Big School is part of Christ's College at 33 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch. New Zealand Historic Places Trust Category I; register number: 48
James FitzGerald (1818–1896) proffered architectural plans for the school building he had drawn up in Britain in 1850 as part of the Canterbury Association's preparations for coming to New Zealand. FitzGerald is more commonly remembered as the first Superintendent of Canterbury and as a runholder, journalist, and politician. He took a strong interest in the development of the architecture of Christchurch, but Big School appears to be the only building he designed.