About Te Kura

Origin and Purpose

The Trust was established on 1st April 1967 under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 to promote and assist the advancement of the education of pupils of Christchurch Boys’ High School. It administers a General Fund raised initially by an appeal in 1971 and Special Funds established by gifts and bequests.

The General Fund enables the school to meet expenses and to purchase equipment and facilities which would not have been provided by the Government. The quality and diversity of the resources of the school owe much to the contributions from Te Kura Trust.

Capital items which have been funded wholly or in part by the Trust include Te Kura gymnasium, assembly hall seating, computers, overhead projectors, audio-visual equipment, library books and magazines, science and mathematics equipment, all weather athletic track, works of art, the new library, laptop computers and new classroom equipment.

The Special Fund is made up of gifts and bequests, the income from which provides a range of scholarships and bursaries, particularly for study at university. The largest of these is the Sir Arthur Sims fund which gives scholarships for students from Christchurch Boys’ High School to study at Lincoln University.


The Trust is administered by the Board of Trustees which consists of two elected representatives and two trustees appointed by each of the following bodies:

• School Board of Trustees

• Parent Teacher Association

• Christchurch High School Old Boys’ Association

• Christchurch Boys’ High School Staff (to include Headmaster)

The Finance Committee oversees the investments and finances of the Trust. It consists of Messrs D.H. Rankin, P Woods, and M Jordan. Assistance is also provided by Hobson Wealth Partners through Kerry Porter, Rowan Davis and Erica Nash.

The Secretary is Murray Mowat BCom ACA. Mr Mowat is an accountant in practice on his own account, a life member of High School Old Boys’ Association Football Club and past president of High School Old Boys’ Cricket Club. At School 1963-67.


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Peter Woods BSc, LLB, LLM
Elected member
Partner, Anthony Harper Lawyers


Dr Colin Freeman Bsc(Hons) PhD FNZIC
Past President of High School Old Boys’ Association
At School 1956 – 60

Nicholas Hill MMgmt BA BBS DipStpCchg Dip Tchg
Headmaster of the School

Al Drayton
Christchurch Boys’ High School staff representative

Dr Janet Whineray
Parent Teacher Association representative

Mike Medlicott
School Board of Trustees representative

Carolyn Savage
Parent-Teacher Association representative
Reg. Architect, M Arch, B Arch (Hans), BAS, NZCD (Arch)
Senior Development Manager, Housing New Zealand Corporation

Michael Singleton
School Board of Trustees representative

Christopher Carthy
High School Old Boys’ Association representative

Billy Hansen
High School Old Boys’ Association representative