Presentation - Wednesday 12 June 6.00pm - CBHS Big Room - Christchurch Boys High School Christchurch Boys’ High School has a history of over 130 years of educating boys to be fine young men. We have high expectations of our boys and strong relationships with them. Academic success and moral strength are considered paramount and our boys excel across academic, cultural and sporting fi...


Reminder - come along this afternoon (4-6pm) for the CBHS Market in the School Hall. All welcome!

CBHS Market evening is fast approaching!

All staff, students, parents, friends, family, and community members are invited.

CBHS - Commerce Team

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 04/06/2024

Congratulations Christs College for a hard fought match. Final score 34-25 to CBHS! 🏉

Photos from CBHS Uniform Shop's post 30/05/2024

CBHS Scarves - lovely and warm for Tuesday's College Match Game - Uniform Shop open this Saturday 9am-12 noon

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 29/05/2024

Talofa Lava Happy Samoan Language Week!

Boys have been celebrating the week with Kahoots, words of the day and the making of ula lole (Samoan lolly necklace). The ula lole is given to someone to acknowledge their efforts, milestones, special occasions and also to show love. Great to have a good group of boys getting involved.


Blood Brothers School Hall Wednesday May 29 - Saturday 1 June 7:30 pm. Tickets available on school website.


CBHS Market evening is fast approaching!

All staff, students, parents, friends, family, and community members are invited.

CBHS - Commerce Team


🔵⚫🔵⚫Reminder - Club Day 25th May 2024🔵⚫🔵⚫

Tomorrow is our Christchurch Boys' High School Rugby Club Day.
Going to be a great day for rugby!
Being club day, we have most of our games at Straven road this weekend with a total of 5 CBHS vs CBHS Clashes!

Our Canteen will be open!
Coffee cart on site!
Treat for all rugby players (Home & Away) after their games.

Games at School: Straven Road
11:15am CBHS KAHU vs St Andrew's Bravehearts - CBHS 2
11:15am CBHS STRAVEN vs Christ's College, Colts B - CBHS 3
1:00pm CBHS Blue vs Christ's College, Dev - CBHS 2
1:00pm CBHS U75kg Black vs CBHS: U75kg Blue - CBHS 3
1:00pm CBHS 2nd XV vs Christ's College, 2nd XV - CBHS 1
2:30pm CBHS 3rd XV vs CBHS 4th XV - CBHS 2
2:30pm CBHS Black vs Cashmere High School 2nd XV - CBHS 3
3:00pm CBHS 1st XV vs St Andrew's College 1st XV - CBHS 1

Other games in Christchurch
9:45am CBHS KIWI vs Catholic Cath: Junior Boys - Bob Deans: 2
9:45am CBHS BLUE U55kg vs Christ's College - Fendalton Park: 1
11:15am CBHS TE KURA vs St Thomas Red -Fendalton Park:1

All the best to our men this weekend as they go out and defend the Blue & Black hoops
Altiora Peto

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 23/05/2024

Christchurch Boys’ High School and Christchurch Girls’ High School are proud to present the beloved classic Blood Brothers - May 29-02 June CBHS Hall 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

The musical tells the story of two twin brothers, separated at birth when their mother can’t afford to care for them both. The two boys who grow up streets apart without ever knowing they are related. Blood Brothers is a story about family, love, and class.

CBHS and CGHS are proud to present this performance by students of both schools, featuring a live band.

Click on this link to purchase tickets


Andrew Reiner • Better Boys l Better Men • Parents Evening, Wednesday 26 June. All welcome!


🏉 Sports Medicine Information Evening 🏑

For coaches, managers and parents, Tuesday 14 May, 7pm in the School Hall.

Useful information to help our young athletes through their sporting seasons.

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 06/05/2024

Pasifika students enjoying a waka hourua (voyaging canoe) experience at Lyttelton marina on the Hinemoana. Boys did knot tying and a star compass navigation workshop as well as a voyage out into the Lyttelton harbour. A fantastic day getting closer to their roots, understanding of indigenous knowledge and enjoying each others company. A huge thank you to Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i and her team at Wayfinding for Life for giving the boys this experience.

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 02/05/2024

Japan Tour 2024 - A Huge Success

21 students and three teachers have just taken part in a three-week cultural study tour of Japan and, as in previous years, the tour was a resounding success.
Year 12 and 13 students, many of whose families had been involved in a range of fundraising events for almost a year, put their language skills and cultural knowledge to the test in the toughest environment possible. Experiencing Japan first-hand is an onslaught for the senses – everything buzzes, beeps or sings at you, elevators thank you for using them and then there are the copious train platform announcements…

You can read more on the Straven later today!

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 30/04/2024

A big thank you to the Food Technology and Hospitality students in Years 11-13 who made Anzac biscuits for this year's CBHS Anzac Day Service.

Caretaker 30/04/2024

Christchurch Boys’ High School is looking for a Caretaker to join the team. You can apply here:

Caretaker Caretaker – Christchurch Boys' High School


Duke of Edinburgh at CBHS

There is an exciting opportunity for Year 9 and 10 boys to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award here at Boys High. The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award equips rangatahi for promising futures by challenging young people to develop skills and tools to improve themselves – and their communities. With guidance from Award Leaders at school, each young person is encouraged to examine themselves - their interests, their ambitions, and set challenges for the four Award sections: Voluntary Service, Physical Recreation, Skills, and Adventurous Journey. This also provides an excellent opportunity for boys to gain points to go towards the fine young man award here at school.

If you would like to find our more, please register your interest here ( and receive an invite for our parent and student information evening coming soon in the new term. More information about the award can be found online at the DofE Hillary Award website (

Photos from Christchurch Boys' High School's post 25/04/2024

It was a privilege to host Mark Kippenberger, pictured with the Headmaster and HSOB President, at yesterday’s Anzac Service. Mark is the Grandson of CBHS Old Boy and Commander of the NZ Division at Cassino Major General Sir Howard Kippenberger.


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Blood Brothers School Hall Wednesday May 29 - Saturday 1 June 7:30 pm. Tickets available on school website.
Our Rowers hit the water bright an early this morning to some spectacular conditions and an incredible sunrise.
SUPPORTING NAPIER BOYS’ SUPPORTING THEIR COMMUNITY I have been in touch with Jarred Williams Headmaster of Napier Boys’ ...
Pink Shirt Day
2012 Senior Monitor Angus Cameron talking about building the CBHS legacy and how the boys of the school were able to “pu...
Thanks to 2019 Monitor and 1st XV captain Max Hughes for getting in touch
Great advice here from another CBHS broadcaster Mitch McCann. Many thanks Mitch for your thoughtful and positive words.
Another passionate and thoughtful Old Boy. Thanks  Alex Nankivell
Ben Ashby
Neighbourhood Anzac tribute from HOD Music Steve Chapman
One of the highest ever capped 1st XV players in CBHS history, Old Boy, Principal and philosopher Pete Chaplin shares hi...





Straven Road

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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