Christchurch Boys’ High School, founded in 1881, has a number of distinctive features which taken together give the School its particular character. It is a state school for boys with a roll of approximately 1350 students; its pupils and former pupils have established strong traditions and a reputation for high achievement.
The School believes that individuals are important and values each pupil whatever his abilities and his interests. While the School continues to expect the highest of academic standards from the able, it works to increase the efforts and lift the attainment of all the boys.
The School believes in high standards and in pursuit of excellence - in academic work, in sport and culture, in discipline and behaviour and in service to others.
The School is aware that its pupils are going to live their lives in a world that is rapidly changing. For Christchurch Boys’ High School, there is the challenge to establish in its pupils a love of learning and to encourage the humanity, the tolerance and the sense of service, which the world is going to need.