CBHS provides classes for students learning English as an additional language
When students first arrive, their English is assessed against the Ministry of Education English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP). The ELLP stages are Foundation, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4. Students are then placed in English Language classes.
English Language classes
- Year 9 & 10
9 & 10ESL – English for Speakers of Other Languages (Foundation to Stage 3 ELLP) – 3 hours per week & mainstream English
- Year 11, 12 & 13
Some students are in two classes.
Year 12 classes include students from Years 11, 12 and 13
- 12ESL – English for Speakers of Other Languages (Stage 2 ELLP) – 4 hours per week
12EAP – English for Academic Purposes (Stage 3 ELLP) – 4 hours per week
13EAP – English for Academic Purposes (Stage 4 ELLP) – 4 hours per week
The aim of the classes is to support students to have the language to manage learning within the Ministry of Education New Zealand Curriculum. The vision is for students to develop as confident, connected, actively involved, life-long learners.
Long-term students in the Year 12 classes aim for the New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) at Levels 1 and 2. The assessment focus is on English Language standards and Level 1 Literacy standards for those that need them. In the Year 13 class, students are aiming for NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance Literacy. Some senior students also have the opportunity to achieve the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) instead of NCEA.
CBHS Pre-arrival Course
Our Pre-arrival Course has been designed to prepare students abroad for future study at Christchurch Boys’ High School.
Students will complete diagnostic testing in English and begin their journey through the English Language Learning Progressions. Students will develop subject specific vocabulary knowledge, develop a better understanding of New Zealand secondary school teaching and learning while exploring some of the school subject areas through 4 modules of study.
Students will be introduced to the tools that they will need for further study once in New Zealand such as ‘Teams’ and ‘Onenote’. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about New Zealand, Christchurch Boys’ High School and the New Zealand Education system (NCEA, UE…etc.)
On completion of this course students will be placed in suitable classes within the school to continue studying toward their learning goals.
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Christchurch Boys’ High School at a glance
- Decile 10 State Boys School
- 1350 students year 9 to year 13
- School uniform compulsory
- Colours Blue and Black
- 2kms from city centre, 4 kms from Airport
CBHS Rugby Programme at a glance
- 530 Players
- 23 teams from Under 13 – Under 19
- 44 coaches, 23 managers, 2 physio’s, 1 weights instructor, 2 strength and conditioning coaches
- 4 rugby fields
- 6 hectares of field space, 2 gymnasiums, 1 all weather training facility
- International Rugby Programme
- Rugby season commences 1st April to 23 August but the International Rugby Programme runs the whole school year between 1st February and 12th December.
- Currently limited to 25 players.
- Age 13 -19 years old.
- Custom Group Training Camps available on request.