Adams House is the boarding facility for Christchurch Boys’ High School. The Hostel is situated just five minutes walk from the school on Harakeke Street. The grounds are extensive and include modern amenities for our boarders.
The School’s Hostel opened in its present position in August 1917 with 24 boys. The school magazine of the day reported:
“We are well housed in the fine new building, which is wonderfully warm, a great contrast to the tents of the last term.”
In April of 2000, a total redevelopment of the Hostel began. The most recent upgrades to Harakeke Block in 2016 and 2017 have now completed the full site redevelopment making for an incredibly modern facility. The complex, more like a hotel facility than a boarding school, is our pride and joy. For boarders, most of whom are from rural areas and small towns, the hostel is a home away from home that seeks to assist them to achieve educationally and to provide them with the opportunity to develop socially in the company of other boys of similar ages. The hostel also provides our boys' opportunities to develop sporting and cultural talents and to achieve a high level of success in these areas.
If you would like to board at Adams House please review the following resources: