Headmaster’s Message

Shirley Boys’ High School was founded in 1957 and proudly serves the eastern suburbs of Christchurch. In 2019 we moved to a new site a modern purpose-built building with first class facilities. This allows us to deliver a traditional model of learning that is appropriate for boys. We continue to grow the values and traditions that we have developed over 60 years that we believe are important for young men. We will continue to reinforce these.

Shirley Boys’ High School is committed to the education of boys. We provide learning inside and outside the classroom that is designed to enrich boys and prepare them for their world. Our staff deliver high quality teaching and learning, and focus on developing positive and strong relationships. The goal is to produce high levels of engagement and success in academic, sporting, cultural and service endeavours.

Respect/Whakaute, Belonging/Hononga, Character/Tuakiri and Better Than Before are our core values. These values help make our school strong. Through living and demonstrating these values, our boys will continue to learn and grow, and will be positive role models and fine Shirley Men.

As an old boy of Shirley Boys’ High School, I am very proud of my connection to the school and the community. It is important to serve the needs of the whānau and the community to ensure that boys are able to learn and grow. All boys have the capacity and the support to achieve personal success. I encourage everyone to work towards that goal. I draw strength from our school motto, Interest Omnium, Recte Facere which translates ‘In everyone’s interests to act rightly’. I look forward to doing that in my time as Headmaster and work with our whole community to achieve that goal.

Tim Grocott