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Shirley Boys' High School




Shirley Boys' High School is located in the city of Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island.  Shirley Boys' is a single sex secondary school with a roll of 1250 boys. We pride ourselves in being specialists in boys education and provide high quality learning that prepares young men to succeed in their world. There is a strong focus on academic achievement, sporting success, cultural participation, service in the community and leadership. This is supported by active teaching of and engagement with our values of Belonging, Character, Respect, Whānau and Better than Before.

Shirley Boys' has an emphasis on academic success, developing independence and a personal commitment to achieve. Learning specifically tailored to suit boys' needs ensures higher engagement resulting in greater success and higher achievement levels. We want our students to develop a love of learning and become life-long learners who develop into well rounded global citizens. Our expert and highly skilled teachers support our boys with their learning and encourage them to succeed at their highest level.

The school offers a wide choice of subjects, along with many sporting, music and cultural opportunities. The school is run on a House system which encourages leadership, competition and provides strong pastoral support. 

More about Shirley Boys' High School

Shirley Boys’ High School welcomes applications for enrolment from international students and offers:

  • Wide choice of academic subjects including Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Physical Education and Outdoor Education
  • Well-resourced Hospitality, Electronics, Art, Technology and Music workshops and studios
  • An individualised English Language programme for those students needing English support
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement [NCEA]
  • Modern sports facilities including rugby and football fields, artificial hockey turf, two gymnasia, weights room, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor basketball facilities and tennis courts
  • Wide choice of co-curricular activities – sport, drama, music, art, chess
  • A range of opportunities for service in the community
  • Exciting cultural experiences
  • Excellent pastoral care and caring homestays
  • Code of Practice – Shirley Boys’ High School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.  


Contact details


Shirley Boys' High School
209 Travis Road
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Phone number

+64 3 375 7057
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