Effort brings academic success

19 Feb 2018

The academic successes of students who sat NCEA in 2017 were celebrated by the whole College community at an assembly on Thursday 15 February. Those who had gained enough credits for an Academic Award were presented with their Gold Badges, Gold Buttons or Gold Ties.

Christ’s College continues to achieve above national averages at all levels of NCEA. In 2017 College’s result revealed 79% of students at Level 1 (Year 11), 70% of students at Level 2 (Year 12), and 60% of students at Level 3 (Year 13) gained Merit or Excellence endorsements. The results also reveal 70% of students across Levels 1, 2 and 3 received an endorsement and 95.5% of students achieved Level 2.

In addition, College students were awarded a total of 39 NZQA Scholarships, including four Outstanding Scholarships. Three current Year 13 students – Wills Wynn Thomas, Fawzan Sugarwala and Seungmin Seok – gained Scholarships in their chosen subjects. Cameron Stevenson who was in Year 13 in 2017 also received an Outstanding Scholar award, and Kevin Guttmann gained the highest mark in the country for German Scholarship.

Congratulating the boys on their success Assistant Principal – Curriculum Joe Eccleton reminded them that they could not have done it on their own, acknowledging the huge commitment of the faculty who work so hard to ensure College students continue to achieve at their best.

School swimming trophies were also presented and Year 13 students Sam King and Cody House were acknowledged for their successes in the NZ Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships in Hastings last December. Sam ran a PB finishing 2nd in the Senior 200m event and Cody was 3rd in the Senior long jump with a distance of 6.42m.

Academic Awards – NCEA 2017

Gold Badges (Year 11, 2017)
Jordy Annand
Ollie Brakenridge
Gus Coates
Tom Davidson
Zach Gallagher
Finley Smith
Joshua Stevenson
Matthew Todd
Tommy Whitaker

Gold Badge & Gold Ties (Year 11, 2017)
Finn Brokenshire
Max Heywood
Nicholas Lidstone
Nathan Penrose
Max Surveyor

Gold Badge (Year 12, 2017)
Andreas Nicolaou
Thomas Stewardson
Junie Wee

Gold Buttons – Re-awards (Year 12, 2017)
Toby Brooker-Haines
Sam Howard
Cameron Jones
Frank Kim
Jisu Kim
George Murray
Joshua Murison
Josh Ting
Thomas Walker

Gold Tie and Gold Buttons (Year 12, 2017)
Alex Hlavac
Han-Young Kim
Jayavi Premaratne
Fawzan Sugarwala
Wills Wynn Thomas

Scholarship 2017
Fawzan Sugarwala
Seungmin Seok
Wills Wynn Thomas

Academic Awards 1

Academic Award recipients

Gold Ties

Gold Tie recipients