2021

  • 29 July

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome and opening address.

    Head Prefect

    Asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. Thoughts of the week.

    Activity Report

    Prefects

    Speakers

    • Charles Lord – Head of Service presenting Dan Carter's boots to the winner of the 'Boots for Boots' collection
    • Claude Tellick – Head of International & Round Square talking about the plans for the week ahead

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    • Nicholas Wilson

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

    • Thomas Johnston
    • Oli Aikawa
    • Edward Davidson

    Sports Awards

    Executive Principal Concluding Comments

    Matt Cortesi to speak to all Year 12 students following Assembly about Prefect applications and MANifesto.

  • 8 July

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Prefects

    Speakers

    • Charles Lord – Head of Service – presentation of Dan Carter's boots to the winner of 'Boots for Boots' collection
    • Oliver Hlavac – Head of Character & Leadership

    Musical Item

    • La Chute by French and film soundtrack composer Yann Tiersen, performed by James Griffin.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    • Nicholas Wilson

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

    • Oliver Aikawa
    • Edward Davidson
    • Thomas Johnston

    Executive Principal Concluding Comments

    Groups three and four of Immerse & Inspire are asked to remain behind with Mr Vink. Year 12 and 13 asked to remain behind with Ms Billante regarding NCEA matters.

  • 17 June

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    • Janindu Pahalawatta – Head of Environment
    • Josh Jolly – Head of Arts & Culture
    • Liam Alexander – Head of Sport

    Awards

    Academic Awards

    • Gold Tie – Hanjun Kim
    • Gold Buttons –Reis Azlan

    Ethics Olympiad Awards

    • George Gearry
    • Josh Jolly
    • Jeremy Kinley
    • Freddie Sudell

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards

    • Elliott Grey
    • Nicholas Wilson
    • Gray Heath
    • Will Bretherton

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards

    • Edward Davidson
    • Oliver Aikawa

    Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

    • Jonathan Huo

    Concluding Comments

    Executive Principal

  • 10 June

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    • Liam Alexander – Sport
    • Charles Lord – Service
    • Oliver Hlavac – Prefects Report

    Speakers

    • Henry Briscoe – Boarding
    • Angus Dysart-Paul, Vice-President CCOBA – receiving the Senior Honours Tie on behalf of Sir Michael Fowler (8085) 1968–1972
    • Jamie Barr – receiving the Senior Honours Tie on behalf of Vaughan Smith (10040) 1982–1984

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    • Elliott Grey
    • Nicholas Wilson
    • Gray Heath
    • Will Bretherton

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

    • Edward Davidson
    • Oliver Aikawa

    Assistant Principal – Curriculum

    Concluding comments

    Congratulations to Bruce Chen who has been selected to form part of the team of four for the International Olympiad in Informatics 2021. The event is hosted by Singapore, but due to Covid will be held in the home countries virtually. The New Zealand event will be held at Christchurch University over the week 19–25 June.

    Congratulations also to Callum Hackston who will debate for New Zealand after being selected for the World Schools Debating Championships next month.

  • 27 May

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    • Liam Alexander – Head of Sport
    • Janindu Pahalawatta – Head of Environment
    • Bradley Shearer – Head of Biculturalism

    Speakers

    • Thomas Stephens – Gumboot Day on Friday
    • Jamie Barr – Leadership Research Project
    • Henry Allott – Christchurch Boys’ High School Senior Monitor – CC vs CBHS 1st XV game

    Musical Item

    Hunter’s Moon by English composer Gilbert Vinter, performed by James Drury (French Horn), accompanied by Nicholas Sutcliffe

    Concluding Comments

    Executive Principal

  • 6 May

    Centre for Character & Leadership

    Welcome from the Director of the Centre for Character & Leadership

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Bruno Vaughan (Sports) and Ryan Primus (Drama)

    Speakers

    Jeremy Kinley – Academic Committee Report

    Musical Item

    Rocket To The Moon written and performed by By Tomorrow (Harry Dufton, William Morris, Rheon Salt, Jonny Bullen, Jasper Johnson)

    Awards

    Silver Duke of Edinburgh

    • James Higginson
    • Jasper Johnson

    Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

    • Greg Robertson
    • Jack Brent
    • Jono Rookes
    • Oliver Glossop

    Assistant Principal – Curriculum

    Concluding comments

  • 29 April

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    The College Sailing team are currently at the NZ Nationals Teams Racing Regatta held in Algies Bay in Northland. After a windy opening day at the team sailing nationals, our boys made an impressive start to their regatta. They finished the day leading the bronze fleet after a great day of fast-paced sailing, winning all bar one of their races with a total of 8 victories. The boys showed their dominance over a number of North Island teams in the windier conditions on Anzac day. Having finished Day 1 at the top of the Bronze Fleet points table, the boys headed into the second day of sailing with a repechage round-robin against three Silver Fleet teams for the opportunity to promote to the Silver Fleet. Once again, the boys sailed well with the team becoming the only Bronze Fleet team to successfully repechage up to Silver following their defeat of Kings College and Auckland Dio. Later in the day, the wind died down, and the team finished with some very close races to end the day with 4 wins and 4 losses, securing their spot in the Silver Fleet for the remainder of the regatta. On day 3 in light conditions College were up against some very good teams in Silver fleet but still managed to achieve 2 wins by the end of the day.

    The South Island SS athletic champs were postponed and held after Easter weekend at Nga Puna Wai. Despite being on holiday College had a number of athletes participating and after two days of competition there were nine South Island titles achieved. PJ Palamo (U14 Shot), AJ Madondo (U15 triple jump), Armani Lemalu (U15 shot & discus), Hope Leota (U15 hammer), Marcus Hamilton (U19 discus & hammer), Charlie Cameron (U19 pole vault) and Jasper Moss (800m CP). Armani broke the South Island U15 discus record with a throw of 53.07m. College also achieved six 2nd and six 3rd placings at the meet.

    Over Easter, Jacob Douglas competed in the NZ Kartsport Champs in two different classes, and won both. He came away with two New Zealand Titles in karting - DVS Junior and Junior Rotax. The weekend before Easter, Jacob won Rookie of the Year in the South Island Formula Ford Championship which he races at Ruapuna and around the country.

    A group of College swimmers competed in the National Age Group Swimming champs in Wellington last week. There were some notable results. Jordan Astley was 6th in 200m fly and 800m freestyle and 5th in 400m and 1500m freestyle. Daniel Bridgman was 2nd in 4x100m relay and 10th in 100m freestyle. Connor McCullough had a successful meet with 3rd placings in 50m and 100m backstroke and 2nd placings in 200m backstroke and individual medley which qualified him for the NZ age group swim squad.

    During the holidays there have been a number of senior winter teams preparing for the upcoming seasons. After Easter the senior football squad travelled south and played matches against Timaru Boys, Otago Boys and Roslyn-Waikari FC. It was great prep for the season ahead with their first game next Wednesday against Cashmere High.

    The 1st XI hockey side have had a preseason match against a touring Napier Boys High side and lost a close game 3-2. The team is now preparing for the first match of the school premier competition next Friday night.

    College senior basketballers travelled to Methven for training camp and finished with the Senior A team winning their match over Ashburton College while the Senior B side lost their match to Timaru Boys Snr A by 70-97. Last week the Senior A side played a home match against Waitaki and won 80-65 with Tom Harrison scoring 31 points. This week Nic Book, Hunter Adam, Jordan Braithwaite and Tom Harrison have travelled to Auckland for national U16 and U17 training camps.

    Last week the Senior rugby squad had a three day training camp and hosted Dilworth College from Auckland. The 2nd XV won their preseason match against Rangiora while the 1st XV team played a game of three halves with Dilworth and Rangiora. The College won a close half against Dilworth and then a comfortable win over Rangiora. This weekend the whole squad travels to Timaru for matches against John McGlashan. Next weekend the 1st XV will play the first competition match away to Lincoln.

    Notice: The Canterbury Secondary School Road Race is being held Tuesday 11 May. Mr Christey has put the information for this event on Student notices. If you wish to enter this race please can you email him with your name, house and birthdate. Entries close next Thursday 7 May

    Musical Item

    Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, performed by Year 9 Performing Arts Scholar, James Saunders

    This morning’s musical item is presented to us by one of our Chamber Music groups made up of Justin Hodges, Joshua Hooker, and Bruce Chen. They will play an extract of a Trio by composer Felix Mendelssohn. This is part of the complete performance of the work they will be playing for the national Chamber Music competition coming up later this term.

  • 25 March

    Centre for Character & Leadership

    Welcome from the Director of the Centre for Character & Leadership

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Jack Belcher and Jamie Barr

    Speakers

    • Claude Tellick – Head of International & Round Square
    • Oliver Hlavac – Head of Character & Leadership
    • Charles Lord – Head of Service award presentation)
    • Josh Jolly – Head of Arts & Culture speaking about the Win-Wynne competition

    Awards

    Drama Honours Ties

    • Oliver Jones
    • Remy Fitzgerald
    • Oscar Gosling

    Assistant Principal – Curriculum

    Concluding comments

  • 18 March

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Jack Belcher and Jamie Barr

    Speakers

    • Jeremy Kinley – Head of Academic
    • Bradley Shearer – Head of Biculturalism

    Musical Item

    Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, performed by Year 9 Performing Arts Scholar, James Saunders

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    • Guy Greening
    • Dae Hwan Kim
    • Joshua Hooker
    • Angus Gifford

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

    • Rheon Salt
    • Henry King

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

  • 11 March

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Sam Idiens

    Despite the region being in Level 2 last week, all sport matches and competitions were able to continue locally albeit with a few changes to the nature of how they were run.

    This week the College volleyball club had another busy Monday night with all teams playing. The Senior A side travelled to Shirley Boys for a match against the top Shirley team and while they competed well they were unable to defeat a very god opposition. The Senior B team lost a 5th set 15-12 to lose a tight match to St Thomas, the Senior Yellow, Green and Blue teams all had wins and the Junior A side continued their good form with a 25-12, 25-11 win over Burnside HS B.

    A couple of weekends ago the Senior A volleyball team were involved in the South Island school champs. Entered in to Division 2 there were initial pool games with wins over St Thomas and John McGlashan before a lost to CBHS. The team still advanced to Top 8 where they started with a 5th set loss to Middleton Grange before wins over Otago Boys and King’s High which put the team in to the playoffs. In the semifinal, the College team reversed their initial result to CBHS and won 3-1 and then again defeated a team who had beaten them earlier in the tournament. This time it was a five set win over Middleton Grange for the South Island title. This weekend the team plays in the Canterbury champs before heading to Palmerston North in tournament week for nationals.

    Yesterday two cricket finals were played which involved College teams. The 1st XI were down to play CBHS 1st XI in the final of the midweek T20 competition having come through pool play unbeaten but unfortunately the afternoon rain postponed the match to next Wednesday.

    The College Colts team have played two matches this week in the NZCT cup. On Monday the team hosted Waimea and defeated them by 91 runs to advance to the regional final which was played against St Andrews. Bowling first College restricted STAC to 179/9 off their 40 overs with the spin trio of Jackson Garry, Gus Eglinton and Ben Laing combining well. In pursuit of the total Paddy Cochran scored 47 opening the innings and Finn McCormack-Young hit 45not out off 28 balls to help the team to a three wicket win and a place in the national finals in Palmerston North during summer tournament week. This will be the first College Colts side to play in this finals tournament.

    In matches on the weekend the 1st XI and 2nd XI are both in good positions after day one against their St Bedes opposition. Monty Rookes scored 76 and Nick Gibbs 72 not out for the 1st XI and Harry Sharr scored 94 for the 2nd XI. The Dev XI are in a strong position against Rangiora 1st XI while the 3rd XI lost a close one day match against CBHS. The Y9A side chased down a large total from CBHS thanks to an unbroken 200 run partnership between Alf Markham (97no) and Ewan Whiteside (75 no). The 9B Black side won a close match by 8 runs over St Thomas thanks to some great death bowling by Hayden Douglas.

    The Senior A waterpolo team have now played three matches in the local school competition and started the season with a good win over St Bedes B. In recent weeks, the team lost a close game to CBHS and then played the top team from St Bedes. In a competitive match the College side showed they can compete against the top sides but St Bedes proved too good in the end. The team next play Shirley Boys and they continue to prepare for the upcoming South Island champs.

    At the recent Canterbury Athletic champs, a number of College athletes competed with a great deal of success with 15 top 3 placings. There were titles to Charlie Cameron (U20 pole vault), Joseph Nash (U16 200m), AJ Madondo (U16 triple jump), Jack Smith (U18 hammer) and Lachlan McVicar (U16 javelin). From these championships Charlie Cameron and Jasper Moss were selected for Canterbury team to compete in the National club champs which subsequently has been postponed due to recent COVID level changes. Congratulations to all these College athletes.

    Over the weekend a number of College basketballers have been named in NZ squads for age group trials. Nic Book has been named in the U15 group and Tom Harrison, Jordan Braithwaite and Hunter Adam have been named in the U17 group. Boys will trial at the end of April for final NZ age group selections. Congratulations to these players.

    Good luck to all sportsmen and teams competing over the next week and many groups build towards end of term matches and tournaments.

    Speakers

    • Thomas Stephens – Head of Wellbeing
    • Josh Jolly – Head of Arts & Culture, speaking about the photography/painting/design competition
    • Bradley Shearer – Head of Biculturalism

    Musical Item

    The Well Tempered Clavier I written by Baroque, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach from his 1722 publication the Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 852, performed by Bruce Chen.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    • Lachie Short
    • James Drury
    • Jesse Crawshay
    • Thomas Currie
  • 18 February

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Henry Briscoe

    This week saw the first full round of volleyball games on Monday night with College having eleven teams this term. The Senior A side have started their season well in the Premier grade with two 3-1 wins over St Thomas and Hilmorton High and the team will now play Shirley Boys next week. In other matches the Senior B began with a 3-1 win over CBHS B while there were mixed results for the other senior teams. The three Junior teams enjoyed their first round of games, and despite no wins, they played some close, competitive volleyball.

    Tennis had their first round of midweek interschool matches yesterday. Earlier in the week the Canterbury secondary school senior tennis champs were held at Wilding Park with College being represented in all grades. In the Senior singles championship Nant and Nont Prachuabmoh made it through to the semifinals. In the Y11 grade, Lucca Wiseman made it through to the semifinals also while Liam Barrett went one better but lost his final match to finish 2nd.

    In the Open doubles competition, College had five teams involved. Jasper Johnson and Nont, and Liam and Lucca made it through to the semifinals while Nathan McKenzie and Nant progressed to the final. A close match saw the pair lose a third set tiebreaker to finish runner up in the competition.

    The Senior team now turn their focus to the South Island team champs in a couple of weeks time.

    Over the weekend a number of College athletes competed at Nga Puna Wai in the local club competition. Lachlan McVicar was 1st in the U16 hurdles, Armani Lemalu was 1st in the U16 discus and shotput while Rico Lemalie was 3rd in the two events. Joseph Nash running in the Open 200m event finished 5th.

    The weekend prior was the International track meet which saw Old Boys Matt Durant and John Wells combine with Joseph Nash and Benji Ward to win the 4 x 400m relay race at this event.

    Last weekend a number of College cricket teams played a double header, completing a two day match over Saturday and Sunday.

    The 1st XI were set a large target by St Andrews and the College side batted out the remainder of the day for a drawn match. The Development XI completed a very good outright win over CBHS 3rd XI with a number of players contributing with both bat and ball while the 3rd XI defeated CBHS 4th XI. In this match Levi Astle scored 84 and Alex Stead 68 and shared in a 151 run partnership. Lucas Minehan, Ben Laing and Finn McCormack-Young all scored half centuries for the Colts Black side and in the Colts White game, Jack Baker-Sherman scored a brilliant 125 with Gus Eglinton and Felix Huston scoring half centuries. Also in this match Hunter Shore completed a wonderful feat by claiming five wickets in both innings to claim 10 wickets for 30 runs in the match.

    The Year 9A side defeated Sydenham with Ewan Whiteside scoring 52 not out and Louie Garry taking 5 for 21.

    Last night the 1st XI completed their first T20 competition match and had a comfortable win over North-West and now play St Bedes next week at home.

    Congratulations to all those who competed in the individual swimming champs on Monday. Later in the assembly we will acknowledge our individual champions. The house relay swimming champs will be scheduled at a later date.

    Athletics sports at the end of next week is the next whole school sport event. Finals begin at the beginning of next week and those athletes who have qualified for finals will have names posted over the few days.

    Good luck to all sportsmen and teams involved in matches over the next week

    Speakers

    • Josh Jolly – Head of Arts & Culture
    • Charles Lord – Head of Service

    Musical Item

    Revolutionary Etude by Frederic Chopin, performed by our new Year 9 music scholar, Ryan Gu

    Awards

    • Australian Mathematics Competition Certificates
    • Swimming Awards
  • 11 February

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Speakers

    • Darrell Thatcher – Evacuation procedure
    • Claude Tellick – Head of International & Round Square
    • Janindu Pahalawatta – Head of Environment

    Musical Item

    To be advised by Nicholas Sutcliffe

  • 4 February

    Deputy Principal

    Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    Introduction of new students (Years 10–13), plus staff to the school

    • Riki Clark – Counsellor
    • Kirsty Robinson – Counsellor
    • Hannah Clarkson – Director of Drama
    • Josh Kim – Geography and History teacher
    • (Paul McCarthy – International Student Manager –will be welcomed when he arrives)
    • Robbie Turrell – Commerce teacher
    • Chris Waugh – HoD English
    • Rachel Trengrove – Health Centre Nurse

    A few words from the Deputy Principal on how to minimise bullying

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Jamie Barr

    While many of the College community were enjoying a well earnt summer break, a number of College sportsmen and teams were involved over the break in a variety of sports.

    A group of College athletes travelled to Tauranga in December for the national secondary school athletics champs. Eleven athletes competed over a range of disciplines and at the end of the weekend of competition, there were a number of personal bests and top 5 placings. In individual events, Charlie Cameron was 3rd in Senior pole vault and Jasper Moss won the Para 2000m Senior race. John Wells was 4th in Senior 400m and Joseph Nash 4th in Junior 200m while Alfie Baker finished 5th in Senior High jump and Armani Lemalu 5th in Junior discus.

    In relays, Matt Durant and John Wells ran in a combined 4 x 400m race with two girls from St Margarets and claimed a bronze medal. Congratulations to Jasper on his national title!

    The College rowing club returned last week from Twizel after a training camp which finished with the South Island club champs. Prior to this the rowers had two other camps which culminated with the Otago and Canterbury club champs.

    Last weekend in great rowing conditions the College crews finished with four South Island titles with the U17 coxed four, U19 coxed four, and U16 coxed eight winning. The top College eight raced two very good races to claim the Men’s Premier eight title beating a men’s crew from Picton and the top St Andrews crew. College also claimed two silver medals.

    Over the summer break there have been a number of cricket tours by a number of different College teams. At the of the school year, the top Colts team travelled to Hamilton for the Vetorri Shield at St Pauls Collegiate. The College team played some very competitive cricket over the week with wins over Hutt International and King’s College and then a narrow loss to eventual tournament winners Westlake Boys. In the playoff match for 3rd, College were chasing 134 against Otago Boys, and in a tight last over the match finished in a tie!

    In January a group of cricketers travelled to Queenstown for an annual festival and enjoyed a couple of days of cricket before the weather turned from summer to winter with snow. Unfortunately this bought a premature end to the week long tournament.

    A senior group of cricketers travelled to Auckland in a trip to replace the annual Trans-Tasman tournament. College had two teams who enjoyed matches against hosts King’s College, Takapuna Grammar, Auckland Grammar and St Pauls Collegiate. The were some good wins and a couple of losses but all players had the opportunity for some tough cricket to prepare for the season ahead.

    Last weekend six College cricket teams began their local school season. Teams are playing two day matches with all teams finishing the day in good positions to contest for wins this weekend. The 1st XI played North-West cricket and played their two day match over Saturday and Sunday. The team put a very good performance together to claim an outright victory with the individual performance of the week going to Caleb Manson who scored 120 in his 50th match for the 1st XI. This weekend the team play St Andrews College.

    At the end of last year, two College polo players, Edward Davidson and Winston Hutchinson played in the South Island schools team against their North Island counterparts and won a close match 3-2 and then travelled north to play the same team and won the return fixture convincingly 7-1. From this a NZ school’s team was selected with Edward the team captain and Winston team reserve. The team played an invitational team and lost a very close match by half a goal.

    Max Calvert was involved in the New Zealand boxing champs last month and he made the final in his U52kg weight class but lost a close match. In total, Max fought 10 bouts in 2020 with his only loss being in the final of the New Zealand champs.

    This week has been a very busy week with a number of athletic and swimming heats. These continue over the next few weeks so please keep an eye of schoolbox and timetables posted in your houses.

    There has been a number of summer sports getting underway this week with all sports operating after the long weekend. Please ensure that emails and schoolbox sports pages are checked and you know where you need to be as your summer sport gets started.

    Good luck to all sportsmen competing over the long weekend.

    Speakers

    A group of students will report on an international collaboration with a Round Square school in Peru

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

    Year 13 to remain behind with Mr Donaldson regarding the Founders’ Dinner

2020

  • 5 November

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Speakers

    • Alastair Morgan
    • Lachy Kitchen – with an announcement

    Musical Item

    Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell, performed by College Jazz Combo, directed by Claire Oliver

    Awards

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

    • Matthew Brett – Bronze
    • Rajan Stephens – Bronze

    Australian Mathematics Competition Certificates

  • 28 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Kynan Salt

    Last week we had the opportunity to celebrate the winter season successes but the summer season has been underway for the last couple of weeks with a number of College sportsmen and teams well in to their term of competition.

    On Saturday the 1st XI cricket side play a Gillette Cup regional semifinal against St Andrews after beating St Thomas in the quarter final. In the quarter final match Tom McClean took 4 for 4. St Andrews batted first and made an impressive 269 and College were quickly in trouble at 3-3 before Caleb Manson (49) and Monty Rookes (83) lead the fight back. Sam Averill finished on 45 not out with College falling agonisingly close on 258 for 9 off their 50 overs. This weekend the team plays at St Bedes.
    In other matches Henry Eglinton scored 81 for the 2nd XI in their loss to CBHS, and Josh Beaglehole took 4 for 12 to help the 3rd XI White side defeat Darfield HS 1st XI. The Colts team had a busy weekend with two days of cricket. On Saturday James Kelly scored 121 against St Bedes but the team fell short of their 300 target but on Monday the team are now in a strong position over CBHS after posting 215 for 8 and then bowling CBHS out for 75. The Y9A White side had a good one day win over CBHS while the Y9A Black side lost to St Andrews by 5 wkts. In T20 cricket, the CC Bulls chased down the target of 177 with a boundary off the last ball. In the match Gabe Galloway and Ash Cassidy both scored half centuries.

    College athletics is underway with a group preparing for the National school’s athletics champs which take place in Tauranga in early December. Recently there have been some excellent performances at Nga Puna Wai. Charlie Cameron achieved 3 personal bests in Pole Vault last weekend, winning the event in 4.20m and he is now ranked first in his age group and 6th overall in New Zealand. Armani Lemalu was placed 2nd in the U16 shot put which is impressive for an U14 athlete, while John Wells won both the 100m and 200m U19 events and Alfie Baker was 1st in the U19 high jump with a jump of 1.95m.

    This term waterpolo turns to the Junior grade with College amongst the competition. In week one the team had a very good with over St Andrews, before a depleted unit played the top team in the grade St Bede's and were comfortably defeated. This week sees the team play CBHS as they continue to train and play in preparation for the South Island tournament which occurs later in the term.

    Volleyball this term has now played three rounds of games with ten teams competing in all grades. The Senior A side have had two close matches against Hilmorton and Shirley Boys but eventually lost both 3 sets to 1. The Junior A side are competing well in the top division and are preparing for the Canterbury Junior Champs which are to be held in a couple of weeks time.

    Over Labour weekend there were a number of College sportsmen involved in a variety of regional sports events.

    In the far North, Jack McKenzie competed in the Maori National Surf competition and came away with a 5th in the U18s and a 3rd in the U16s in tricky, big surf conditions.

    Dan Metherell, Caleb Manson and Kosei Oikawa played a South Island club football tournament as members of the Ferrymead Bay U19 side. Unbeaten after pool play the team won the final over Nomads United by 5-2 with Kosei scoring three goals and being the leading goal scorer in the tournament.

    The National U15 and U17 basketball champs were held over the weekend. In Hamilton, Nic Book’s Canterbury side were 5th with Nic being named in the tournament team, while in Christchurch the Canterbury U17 side lost the final to Waikato with both Josh Book and Hunter Adams being involved. After the final both boys were named in the tournament team.

    Congratulations to all these sportsmen on their achievements and good luck for all College teams and sportsmen in the week ahead.

    Speaker

    • Lachy Kitchen – speaking about wellbeing activities in week 4

    Musical Item

    Mr Sandman by Chet Atkins, performed by Tom Clarke

    Awards

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

    • Connor Graham – Gold

    Student Volunteer Army Top Volunteer Award

    • Isaac Heap

    Winter Sports Colours

    • Nale Fifita – Basketball
    • Zach May – Hockey

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

    Year 11 to remain behind to hear from Neil Porter

  • 22 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Speaker

    Dr Mike Field – speaking about the College Haka competition

    Musical Item

    “Check Your Swing” by Doug Beech, performed by the College Big Band, directed by Claire Oliver

    Awards

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

    Bronze

    • Edward Davidson
    • Yusef Elnahas
    • Charles Burdon
    • Timeth Wijesinghe
    • Steven Zhang
    • Charlie Eglinton
    • Thomas Johnston
    • Fearghus Bratten
    • Daniel Qi
    • Hamish Falls-Anderson
    • Alex Lloyd


    Silver

    • Tim Ward
    • Jasper Moss
    • Christian Higgins

    Gold
    Ben Davis

    Debating

    Awarding of trophies from the King’s College exchange and the Canterbury Secondary School finals

    Winter Sports Colours

    Basketball
    Will de Geest
    Nale Fifita
    Hunter Adam
    Josh Book
    Fletcher Miller

    Football
    Ben Cornell
    Kynan Salt
    Sam Averill
    Daniel Metherall
    Caleb Manson
    Caleb Palmer

    Rugby
    Fletcher Anderson
    Louis Gunn
    Fiti Sa
    Liam Pratt
    Nic Shearer
    Johnny Lee
    Jack Jones
    Sean Rutherford-Bradford

    Hockey
    Zach May
    Kyle Houston
    Ollie King
    Liam Adams
    Hamish Newstead
    Archie Batchelor

    Claybird Shooting
    Connor Graham

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

    Year 11 and Year 13 to remain behind to hear from Neil Porter (Semi formal/Leavers ball)

  • 6 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Josh Wynne

    The 1st XI hockey side went in to their final round robin match unbeaten but came up against a very determined St Andrews side. Trailing 3-1 at halftime, College looked to mount a comeback and got back to 3-2 before STAC were able to score the winning goal to take the match. Despite the loss, the College side finished the first round on top of the competition and now enter the second round with a game against CBHS this Friday night.

    The 2nd XI side went down 3-1 to CBHS 2nd XI while the Colts XI had another good win when they defeated Rolleston College 7-0 with Isaac Heap and Lucca Wiseman scoring two goals each. This week the team play the top of the table CBHS Colts XI. The Youth Black team found themselves at 3 all with 3 minutes to go against St Bedes Colts before a turnover saw Callum Gard score the winning goal with Jordan Astley being a standout in defence during the game. The Youth White side scored a late goal to William Pryor to earn a 2 all draw against St Andrews.

    Last night the Senior A basketball side played Shirley Boys in a live streamed match from Cowles Stadium. College got off to a good lead early on before Shirley fought back to trail by only one in the final quarter. A late surge saw College win 88-79 with Hunter Adams shooting 35 points and Josh Book completing a triple double in the match. This match is the end of the first round with the College side remaining unbeaten in their pool and now move in to the Top 6 round with the top 3 teams qualifying for the national tournament in the next holidays.

    Last Friday the Senior Grey Cougars continued their impressive season with a 49-31 win over CBHS, the Senior Blue and Green sides lost close matches by less than 3 points and the Intermediate Red team won 57-33 with Flynn Topham scoring 16 points and playing well on defence. The Year 9 side played a great game as a team and produced an excellent defensive performance to win 45-10 over Middleton Grange with Archie Davidson scoring 16 points.

    The 1st XV rugby side travelled to Blenheim over the weekend to play Marlborough Boys. In a match that saw College with opportunities it was the home side who held on for a 17-14 win and now the 1st XV will play a home match against Waimea College on Saturday. The 2nd XV played a strong 2nd half to defeat CBHS 3rd XV 26-19, while the 15A side lost a close game 24-22 with CBHS scoring the winning try right at the end of the game. The 14 A side travelled to Linwood for their match and after winning comfortably the first time the teams played, the College side found themselves trailing for the majority of the match. With only a few minutes left and down by two, Benji Nation kicked a 25m drop goal for College to claim the win 15-14.

    After a loss to St Andrews last week, the 1st XI football side were after a better performance yesterday and finished with a 4-0 win over Riccarton 1st XI. Goals were scored by Kynan Salt, Caleb Manson and a double to Dan Metherell. In other midweek matches, the Senior XI lost 6-2 to Cashmere HS 3rd XI while the Junior XI played their best game of the season to date to come from behind to draw with Shirley Boys 2-2 with Lucca Wiseman scoring both goals.

    In the recent Canterbury secondary school duathlon champs that were held at Ruapuna Raceway, College athlete Art Aitken won the U14 boys race and was 3rd overall in the event which included U18 and U16 athletes. Callum Gard was 5th and George Grace 7th in the same U14 race.

    Last week Zach May attended the NZ Golf Murawai Open with a combination of amateur and pro players. Zach made the cut after two rounds and went on to shoot a round of 71 in the final round of the event and finished 53rd overall out of a field of over 100 golfers with only 8 golfers finishing the event under par.

    Jack McKenzie and Archie Whithear have recently been selected in the Canterbury scholastics surf team who will compete at the national scholastic champs in Kaikoura in October. Jack will compete in the U16 grade, while Archie will compete in the longboard competition.

    Good luck to all sportsmen and teams competing over the week.

    Speakers

    Lachy Kitchen – speaking about wellbeing..."I am hope" and the new diversity group
    Graeme Christey – speaking about Cross Country and the Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Awards

    Honours Ties for Debating

    Angad Vraich
    Jamie Yee
    John-Paul Lay
    Callum Hackson

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

    Robert Aburn to speak to about House music.
    Nicole Billante to speak about option choices for 2021.

  • 23 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical Item

    “Prelude in C-sharp major” by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Seann Zhao (piano)

    Activity Report

    Ben Young

    Despite the school holidays being enjoyed by many, there were a number of College sportsmen and teams that had a very busy time over this period.

    The 1st XI hockey side played six matches over the break, these included three local competition games and the Worner Tournament. In the local competition the team began with a 7-1 win over Burnside HS, a 5-2 win over Shirley Boys and then secured a thrilling 2-1 win over St Bedes last Friday night to remain unbeaten. In this match College trailled 1-0 at the half but second half goals to Henry Mossman and Tim Seeto kept the team’s winning record in place and they will now play Timaru Boys this week in a top of the table clash between the two unbeaten sides.

    Last week the team played in the annual Worner Tournament which included College, St Andrews and CBHS playing matches against St Pauls Collegiate Hamilton, Westlake Boys and Whangarei Boys. Three games in two days saw College with a 5-2 win over St Pauls, a 2-0 loss to Westlake and a 3—3 draw against Whangarei Boys. This was a good series of matches as the team prepares for the South Island tournament later in the term.

    The College 1st XV also had a busy start to the holidays with trips to Ashburton and Timaru. In their first match the team travelled to Ashburton for a 54-5 win over Mid Canterbury Combined and then travelled to Timaru three days later to play Roncalli College. In this match Nic Shearer finished with a personal tally of 28 points and a 100% kicking record to help the team to a 63-0 win. On Saturday was the annual game against CBHS and in a match that saw the lead change several times, an individual try to Jack Jones late in the game had College hold on for an historic 28-27 win over CBHS on Upper. The win means the team remains unbeaten and this weekend play St Bedes away in another key match.

    On Tuesday night the Senior A basketball team travelled to St Thomas for their latest Thompson Trophy match. In a good team performance College won the match 100-74 to remain top of their section with two matches to play in the round. Next week the team will travel to Rangiora.

    At the start of the holidays the Senior A squad travelled to Nelson and played 4 games in 3 days against Nelson College and Waimea. Against a very good Nelson side, the team won the first match 103-100 and lost the second match 108-91. Against Waimea College, the team won both matches and finished the weekend with all the squad playing key minutes and developing as a team. The Senior A side this term are working towards qualifying for National tournament which occurs in Palmerston North in the next holidays.

    Last night the 1st XI football side were back in to competition having not played since week 9 of last term. In a match against Rangiora HS, the College side created several opportunities and finished with a comfortable 4-0 win. Kosei Oikawa scored twice, Charlie Cameron added the third and Robbie Ward scored his maiden 1st XI goal. Next week the team plays St Andrews at ASB Park. In other matches the Senior XI beat Hornby HS 4-1with goals to Austin Lamberg, Fergus Laing, Ryan Liu and Tom Tothill.

    Football player Harry Dufton, who was in goal for the 1st XI last night, has been selected for a NZ Federation development programme as part of the potential section for the U17 World Cup squad. Congratulations Harry on your selection.

    Last weekend Jack Drage competed in the U19 National Road Cycling Championships in Waipukurau. The event was raced over 115km and in a close race, Jack finished just ahead of his fellow Canterbury team member. Congratulations to Jack on winning a national title.

    This week the final group of College sportsmen and teams got underway with both cycling and table tennis starting their competitions. Good luck to all individuals and teams competing over the week.

    Speakers

    Angad Vraich – speaking about Round Square International Week

    Awards

    Senior Honours Ties

    Peter Penlington
    Derek Banks

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

    Year 12 asked to remain behind with Mr Thatcher regarding 2021 Prefect selection process

  • 2 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Fletcher Anderson

    The weather has certainly played a major part in sport this week with a number of trainings unable to take place and Wednesday football matches cancelled, including the 1st XI.

    Over the last couple of weeks all College winter teams have been able to start their winter season with the exception of table tennis and cycling who will get underway next term.

    Last week the 1st XI football side had their first loss of the season when they conceded a late goal for a 1-0 loss to Cashmere HS. Their match yesterday against Lincoln HS was cancelled due to poor weather and the team now does not play until next term. In other matches last Wednesday, the Junior XI began their season with a well controlled, 7-2 win over Lincoln High.

    The rest of the football club have continued to perform well on Saturday with a number of good results and individual performances. Last weekend the Ravens and 2nd XI sides both had wins with Archie Franks and Jake Cutler both picking up hatricks for the 2nd XI in their 11-2 win. The College 14A side have now begun a joint venture with Ferrymead Bays and now play in the Premier division at that age level. In a great opening match in the top grade, the College team came away with an impressive 8-1 win over FC Twenty 11 Academy side with Lucca Wiseman achieving a four goal haul.

    The 1st XI hockey side had a bye last week and now play Burnside HS on Friday night. The team have a busy schedule ahead with a game next Monday against Shirley Boys before they compete in the Worner Cup in the second week of the holidays which see home matches against Westlake Boys, St Pauls Collegiate Hamilton and Whangarei Boys before a game against St Bedes to finish the holiday period.

    In other matches last Friday, the 2nd XI were unable to find a late equaliser for a 3-2 loss to St Bedes 2nd XI, while the 3rd XI bounced back from their first up loss to defeat Cashmere 2nd XI by 5-1 with Tim Hanson named MVP. The Colts had their second win of the season when they put 12 goals past St Bedes with Finn McCormack-Young scoring four goals for the second week running and Nate Ovendale three. Finn Melhuish, Max Falvey and Louie Hastie produced strong games for the Youth Black team while Mitchell Young score the solitary goal in the 1-0 win over St Bedes.

    The Senior A basketball team travelled to St Bedes on Tuesday for their 2nd round Thompson Trophy match after their first round win over Riccarton High 114-52. College got out to an early lead and were comfortably ahead at the half but a third quarter push by St Bedes had the scores level and a tense 4th quarter. College held their nerve and scored key baskets for a 94-84 win. In this match the team shot 17 three pointers with Tom Harrison being a key contributor and he finished with 25 points. The team travels to Nelson this weekend for matches against Nelson College and Waimea College.

    On Saturdays, College have five basketball teams competing. Both U17 sides have started their seasons well as have the two U15 sides. Peter Wang has been a key player for the U15 Black side and was top scorer in the team’s 88-37 win over Pioneer while the U15 White team defeated Selwyn Hawks 61-56.

    Friday night basketball has had two rounds for the term with College having 10 teams over the three grades. There has been a variety of results and some outstanding individual performances. Oscar Ren sunk five three point shots for the Year 9 team in their loss to Rangiora, while Charlie Goodwin scored 20 points to help the Senior Grey side win 67-29 over St Thomas.

    Rugby are two rounds in to their season with the 1st XV winning both of their first two matches in the UC Championship. In the first round the team travelled to Timaru and produced a solid performance to leave town with a bonus point win 28-10 before a great defensive game last week saw them win 22-3 over St Thomas. This week they will travel to Ashburton to play Mid-Canterbury Combined before heading back down to Timaru to play Roncalli early next week. The team will come back together in the last week of the holidays to prepare for the annual CBHS match which occurs on the final Saturday of the holidays.

    In other matches, the 2nd XV defeated Shirley Boys 30-0 in an improved performance from the week before with Max Thomas scoring twice, the 16A side went down 17-7 to CBHS in a close match while the 15A side put on a display of forward dominance in their 46-0 win over St Andrews. The 15B side went slightly better in their 48-7 win over St Bedes while both the underweight teams both lost close matches by the same score 29-26.

    Good luck to all sportsmen and teams competing this weekend and over the holiday break.

    Speakers

    Henry Mossman – speaking about College support
    Lachy Kitchen – speaking about Leadership Week

    Awards

    Summer Sport Colours
    Athletics – Charlie Cameron, John Wells, Matt Durant, Alfie Baker, Sam Idiens, Robbie McKeown, Kyle Houston
    Cricket – Thomas McClean Polo: Edward Davidson, Winston Hutchinson
    Rowing – Archie Batchelor, Thomas McEwan, Tom Tothill, Johnny Lee, Liam Alexander, Guy Chaffey, Dominic Edmond, Louie Bethel, Henry Mossman }
    Swimming – James Currie
    Tennis – Liam Adams, Jenner Johnson, Nick Schneideman, Nant Prachuabmoh
    Waterpolo – Moe Gath, Ben Cornell, Isaac Aitken

    Canterbury Schools' Computing Competition Shield
    Janindu Pahalawatta and Bruce Chen

    Duke of Edinburgh
    Bronze – Jackson Floyd, Harvey Willis, Kevin Chiang, Arthur Mahon, Kosei Oikawa, Gabriel Gallaway
    Silver – Joshua Jolly, Jamie Barr, Charles Lord

    House Play Presentations
    Click here to view a list of our awardees

  • 18 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical Item

    Allegretto movement 'Horn Trio No.1' by Frederic-Nicolas Duvernoy, performed by Joshua Hooker, James Drury and Bruce Chen

    Activity Report

    Kyle Houston

    A change in COVID Alert levels over the last couple of weeks has not only allowed winter sport trainings to get underway, but has also allowed for competitions to be started. It has been great to see so many College sportsmen out getting involved and also being able to watch some live sport.

    Last weekend, Jamie Yee and Callum Hackston both represented Canterbury in the online national debating tournament. Over a pretty grueling day of limited preparation debates, the Canterbury team won three out of three rounds, convincingly beating Auckland, Wellington and Otago teams to achieve the strongest results Canterbury has ever seen at debating nationals. Both boys will have a second shot at selection for the New Zealand team when they travel to Wellington for the face-to-face national tournament in August.

    On Sunday, the College clay target group competed in the first secondary school shoot for the season at the Waihora Gun club. The team of nine competed in the disciplines of skeet, single rise, points score and single barrel. Individual success went to Ben Davis (2nd in the A grade points score), Henry Lassen (2nd in B grade singe barrel and 3rd in B grade single rise) and Tom Macdonald (4th in A grade single barrel). In the teams competition six members shoot with the four best scores counting towards the overall team. College scored 221/240 and tied with St Andrews but then went on to win the shoot off to win the team event for the first ever. Congratulations to the team of Connor Graham, George Nehoff, George Helmore, Henry Lassen, Harry Trolove and Tom Macdonald.

    Football has been underway for the last couple of weeks with all the College weekend teams having played two matches so far. On the opening day, there was a mix bag of results but a number of teams secured convincing wins. The 14 Black and 14A side had wins with Lucca Wiseman and Matthew Brett scoring five goals each for the A side. In other matches Henri Murison, Archie Franks and Jake Cutler all scored hat tricks to help the Ravens and 2nd XI to wins in tough wintry conditions. Last weekend there were more individual goal scoring with Dion McCrostie scoring four for the 14 Black side, and Matthew Brett a second hat trick for the 14A side in their 3-3 draw with top side Parklands. The 1st XI football side played a preseason match last week and recorded a 2-1 win over St Andrews and last night had their first competition match against CBHS. College trailed 1-0 early on before goals to Kynan Salt and Kosei Oikawa had the team leading 2-1 at the break. A goalkeeper error early in the second half allowed Sam Averill to score the third for College. A late goal to CBHS made the game close but College held on to win their opening match 3-2.

    The Senior A basketball team had their first hit out of the season in round 1 of the U23 competition on Saturday. The team took on Gators Red and ended up winning 83-60. Nale Fifita added 21 points and 13 rebounds with Josh Book finishing with 14 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. On Tuesday night the team played St Bedes in a warm up match for the Thompson Trophy which begins next week. In a tough match the College side went down 84-77 with Tom Harrison having a great game on both ends of the court.

    This weekend College has almost 40 teams getting underway with competition matches in basketball, football, hockey and rugby. The 1st XV travel to Timaru for their first match of the UC Championship, the 1st XI hockey side play CBHS on Friday night at Nga Puna Wai while there are home matches in basketball on Friday night and football and rugby games at CCCG on Saturday.
    It has been great to see many of you out supporting the Senior rugby group on Saturday against Rangiora, the Senior basketball side on Tuesday and the 1st XI football team last night. I encourage you to get out and support your fellow College sportsmen but remember to focus on encouraging our players and team and not turn your attention towards the opposition or officials. We are very fortunate to be able to be back playing sport so lets make the environment both on and off the field a positive one.
    Good luck to all College sportsmen involved in games this weekend.

    Speakers

    Lachy Kitchen – speaking about Wellbeing Week

    As we know the last few weeks before the holidays can be an absolute grind, I sure know myself that it can be quite hectic and stressful lately. But hopefully we can levitate this.

    The wellbeing team have been getting amongst it and are fizzing to bring some enjoyment to the boys. We’ve had to reshuffle some activities from this week's Wellbeing Week due to implications with COVID-19, so the wellbeing activities will be distributed in the next few weeks.

    First up, Mufti day is on Friday with the theme of crazy/fancy sock day, so bring a gold coin. The proceeds will go to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, in connection with Men's Health week. Then in the last week of school because of such high demand, free hot chocolate morning is on, as well as Gumboot day in support of Mike King’s ‘I am Hope’ campaign in which were bringing back the wristbands and were having a gumboot throwing contest, with a pizza shout on the line for the winning house.

    Back to men's health week, unfortunately, men and mental health are on the back foot from the start. We are three times more likely to die by suicide, it's up to you to and everyone in the room to change that. Approximately one-third of boys at this school have received in the past or currently are receiving counselling. This might come as a great surprise to some. If you take a moment to think of the two people sitting next to you, chances are one of you will be receiving help. That's the positive takeaway from this is, perhaps we aren’t so reluctant to seek help as we believe. However, maybe we are too reluctant to talk about it with our mates.

    And if it’s anything I’ve learnt in the last two weeks, it’s that absolutely anyone can be affected by depression or mental health issues.

    Breezy challenge for the week is to connect with someone you know who is struggling at the moment, ask what's really up, spin a yarn and talk it out.

    Cheers boys, appreciate ya listening.

    Jamie Yee – speaking about House Plays and Arts Week

    Awards

    Academic Awards (following reconsideration)

    Jeremy Kinley (Year 12) – Gold Tie
    Thomas Clarke (Year 12) – Gold Badge

  • 12 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical Item

    'Sea Refractions' performed by Andrew Welsh (marimba)

    Activity Report

    Josh Wynne

    The 1st XI cricket side have had a busy week of cricket and will travel to Wanganui on Saturday for their annual match against Wanganui Collegiate. Last week the team were beaten in their two day match against CBHS and then played them again yesterday in the T20 final after winning their pool this term. In this match College batted first and made 107 for 7 with Monty Rookes top scoring with 35. In reply CBHS chased down the total with 5 overs to spare.

    In other matches over the weekend, Nick Gibb took 4 wickets and is currently on 82 to help the 2nd XI in to a dominant position over CBHS in their two day match. Both 3rd XI sides are well placed at the end of day one of their matches. George Ryan scored an impressive 150 runs off 114 balls including 27 boundaries for the 3rd XI White side while Josh Wood 3 for 5 and Jack Brent 67 were top performers for the 3rd XI Black side.

    The Colts team played leaders Sydenham and batted first to achieve a total of 195 with Nate Ovendale scoring 79. Sydenham started the run chase well then a bowling spell from Wilby Cameron (6 for 7) and Thomas Douglas (4 for 12) saw the opposition bowled out for 58 to complete a very good win for College. In the local derby the Y9A White side took a seven wicket win with Jackson Garry scoring 51, Paddy Cochran 46 and William Ockwell 3 for 29.

    Will Pearson scored 32 not out and took 3 for 16 for the 10A side in their agonising 1 run loss to North-West Colts.

    Over the weekend the National Club Athletic champs were held at Nga Puna Wai with seven College students involved with the Canterbury team. Alfie Baker was 4th in the U20 triple jump and 5th in the U20 high jump and javelin. Jasper Moss achieved a 4th in the AWD U18 100 and 200m and claimed a 3rd in the 400m race. Charlie Cameron was 3rd in U18 Pole Vault and 2nd in the U20 Pole Vault. Sam Idiens claimed a 2nd in the U18 2000m steeplechase, while John Wells was 6th in the U18 200m, 3rd in the U18 400m and claimed 2nd place in both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Congratulations to all these athletes with some outstanding results in the national championships.

    Recently it was reported about College Polo players involved in the South Island U21 side against North Island. The New Zealand Schools team has now been named to play Australia later this month and College has two representatives. Congratulations to Edward Davidson and Winston Hutchinson who have been selected in this team and will be joined by a rider from St Margarets and two riders from Hamilton Boys.

    The Senior A volleyball team were involved in a tight 5 set match against Hilmorton which they eventually lost but still finished 2nd after round robin and will now play Linwood next week in the semifinals.

    In other matches the Senior White side lost the deciding set 26-24 to Cathedral College in a tight battle, the Y11A side won their match over the Senior Blue team, the Y11B won the first set against St Bedes before losing the second set 25-23 and then the tie break set to go down 2-1 while the Junior A side had an impressive performance to defeat Burnside Juniors by 2-0.

    Next week the Canterbury school athletic champs and Canterbury school triathlon takes place and a group of College shooters are currently involved in the National clay target champs at McCleans Island. Good luck to all these athletes.

    Speakers

    Josh Mortensen – speaking about the Lent Appeal
    John-Paul Lay – speaking about a writing competition

  • 5 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical Item

    Final allegro movement of Henry Purcell's 'Golden Sonata' performed by Justin Hodges and Josh Hooker, accompanied by Nicholas Sutcliffe.

    Activity Report

    Jarrad Hill

    The Senior College waterpolo side have a bye this week in the Canterbury school champs. Prior to this week the team has started the competition with two wins over St Bedes Development 15-3 and then CBHS A to remain unbeaten. The team has made a good start and continue to develop as they build towards the South Island school champs later in the term.

    The Senior A volleyball side are currently playing in the Premier Div 2 competition and have played four games to date. After an initial loss to St Thomas the team have won their last three games against Rangiora New Life, CBHS B and Shirley Boys B to be in a good position going in to the last few games before playoffs. The team will then play in the Canterbury Champs and Mainland Satellite tournament at the end of the term. The other nine volleyball teams have started well with some very competitive games and individuals and teams showing some good determination and team work at times.

    The 1st XI cricket side remain unbeaten in the midweek T20 competition after defeating Shirley Boys yesterday by 34 runs with Jamie Barr and Ben Breitmeyer taking 3 wickets each. In earlier matches the team won close games over CBHS 2nd XI and STAC 1st XI to finish top of their pool and will play in next week’s T20 final. This week the team will play CBHS 1st XI in their annual two day match.

    The 2nd XI side go in to their next fixture this week unbeaten and leading their grade while Jack Coles scored 128 off 77 balls and Hamish Falls-Anderson took 6 for 39 to help the 3rd XI Black side defeat St Andrews in their last match. This week the two Year 9 teams play in a local derby with both sides having started the term well in the top grade.

    This weekend the national athletic club championships are being held at Nga Puna Wai. The Canterbury team named for the event has a number of College athletes involved. Alfie Baker, Charlie Cameron, Matt Durant, Jasper Moss, John Wells and Sam Idiens have all been selected to represent their province and we wish them well for the national champs.

    Jack Drage has been competing in the summer road cycling scene and has enjoyed some recent success. In the Round the Bays race he was 3rd overall in the event and 1st U19 rider. In the Canterbury Road cycling U19 champs last weekend Jack was 1st in the road race and 3rd in the time trial.

    Recent Old Boys have been acknowledge for their success in their chosen sports. The Canterbury sports awards occur in April and the nominations are out for the Outstanding Young Sportsman of the Year. College are well represented with old boys Nick Lidstone (cricket), Louis Clark (waterpolo and surf lifesaving) and Sam Darry (rugby) all being named finalists in this catergory.

    A reminder that if boys wish to be part of the upcoming Canterbury secondary school athletic champs then please contact Dr Wait.

    The Canterbury school triathlon champs are also coming up on Friday 20 March. A notice will be put on student notices about the event. Please email Mr Clarke if interested in participating in this event.

    Speakers

    Josh Mortensen – speaking about the service committee
    Ollie King and Toby Oliver – speaking about their Round Square experience to India

    Awards

    SISS Tennis

    Certificates and medals to be presented by Garth Wynne

  • 27 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical Item

    Dominic Edmond

    Activity Report

    Ben Young

    This week has seen the annual Otago Boys summer sport exchange take place in Christchurch. Matches took place in cricket, tennis and golf. The golf team enjoyed three rounds over the two days and the Christchurch and Russley golf courses. At the end of three rounds OBHS boys took the match 7-3 while the tennis at Hagley Park saw a dominant performance by College with the team not losing one match. In the cricket, the 1st XI had 390 runs scored against them by Otago Boys and then could not match them with the bat to eventually lose by an innings and 30 runs. In the 2nd XI match the College team had a handy lead after the first innings and went on to win the match by 138 runs meaning the overall exchange was drawn at two matches each.

    This weekend the Senior College tennis teams travel to Timaru for the South Island secondary school champs. College is well presented with 3 teams in this year’s competition.

    Recently the Canterbury senior school tennis champs were held at Wilding Park and College was well represented. In the Year 11 competition, Jasper Johnson lost in the semifinals of the singles, William Morris was runner in the plate competition and Harry Dargue and Jasper finished 2nd in the doubles. In the Y12/13 competition Liam Adams defeated Nick Schneideman in the singles semifinal and then defeated Nant Prachuabmoh in the final for a College 1st and 2nd in the senior singles. In doubles, College had 3 of the 4 semifinal teams with Nant Prachuabmoh and Nick Schneideman defeating Liam Adams and Jenner Johnson in the final. Congratulation to all the College tennis players on some fine results and two Canterbury senior tennis titles.

    Other College sportsmen have been enjoying success lately. Edward Davidson scored two goals for the South Island U21 polo team in their clash against the North Island side. His two goals helped the South Island team to a 6-3 win.

    Guy Roadley competed in the Flatwater kayak nationals with some very good results. Racing in the U16 grade he had a number of top 10 placings with a 3rd in New Zealand in both the U16 K4 200m and 500m events.

    In Wanaka recently, the annual national secondary school triathlon champs were held with a couple of College athletes competing. Ben Crawford competed in the U13 grade to finish 20th while Art Aitken raced in the U14 grade. Art had a very good race in windy conditions to claim silver in the National U14 triathlon champs, only 1 minute behind the winner from Palmerston North Boys.

    Congratulations to these College sportsmen on their recent achievements.

    Last week was a very successful athletic sports with six records broken including some very long standing ones. Congratulations to Sam Idiens and Armani Lemalu who broke two records each while Joseph Nash and AJ Madondo also achieved new records.

    If you were in the top 4 in any event during the College athletic championships and wish to be involved in the upcoming Canterbury school athletic champs please read a notice from Dr Wait on student notices about how to be involved.

    Over the weekend a few College athletes competed in the Canterbury Interclub champs. Charlie Cameron won the U18 pole vault title and John Wells ran a personal best to win the U18 400m title. Matt Durant was 3rd in the U20 200m and Jasper Moss 3rd in the U16 AWD 400m.

    It has been a busy few weeks of College sport with both the swimming and athletic sports completed, Otago Boys summer exchange and all summer sport well underway. Next week we see the start of house sport with volleyball, Senior cricket and Junior tennis getting underway.

    Speakers

    Josh Mortensen – speaking about the service committee
    Ollie King and Toby Oliver – speaking about their Round Square experience to India

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    Jeremy Kinley
    Jake Abbiss
    Tommy Williamson
    Henry King
    Jack Belcher
    Jack Coles
    James Higginson
    William Law
    Scott Winefield
    Matson Ott
    Ciaran Huntley

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

    Nant Prachuabmoh
    Jonathan Huo

    Executive Principal's concluding comments

    Introducing "Upper West – our new multi-purpose sports facility"

  • 13 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Rob Clarke

    Under 14 Championship

    3rd Matty Hickman – 47
    2nd Truman Heath – 52
    1st Seamus Hickey – 69

    Junior Championship

    A closely fought grade saw new records to Daniel Bridgman in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle while Conor McCullough broke the record in the 100 IM

    3rd Max Harris – 48
    2nd Conor McCullough – 65
    1st Daniel Bridgman – 66

    Intermediate Championship

    3rd Harry Greenwood – 25
    2nd Santino Felitti-Duter – 40
    1st Jacob Clements – 59

    Senior Championship

    New records for James Curries in the 200m IM, 100m breastroke, 100m, 200m & 400m freestyle,

    3rd Kyle Houston – 36
    2nd Bradley Shearer – 55
    1st James Currie – 59

    Sprint Relay Cup

    New record for the Julius House junior team

    3rd= Julius and Harper
    2nd Condells
    1st Corfe

    Medley Relay Cup

    New record for Julius House Junior team

    3rd Somes
    2nd Julius
    1st Corfe

    Overall House Championship

    10th Flowers
    9th Richards
    8th School
    7th Jacobs
    6th Rolleston
    5th Harper
    4th Condells
    3rd Corfe (299)
    2nd Somes (382)
    1st Julius (399)

    Speakers

    Angad Vraich – speaking about Round Square International
    Lachy Kitchen – speaking about wellbeing
    Dr Jess Shatkin – Guest speaker (introduced by Lachy Kitchen)

    Executive Principal's concluding comments

    Dr Mike Field to speak – boys interested in Kapa haka group to remain behind

  • 30 January

    Deputy Principal

    Emergency Procedures with the Assistant Principal - Planning & Administration

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Activity Report

    Louis Gunn

    It has been a busy summer for a number of College sportsmen and teams who have been involved in regional and national tournaments and international travel.

    At the end of last term a group of College athletes travelled to Wellington for the NZ school’s athletic champs. College was represented by 18 athletes who encountered conditions that were far from ideal with high winds and rain but despite this, some great results were achieved. There were thirteen top 10 results with eight of these claiming medals. Edward Hsing and Charlie Cameron finished 2nd equal in the Senior pole vault, Alfie Baker was 3rd in the Senior high jump, Jordy Annand was 3rd in the Senior triple jump and long jump, Jasper Moss was 3rd in the Junior 400m Para event and Sam Idiens was 2nd in the Junior 2000m steeplechase. Sam and Charlie Cameron combined with two girls from St Margarets to place 2nd in the Senior Mixed 4x400m relay. Congratulations to all the College athletes who competed in this successful event.

    The College rowing club have been very busy over the summer with a number of training camps and regattas. This afternoon a number of the club will travel to Twizel for the South Island club champs which occur over the weekend. During the holidays, College crews attended both the Otago and Canterbury club champs which provided some great racing for a large number of crews. At the recent Canterbury champs there were titles in the U19 eight, U17 eight, club coxed eight and open octuple sculls with seven other top 3 finishes. In the Premier Club Eights, the top College crew finished 2nd, only 4 seconds behind a senior men’s crew.

    Congratulations to Edward Davidson and Winston Hutchinson who have both recently been named in the South Island U21 Colts polo side. The two College polo players will play matches against the North Island next month.

    The 1st XI cricket side travelled to Sydney for the annual Trans-Tasman cricket tournament. The talk prior to the trip was around the bushfires and smoke affecting Sydney but it was the rain and thunderstorms that were to play a part in the tournament. Despite the weather, the team managed to play a variety of game formats to get some valuable preparation for the upcoming season. The opening day saw a one day match against the hosts Shore which was lost by 7 wickets, and this was followed by a unique 10 over match the next day against Canberra Grammar. Canberra made 61 in their 10 overs with Harrison Lund taking 2 for 5 off his 2 overs before the College batsmen chased down the total comfortably for the win. The one day match against King’s saw the opposition score an impressive 293 which College found too tough and felt short of the target. The last match was against Canberra Grammar. Weather again affected the two day match which eventually turned in to two shortened limited over matches. In the first College made 172 for 8 and bowled Canberra out for 171 and then repeated the win in a 25 over match when College scored 149 for 9 and bowled the opposition out for 122. In this match William Hocquard scored 61. This weekend the team plays St Bedes in their first game of the season while the 2nd XI, 3rd XIs and Colts teams get underway also.

    This week we continue with athletic and swimming heats. Well done to all the students who have been involved so far. Great to see so many boys participating.

    Next week all summer sport should be up and running with trainings, trials and matches. Keep an eye on notices and emails to ensure you are aware of the details for your sport.

    Speakers

    Elia Garrett – speaking about the Kapa Haka Group
    Connor Graham and Kynan Salt – speaking about their recent trip to Borneo

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    Jeremy Kinley
    Jake Abbiss
    Tommy Williamson
    Henry King
    Jack Belcher
    Jack Coles

2019

  • 29 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical item

    'Fall in love' composed and performed by Joey Young

    Activity Report

    Mark Ma

    To be provided

    Speakers

    Dr Mike Epton – a leading lung specialist in Christchurch, ex College father and a doctor who is involved in providing community support in his area of speciality, will talk about the heightened issues of vaping and its associated adverse impacts on health and wellbeing (includes Powerpoint presentation)

    Awards

    Mathematics Certificates

    James Bartlett to present the certificates

    Winter Sports Colours

    Eden Pidgeon – Fencing
    Sam Hadley – Skiing

    Executive Principal's concluding comments

    Mr Donaldson would like to speak with Year 9 and 10 students.
    Nicole Billante would like to speak with senior students about Friday's exam briefing.

  • 22 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Musical item

    'Fall in love' composed and performed by Joey Young

    Activity Report

    Matias Biraben-Clough

    Summer sport is well underway with cricket, waterpolo, tennis and volleyball all having matches to start the new season.

    Over the holiday break a number of College students were involved in representative winter tournaments in rugby, football and hockey. Congratulations to all those students who competed in the Canterbury Metro U16 and U18 rugby sides in South Island tournaments, College hockey players who competed in National U15 tournaments and footballers involved in club South Island champs.

    The College clay target team travelled to Hamilton in the holidays for the North Island and National school championships. This was the first national school’s tournament for the majority of the team and they gained a great deal from the experience. In the DTL championship Connor Graham was the best College finisher in 34th place out of 327 competitors in the North Island champs. In the skeet championships, Charlie Burdon was 19th in the North Island champs and Charlie and Connor were 19th = in the national event. Well done to the team on a successful first full season of competing.

    In Twizel during the holidays Alex Hickman and Guy Roadley competed in the South Island Flatwater kayak champs with College finishing third overall in the school’s competition. Guy Roadley competed in the U14 grade with top three placings in four events while Alex Hickman won the U16 K1 5km, K2 200m and K2 500m events and he also achieved a number of other top 3 placings in both U16 and U18 grades.

    The National school mountain biking champs were held in Dunedin with Tim Gould and Jonty Hodges competing. In the U17 grade Tim was 18th in the downhill event and 17th in the enduro event while Jonty was 23rd in the X-country race.

    The 1st XI cricket side have played four games to have their season well underway. In a preseason match College played Onslow College from Wellington. Lachie Harper scored 63 and Harrison Lund took three wickets to help the College side win by 51 runs. In the first competition game the 1st XI were involved in a tied match when the CBHS 2nd XI needed 2 runs off the final ball but only managed one to end the game in a tie. Last weekend the team lost to the St Andrews 1st XI in a very competitive match and then played St Thomas in a Gillette Cup qualifying game. Batting first College made 236 with Tom Macfarlane making a good half century before Lachie Harper ripped through the opposition batsmen to claim 6 for 14 and help College win comfortably. This weekend the team plays St Bedes in a Gillette Cup regional semifinal.

    In other matches the 2nd XI defeated Timaru Boys 1st XI last weekend with Nick Gibbs scoring 85 and Jordan Brathwaite taking five wickets. The 3rd XI have had a win over St Andrews 3rd XI and a loss to Sydenham 1st XI with Charlie Goodwin and Monty Hamilton taking four wickets each against Sydenham. The two Colts side remain unbeaten after the Whites have beaten CBHS and St Bedes, and the Black side winning over Sydenham. Charlie Eglinton took 4 for 7 for the Black side against St Bedes.

    The College Junior waterpolo side made a very positive start to their season with a win over Shirley Boys by 12-2 last week with Jacob Clements leading the way in the pool. This week the team plays the Junior B team from St Bedes.

    On Thursday night the annual Zonta sports awards are being held. This is an evening recognising the achievements of secondary school sportsmen and women over the last 12 months. This year, College has three finalists. Zach Gallagher and Sam Hadley are finalists in the most outstanding achievement in one sport category while Louis Clark is a finalist in the category for best all rounder. Good luck to all three finalists.

    Speakers

    Dr Andrew Taylor – speaking about the boys involved in last week’s final of the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge (includes Powerpoint and presentation of a trophy)
    David Chambers – speaking about next years senior production (includes Powerpoint – view here)

    Awards

    National School Track and Road Cycling Championship

    Michael Audeau
    Jack Drage
    Fearghus Bratten
    Will Simcock

  • 15 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer

    Assistant Principal – Planning & Administration

    Lockdown update

    Musical item

    Song without Words, Op.53 No. 5 in A minor 'Volkslied' (pronounced: falks-leet) by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Max Toth

    Student Speaker

    Nikki Bleyendaal – Theatresports wrap-up of 2019

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Bronze - Oscar Gosling, Jasper Moss, Spencer Smith

    Announcement of 2020 Prefects

    Head Prefect – Dominic Edmond

    Deputy Head Prefect – Louis Gunn

    Head of Boarding – Sam Averill

    HEADS OF HOUSE

    Condell’s – Fletcher Anderson
    Corfe – Ben Young
    Flower’s – Jarrad Hill
    Harper – Josh Wynne
    Jacobs – Josh Johnston
    Julius – Kynan Salt
    Richards – George Simpson
    Rolleston – William Koko
    School – Guy Chaffey
    Somes – Charlie Chubb

    Academic – John-Paul Lay

    Arts/Culture – Jamie Yee

    Character/Leadership – Jack Drage

    Chapel Prefects – Ederick He & Henry Eglinton

    Environment – John Wong

    Head of Chapel Choir – Thomas McClean

    International/RS – Angad Vraich

    Service – Josh Mortensen

    Sport – Kyle Houston

    Wellbeing – Lachy Kitchen

  • 19 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Louis Clark

    To be supplied

    Speakers

    Tom Jones – speaking about recycling sports gear

    Awards

    Sports Colours

    Football – Jordan Annand, Kynan Salt
    Hockey – Timothy Cross, Zachery May, Tom Macfarlane, Toby Beale, Kyle Houston
    Karting – Oscar Noble-Adams
    Rugby – Zach Gallagher, Shun Miyake, Max Goulter, Fletcher Anderson, Mitchell Cox, Will Greenslade, Edward Peak, Finn Hamilton
    Basketball – Mason Whitaker, Josh Book

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Bronze – Charlie Owens, Franz Nesselrode

    Executive Principal's concluding comments

  • 10 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Peasant's Song and Spring Dance' by Edvard Grieg, performed by the Christ's College Chamber Orchestra, led by Nick Coxon

    Activity Report

    Deferred to next week's winter sports colours assembly

    Speakers

    Oli Aikawa – speaking about Year 10 Market Day on September 13
    David Chambers/Robyn Peers – Reaction House Plays summary
    Dr Mike Field – Maori Language Week

    Awards

    Bridge Building Innovation Award

    Samantha Squire to present $500 cheque to Garth Wynne and Christ's College

    Cultural Honours Ties

    Drama Technologies – Ben Davies, Yngve Jordan, Jim Gibbs
    Drama – Nic Turnbull, Tom Vincent, Tom Davidson, Joshua Mortensen, Caleb Tod, Zac Matson, Louis Gunn, Ben Pownall, Edward Bayliss, Logan Quigley, Dominic Edmond, Jamie Yee
    Choral Music – Tom Kelly, Nic Lidstone, Logan Quigley, Matthew Todd
    Contemporary Music – Angus Murray, Zac Matson, Oliver Beresford
    Instrumental Music – Tom Kelly, Nic Lidstone, Matthew Todd, Jack Glass, Christopher Ireland, Chris Lee

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Bronze – Rheon Salt, Christian Higgins, Jack Lindo, Angus Murray
    Sliver – Connor Graham, Kynan Salt

    Executive Principal's concluding comments

    Years 12 and 13 asked to remain behind – Darrell Thatcher to speak to these year groups about the College Ball

  • 3 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Ederick He plays a Cadenza (Mozart's Violin Concerto No.3.) that comes from a larger work. It is designed to show off the virtuosic capabilities of an instrument and its player in what is often a rather free and flashy style.

    Activity Report

    Tommy Whitaker

    Winter tournament week is well underway with a number of College teams competing around New Zealand. Prior to this week getting underway there were a number of other teams and sports completing their winter seasons.

    The winter racquet sport season has been completed with College teams competing in finals in badminton, squash and table tennis.

    In badminton, the College A side went down to Burnside 7-2 with Ralph Chiang winning both his singles and doubles match, along with Luke Murch. The B3 side lost a very close match to Middleton on countback after the game scores were tied at 3 all. William Pryor and Koen Jager won their singles and then combined to with their doubles match.

    Two College squash teams contested finals with the top side losing narrowly to Burnside 6-4 in a thrilling end to their season.

    The C1 table tennis team of Angus Murray, Oli Aikawa, Tom Macfarlane and Ben Shipston gave it their best shot in their final against Emmanuel Christian School but went down 7-2 in an exciting match.

    Well done to all the College racquet sport players for their efforts over the winter.

    In Friday night basketball, there were three teams contesting finals. In the early game, the Year 10 Black side lead for the majority of the game but forfeited the lead late in the match to eventually lose 64-61 to Oxford. The Year 11 White side were not able to complete an unbeaten season when St Andrews managed to reverse their earlier loss to College to win the final 69-49, while the Senior White side claimed their grade against a good Shirley Boys team whom they defeated 50-36. Well done to the Senior White team.

    College fencers, Oscar Aynsley and Tim Wang both won their events at the recent Mid South Secondary School fencing championships in Christchurch. Oscar took first prize in the mixed epee individual competition, while Tim proved his prowess with the foil by winning the mixed foil individual event, plus a combined College–Rangi Ruru team came second in the mixed foil team event. Congratulations to all involved.

    This week College has a number of teams and individuals competing on regional, South Island and New Zealand competitions.

    Last weekend a group of College cyclists travelled to Blenheim for the annual tour which consists of four events over two days. At the end of racing Jack Drage achieved a 6th in the U20 Road Race and 7th in the Hill Climb. Michael Audeau claimed College’s only podium finish after being 4th in the U17 time trial and 6th in the hill climb, he finished 1st in the road race. This was a great achievement having been involved in a crash early on in the race and then Fearghus Bratten and Michael set about chasing the leaders to join them on the final lap and Michael won the final sprint by a bike length with Fearghus finishing amongst the leading bunch of riders.

    College are currently hosting both the U16 Quad rugby tournament and U15 South Island invitational. In matches yesterday which were played on Upper in superb conditions, the College U16 side lost a close match to Nelson by 17-12 while the U15 side put on a good display of rugby to win their opening match over Marlborough by 36-8. Today the U16 side play St Andrews away and the U15 side play Waitaki Boys on Upper at lunchtime.

    In Hamilton, the Colts hockey side have finished pool play with a first up loss to Palmerston North Boys before beating Lindisfarne by 3-0. In this match goals were scored by Alex Stead, James Griffin and Jack Sutherland. The team play Westlake today in the quarter finals.

    In Christchurch, the 1st XI hockey side have made a great start to Rankin Cup with a 9-0 win over Hutt International and then a 5-0 win over Taupo. In the first game of the day Tom Macfarlane scored four goals. The team play Tauranga Boys today to decide top of the pool before going in to playoff matches.

    The Junior basketball team are in Dunedin competing in the South Island Premier tournament. Pool play saw the team have good wins over Riccarton, Cashmere and Middleton Grange before a convincing 96-57 win over John McGlashan in the quarter finals. Last night the team played CBHS in the semifinal and shot out to a 31-10 lead after the first quarter and maintained this lead to eventually win 97-54. Today the team will play King’s High for the South Island Junior title after Kings won a close match against Cashmere.

    Awards

    Year 9 winners of Cantamath
  • 20 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Toe Rings' by Robert Skiles performed by College Big Band

    Activity Report

    Zac Matson

    Last week a group of College skiers travelled to Mt Hutt for the annual Canterbury Secondary School champs and in good race conditions, the team performed well. After two runs down the course, College had four boys in the top 10. Sam Hadley defended the title he won last year in the boy’s event with Ned Botherway (5th), Luc Botherway (7th) and William Picton-Warlow (8th). Yet to be confirmed but the team will be tough to beat for the overall team trophy. Next event is the South Island School champs later in the term.

    Earlier this term Sam Hadley attended the NZ Alpine champs and in a tough few days competing against a number of top international skiers, he finished 3rd in the Senior Men’s Slalom and in the process also claimed the New Zealand U21 and U18 titles. Congratulations Sam on a great result.

    Two Year 10 debating teams entered into the Intermediate Regional Tournament last Saturday. There were promising performances by both, but unfortunately neither CC Black nor CC Silver broke in to the semis. Our senior team has fared better, with CC A competing in the Canterbury semi-finals last Thursday night. They had a convincing win against Burnside High School on the historical topic of whether, in 1935, this House would lead a coup against Adolf Hitler. College will meet St Andrews in the Canterbury finals next Thursday night. At the end of a busy week, the College Senior A team flew to Auckland for their annual exchange against King's College. After enjoying a tour of the school and dinner in the dining hall, we met King's Senior A team in a moot about the value of studying Liberal Arts subjects over Vocational Training. A very high-quality debate between well-matched teams ensued with a win to King's. We look forward to seeing them for a home-match next year.

    The 1st XV travelled to Nelson for a UC Championship semi final against Nelson College on Saturday. The match was played in atrocious conditions - cold wet and muddy - but it was an exciting battle in spite of that. Nelson started the stronger of the two teams and scored first through a penalty but College rallied and Shun Miyake responded to even the scores up at the 10 minute mark. Nelson scored two tries through the middle of the first half to lead 13-3 before College rallied and nearly scored just before half time. College controlled possession better in the second half and exerted a great deal of pressure on the Nelson line which resulted in a Max Goulter try converted by Miyake. The last 10 minutes saw College hammering at the Nelson line looking for the winning score but Nelson defended very well to win the match 16-10. The team would like thank the school for the support they have received throughout the season - it has been greatly appreciated.

    Two other College rugby sides were involved in playoff matches on Saturday. The U15A side played CBHS and in a close final lost 13-12 while the 2nd XV also played CBHS with a similar result going down 17-5.

    Jacob Douglas and Oscar Noble-Adams performed superbly for College recently, in their performances in the Kartsport NZ National Schools’ Championships with the best result College has ever recorded.Competing with the best young karters in New Zealand, the boys got 2nd overall. Oscar tasted success with older brother Jack a few years ago, achieving a 3rd and 4th placing for College. Oscar has competed for the school in five consecutive national championships, and is now preparing for a season of Formula Ford single seater racing. Jacob, already has two national karting titles and has raced in Europe, the US and Asia and he will shortly head to Italy for more racing experience. Congratulations Jacob and Oscar.

    Last Tuesday the Senior A basketball team came back from a 22 point deficit to defeat St Thomas to advance to this week’s Thomson trophy semifinal. Tonight the team will play Cashmere for a place in next week’s regional final.

    In Friday night basketball, the Year 11 White and Senior Black sides will contest their grade finals this week. The Year 11 side fought hard in their 45-39 win over Hornby High while the Senior Black team held the lead throughout the second half to win 42-37 over St Andrews.

    Good luck on Wednesday to the College A and B3 badminton sides who will contest their grades finals, and also the College A squash side who play Burnside in the final of the A grade. In table tennis, one College team, C1, will play in their grade final.

    Speakers

    Graeme Christey – speaking about Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    Bem Evans
    Reis Azlan
    Josh Wynne
    Oliver Hlavac
    Matias Biraben-Clough

  • 13 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Time in Motion' by Lenny Parris

    Activity Report

    Ellie Stevenson

    Wednesday sport is in semifinal mode this week with the College’s winter racquet sports teams featuring. Table tennis has had four teams competing over the winter with some good results throughout. The top College team will contest the semifinal in B Grade against Burnside HS while the two C Grade teams are also in semifinal matches.

    In Badminton, the College A side will play a well performed Linwood College team in the A grade semifinal with the B3 team playing Cathedral College.

    At the new Christchurch Squash club, College has two teams playing in semifinals with the top College team playing St Andrews A in the A grade and College B playing Burnside in the B Grade semifinal. Good luck to all these teams on Wednesday.

    The 1st XI hockey side lost on Friday night to CBHS to miss a spot in the final 4 and this week will play Burnside in the last local competition match. Last night the team play a friendly match against the Canterbury Cats Women’s team. In a solid performance, the team won 3-0 with Ollie King scoring the opening goal and Tom Macfarlane scoring a double. In other matches on Friday the 2nd XI lost 2-1 to CBHS 2nd XI while Alex Stead and Hugh Duston scored goals for the Colts in their loss to Ashburton 2nd XI. In the local derby, William Picton-Warlow scored two goals for the 3rd XI team to help them defeat the College Black team by 2-1. Guy Roadley was MVP for the Youth Grey team and Tim Hanson scored the winning goal for the team in their win over Rolleston College.

    The 1st XV played Timaru at home on Saturday in tough conditions. Despite the weather, the team played some expansive rugby and ran out comfortable winners by 55-28. The 1st XV completed the round robin with four straight bonus point wins this term to earn themselves a semifinal spot this weekend and will travel to Nelson to play top seed Nelson College.

    The 2nd XV held on against Hilmorton HS 1st XV to win their semifinal by 12-7 and will now play CBHS 3rd XV in this weekend’s final. The U15A side played a superb match to defeat the previously unbeaten St Thomas side by 33-24 to book a place in the final against CBHS also. This was a great result from a team who has been improving as the season progressed.

    The 1st XI football side will play St Thomas on Wednesday at English Park in the semifinal of the premier school competition. Last week the team lost to St Andrews 2-0 and will be looking for a much improved performance this week. The Junior XI defeated St Bedes 4-1 and will now play them again this week in the semifinals while the Rustics side won 10-1 against Hilmorton HS.

    On Saturday, a number of College football teams performed well despite the horrendous weather conditions. The 14B side topped the goal scoring list with an 8-1 win over Cashmere Technical. In the match Tavor Abraham and Tommy Whitteker both scored hat tricks. Charlie Owens scored a hat trick for the Ravens side in their win over Selwyn United and Owen Rees scored three goals for the 2nd XI in their 5-2 defeat of FC Twenty 11. The 15A side remain in the hunt to win their division after a hard fought 2-0 win over Nomads with Ciaran Huntley in goal making some great saves to keep the opposition scoreless.

    The Senior A basketball team play Cashmere HS tonight in the last round of the Thomson Trophy. They will then play a quarter final playoff match on Wednesday night at Cowles stadium with the opponent being confirmed after the last round of matches tonight.

    On Friday night, the Y9 team had a great win over Rangiora HS with Sam Milner playing a key role in a superb team performance. Louis Elworthy played well for the Y11 White side in their 60-40 win over Hagley, while Oscar Noble-Adams played a major role in securing a 33-28 win for the Senior Black team.

    The U20 side defeated the top of the table STAC U20 side by 65-41 while the two U17 teams were involved in close matches. The U17A side had an opportunity to tie the match on fulltime but missed the chance to lose 75-72 while the U17 Development team semifinal was decided in double overtime. The scores were tied at fulltime and again at the end of the first overtime period before Middleton Grange pulled away to win 88-83 with Matthew Lewis scoring a game high 47 points.

    Good luck to all teams in playoff matches and for those involved in their last matches of the winter season.

    Speakers

    Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Wellbeing Week

    Awards

    Southern Jam Gold Plaque

    Christ's College Big Band

    Student Volunteer Army Service Award
  • 6 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Mazurka' by Nathalie Bera-Tagrine, performed by Kevin Chiang (piano)

    Activity Report

    Jack Lindo

    The 1st XI hockey side finish pool play this week with a match against CBHS with the winner claiming the last spot in the semifinals next week. Over the last couple of weeks, the team has had a 1 all draw against Burnside HS and last Friday night played a very good game against St Andrews. In this match goals were traded with College scoring a third goal early in the 4th quarter to tie the match up. Unfortunately, a couple of late goals to STAC allowed them to pull away for the win in what was a well contested match.

    Alex Stead scored twice for the Colts team in their 3 all draw with Shirley Boys while Jordan Astley scored for the Youth Black side but it was not enough in their 2-1 loss to St Andrews.

    The 1st XV kept their hopes of a top four finish alive with a good win over St Andrew’s College on Saturday. In what was the strongest performance of the season, College dominated possession and territory during the first half and were a constant threat with ball in hand. Shun Miyake opened the scoring with a try after a strong line break by Fletcher Anderson and, in doing so, went past 100 individual points in the season. Zach Gallagher then scored the first of his two tries and then the College forwards produced a 25 metre lineout drive which resulted in a Penalty Try being awarded. Gallagher scored his second try mid way through the second half, which Miyake converted, before STAC managed a late try to make the final score 28-10. The team plays Timaru Boys this weekend at home.

    The 2nd XV had a very good 36-12 win over Shirley Boys 2nd XV and go into semifinals this weekend in 2nd place. The U16A side put together a good performance to defeat St Andrews 17-7 while the 15A side lost a close match to CBHS 19-12 with the winning try coming late in the game.

    The 1st XI football side secured their first semi-final appearance in the premier competition since 2015 with a big win over Riccarton High School last Wednesday. Right from the start College controlled the game with a lot of possession and time in the opposition half. The pressure on Riccarton’s goal continued to build and from the first corner of the game Charlie Cameron delivered a ball which skidded in the wet conditions and found its way past the keeper into the net. Not long after, Sam Averill doubled the lead when he followed in a free kick by Jake Tacon. From that point the flood gates opened. Further goals to Owen Rees, Jake Tacon, Charlie Cameron, Sam Averill and two to Caleb Manson had the half time score 8-0 to College. In the second half, Riccarton were much tighter on defence and were a lot harder to break down. Despite this, Caleb Manson added three more goals with quality finishes to take his tally to five for the afternoon. The final 11-0 scoreline was a comprehensive win and this week the team plays St Andrews in the last round robin match.

    On Saturday the 3rd XI football side had an excellent 4-1 win over Waimak Utd. Although going behind 0-1 at the half, College played with a lot of determination in the second half with Will Crawford equalising for College before Ryuan Liu then gave College a 2-1 lead with a good finish. A further goal to Lenny Parris and a Waikak own goal sealing the victory.

    The Ravens had a good match against CBHS and drew 2-2 with Charlie Owens scoring both goals. In Halswell, the 15B team played the same team as last week, and with a much improved performance fought all the way in a close 2-3 loss. Gray Heath scored as did Oliver Butler who continues to stake his claim as the club's Golden Boot. Both the 15A and 14A teams had 1-0 wins to keep alive their chances of winning their respective Division 1 competitions. Jono Barnes scored for the 14A’s to claim the win against FC Twenty 11, while Henri Murison scored for the 15A's. Some great saves by Ciaran Huntley in goal and a superb free kick by Gabriel Gallaway were the highlights of the second half which saw both teams go close to scoring.

    The Senior A basketball team had an 88-73 win over Shirley Boys last week in the Thomason trophy to remain 4th in Division 1 with one round to go. Over the weekend Waimea College were in town and played a match at school on Sunday. In a very close match, Nale Fifita scored with winning basket on the buzzer for a one point win over the visitors.

    On Friday night, the Y10 Black side won 55-26 with Ciaran Huntley top scoring with 18 points, Jack Yang and Leo Li played well for the Y11 Black side in their 3 point loss to Hagley while the Y11 White team remain unbeaten for the season with a 63-48 win over Shirley Boys.

    Saturday matches saw the U17 Development team defeat Selwyn by 82-63 while the U20 side lost to CBHS U20 by 70-58.

    Good luck to teams involved in play off matches this week.

    Speakers

    Alistair Morgan – speaking about Chess
    Ed Hsing – speaking about SADD
    Dr Hawkins – announcing the new proposed Venture group

  • 23 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Chris Lee

    It has been a very busy holiday period for a number of College sportsmen as they have been competing for school and regional teams.

    At the end of the term a group of College students travelled to Invercargill for the South Island Schools Clay Target shooting champs. Over the two days of competition the team were involved in a number of different events with some pleasing results for the squad in their first South Island competition. In the single rise event, Nicholas Wilks and George Cochrane achieved personal bests while George Nehoff shot 19 out of 20. In the points score event, Henry Lassen scored 57 / 60 and George Nehoff 59 / 60 which saw him in to a shoot off with six other shooters. In a tense shoot off, George prevailed to claim 2nd place in the South Island in this event. After all the events, George had scored 88 out of a possible 90 and was only one point behind the High Overall Score for the competition. Congratulations to George on his achievement and the rest of the College team. The next major school’s championships occur in the next holidays with the North Island and New Zealand school’s champs taking place.

    At Ruapuna raceway at the beginning of the holidays, the South Island school’s road cycling champs were held. A team of College cyclists were involved in individual and team time trials, and road race events. In the individual time trial, Michael Audeau was 3rd in the U17 grade and was less than half a second behind the winner. Thomas Audeau was 10th in U15, Michael Taylor 11th in U16 and Jack Drage 15th in U20. In the U20 team time trial the College A team finished 4th in the 15km event with the B team coming in 7th. The road race event was held over a variety of distances. In the U15 grade, Thomas Audeau was 12th while Fearghus Bratten was only 20 seconds behind the winner in the U17 grade when he finished 6th. Jack Drage was placed 8th in the U20 grade but was only two seconds behind the winner in a very tight 38km road race. Congratulations to the team and to Michael on his 3rd place. The team continues with their Wednesday racing this term and build towards to Tour of Blenheim during winter tournament week.

    During the first week of the holidays a number of senior College rugby players were involved in the Crusader Knights training camp. From this, Zach Gallagher captained the A team to a win against the Chiefs U18 side along with Fletcher Anderson, while Max Goulter and Shun Miyake played in the B team against the Highlanders U18 side in a narrow loss.

    Over the weekend the 1st and 2nd XV teams travelled to Nelson. The 2nd XV team played two matches, losing to Nelson College 2nd XV 25 – 5 and then beating Marlborough Boys 2nd XV 45-0. The 1st XV played Waimea College in a UC Cup match and in very wet conditions prevailed 34 -0 to maintain contact with the leaders in the competition with only three rounds remaining.

    Ollie King, Liam Adams, Kyle Houston, Tim Cross and Toby Beale were members of the Canterbury Association U18 side who won their national tournament over the holidays. After losing their first match of the week to Southern the team got redemption in the final when they beat Southern 4-3 to claim the national title.

    Last week the 1st XI hockey side travelled to Hamilton for the Worner Shield. Two days of competitive hockey saw losses to Westlake Boys and Whangarei Boys and a 3-1 win over hosts St Pauls Collegiate with Tim Seeto scoring a hat trick.

    Congratulations to Tim Seeto, Tom Clarke and Alex Lloyd who have been named in the Canterbury U15A hockey side who will compete at nationals in the next holidays and James Griffin for making the U15B team.

    Josh Book and Jordan Braithwaite competed for the Waitaha Canterbury U17 basketball team over the break and lost a tough final to finish 2nd in the country with Josh being named in the tournament team. In Timaru, Jono Henderson, Cam McCarthy, Hamish Patterson and Daniel Metherell were members of the Canterbury Metro team who won the U17 Mainland basketball tournament when they beat South Canterbury 75-54 in the final. Congratulations to Mason Whitaker who was invited and attended the Steven Adams high school invitational camp last week in Auckland and then got to play in the curtain raiser at Horncastle Arena on Sunday to the National Basketball League final between Wellington and Hawkes Bay.

    Congratulations to all the College sportsmen in their performances over the break and good luck for the term ahead as we head in to play off matches and National school tournaments.

    Speakers

    Mark Ma – speaking about next week's Round Square International Week

  • 2 July

    Prefect

    Deputy Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Matthew Todd

    The 1st XV travelled to Wellington on Sunday for the annual Quadrangular tournament which is being hosted by Wellington College. Yesterday the team played Nelson College in the first match and after a tight battle, the 1st XV lost by 26-14 and will now play the hosts on Wednesday in the minor final.

    On Saturday the 2nd XV had an impressive 60-5 win over St Thomas 2nd XV and the U15A side continued their recent good form when the beat the CBHS 15A side on Upper by 19-14.

    The 1st XI football side confirmed their spot in the national premier tournament later this year when they defeated CBHS last week by 4-1. An early goal to Jake Tacon gave College the lead, before an equaliser from CBHS, but Charlie Cameron scored a great goal just before the break for a 2-1 lead. In the second half Caleb Manson scored a double to seal the match. Tomorrow the team plays Shirley Boys in their last match of the term. The College Junior XI also had a very good win when they defeated St Andrews by 6-1.

    On Saturday, the 2nd XI lost a high scoring match 7-5 with Jack Lindo scoring a hat trick while the Ravens draw 4-4 against Cashmere Tech. The 15A and 14A sides both won their matches and remain at the top of their Division 1 grades.

    The 1st XI hockey side played their last match of the term on Friday when they played St Bedes in the second round. A close, competitive match saw the first goal scored in the 3rd quarter and then another quickly for a 2-0 lead to St Bedes before Tom Macfarlane replied in the 4th quarter. College were unable to find another goal and once again lost 2-1 to St Bedes. The team now take a break and head to Hamilton at the end of the holidays for the Worner Cup tournament. Good luck to Liam Adams, Toby Beale, Tim Cross, Kyle Houston and Ollie King who travel north with the Canterbury U18 Association side for their national tournament in the holidays.

    The 2nd XI team defeated St Bedes 2nd XI by 4-1 with Matias Biraben-Clough scoring two goals, the 3rd XI drew with Rolleston College thanks to a goal by William Picton-Warlow and the Colts played one of their better games of the term when they defeated St Andrews by 2-1 with goals to Sam Kelly and William Morris.

    The Senior A basketball side lost their Thomson trophy match to St Andrews last week with a number of regular starters not available. Tonight, the team play Middleton Grange away.

    On Saturday, the U23 side won their match against UC with Fletcher Miller top scoring, the U20 side lost to St Bedes by 63-61 and the U17 Dev team had a good win over Mairehau. In the U15 match Alex Speight made the winning shot with only three seconds to go for a 77-75 win over Middleton Grange.

    On Friday night there were wins to the Y10, Y11, Senior White and Senior Black sides. Louis Elworthy top scored for the Y11 team in their 44-41 win over Ellesmere College while Oscar Harcourt was the player of the day for the Senior Grey team in their match against Shirley Boys.

    This weekend the College cycling team compete in the South Island school champs in Christchurch while a small group of clay target shooters will travel to Invercargill for the South Island School champs. Good luck to these two groups in their Island champs and to all other sportsmen and teams in their final matches of the term.

    Speakers

    Nic Lidstone – speaking about Character and Leadership
    Tommy Whitaker – speaking about the canned food drive

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    Joshua Ford

    Acknowledgement of national sporting excellence

    Deputy Head Staff Farewells

    Chris Hill and Joe Eccleton


    Deputy Principal concluding comments

    Year 12 & Year 13 Scholarship candidates asked to remain behind to meet with Ms Evans

  • 25 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Clocked' by College Band Creamy Vanilla

    Activity Report

    Fin Smith

    The 1st XV played against a well performing Rangiora side on Saturday. The College team put together one of their best games of the season for a 29-10 win and a place back in the top 4 in the UC championship. In the match, there were tries to Lachie Harper, Shun Miyake and Will Greenslade, with the fourth try to Ed Peak seeing him climb high in the air to claim an accurate across the field kick pass. The next match for the team occurs next Monday in Wellington when the 1st XV play Nelson College with the match doubling as a UC champ match and the first match in the annual Quad tournament.

    The 2nd XV also produced a very good performance in defeating Shirley BHS 2nd XV by 43-14. The U15A side played a great match and showed real determination to claim a 17 all draw against the previously unbeaten St Thomas side while the U15B side rallied from three tries down to lose a close match by 31-29 with Jack Coles having a strong game. In the U14 grade both College teams were involved in close games that saw the A side lose 27-24 to Shirley Boys and the B side pipped by St Andrews by 22-17.

    The 1st XI football side had a bye last week and on Wednesday play CBHS at English Park. A win in this match will see the team one step closer to qualifying for the National Premier tournament next term. The Junior XI suffered their first loss last week and will hope to bounce back against St Andrews on Wednesday.

    Last weekend a number of College football teams were involved in close matches with the 15A side defeating Oxford by 2-1 to go to the top of their division. In this match, goals were scored by Alex Scott and Monty Hamilton. In the game of the day, the 14A side won their match 6-1 with Robbie Ward scoring twice and also having a part in a number of the other goals.

    The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Ashburton last week to play Timaru Boys in the first match of the 2nd round. Tom Macfarlane scored in the first half and the team trailed 2-1 at the break but could not maintain their level of performance to eventually lose 5-1. This Friday the team will play St Bedes in their last match for the term.

    On Friday night the 2nd XI played the well performed Cashmere 1st XI and despite scoring two goals to Josh Erasmus and Reuben van Leeuwen the team lost the match. In the local derby match, the Youth Grey side put together a strong coordinated performance to defeat the College Black side by 4-0.

    Yesterday afternoon the Senior A basketball team played a visiting Nelson College side in the school gym. Despite a number of starters not involved, the team won the match 86-82 with Conner Jenkins shooting several three pointers. Last week the team won a thrilling 84-82 match over St Thomas with Josh Book scoring 41 points, including the winning shot. Tonight, the team play St Andrews in their next Thomson Trophy match.

    On Saturday the U17A and U17 Development sides won their matches with Daniel Metherell putting in a strong performance for the A side and Matthew Lewis scoring 18 points for the Development team.

    In Friday night basketball, the Y11 White side draw their match with Hornby 34 all, the Senior Black team defeated Shirley Boys 38-32, while Angad Vraich played well for the Senior Grey side in their 44-37 loss to Linwood. In the early match of the day, the Y11 Black side won their match over the College Y10/11 side by 58-41 with Leo Li top scoring for the winning side.

    A couple of weekends ago, a small group of College runners travelled down to Timaru for the annual national X-country championships. There were over 700 competitors in the event and good conditions meant for some excellent racing. In the Y9 Boys 3km race, James Lange ran well to finish 22nd in the country. Sam Idiens, competing in the Junior Boys 4km race, ran a brilliant race to claim the National title. He also ran as a member of the Canterbury Junior Boys A team who were 3rd in the team’s relay event on the Sunday. Congratulations to Sam on this wonderful result.

    Good luck this week to all sportsmen and teams representing College in interschool matches.

    Speakers

    Zac Matson – speaking about Arts Week, House Plays, The Frogs and drama trip to Auckland
    Nic Lidstone – speaking about Character and Leadership
    Mr Bartlett – speaking about the Bridge Building competition
    Max Goulter and Tom Davidson – launching Sony Camp 2019
    Henry King – presentation on the junior Round Square Conference in Woodleigh, Melbourne

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

    Joshua Ford

    Acknowledgement of national sporting excellence

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

    Year 12 & Year 13 Scholarship candidates asked to remain behind to meet with Ms Evans

  • 11 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Hornpipe Humoresque' by Noel Rawsthorne, performed by Sam Kelly (Chapel organ)

    Activity Report

    Will Chaffey

    On Friday last week, the College choirs competed in the New Zealand Choral Federation Big Sing competition. Friday saw just over 1000 singers involved in the Canterbury Festival. The Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum and Collegium, the combined choir with St Margaret's College, all performed exceptionally well and displayed a great level of musical commitment. At the conclusion of a very long Gala Concert, The Chapel Choir was delighted to be awarded the best performance of a classical work, while Schola Cantorum won the Best Tenor and Bass choir award.

    Over the last month a group of College fencers have been competing in a regular inter club competition. Tobin Butler, Tim Wang and Oscar Aynsley have been representing College on Friday nights and the team have won their first two rounds comfortably.

    Last Wednesday the College cycling group had a good day in the weekly school’s racing. The event was a scratch race with Michael Adueau finishing 3rd and Fearghus Bratten 5th in the A Grade race, while Thomas McEwan was third in C Grade, Sam Willems 3rd in D Grade and Archie Franks 3rd in E Grade. The team continue racing weekly and build towards the South Island schools road race champs that take place at the end of this term.

    The 1st XI football side clocked up their fourth win of the season when they defeated Rangiora by 3-0 to stay in touch with the leaders in the Premier competition while the Junior XI came back from 1-0 down at the half to defeat Burnside by 7-1. Lewis Whiteside scored four of the College seven second half goals with Rheon Salt, Matthew Brett and Henri Murison scoring the other goals.

    On Saturday at home the 15A, 2nd XI and Ravens all had very good wins with the 14A side drawing their match 2-2 with CBHS. For the Ravens, Charlie Owens scored three goals to help the team win 5-3, while Roberto O’Shannessey scored twice for the 2nd XI in their 3-2 win over FC Twenty.

    The 100th rugby match between Christ’s College and St Bede’s College was played on Upper last Saturday and it was a fittingly hard fought game. St Bedes started the stronger of the two sides and made the most of their opportunities to score two tries in the first half. There were periods of good attacking play from College but they could not breach the St Bede’s defence. Down 12-0 at half time, College needed to start the second half well which they did through a spectacular Will Prentice try from the kick off. Shun Miyake added a penalty to get back to 12-8 before St Bede’s stretched out to 20-8. College showed good resolve and came back at St Bedes through a converted George Matheson try but were unable to close the gap. St Bedes ended deserving winners at 20-15.

    A number of other rugby teams played St Bedes opponents on Saturday with the 15B side winning in impressive fashion by 96-0. The U14B side played well in the windy conditions to defeat Shirley Boys by 52-24 while the U58kg team defeated St Andrews by 36-22.

    Last night the Senior A basketball team played Otago BHS in the first match of the annual winter exchange. In the end College won comfortably with Josh Book scoring 44 points to lead the way. On Saturday the U17B side won their game 68-59 with Matthew Lewis top scoring while the U20 side lost a close match to St Andrews by 71-69.

    On Friday night the Y10 Black team defeated Hillview 55-52 having lost to the same team by 20 points in a previous match. The Y10/11 Black side were involved in a dramatic match which saw the College side in real foul trouble and reduced to only 3 players for the last 3 minutes of the game but held on for a 43-39 win over Rangiora. The Year 11 White side won 54-38, Senior Black won by 66-14 and Tom Downs scored for the Senior Grey side in their loss to St Thomas.

    The 1st XI hockey side won their match against Burnside HS by 1-0 thanks to a penalty stroke by Tom Macfarlane, the 2nd XI draw 1-1 with CBHS 2nd XI while the Colts side won 1-0 over Ashburton HS 2nd XI with Alex Stead scoring the winning goal.

    Today the annual Otago BHS winter exchange takes place with matches in squash, junior and 1st XI football and hockey, debating, clay target shooting and 1st XV rugby match on Upper at lunchtime. Good luck to involved.

    Speakers

    Zac Matson – speaking about Arts Week
    Tommy Whitaker – speaking about Year 10 dance
    Henry King – presentation on the junior Round Square Conference in Woodleigh, Melbourne

    Awards

    2019 Ethics Olympiad Medals
    Acknowledgement of sporting excellence

    Executive Principal concluding comments


  • 4 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Diffusion for Saxophone Quartet' (1st movement) by Gordon Goodwin, performed by the College Saxophone Quartet (Jack Glass, Josh Erasmus, Shyam Hari, Ben Davis)

    Activity Report

    Ollie Brakenridge

    With the mid-week teachers strike and poor weather on the weekend, there was a lot of College sport affected last week despite key matches for some of the top senior teams.

    Last Tuesday a small group of College runners travelled to New Brighton to compete in the Canterbury secondary school X-country champs. The 1km loop on the old Ascot Golf course was in good condition as was the weather. In the Year 9 3km race, James Lange ran a great race to finish 8th while Nate Ovendale was close behind when he finished 12th. In the U16 race, Sam Idiens repeated his 2nd place in the recent road race event to finish runner up with Harry Greenwood and Angus Thorne finishing in the top 20. In the senior 4km race there were top 20 finishes for Matias Biraben-Clough and Kyle Houston with the senior team finishing 4th overall.

    The last event on the calendar is the National X-country school champs which takes place in Timaru at the end of next week. Mr Christey has to confirm the entries for this event by Wednesday so if you have not spoken to him about your entry please see him in W205 today please or email him.

    The Senior A basketball team won their latest Thomson trophy match when they came back from a half time deficit to defeat CBHS by 87-58 to stay in touch with the leaders. Their next game is an away game to Middleton Grange who are currently sharing 2nd place on the leaderboard with the College side.

    Some of the Senior A players have made higher honours recently. Currently Mason Whitaker and Aiden Palmer are playing for Waitaha U19 sides who are a combination of Canterbury and North Canterbury at the national U19 tournament. Mason’s team lost their semifinal against North Harbour and will playoff for third. Josh Book has been selected in the New Zealand U16 team who will compete in the Asia U16 championship later this year.

    Hockey was the only sport last week to have teams competing when they all played on Friday night just before the weather took effect. The 1st XI played CBHS and trailed early in the match when they conceded the first goal but in a good period of play College scored two goals to Tim Cross and Tom Mcfarlane to lead at the break. The third quarter was a close contest before CBHS scored from a penalty corner in the final quarter for a 2 all draw. The team plays Burnside High school this week.

    In other matches the 2nd XI put together one of their best performances of the season but were unable to convert their possession and territory in to goals and lost a close game to STAC 2nd XI by 1-0. Archie Hayman and Matthew Patterson scored for the 3rd XI in their loss to CBHS while Alex Stead scored a double for the Colts XI in their 4-1 win over the Shirley BHS 2nd XI team. The Youth Black team scored the final goal of their match against STAC to win 4-3, the Youth Grey team secured their first win off the season with Matthew Hepburn scoring the only goal of the game while the Youth White side lead early on their match thanks to a goal by Liam Cassidy but could not hold on against Shirley Boys.

    The 1st XI football side played the early game on Wednesday and despite creating a number of chances, and scoring the first goal, they found themselves trailing 2-1 before Caleb Manson scored just before the half. The second half saw College dominate the scoreboard with three more goals for a 5-2 win with Jordy Annand and Caleb Manson scoring two goals each and Sam Averill the last goal. The team are currently sitting in 5th place and pushing for a place in the National Premier school’s tournament later in the season.

    The annual rugby match between College and CBHS was played in summer like conditions with the College side having opportunities early on and only trailed 10-6 at the break. At 17-13 early in the second half it was still anyones game but a couple of tries to the opposition secured CBHS the win and the first loss in the UC Championship for the 1st XV. This weekend the team plays at home against St Bedes.

    Good luck to all sportsmen and teams involved in matches this week.

    Speakers

    Janindu Pahalawatta – Carbon Committee presentation

    Awards

    Drama Honours Ties

    Ben Davis
    Joshua Mortensen
    George Simpson
    Jack Graham
    Dominic Edmond
    Fletcher Anderson

    Senior Honours Ties

    Sam Johnson
    Anglican Bishop Peter Carrell

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    School asked to remain behind for Mr Aburn to address the boys about the College v CBHS Rugby fixture on Thursday

  • 28 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Trio Sonata' in G major (2 movements) by JS Bach, performed by Max Toth, John-Paul Lay and Franz Nesselrode

    Activity Report

    Max Goulter

    The Senior A debating team was in action last Thursday night. With captain Joshua Stevenson absent, the three Year 12 boys of Jamie Yee, Angad Vraich and John-Paul Lay stepped up. The team won the negating side of a debate on art against a solid St Andrew's team, to put themselves in a good position for semi-final contention later in the competition.Senior A debating captain Joshua Stevenson travelled to Wellington on Friday for the national secondary schools debating finals with the Canterbury team. Josh and his team competed well against New Zealand's finest, and finished the weekend with four wins out of seven, including victories over traditionally strong sides such as Waikato and Wellington. This put them into contention for semi-finals, but the team missed out on speaker points. However, this is still a very good result for the Canterbury team, and one to be proud of for Josh.

    James Currie has recently performed very well at the National Age groups swimming champs and at a selection camp last week. This form has seen him selected as a group of 10 boys in his age group along with 30 others to represent New Zealand at the Australian state team’s nationals later in the year. Congratulations to James on his national selection.

    The 1st XV travelled to Darfield over the weekend to play Lincoln Combined in the latest round of the UC champs. At halftime College lead 22-5 after four first half tries but the opposition fought back in the second half to secure a 22 all draw to leave the 1st XV still unbeaten in the UC championship. In other matches the 3rd XV were involved in a high scoring match when they lost 48-36 to St Bedes with Zac Matson and George Murray scoring two tries each and Will McDonald awarded player of the day. The U16 had a comfortable win over Hornby while the 14A side had a 24-15 win over CBHS 14B.

    Last Wednesday the 1st XI football side continued its recent good form to narrowly lose to Burnside HS by 2-1 with chances in the second half to equalize while the Junior XI improved on their drawn first match to defeat Shirley Boys Junior XI by 2-0. In this match goals were scored by Santino Felitti-Duter and Matthew Brett.

    On Saturday in very foggy playing conditions Matthew Brett scored twice for the 14A side to help them to a 5-0 win over Halswell United, Ben Abbot scored a hat trick for the Ravens XI in their 6-3 win over Cashmere Tech, while Lenny Parris scored for the 3rd XI and Ryan Liu was man of the match in their 2-1 loss to CBHS.

    The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Ashburton recently to play Timaru Boys and in a thrilling match, that had a number of boys debuting for College, the team scored in the final quarter to earn a 3-2 win. Last week the team lost to a very good St Andrews team and will now play CBHS on Friday night at Nga Puna Wai. In other matches, Sam Kelly scored two goals for the Colts team in their best game of the season despite losing narrowly 4-3 to the St Andrews Colts side. The Youth Grey team came back from 2-0 down at the half to draw 2-2 against St Bedes with Jake Abbiss and Alan Viles scoring, while the Youth White team also secured a well earnt draw with the College goal coming from Harry Campbell with Charles Beale MVP for the match.

    Tonight the Senior A basketball team play an away match against CBHS. Over the last couple of weeks the team has had a thrilling overtime win against St Bedes and a first loss in the competition against Cashmere. On Saturday the U15 side has a 70-61 win over St Andrews with Nic Book scoring 44 points while the 17A side had a narrow 49-46 loss against St Thomas with a 3 point shot winning the game with only seconds remaining. On Friday night the Year 11 White, Senior Black and Senior White sides all had wins with the Senior Grey side losing by 3 points in overtime. Bradley Shearer and Hanson Xie played well for the Y11 Black side, Oscar Noble-Adams, Fergus Beadel and Gus Coates scored 47 points between them for the Senior Black side while Charlie Hanson and George Hutchinson were dominant for the Senior White side in their win.

    This week there are a number of big matches for some of our senior winter teams. Good luck to those involved in these matches, and for those supporting, a reminder to get in behind our players and support them in their performances.

    Speakers

    Tom Vincent – speaking about the Scholarship English trip to Wellington last week
    Janindu Pahalawatta – Carbon Committee presentation

    Awards

    UC Student Volunteer Army Year 12 UCAN Volunteer Programme

    Ben Davis
    Josh Mortenson
    Ben Evans

    Debating Honours Ties

    Josh Stevenson
    Angad Vraich
    John-Paul Lay
    Jamie Yee

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    School asked to remain behind for Mr Aburn to address the boys about the College v CBHS Rugby fixture on Thursday

  • 21 May

    Special Assembly

    Speaker Mike King

  • 14 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Cyclone by Sticky Fingers, performed by Dominic Edmond

    Activity Report

    Fergus Beadel

    The members of the Senior A College debate team were in action on Saturday at the Canterbury impromptu debating regionals, with good results all round. The impromptu format requires teams of two, and the College teams were comprised of Angad Vraich and John-Paul Lay, and Jamie Yee and Joshua Stevenson. Both teams debated well and took three wins out of four in the round robin section of the tournament, but Jamie and Josh made the finals on the back of higher speaker points. In front of a large crowd the College team fought a thrilling debate with the top St Andrew's team. Josh's compelling analysis was well contrasted by Jamie's humour, but unfortunately this was not enough to overcome the strong STAC team. Congratulations to Jamie, Josh, John-Paul and Angad and good luck for the Canterbury traditional debating regionals this weekend.

    Last Thursday the annual Canterbury Secondary School road race was held at the A&P showgrounds. It was a quick turn around for the College runners who had competed in the school X-country earlier in the week. In the Year 9 3km race, James Lange ran to a top 10 place when he finished 8th while school junior champion, Sam Idiens, was 2nd in the U16 race only a few seconds behind the winner. College had a number of senior runners competing with Kyle Houston being the best placed runner in 10th and the team finishing 4th in the grade.

    The next event is the Canterbury school X-country champs at the Ascot Golf course which occurs in a couple of weeks. Any runners interested in the event should email Mr Christey.

    The Senior A basketball team had a busy week with three games in five days. In their first Thomson trophy match, the team defeated Burnside HS by 95-64 with Josh Book scoring 27 points, this was then followed by a win over Rangiora HS in overtime by 82-76 in a curtain raiser to the Rams and then the team defeated Gators on Saturday by 98-73 with Mason Whitaker scoring 25 points. The team plays St Bedes tonight at home in the College gym.

    It was a successful Saturday of basketball with the U23, U20, U17A and U17 Dev teams all winning their matches and the U15 side losing a close 76-70 match to St Thomas. Tom Harrison scored 32 points for the 17A side while the U17 Dev team had another close match, this time winning by one point over Mairehau HS by 73-72.

    The 1st XI football side enjoyed their first win of the season last week when they defeated Lincoln High by 1-0 with the winning goal scored by Jordy Annand early in the match. The team now plays St Bedes on Wednesday afternoon at English Park.

    On Saturday the final round of grading games were held with some good performances. The 15B side defeated Selwyn United 2-1, the 15A side won 5-3 over FC Twenty II to remain in

    Div 1 while Jack Lindo went on a scoring spree with five goals for the 2nd XI in their 7-2 win over Nomads and top of their division.

    On Friday night the 1st XI hockey side draw level with St Bedes after a great penalty corner from Tom Macfarlane with only 4 minutes left in the game but Bedes were awarded a penalty stroke right on full-time which they converted for a 2-1 win after the final whistle. The team travels to Ashburton on Wednesday for a midweek match against Timaru Boys’ High. The Youth Black side claimed a 1-1 draw with St Bedes with Rajan Stephens scoring the goal for College.

    This year College have a group of students involved in clay target shooting and on Sunday the team had their first interschool competition for the year. Nine shooters were involved with George Nehoff, Tom Macdonald and Henry Lassen all winning their grades. The top College team finished 4th overall with the group preparing to travel to Invercargill in the July holidays for the South Island school champs.

    The final group of College teams gets underway this week with squash, badminton and table tennis beginning on Wednesday. Good luck to all individuals and teams this week.

    Speakers

    Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Pink Shirt Day

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards

    Sam Willems
    Janindu Pahalawatta
    Justin Barclay
    Peter Bodie-Healy
    John Wong
    Matt Durant

    College Cross Country

    Under 14 – 1st James Lange
    Junior – 1st Sam Idiens
    Intermediate – 1st Kyle Houston
    Senior – 1st Dominic Edmond

    Summer Sports Colours (Part 2):

    Athletics – Alex Hemens, Edward Hsing, Matthew Todd, Oliver Beresford, Jordy Annand, Alfie Baker
    Polo – Henry Batchelor and George Hutchinson
    Sailing – Rupert Limbrick

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 7 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Jack Glass

    The 1st XV made a positive start to the UC Championship competition with a 27 - 15 win over Shirley BHS. A strong forward effort laid the platform for the win with Zach Gallagher and Mitchell Cox both getting through a great deal of work. The defensive effort from the whole team was impressive as Shirley were quick to press home any opportunities they had. Two first half tries to Mitchell Cox and one to Shun Miyake gave the team a 19-10 lead at halftime. An early try to Max Goulter in the second half meant the game was secure. This week the 1st XV have another home fixture, this time against St Thomas.

    In other matches on Saturday, the 2nd XV lost a tight match going down 29-28 to Hilmorton 1st XV while the U16A side put on 80 points against Merivale-Papanui. In the U15 grade, the A side have a very good 47-0 win over St Andrews while the 15B side, also playing St Andrews, scored three late tries to come back from 26-10 to draw the match 36 all. The 14A side lost a close match to Merivale-Papanui and the College U58kg side were defeated by St Bedes.

    Hockey enjoyed their first round of matches on Friday with seven teams competing in the local competition. The 1st XI played their first match against Shirley Boys High at the newly developed Nga Puna Wai sport’s complex. Five players made their debut and in a match which had periods of good play, College ran out 3-1 winners with Tom Macfarlane scoring a double and Toby Beale one. The 2nd XI came up against Ashburton College 1st XI in their first match which saw both teams trade goals throughout the game with College eventually losing 4-3 in the final minute of the match. Josh Erasmus scored two goals for College. The Colts team lead in their match but conceeded late goals for a 4 all draw with CBHS. In the match Isaac Heap scored two goals. In the local derby the College Youth Grey and Black sides squared off against each other with the Black team running out victors by 2-1. This week the 1st XI play St Bedes on Friday night at Nga Puna Wai.

    Over the holidays a number of College hockey players trialled for Canterbury U18 sides. Five College players and old boy Lars Dalley were selected for the Canterbury U18 Association team who will play a National tournament in Pukekohe in July. The College players are Liam Adams, Toby Beale, Tim Cross, Kyle Houston and Ollie King.

    Football are well in to their season with four Saturdays played so far. Last week the 1st XI had their first game in the Premier schools comp against Cashmere High. A young side with a number of debutants, the College team competed well early on before conceding a goal late in the first half. Cashmere scored again early in the second half before Kynan Salt struck a long rang shot to beat the keeping down low to put College back in the game. The rest of the game had chances for both teams before Cashmere scored late for a 3-1 win. The team plays Lincoln High on Wednesday at Yaldhurst.

    On Saturday, the 15B team had a resounding 11-1 win over St Bedes. Oliver Butler, Finlay Broomhall, Guy Greening, Remy Fitzgerald and Mason Ott all got onto the scorecard, but the most popular goal of the day was scored by goalkeeper Joe Pfhalert when he tucked away a tidy finish after moving up to play striker. The 15A team secured an important 1-1 draw against Coastal Spirit, whilst the Ravens went down to CBHS 1-3. The 3rd XI also lost to CBHS, but produced their best performance of the season. A more cohesive effort and an excellent effort on defence by Peter Bodie-Healy and a goal to Owen Short kept College in the game. The 2nd XI had a draw and a win from their two games during the week. Coming back from 1-3 down to draw 4-4 against CBHS mid-week with goals to Jack Lindo (2), Roberto O'Shannessy and Logan Quigley. In the Saturday game, the 2nd XI beat FC Twenty 11 with more goals to O'Shannessy (2) and Lindo. The 3-1 win putting them at the top of their division.

    This week the Senior A basketball team play two matches. Tonight they play their first Thomson trophy match with an away game to Burnside HS. Then on Thursday the team will play Rangiora HS in a curtain raiser to the Ram’s game at Cowles stadium.

    The U20 side had their first win of the season on Saturday with a hard fought 72-63 win over St Bedes, the U17A side remain unbeaten with an 80-49 win over North Canterbury while the U17 Development team lost a close match when the winning shot was made on the buzzer for a 67-64 loss to CBHS. The U15 side played a much more competitive match this week in their 82-70 loss to Pioneer. All other beetball teams get underway this Friday in the first round of matches.

    Good luck to all this week as more sports and teams get underway for the winter season.

    Speakers

    Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Pink Shirt Day
    Zac Matson – speaking about the upcoming drama productions
    Ms Atawhai Te Hau – from the New Zealand Blood Service

    Awards

    CROSS-COUNTRY RESULTS AND TROPHIES

    Under 14

    3rd – Jack Bethell
    2nd – Nate Ovendale
    1st – James Lange

    Junior

    3rd – Johnny Bullen
    2nd – Angus Thorne
    1st – Sam Idiens

    Intermediate

    3rd – Sam Willems
    2nd – Liam Alexander
    1st – Kyle Houston

    Senior

    3rd- Chris Ireland
    2nd – Matias Biraben-Clough
    1st – Dominic Edmond

    Congratulations to our four grade winners. The two house trophies will be awarded next week once all results have been checked and collated.

    SUMMER SPORTS COLOURS (PART 1):

    Swimming and Water Polo
    Louis Clark

    Rowing
    Finn Smith, Max Marsh, Tom Tothill, Alex Todhunter, Will Chaffey, Guy Chaffey, Jack Elworthy, Fletcher Anderson, Lachlan Hazlett, Jamie Batchelor, Tom Vincent

    Tennis
    Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman, Jenner Johnson

    Cricket
    Nick Lidstone and Lachie Harper

    Executive Principal concluding comments


  • 2 April

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report – Summer Tournament Week Wrap Up

    SOUTH ISLAND POLO

    The College’s top polo side of Connor Jenkins, George Hutchinson, Henry Batchelor and Edward Davidson took on the best of the South Island in the A Grade final at the recent South Island Schools Polo tournament. The College side won the match convincingly by 7-2 with Connor scoring five goals and Henry the other two, and despite not scoring George was named MVP for the match. Following this tournament Henry was named as a member of the NZ Schools Polo selection who will travel to Australia in April to play.

    Congratulations to the College A Polo side

    NZSS TRIATHLON

    This year’s NZSS triathlon event was held in New Plymouth with two days of racing catering for a variety of individual and team events. Sam Idiens and Kyle Houston competed for College in the U16 grade. In the individual race Kyle was 16th and Sam 19th with Sam still with another year in the grade. The two boys then joined with two CGHS students in the team events. As one of the girls was over 16 the team competed in the U19 mixed grade. In both the Team Tag Relay and the T1 T2 Transition relay the mixed team finished second to claim two silver medals.

    Congratulations to Sam and Kyle

    NZSS TENNIS

    The NZSS Tennis Tournament finished with College placed 3rd in the country. The team was made up of Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman, Jenner Johnson and Nant Prachuabmoh.

    The tournament started with a 6 hour tie against STAC that saw College defeat them 5-1 and then backed that up with a 4-2 victory over Hamilton Boys' where College got to demonstrate how strong their Doubles combinations are at present. The final pool match saw College take on Botany Downs (Auckland) and lost narrowly in a tight tie. That result saw College finish 2nd in the pool but allowed them to qualify for the semi finals against St Kentigern's, last year's winners, and Number 1 seeds. Unfortunately, this year St Kent's were too strong in the singles in the semi final. This then meant that College played Botany again for 3rd place, and with a change in tactic by resting Will, a win to Liam at Number 1 and Nant at Number 4, as well as two strong Doubles matches saw us defeat Botany in another tight tie to claim third in the country.

    This is another great result for the tennis team who took the South Island title earlier in the term. In the local competition College won the Premier Boys comp, was 2nd in the B Grade Div 1 comp, won both Junior and Year 9 grades and also won the Canterbury Schools Y11 Doubles and Senior Single and Doubles titles

    Congratulations to our Senior tennis team and the other College tennis players this term.

    VOLLEYBALL

    Last year College entered a Junior team in to the Canterbury school champs for the first time and competed well. This term the same team, now in Year 11 welcomed a couple of additional players and competed in three Senior tournaments over the term. The first was the South Island schools which was a real learning curve, and despite playing some good volleyball only managed a couple of wins.

    In the Canterbury secondary school senior champs playing in Division 2, the team played seven games over three days. In round robin play the team lost close matches to St Andrews, Shirley BHS and Riccarton before winning 3-0 over Cashmere. They then played Cashmere again in the first play off match to determine who would make the semifinals. College won this match and then played Riccarton B who were the top seed. In a great game of volleyball, the team lost the first set then went on to win the next three to make the final against St Andrews who they had lost to twice in previous matches. In the final College won the first set 25-23 with STAC winning the second 26-24. It was a very competitive match with both sides playing well. College won the third set 28-26 and held on to take the 4th and winning set by 25-21 to claim the school’s first regional volleyball title.

    Last week in tournament week the team played in a Christchurch satellite tournament which saw them play 6 games over two days. They had wins over Dunstan HS, Rangiora New Life, Cashmere, Riccarton and Hornby with only one loss to St Thomas. Both College and St Thomas finished top with one loss each but St Thomas were awarded 1st place due to countback on sets but still a very creditable 2nd for the College team to finish a great term of volleyball

    SISS WATER POLO

    Christchurch hosted the South Island waterpolo champs at Jellie Park and QE II. College began the tournament with a dominant win over St Bedes Black by 30-0 before defeating King’s High by 19-6 after the first quarter was pretty even. This was followed by a 15-8 win over Otago BHS to keep the team at the top of the pool with only one game to play. The last game of pool play was against Shirley BHS which College won 27-4 to advance as top seeds to the semifinals.

    In the playoff matches both 3rd seeds beat the 2nd seeds so College played King’s High once again for a place in the final. A closer game still saw College win and advance through with a 14-6 win, to face St Bedes who have been the only side to defeat College this term. In the final, St Bedes were not going to give up their unbeaten run against College and eventually showed their class to defeat College to claim the title but College did very well to claim 2nd in the South Island.

    Louis Clark made the tournament team and was chosen as the tournament MVP with mentions also to Moe Gath, Isaac Aitken, Jacob Clements and Ben Cornell who played major parts in the success of the team this year.

    Congratulations to the Senior waterpolo side on 2nd place at South Islands

    SISS ATHLETICS

    For the College athletes, tournament week was book end by the Canterbury School champs at the beginning of the week and then followed by the South Island school champs in Nelson at the end of the week

    In the Canterbury School champs College achieved 14 championship titles with two new records, 11 second placings and 7 third placings.

    Canterbury titles went to:

    Sam Idiens (U15 300m) – new record
    Jasper Moss (CP 100 and 200m)
    The U14 4x100m relay team of George Smith, Joseph Nash, Jack Bethell and Lachlan McVicar
    Kyle Houston (U16 300m)
    Charlie Cameron (U16 pole vault) – new Canterbury record
    Marcus Hamilton (U16 hammer)
    Jordy Annand (U19 long jump and triple jump)
    Alfie Baker (U19 high jump and javelin)
    Edward Hsing (U19 pole vault)
    Matt Todd (U19 hammer)
    The U19 4x400m team of Chris Ireland, Matt Durant, Robbie McKeown and Jordy Annand

    Over the weekend the College team travelled to Nelson for the South Island school champs. In great conditions the team finished with seven South Island titles, 6 second placings,

    8 third placings and 17 personal best performances

    South Island titles went to:

    Nont Prachuabmoh (U15 triple jump)
    Jasper Moss (U15 100m, 200m and 400m CP)
    Charlie Cameron (U16 pole vault)
    Marcus Hamilton (U16 hammer)
    Alfie Baker (U19 high jump)

    Congratulation to all the College athletes with their success in the last two school meets of the term.

    ROWING

    It was a very successful regatta for the College rowing team with a medal haul of two golds, four silvers and two bronze which is one of the largest achieved by College at any one Maadi regatta.

    In the Under 15 grade the Octuple crew performed well to claim a silver medal behind the crew from Hamilton Boys

    The Under 16 rowers completed a very good double by winning both the four and eight titles. In the coxed four race, College won the race over Westlake Boys and St Andrews while in the eights race the crew defeated Hamilton Boys by 2 seconds.

    The U16 coxed four was Louis Bethell, Gus Orr, Liam Alexander, Thomas McEwan and Hamish McCulloch. The rowers were joined by Archie Batchelor, Johnny Lee, Jono Henderson and Angus Wynn-Wiliams to win the eights title.

    The U17 eight was second to the crew from CBHS by less than a second. This was a wonderful achievement having finished 4th at the South Island regatta only a few weeks earlier

    In the U18 grade College had novice crews competing also. The novice crews are in their first year of racing and achieved a bronze in the coxed four event and a silver in the coxed eight, finishing behind Hamilton Boys by less than a second.

    The top College rowers achieved a bronze in the coxed four Springbok Trophy race and then went agonisingly close in the Maadi Cup to lose to CBHS by just over a second to claim a silver but produced a great effort in defence of the cup. The College crew was Tom Tothill, Alex Todhunter, Will Chaffey, Guy Chaffey, Jamie Batchelor, Fletcher Anderson, Lachie Hazlett and Finn Smith.

    After the regatta Jamie Batchelor, Jack Elvy and Alex Todhunter were selected to attend NZ Junior trials in Karapiro during the holidays

    Congratulations to the College rowing club on another successful season.

    Over the last week, a large number of College students were involved in summer tournament week and I would like to acknowledge and highlight some of their achievements from the week.

    SAILING

    A junior sailing team travelled to Ashburton for the Central South Island team racing competition and won the Silver fleet to finish 5th overall. In the round robin competition, the team had wins over Timaru, Mt Aspiring and Otago and finished the regatta with six straight wins. The three boats were skippered by Louis Hitchings, Oscar Chaffey and Max Luisetti.

    A second group of sailors then travelled to Picton for the Top of the South Island teams regatta held at the Queen Charlotte Yacht club. College had a slow start to the first 2 rounds on day one, only winning 1 out of 4 races during each round. However, College improved vastly over the next 2 rounds on day two to place second in the silver fleet after 4 rounds with a total of 16 races completed. The final day was lost due to lack of wind with College finishing 7th overall in the South Island out of 14 teams.

    The team now focuses on Nationals team regatta which is held in Auckland over the April holidays.

    Rupert Limbrick has been recently named in the New Zealand 420 sailing team to attend the World Championships in Portugal in July.

    Congratulations to Rupert and his fellow sailors and good luck for the upcoming Nationals.

    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    The South Island schools mountain bike champs were held at the Mt Hutt bike park over the weekend. Three separate disciplines were raced in Enduro, Downhill and X-country.

    College had a number of riders attend and race in all three disciplines.

    Top ten placings were achieved by:

    George Clarke – 8th in the U15 Enduro and 4th in the U15 Downhill
    Tom Gould – 7th in the U17 Downhill event

    Speakers

    Nic Lidstone – speaking about the ‘Jaws of Life’ event this Friday

  • 26 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Rainy Day by Dave Weckl, performed by Angus Murray (drums)

    Activity Report

    Gus Coates

    Summer tournament is well underway with over one hundred College athletes involved in a variety of South Island and National tournaments spread around the country this week.

    Last week was the final round of midweek sport for volleyball and tennis. In volleyball last Monday, the Y11A side played Linwood College in the final of Senior Div 1 but were unable to continue their good form this term and lost 2-0. The Y11 White team defeated the Y11 Black team to claim the Senior Div 3 title while the Junior A side finished the term strongly with a very good 2-0 win over Hillview.

    On Wednesday a number of College tennis teams were involved in finals. In the Premier Grade the College A2 side defeated St Andrews 6-3 to win the grade, the B1 side lost their final to Burnside HS while the B3 and B5 teams played out the B Grade Div 2 final with the B3 team winning convincingly. In the Junior competition, the College J1 side completed an unbeaten term to claim the division and the Y9 1 side defeated St Andrews 9A to claim the Y9 title also. An excellent term for the tennis club with three of the four division one grade titles and runner up in the other.

    Over two days, a number of College athletes were competing in the Canterbury secondary champs. On Saturday, the finals were held in good conditions with 34 College athletes competing in 59 events. At the end of the day College had achieved 14 Canterbury titles, including two new records, 11 2nds and 7 thirds. Congratulations to the following boys who won Canterbury school titles Sam Idiens (U15 300m), Jasper Moss (CP 100 and 200m), the U14 4x100m relay team, Kyle Houston (U16 300m), Charlie Cameron (U16 pole vault), Marcus Hamilton (U16 hammer), Jordy Annand (U19 long jump and triple jump), Alfie Baker (U19 high jump and javelin), Edward Hsing (U19 pole vault), Matt Todd (U19 hammer) and the U19 4x400m team of Chris Ireland, Matt Durant, Robbie McKeown and Jordy Annand.

    The team now turn their attention to the South Island school champs in Nelson this weekend.

    On Sunday College had four teams competing in the last polo tournament of the season. The young College D team were involved in their first tournament and played well winning against a St Margarets side to make the final where they lost 1-0 to CGHS Black. The College C team of Jonti Bellaney, Max Cookeson, Hayden Goodwin and George Cochrane won their two pool games and were involved in a close final against CGHS with the match being decided by a rundown which was won by College to claim the title and Hayden Goodwin named MVP of the grade. The B grade team played some good polo to make the win 3 of their 4 matches to finish second and Winston Hutchinson was named grade MVP. In the final match of the day, the College A side played a South Island Combined schools team and won 7-2 in a great display of polo.

    Congratulations to Henry Batchelor who has been named as a member of the NZ Schools Polo selection who will travel to Australia in April.

    Yesterday the 1st XI cricket side started their two day match against Wanganui Collegiate. College batted first and made 225 declared with Caleb Manson top scoring with 70. In reply Collegiate were bowled out for 147 with Will Greenslade taking 4 wickets and currently have a 100 run lead going in to day two.

    At Wilding Park the senior tennis team are involved in the National champs and started the tournament with a 5-1 win over St Andrews and finished the day 2-2 against Hamilton Boys. Today they complete their match against Hamilton and then play Botany Downs in their final pool match.

    Over the weekend a junior sailing team travelled to Ashburton for the Central South Island team racing competition and won the Silver fleet to finish 5th overall. In the round robin competition the team had wins over Timaru, Mt Aspiring and Otago. The senior team now travel to Picton for the Top of the South Island regatta later this week.

    At Lake Karapiro the College rowers had their first day of racing at nationals yesterday. The U15 Octuple, U16 and U17 eight, U18 novice eight and U16 four won their heats yesterday to advance while other crews will be in repechage. The senior Maadi boat has their first race today at lunchtime.

    Good luck to athletes competing this week. Later in the week details for winter sport meetings and trials which come up with this occurring next week before the holidays.

    Speakers

    Zac Matson – speaking about Arts & Culture
    Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Wellbeing
    Ms Marsh – speaking about the new character awards

    These awards will be given to boys demonstrating Character Strengths in the classroom, the House, schoolwide and out in our community.

    • Character Awards are for Years 9, 10 & 11
    • MANifesto Awards are for Years 12 & 13
    • Once you receive an award from your teacher, you need to take it to your Housemaster for signing. You then need to organise a time to see Mr Wynne through his Executive Assistant, Ms Libeau
    • In time, it would be great to see boys recognising Character Strengths in others as part of these awards

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Boys who are guides today for the College Open Day are asked to remain behind for a briefing.

  • 19 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Polka from Five Pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by Josh Hooker, Justin Hodges, and Bruce Chen

    Activity Report

    Will Greenslade

    Debating last Thursday discussed justice and rehabilitation. College enjoyed an excellent night, with four senior teams turning out and three delivering wins. The A team affirmed the moot and had a solid contest with STAC 2. On College Black, Ben Pownall led the team well and set the stage for Monty Rose to make an impressive debut, while Josh Mortenson provided an excellent summary. George Gearry, Callum Hackston and Claude Tellick, who have debated together for years, won their first senior debate.

    Recently the school polo teams were involved in their first tournament of the season at Sefton. College had three teams entered with one in each of the A, B and C grades. The C team had a one win, two loss record with the win coming over Rangiora 1-0. The B Grade side started the day with a loss to St Andrews but followed this up with wins over Christchurch GHS, Blue Springs and St Margarets to finish 2nd overall. Winston Hutchinson was named MVP for the grade. The A team of Connor Jenkins, George Hutchinson, Edward Davidson and Henry Batchelor played a Christchurch Schools combined team and won 6-4 with all four players scoring goals. George Hutchinson was MVP for the match.

    Over the weekend, South Island Polo had their major club tournament of the season, the Gould Cup. College players were heavily involved with Winston Hutchinson winning the Cup for the most promising junior player and Edward Davidson prize for youth player. Both these players along with George Hutchinson and Henry Batchelor improved their player handicaps. In the team competition, Winston Hutchinson’s Christchurch Teal team won the Tahu Cup.

    Last weekend the top College volleyball side competed in the Canterbury secondary school senior champs for the first time. Playing in Div 2 the team played seven games over three days. In round robin play the team lost close matches to St Andrews, Shirley BHS and Riccarton before winning 3-0 over Cashmere. They then played Cashmere again in the first play off match to determine who would make the semifinals. College won this match and then played Riccarton B who were the top seed. In a great game of volleyball, the team lost the first set then went on to win the next three to make the final against St Andrews who they had lost to twice in previous matches. In the final College won the first set 25-23 with STAC winning the second 26-24. It was a very competitive match with both sides playing well. College won the third set 28-26 and held on to take the 4th and winning set by 25-21 to claim the school’s first regional volleyball title. Congratulations to Cam McCarthy, Louis Elworthy, Josh Book, Jake Tacon, Jeremy Kinley, Fiti Sa, Hanjun Kim, Jayden Sa, and Rory Doull. Next week the team plays in a South Island satellite tournament at Pioneer stadium.

    This week is the final round of games for tennis with a number of College teams having had successful terms. In the Premier grade the College B side are on top of the table with one match to play while in the B grade the B1 side will play top of the table Burnside with the winning taking the Div 1, and the College B3 and B5 teams playing each other in the final of Division 2. In the Junior grade, the College J1 side has continued its dominance of the grade in recent years with an unbeaten term to date and look to complete a clean sweep on Wednesday and the grade title. In Year 9, the top College side plays St Andrews in the final of Div 1 while the 9.3 side play St Bedes to determine the winner of the Div 2 competition. Good luck to all tennis teams for these matches.

    This term the Senior waterpolo side has been playing in the Canterbury school champs and have had four wins and a loss this term. In the last two weeks the team has had very convincing wins over Shirley BHS and St Andrews and will now play St Bedes this week in the regional final. St Bedes is the only team to have beaten College this term. Next week the team will then compete in the South Island school champs which are taking place in Christchurch. Good luck for final on Thursday.

    This week the College athletes compete in the Canterbury school champs and summer tournament week is next week. College have rowers at Maadi, tennis team at Nationals, Senior A volleyball competing, sailing in Ashburton and Picton, triathletes in Taranaki, South Island school’s Polo and athletes at South Islands in Nelson. The 1st XI cricket side play their annual matches against CBHS and Wanganui Collegiate over the next week. Good luck to all these athletes and all others involved in final summer matches.

    Speakers

    Tommy Whitaker – speaking about service
    Mr Thatcher – speaking about the new character awards

    Awards

    Academic Gold Badge
    Matias Biraben-Clough

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Year 13 to remain behind with Ms Evans regarding Scholarship

  • 12 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone, performed by Connor Graham accompanied by Mr Sutcliffe.

    Activity Report

    Oliver Beresford

    Last Thursday saw the first round of the Junior Inter-school Debating tournament. With two teams debating against each other, College were guaranteed a win. The CC Black Team of Oli Aikawa, Isaac Heap and Oscar Gosling were affirming and the CC Gold team of Bruce Chen, Thimeth Wijesinghe and Freddie Suddell negating on the topic of body modifications with technological implants. After a very strong debate on both sides, CC Black took the victory with Isaac Heap named best speaker.

    On Friday the annual Canterbury Schools triathlon champs were held at Sumner in cold, damp conditions. College had a small group of individuals competing in the swim, bike and run event. Over 80 individuals and teams competed and at the end of racing College had two podium finishes. Sebastian Fergusson was the 12th person home overall and finished 3rd in the U19 male individual race. Kyle Houston was the 2nd person home and only beaten by an U19 team. He won the U16 grade event and was the first individual home beating the top U19 athlete. The College triathletes now turn their focus to the Nationals in New Plymouth during tournament week.

    A large group of over 80 rowers travelled to Twizel for the South Island school’s regatta, and the final event before the Maadi Cup regatta in Cambridge. After three days of great conditions and racing, College finished with three South Island titles and three silver medals. The U15 Octuple, U16 coxed four and U18 novice eight completed great preparation for nationals with titles while the U18 four and eight and novice four were 2nd. This week the rowers heading to Maadi complete their final preparations during the last rowing camp in Twizel.

    In Christchurch over the weekend the National athletic club champs were held. Wet and cold conditions did not help various events but a number of College boys achieved PBs and top 3 performances. In the U18 competition Alfie Baker achieved a great double with third placings in both the high jump and javelin while Charlie Cameron was 2nd in pole vault. Jordy Annand continued his successful season with a 3rd in the U20 long jump while Edward Hsing was 2nd in pole vault. Edward also competed in the Senior pole vault and finished a very creditable 5th in New Zealand. The Canterbury school champs are the next focus for the College athletes.

    The weather affected cricket on the weekend with a number of games starting late due to rain and even some games being abandoned without a ball being bowled. The 1st XI played North-West 1st XI and started the match batting and achieved 158 for 5 declared with Thomas Graham top scoring with 56. In reply North-West are 46 for 5 with Will Greenslade taking 3 of the wickets. The 2nd XI are in a tight two day match with Timaru Boys 1st XI while the 3rd XI are in a dominant position over Riccarton HS 1st XI. Batting first College made 258 with Ben Abbot making 92 and Josh Wood 60. College then bowled Riccarton out for 43 and at one stage they were 15 for 7. Charles Goodwin 4 for 5 and Ben Evans 3 for 8 were the key wicket takers in the innings. The Year 10A side were involved in a close match with CBHS with Ollie Jones scoring 52 and Scott Winefield taking three excellent catches.

    Jonty Hodges has had a successful week in mountain biking. Last Wednesday as part of the school race series Jonty raced in the B grade along with 42 other riders and finished 2nd after a 3 lap race and was only 17 seconds behind the winner. Over the weekend Jonty competed in the Motatapu bike race which is a 47km mountain bike event with just over 1500 competitors. Jonty took 3 hrs 16 to complete the course, was the 151st person in (out of 1529) and was the 2nd in the 16 to 18 age grade. A great effort.

    Good luck to all sportsmen competing this week as the final weeks of the summer season occur and competitions begin to reach playoffs and finals.

    Speakers

    Zac Matson – speaking about Arts & Culture
    Nic Lidstone – speaking about Character & Leadership
    Josh Kumbaroff – from Fire & Emergency New Zealand

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
    Shyam Hari
    Alistair Morgan
    Jonathan Huo
    Callum Hackston
    Thomas McEwan
    Logan Quigley
    Toby Oliver
    Claude Tellick
    Joshua Erasmus

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards
    Benedict Sullivan
    Ben Davis
    (the first in three years)

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Year 13 to remain behind with Ms Evans regarding Scholarship

  • 5 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Raindrop Prelude by Frederic Chopin, performed by John-Paul Lay

    Activity Report

    Tom Vincent

    Last Thursday night two of the College senior debating teams participated in the first round of the Canterbury interschool debating tournament. With only 45 minutes of prep time, both teams were tasked with affirming the moot that scientists, rather than politicians, should be making decisions about environmental policy. Christ’s College Silver, a relatively inexperienced team of Tim Cross, Max Surveyor and Matthew Todd won an easy victory against the more experienced St Andrews team, setting them up very well for the rest of the year debating together. The Senior A team was represented by Josh Stevenson, Jamie Yee and Angad Vraich, who managed to defeat the second St Margaret’s team without difficulty. An excellent start to the year for College debating.

    The Athletics Canterbury Club Championships were held the weekend after of our College Championships. The weekend had tough conditions with strong cold winds on both days and rain for some events. The following College athletes had very good results.

    In the U18 Men’s grade, Alfie Baker was 1st in triple jump and high jump and 2nd in javelin, Oliver Beresford was 1st in hammer and Charlie Cameron 2nd in pole vault. In the U20 grade Matthew Todd was 2nd in hammer, Alex Hemens 3rd in hammer, Edward Hsing 2nd in pole vault and Jordy Annand 3rd in long jump.

    This weekend at Nga Puna Wai the National Club athletic champs are being held for the first time in 10 years in Christchurch. The following College boys Jordy Annand, Alfie Baker, Oliver Beresford, Edward Hsing and Matthew Todd are representing Canterbury as part of the provincial team while Matt Durant, John Wells and Charlie Cameron will compete under the Christ’s College banner as individuals. Good luck to these athletes competing this weekend.

    A reminder from Mr Christey that boys who were in the top 3 of a College final, that if they wish to compete in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Championships on 19 and 23 March to email Dr Wait for selection. See Mr Christey’s notice on student notices for more information.

    Last week the annual summer sports exchange with Otago Boys was held in Dunedin. After two days of competition College came away with a clean sweep by winning both cricket matches, tennis and golf. The tennis team continued its recent dominance in the exchange by winning 23-1 while the golf enjoyed a 7-1 win with both teams introducing young players to the exchange. In the cricket matches, the College 2nd XI chased a low final total to win by 8 wickets while the 1st XI completed the exchange by chasing down 213 with only a few overs left in the match.

    After a trip to Dunedin earlier in the week, the senior tennis team travelled to Timaru over the weekend for the South Island school champs. Five matches over three days saw wins over Timaru Boys, St Bedes, CBHS and Marlborough Boys by 6-0 and a final against St Andrew’s College on the last day. In a tough contest with some close matches, College prevailed with a 5-1 win and a third South Island title in a row. A special mention to Will Schneideman who as number one played all the top seeds and won all five of his matches. The team now sets its focus to nationals in a couple of weeks in Christchurch.

    Recently a number of College students have had success in their chosen sports.

    Rupert Limbrick competed in the 420 sailing boat class at the South Island competition a couple of weekends ago and had an outstanding regatta. Of the 6 races he took part in he won 4. These results ultimately lead to him being the overall South Island Schools sailing champion. A fantastic achievement.

    Alex Hickman recently went away to the Surf Ski Nationals event and performed extremely well across all of his events. He finished the weekend with an impressive medal haul totalling, one Bronze medal, five Silver medals and one Gold medal. Well done Alex!

    Kennedy Payne has been away representing New Zealand in Gymnastics in Texas against a large number of countries from around the world. Kennedy’s team competed in Level 9 in the over 15 age group. Kennedy was 1st at Vault, and 3rd in both Rings and Pommel. When it came to the team placings all ages were combined and the NZ team came 3rd overall. This was an outstanding achievement for the team, since there were only 3 in the New Zealand team, and some of the other teams had up to 8 gymnasts.

    This weekend the College rowers held to Twizel for the South Island school champs, the Canterbury triathlon champs are on Friday and the Canterbury school golf champs next Monday. Good luck to these athletes and all other College athletes competing over the next week.

    Speakers

    Zac Matson – speaking about Arts & Culture
    Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Wellbeing
    Tommy Whitaker – speaking about Tear Fund and introducing Beth Harper from Tear Fund (with Video)

    My name is Tommy Whitaker and I am the head of the service committee for 2019. In the first part of this year, the main charity that will be the recipient of our fundraising is called Tear Fund. Tear Fund is a New Zealand based charity that works predominantly within Southeast Asia. It believes that the exploitation of poor and vulnerable people is a gross injustice that must be confronted, so this year, our fundraising will be put towards protecting people in this situation from exploitation and human trafficking. The particular work of this charity that we will be raising money for is protecting Women and girls who are taken for trafficking and sexual exploitation. It will also go towards helping to protect workers in the Asia-Pacific region who face the horrors of forced labour. This includes child labour, particularly in the garment industry.

    There will be 2 mufti days this term to help raise funds. The first will be held on the 8th of March, which is International Women’s day. Money from this will go towards the charity Aviva who we supported last year. For those that do not know, Aviva is a family violence service who offer support to women, children and men to live violence-free lives. The second will be during Lent will be to raise money for Tear Fund.

    During Lent, we plan to have a collective schoolwide appeal instead of individual ones through each house. The money raised by this event will also go towards Tear fund.

    The service committee believes service is not just a matter of raising and donating money. This is still a very important part of helping others less fortunate than us, however, service is also giving back in a more tangible form by helping out in the community. This year we want to create more opportunities not only for fundraising but for people to actively participate in service. We will be working closely with the environmental committee for some of these service events. More information will be provided about this throughout the year.

    If any boys know of particular groups or charities who are looking for help within the community be sure to let Mr Porter or me know.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
    Shyam Hari
    Alistair Morgan
    Jonathan Huo
    Callum Hackston
    Thomas McEwan

    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards
    Benedict Sullivan
    (the first in three years)



  • 26 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    College Rock Band featuring Zac Matson, Dominic Edmond, Fletcher Anderson and Angus Murray

    Speakers

    Max Heywood – speaking about privilege (with video)

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
    Isaac Aitken
    Dominic Kerr

  • 19 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Nocturne Op.9 No.2' by Frédéric Chopin, performed by James Currie

    Activity Report

    Tom Davidson

    Last week the Canterbury Secondary School senior tennis champs were held at Wilding Park, and College was well represented in both the Year 11 and Senior grades. After two days of competition, College won three of the four titles. In the Y11 doubles Nant and Nont Prachuabmoh won the title with Nant and Nathan McKenzie losing in their singles semifinals. Will Schneideman won the Senior singles title and then paired up with Tom Downs to win the doubles title. Congratulations to all involved and it was a great start to a busy term with the South Island schools champs early next month, followed by the New Zealand schools champs at the end of March.

    This term College has twenty tennis teams competing on a Wednesday. Last week was the first round of matches which saw College win 11 matches with three of the matches involving two College teams. The top two College sides played each other with the A2 team winning 8-1.

    The 1st XI cricket team had the weekend off but all other teams played on Sunday. The 2nd XI were set 150 in 40 overs against Sydenham and produced an excellent run chase to achieve it with the loss of only 3 wickets. The 3rd XI drew their match against Selwyn while the Colts Black and White sides both had convincing two day wins. Ciaran Huntley took 5 for 17 and Nick Gibbs took 7 for 26 bowling and Tim Seeto scored 100 retired against the CBHS Development side. Ollie Jones scored a half century for the 10A side in their loss to St Bedes. The Year 9A side had a double header with a win over CBHS on Saturday and then followed this with a win over Sydenham on Sunday. In the CBHS match Lewis Whiteside took 7 for 14 and Will Bretherton scored a half century against Sydenham.

    Last week the annual Metro cricket awards were held. College was well represented with the Y9 Black and Y9B sides collecting trophies for winning their grades. For individual achievements, Ciaran Huntley received the Y9 bowling prize, Richard Turpie the 1st XI bowling prize and Nic Lidstone the 1st XI batting prize.

    The waterpolo season got underway last week with the College Senior team playing their first round robin match for the term. In a scrappy affair, the College team were comfortable winners by 14 to 4 over Burnside HS. This Thursday the team plays against St Bedes who will be one of the top teams in the grade.

    Last night the second round of volleyball was played. The Senior A and Y11 A sides clashed in a local derby. The Senior A side took the first set before Jack Tacon put together some impressive serves to help the Y11A side win the next two sets for a 2-1 win. The Senior White side lost a very tight match to STAC going down 25-23 in the third and deciding set. Jayden Sa played very well for the Junior A side in their 2-0 loss to Emmanuel School.

    Next weekend the top College volleyball side will take part in the South Island school champs for the very first time.

    Last weekend at the new athletic facility at Nga Puna Wai, a number of College athletes performed well. Jordy Annand won the long jump with a 6m jump, Alfie Baker won the high jump with an impressive 1.96m while Charlie Cameron and Nate Wain both broke the 3m pole vault barrier. In shot put, John Scroope won the 5kg grade and Hendrix Taylor threw 11.35m to win the 4kg grade. Ed Hsing entered the national combined events championship (decathlon) for the first time and did 10 events over two days and was 5th with 4005 points.

    The end of the week sees the culmination of a busy couple of weeks of athletic heats when the school Athletic Sport’s Days are held. Good luck to all competitors in both championship and non-championship events. This Sunday is the first Polo competition of the year for the College riders while a number of teams travel to Dunedin on Sunday for the annual summer sports exchange with Otago BHS. The two schools will be competing in cricket, tennis and golf.

    Speakers

    Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Wellbeing Week
    Tommy Whitaker – speaking about the Service Committee
    Joshua Stevenson – speaking about the Academic Committee
    Max Heywood – speaking about the Student Senate

    Awards

    Associateship Music Diploma for Trinity College
    Max Toth – Piano
    Joshua Hooker – Violin with Distinction

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
    Isaac Aitken
    Dominic Kerr

    COLLEGE SWIMMING SPORTS

    U14 Championship
    1st – Daniel Bridgman
    2nd – Max Harris
    3rd – Jordan Astley

    Junior Championship
    1st – Harry Greenwood
    2nd – Jacob Clements
    3rd – Sam Idiens

    Intermediate Championship
    1st – James Currie
    2nd – Bradley Shearer
    3rd – Gus Morrow

    Senior Championship
    1st – Louis Clark
    2nd – Nathan Penrose
    3rd – Connor Graham

    Sprint Relay Cup
    1st – Harper House
    2nd – Rolleston House
    3rd – Julius House

    Medley Relay Cup
    1st = Rolleston House & Julius House
    3rd – Somes House

    Overall House Championship
    1st – Rolleston House
    2nd – Corfe House
    3rd – Somes House

  • 12 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Quote of the week

    Zach Gallagher

    Today we recognise those who have achieved academically. It is a great opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work and dedication that has paid off for these individuals. However, there will be some of us, who despite our best efforts, haven't had the outcome that we were looking for. There is a great saying, "Success lies not in the result but in the effort. Being the best is not at all important, doing the best is all that matters." The message here is we shouldn't define our year by what marks we got or what scholarship we won, but rather the amount of effort that was put into doing it. We don't all have to be Einstein's to be successful as it is such a personal and individual thing. Ultimately, you are your own judge of how well you went.

    Winston Churchill said, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." For those of you who have done well, I applaud you. However, don't let this be the end of it. What can you do this year to build on what you have achieved? Keep striving to be better, continue to push yourself. Likewise, if the results weren't what you were after, don't worry, the sun will still rise. As Churchill said, "It is the courage to continue that counts." This year provides an opportunity to have another crack. Remember, it's all about the effort.

    Academic Awards

    YEAR 11 GOLD BADGES

    Fletcher Anderson
    George Anderson
    Dominic Edmond
    Tom Jones
    Fergus Laing
    Charlie Owens
    Owen Short
    Tom Tothill
    Tim Ward

    YEAR 11 GOLD TIES AND GOLD BADGES

    Rohan Baird
    Henry Eglinton
    John-Paul Lay
    John Wong
    Futian Zhou

    YEAR 12 GOLD BADGES

    Edward Bayliss
    Alex Hemens
    George Matheson
    Luke Murch
    Matthew Todd
    Alex Todhunter
    Tom Vincent
    Nate Wain

    YEAR 12 GOLD BUTTONS

    Ollie Brakenridge
    Ralph Chiang
    Gus Coates
    Zach Gallagher
    Nathan Penrose
    Joshua Stevenson

    YEAR 12 GOLD TIES AND GOLD BUTTONS

    Jordy Annand
    Finn Brokenshire
    Max Heywood
    Nick Lidstone
    Max Surveyor

  • 5 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Banjo and Fiddle' by William Kroll, performed by Josh Hooker, accompanied by Nicholas Sutcliffe

    Activity Report

    Max Heywood

    The new summer season is well underway with all sports starting this week. Prior to this week, a number of College athletes, rowers and cricketers have been competing for school over the summer break.

    The College rowing club have had a number of rowing camps and regattas over the summer break as crews prepare for the final two regattas of the season – the South Island Schools regatta in Twizel and the National Maadi Cup regatta in Cambridge. Last weekend the College rowing club travelled down to Twizel for the South Island club regatta. In good conditions which is in stark contrast to previous regattas over the summer, many College crews enjoyed tough competition racing. At the end of the weekend College achieved four bronze, three silver and three South Island titles. Gold medal winning crews were U15 Octuple sculls, the U19 coxed four and the Novice coxed eight. The top College eight competed in the Men’s Premier race and finished second behind CBHS.

    The 1st XI cricket side have had a busy January with their annual match against the Willows XI, hosting the Trans-Tasman festival and then competing in their first local competition match. In the Trans-Tasman festival, the 1st XI hosted matches against Shore School from Sydney, Canberra Grammar and King’s College Auckland. Despite not winning any matches the team played some competitive games and only lost their two matches against the Australian schools after set targets for the opposition to chase. Over the last two weekends the 1st XI played their first local competition match against St Bedes. College went in to the second innings with a slim 11 run lead having bowled the opposition out for 86 runs. Set a target of 182, College had a steady loss of wickets which meant the target was looking a tough proposition but a 50 run partnership between Caleb Manson (57) and Will Greenslade (38) took them close but it still came down to one run required when the ninth wicket was taken. In a nervous couple of balls Tom Macfarlane hit the winning run for a very good victory. It was also a very successful day for the 2nd and 3rd XI who also started their season in winning fashion by defeating Rangiora HS 1st XI and North-West cricket 2nd XI respectively.

    College athletes have been busy over the summer after finishing the year off with the New Zealand secondary school champs in Dunedin. During this meet, Jasper Moss had a very successful time where he broke NZ Para records for the U17 100m, 200m and 400m in his class.

    In January, a number of College athletes were chosen to compete for Canterbury in the South Island U20 interprovincial champs. The boys were Matt Durant, Oliver Beresford, Alex Hemens, Edward Hsing and Matt Todd.

    It is a big term for College athletes with the school champs, Canterbury school champs and South Island champs occurring and the New Zealand club champs taking place in Christchurch in March for the first time in over ten years.

    This week is a busy week with all summer sports getting underway. Please look for email notices about meetings, trials and practice times. A number of athletic heats are taking place over the week and the school swimming sports will take next Monday afternoon with both individual and house races. Well done to all students who have been competing in both the swimming and athletic heats. The participant numbers are high and it is great to see so many involved.

    Good luck to all College sportsmen involved in matches over the coming week.

    Speakers

    Joshua Stevenson – speaking about Debating and the Philosophy Club

    Welcome to 2019. As with every year there are opportunities appearing throughout for you all to take. I encourage all of you to seize as many as possible, and I've got one here today. Debating is an activity with a big tent. Every year the House debating tournament attracts dozens of kids, most with no prior experience, who put on quality performances – I'm always amazed by how all you boys are able to deliver from the start, and though you might not feel like it, the confidence, the knowledge and the clarity of the thought you show. For students who go on to pursue debating, it is accessible without being shallow. Debating is not about talent. It is not for a specific subset of people. Anyone can debate. Debating involves work and effort – values you all will need to tide you through life, which will serve you well should you choose to develop them. Furthermore, it teaches you many skills that will prove essential and now throughout life, note-taking, multitasking, strategy and decision-making for important tradeoffs and decisions, thinking on your feet, how to present, confidence, style. When I started, I was hopeless – not a clue what I was doing, out of my depth, nervous beyond belief with butterflies in my belly, red-faced and flushed. And that's ok, for you to be like that too. But apply yourself and you can gain those skills that will stay with you. If you want to, you could climb to where I am now, in front of you all without a care in the world. I wouldn't have stuck with it for four years, and still be driving on with it, if that weren't the case. For those boys interested, we'll be meeting after school. Debating is typically in teams of three, so bring one or two people you'd like to be in a team with and we can see if anything can be arranged. I'll explain what's involved, how you get into it, and answer any questions – if you're on the fence, absolutely come, it's a few minutes of your time to get well informed on a great opportunity. If you can't make it, email me at jjstevenson@student.christscollege.com, that jjstevenson. Carpe diem, boys.

    Jordy Annand – speaking about the Environment Committee
    Zac Matson – speaking about the Arts and Culture Committee
    Mark Ma – speaking about the International Round Square Committee

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bonze Award
    Edward Hsing

2018

  • 1 November

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon' performed by Mars Yang (piano)

    Activity Report

    Cameron Jones

    This term the College junior waterpolo team are involved in the Canterbury champs on a Thursday night at Jellie Park. To date the team has played two games and have had a loss to St Andrews which was then followed by a win over CBHS. Tonight the team plays St Bedes as the team continue to prepare for the South Island champs later in November.

    College tennis have six teams competing in the Year 9 and Junior grades this term. The top Year 10 side has been performing well and last week had a convincing win over CBHS and yesterday lost a very close match on countback to St Andrews by 28-25.

    Volleyball have had three rounds of competition this term for the four senior and three junior sides. The Senior A side were involved in a five set match last week against Mairehau. The match was tied at 2 sets all but the College side played well in the decider to win 15-7. Ben Zwarst played very well for the Senior White side in the 2-1 win over Christchurch Adventist while the Junior A side lost a close match to St Andrews. Reiz Azlan has shown his great serving ability for the Junior Black side to help them to wins over Hornby and Emmanuel School. This week the Junior A side defeated Lincoln A 2-1 with Jayden Sa and Jonathan Huo playing well. Next weekend the Junior A side compete in the Canterbury champs at Pioneer Stadium.

    The 1st XI cricket side are playing today in the Gillette Cup regional final against CBHS at Hagley Oval. By making this final the team are in the Top 12 sides in the country in this competition. A win over CBHS will send the team to the Gillette Cup finals in December at Lincoln.

    Over the last couple of weeks, the team has had victories over St Andrews and CBHS 2nd XI. In the St Andrews match Kurtis Weeks scored 88 to help the team to 190 before a great team fielding and bowling display bowled STAC out well short of the target. In this match Tom Burt collected three wickets and he followed up this performance with a five wicket bag against CBHS 2nd XI on Saturday. The College bowlers restricted CBHS to 143 and Will Duston scored 46 to chase down the total with 7 wickets in hand.

    In other matches from the weekend Sam Averill took four wickets and George Anderson scored 72 for the 2nd XI in their loss to St Thomas 1st XI while the College Colts had a 163 run win over St Thomas 2nd XI. Sean Rutherford-Bradford scored 70 and Jack Belcher took 4 for 12 in his opening spell.

    In the innings of the day Isaac Aitken scored 125 no for the Year 10A side in their match against CBHS. College were set a target of 220 in 40 overs and Isaac started the innings and was still there at the end. He scored 125 from 73 balls and included seven 6’s. College won by 7 wickets with more than 12 overs to spare.

    The Year 9 Black side were set a target of 150 in their two day match against St Bedes. A 35 run partnership for the 9th wicket between Robbie McLean and Robert Ward saw the team home. Earlier in the match Ciaran Huntley claimed 7 wickets over the two innings.

    Zach May is currently in Taupo competing in the NZ Amateur golf championship. This is a great achievement to qualify in to this tournament for a player his age. In the first round, which was played yesterday, Zach carded a round of 78 and he will look to perform with consistency over the next couple of rounds to give himself a chance to move up the leaderboard.

    Last week the Zonta Sports Awards were held which is a celebration of Secondary School sports in Canterbury. College had five finalists in three categories. In the all rounder category Nic Lidstone (hockey and cricket) and Louis Clark (surf lifesaving, waterpolo and swimming) were finalists with Louis receiving a highly commended. The winner of this category was Sam Darry who was a member of the winning Maadi Cup crew, captain of the 1st XV and selected in the NZSS Rugby team who defeated Australian Schools in Brisbane. Sam then received a second win when the College Maadi Cup winning rowing crew won the top male team of the year award. In the category of contribution by a young man as an administrator, umpire, referee or coach, Will Hutchinson won the award for the second year in a row. This was a great acknowledgement of Will’s touch umpiring skills where he recently travelled to Malaysia for the World Junior touch champs and umpired the mixed final between Australia and New Zealand. Congratulations to all the finalists this year.

    Lastly, we wish the 1st XI cricket side all the best for their Gillette Cup regional final today at Hagley Oval against CBHS.

    Speakers

    Max Heywood – speaking about his recent trip to the Global Round Square Conference in Canada
    Kynan Salt and Jordy Annand – speaking about the football tour to USA/Canada

    Awards

    Mathematics Achievements
    Jasper Moss
    Jack Belcher
    Alistair Morgan

    Associateship diplomas from Trinity College, London
    Jack Tyler (violin)
    George Murray (piano)
    Johnson Fu (piano)
    Bennett Anderson (public speaking)

    Honours Ties for Debating
    Thomas Walker
    Wills Wynn Thomas
    Fawzan Sugawala

  • 18 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Sam King

    The recent holidays saw the final winter sports events taking place for a number of College students and teams.

    It is a very busy time for rep rugby with a number of College students playing for Canterbury Metro U13, U14 and U15 sides as well as Canterbury Country teams. Two College students, Fletcher Anderson and Mitchell Cox represented the Canterbury Metro U16 side who were successful in winning the South Island tournament when they defeated Otago in the final. A number of College 1st XV players also represented Canterbury at the U18 level. George Coull was a member of the Metro U18 side that made the final against Otago.

    Zach Gallagher and Arthur Allen were selected for the NZ Schools Barbarian side who had games against NZ Maori U18 and Fiji Schools. In Australia, Sam Darry and Patrick Thacker travelled with the NZ Schools side who had wins over Tonga Schools, Australian Barbarians and a 24-12 win over Australian Schools in Brisbane.

    The final hockey tournaments of the year were held with College students in Canterbury teams at the U15 level competing at National tournaments. Kyle Houston, Archie Batchelor and Alex Lloyd were members of the A team that finished 4th while Liam Alexander and Tom Clarke were third at Nationals as part of the Canterbury B side.

    The New Zealand Short course swimming championships were held recently with Louis Clark and James Currie involved in the meet.

    Louis won a Silver medal in the Open Men's 1500m Freestyle and a Bronze in the Open Men's 4x100m Medley Relay. In his age group races (17-18 yrs) he picked up a Silver in the 400m Free and the 1500m Free plus a Bronze in the 400m Individual Medley.

    James competed in the 14 yrs age group and achieved a bronze in 50m breastroke, silver in 100m breastroke and gold in the 200m breastroke where he set a new Canterbury record.

    Congratulations to both swimmers on a great set of results

    The National schools cycling champs were held in Christchurch during the holidays. Three events were held – team time trial, road race and points race in both U16 and U20 grades. In the U20 team time trial the College A side just missed out on a top 10 placing and only 5 seconds separated them from 8th. In the U16 grade Fearghus Bratten and Will Simcock raced well to claim 1st and 4th in the B grade race.

    The annual Zonta sports awards are being held next week and it is an evening looking at the best individual and team performances from Canterbury students over the year. College is well represented this year. Will Hutchinson is a finalist in the contribution to sport administration for his touch refereeing, the Maadi Cup wining squad are finalists in the team of the year while three College boys are finalists in the allrounder category – Nic Lidstone, Sam Darry and Louis Clark. Good luck to all these College students for next week.

    Summer sport is up and running with all sports getting underway this week. Rowing have had a couple of training camps over the holidays while cricket is underway and have a full round of games this weekend.

    The 1st XI cricket side have had a couple of warm up games, their first competition game rained out and the first round of Gillette Cup on Sunday. Last week in a warm up match against the visiting Onslow College side Nic Lidstone scored 156 and Richard Turpie took four wickets to help the team to a win. Both these players have been named in the Canterbury A Mens cricket side which also includes College Old Boys Bailen Thatcher and Jackson Latham.

    On Sunday the 1st XI played Timaru Boys in the Gillette Cup. Batting first, College made 273 for 6 with a number of bastmen contributing. The opposition were then bowled out for 86 with Turpie taking 4 wickets and Tom Burt three. This weekend the team plays St Andrews in the regional semifinal of the Gillette Cup. Good luck to the team in this traditional local clash.

    Speakers

    Zac Matson – speaking about the College Film Festival
    Darryn George – speaking about the two ScapeArt sculptures on the Quad

    AWARDS

    Biology Olympiad Certificates
    Matthew Todd – Bronze
    Ralph Chiang – Bronze
    Fawzan Sugarwala – Silver

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards (first two boys in Year 10, 2018 to attain their Bronze badge)
    Charles Lord
    Nant Prachuabmoh

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Announcement of 2019 Prefects
    Head Prefect – Zach Gallagher (J)
    Deputy Head Prefect – Max Heywood (Ro
    Head of Boarding – Tom Davidson (F)

    Corfe – Oliver Beresford
    Condells – Tom Vincent
    Flower's – Will Greenslade
    Jacobs – Jack Glass
    Julius – Fergus Beadel
    Harper – Gus Coates
    Richards – Max Goulter
    Rolleston – Ollie Brakenridge
    School – Will Chaffey
    Somes – Fin Smith

    Head of Academic – Joshua Stevenson (H)
    Head of Arts & Culture – Zac Matson (F)
    Head of Character/Leadership – Nicholas Lidstone (So)
    Head of Chapel Choir – Matthew Todd (J)
    Chapel Prefects – Chris Lee (Cf) and Jack Lindo (J)
    Head of Environment – Jordy Annand (So)
    Head of International – Mark Ma (F)
    Head of Service – Tommy Whitaker (C)
    Head of Sport – Louis Clark (Ro)
    Head of Student Wellbeing – Matias Biraben-Clough (So)

  • 20 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Awards

    Otago Junior Maths Competition
    Oscar Gosling
    Jasper Moss
    Henry Eglinton
    Oliver King

    Honours Ties Awards
    Alexander McKenzie-Rimmer - Drama
    Tom Davidson - Drama
    Theodore Davis - Drama
    Theodore Davis - Choral Music
    Ollie Fradd - Choral Music
    Alex Hlavac - Choral Music
    Charlie Horncastle - Choral Music
    Sam Howard - Choral Music
    Han-Young Kim - Choral Music
    George Murray - Choral Music
    Robert Rolleston - Choral Music
    Alex Rowe - Choral Music
    Richard Seaton - Choral Music
    Jack Tyler - Choral Music
    Wills Wynn Thomas - Choral Music
    Angus Mossman - Contemporary Music
    Robert Rolleston - Contemporary Music
    George Murray - Contemporary Music
    Angus Murray - Contemporary Music
    Jonothan Stewart - Contemporary Music
    Humphrey Bullen - Contemporary Music
    Matias Biraben-Clough - Contemporary Music
    Zac Matson - Contemporary Music
    Max Toth - Contemporary Music

    Winter Sports Awards
    Rugby 1st XV
    Hockey 1st XI
    Football Junior XI
    Basketball U15 team
    CSS & SISS Ski champs
    Ice Hockey – Sebastien Lallemant
    NZSS Fencing – Oscar Aynsley & Eden Pidgeon
    NZSS Swimming – James Currie

    Sport Colours Awards
    Will Duston - Hockey
    Lars Dalley - Hockey
    Nick Lidstone - Hockey
    Sam Blake - Hockey
    Zac May - Hockey
    Henry Foster - Hockey
    Tim Cross - Hockey
    Sam Darry - Rugby
    Patrick Thacker - Rugby
    Arthur Allen - Rugby
    Lachie Gunson - Rugby
    Zach Gallagher - Rugby
    Amhlaoibh Porter - Rugby
    Kurtis Weeks - Rugby
    Shun Miyake - Rugby
    George Coull - Rugby
    Inosi Nasiganiyavi - Rugby
    Ted Grigg - Football
    Ralph Chiang - Badminton
    Sean Swanson - Cycling
    Rupert Limbrick - Sailing
    Matthew Bayley - Sailing
    Humphrey Bullen - Sailing

  • 6 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    Angus Mossman and the Arts Committee Band will perform as part of the Arts Week activities

    Activity Report

    Theo Davis

    The winter season is coming to an end with winter tournament week currently in progress and all local competitions completing playoffs over the last couple of weeks.

    The College winter racquet sports of badminton, table tennis and squash finished their final round of matches last week. The top College badminton side of Ralph Chiang, Josh Ting, Thimeth Wijesinghe and Luke Murch competed in the Premier competition to finish 5th at the end of the season. In table tennis two College sides competed in finals. The College C1 team finished 2nd in the grade while the top College team won their final against Emmanuel Christian School to claim the B grade title. The College team was Steven Zhang, Justin Yin, Matthew O’Connor and Callum McLean. In squash, College teams finished 3rd in the C grade, 3rd and 4th in the B grade and 4th in the A grade. The A team had a very competitive season to finish 4th. The College squash side was Josh Murison, Tristyn Stark, Angus Oh, Blake McGuigan, Tim Bassett and Billy Harrison.

    Basketball finals for both the Friday night schools competition and Saturday club competition were held last week. On Friday night the Senior B team had a home final after an unbeaten season. In a thrilling final the Senior B team lost the match by 40-38 when the opposition scored two free throws with four seconds to go and College missed the last shot to send the game to overtime. In the Saturday club grade, the College U15 side completed an outstanding term when they became the first College team to win this grade when they defeated top seed St Thomas by 71-52. Jordan Braithwaite was named player of the match.

    This week the Junior basketball team attended the South Island tournament in Nelson. The team had pool wins over Otago BHS, St Bedes and Middleton Grange before winning their quarter final over CBHS by 77-61. In the semifinal the team came back after a slow start but eventually lost to Shirley Boys by 5 points before losing the final match to Waimea to finish 4th. The Senior A team have travelled to Invercargill for the South Island champs and had a great first day yesterday with an 89-49 win over Lincoln which was followed by a 73-60 win over Kings HS. Today the team plays St Andrews and Otago BHS.

    The 1st XI hockey side are currently in Tauranga competing in the Rankin Cup. This afternoon they play Auckland Grammar in the quarter finals, with a win putting them into the top 4 in the country. Earlier in the week the team have defeated Otago Boys, Wairarapa College and Tauranga Boys with only a 2-1 loss to Auckland champs St Kentigerns.

    Down the road in Hamilton the U15 team have finished the Tanner Cup with a two win, two draws and one loss record. The loss was in pool play which meant the team were unable to qualify for the knock out phase but completed the tournament with a 4-3 win over St Andrews and a 3-1 win over New Plymouth Boys.

    In the local hockey finals, the 1st XI were involved in another dramatic final against St Andrews with the team losing in a penalty shootout. The 2nd XI defeated St Bedes 7-2, the 3rd XI lost their Division 2 final to CBHS Colts while the Youth Black finished 3rd in Division 3. The team played St Bedes and draw two all with Hugh Sutherland scoring both goals. To decide a winner, the teams were involved in a penalty shootout which College won 2-1 to claim 3rd.

    The Junior XI football side played in the premier final last Wednesday at Cashmere in very wet, and windy conditions. The match was evenly contested and the deadlock was not broken until a strike by Alexi Georgiou put College ahead in the second half. Strong defence, especially from captain Jamie Barr kept the opposition out for College to take the win 1-0.

    In Nelson the 1st XI side finished top of their pool with wins over Trident College, Garrin College and Otago Boys 2-1. The Otago Boys win was a great turn around having been beaten by the same team 9-1 earlier in the year. In the quarter final the team narrowly lost to Middleton Grange 1-0 and today will play Kapiti College for 7th.

    This week the U16 rugby side have played in a Quad tournament. On Tuesday the team lost a narrow match to Nelson College by 15-12 before a double header yesterday which resulted in a 10-5 loss to John McGlashan and a win over St Andrews.

    In Marlborough the U15 side playing in the South Island tournament had pool wins over Waitaki and Southland Boys and a narrow loss to hosts Marlborough Boys. Despite the loss the team has qualified for the final today against Shirley BHS.

    Last week the 15B side won their grade when they defeated CBHS in their grade final while the 13A side were involved in a close match with St Bedes. A match which went back and forth the College side held on for a very good 22-19 win to claim the title.

    This weekend is the Winter Sports festival at the College cricket grounds with first games in football and quick-rip rugby kicking off at 1pm. Over the next few weeks there are winter sport photo sessions. Please check details in houses and email for when your team has their photo. In the last week of term there will be summer sport meetings and trials. Details for these will come through houses and student notices.

    Speakers

    Angus Mossman – speaking about the Arts Week activities
    Jason Gunn – speaking about Blue September
    Sasha Seater – speaking about leadership and volunteer opportunities through the YMCA holiday programmes (You Tube clip)}
    Callum Hackston and Sam Willems – speaking about their Economics business product

    Awards

    Big Sing Silver Award
    Dominic Edmond
    Oliver Fradd
    Thomas McClean
    Robert Rolleston
    Jono Stewart
    Matthew Todd
    Jack Tyler
    Nate Wain
    Wills Wynn Thomas

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
    John An

    Honours Ties Awards
    Wills Wynn Thomas - Instrumental Music
    Will Hutchinson - Instrumental Music
    Richard Sun - Instrumental Music
    Tom Stewardson - Film Production
    Robert Rolleston - Drama
    Thomas Walker - Drama
    Wilson Murray - Drama
    Sam Howard - Drama and Film
    Tristyn Stark - Drama
    Dion Houston - Drama
    Humphrey Bullen - Drama
    Nic Pincknew - Drama
    Ollie Fradd - Drama
    Tom Davidson - Drama
    Alex Mckenzie-Rimmer

  • 23 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'Sonata Pathetique' (1st movement) by Beethoven, performed by Raphael Rim on Piano

    Activity Report

    Cameron Nicolson

    The 1st XV finished the round robin competition in the UC championship with a 20-15 loss to Timaru Boys which ended a very busy week for the team. Last Saturday the team played in their third successive home semifinal and were once again involved in a very close match, this time with St Bedes. Penalty kicks from both sides saw the lead change hands four times in the last 20 minutes before College took control of possession to run the clock down for a 24-23 win and a place in the UC Championship Final. This weekend the team will play CBHS with the winner contesting the South Island Championship a week later.

    In other matches, the 2nd XV defeated St Bedes 2nd XV by 17-13, while the 3rd XV was involved in a very high scoring game which saw them eventually lose 36-35 to Merivale-Papanui. The 15A side played a very good defensive game to hold CBHS to only 5 points and win the match 10-5, the 15B side won against CBHS Black by 57-12 while the 14A also had a high scoring match when they lost to Merivale-Papanui by 39-36.

    This weekend the 16A and 13A sides have semifinals with the 1st XV and U15B teams playing in their grade finals.

    Mason Whitaker scored 40 points for the Senior A basketball side in their 88-49 win over Wolverines to finish their week where they also defeated Burnside High School in their final Thomson trophy match by 73-68. The team also played a tournament preparation game against Waitaki Boys with Nale Fifita top scoring and the team winning 60-52. The U15 team continued their unbeaten run this term when they defeated CBHS in the semifinals by 71-57 to make it to the championship final this weekend against St Thomas.

    On Friday night the Senior B side won their semifinal against St Thomas by 58-44 to advance to the grade final this week. The Senior White and Black sides both had wins and will now face each other this week in a local derby. The 9A team were involved in an exciting match when Jaitai Zheng scored the winning goal in the final moments of the game to defeat Rangiora by 33-31.

    The 1st XI hockey side played Timaru Boys on Friday night in the premiership semifinal. In very cold and wet conditions the team trailed 1-0 at the half and it was not until late in the second half when the team drew level through a goal by Nic Lidstone. The winning goal was scored by Tim Cross with five minutes left on the clock to secure the team another final against St Andrews.

    The 3rd XI and Colts hockey sides squared off in their semifinal with the 3rd XI side proving too strong in the end to win 4-1 and book a place in this week’s final. In this match Ben Zwarst scored two goals for the 3rd XI side.

    The Junior 1st XI football side played a home semifinal yesterday against Shirley Boys’. The teams were locked at 0-0 at halftime before SBHS scored from the penalty spot early in the second half for the lead. College equalised through Charlie Cameron before a late goal from Daniel Metherel sealed the match and a final against Cashmere High next week.

    On Saturday the 15B side defeated St Bedes 4-0 with Hamish McCulloch scoring twice. The 14A team lost 2-1 while the 14 Black side won their third game in a row beating Papanui-Redwood 3-1. In this match Oliver Butler scored twice and they will now play the College 14 White side this weekend in their divisional final.

    Jack O’Donoghue scored twice for the 3rd XI in their 3-2 win over Waimak United, the 2nd XI drew 1 all with FC Twenty but will still contest their divisional final this weekend while the Ravens won 8-2 over Halswell to book a 3rd / 4th playoff this weekend. In the match Owen Rees scored three and Jordy Annand twice.

    Last week was the annual Canterbury schools ski and snowboard champs which were held at Mt Hutt. College had a group of 12 skiers involved in the event. The event consisted of two separate runs for each contestant and a total combined time for each skier. In the individual male competition, there were close to 100 contestants. College had a successful day with 7 boys finishing in the top 20, three in the top 10 including the top two placings with Sam Hadley claiming the top individual prize. The team now turns it focus towards the South Island champs later this term in Queenstown.

    Congratulations to all the teams and individuals in their recent success and good luck to all the teams involved in playoff matches this weekend.

    Speakers

    Joshua Stevenson – speaking about upcoming Model United Nations event
    Alistair Morgan – speaking about Chess
    Harrison Voice/Sam Howard – speaking about the Samoa Service Project
    Angus Mossman – speaking about the poetry competition and Arts Week
    Sam Darry/Will Duston – address the school about the upcoming First finals for Hockey and Rugby

    AWARDS

    CSS Cycling Litolff Cup – Bronze medals presented to:
    Sean Swanson
    Jono Stewart
    Jack Drage
    Michael Audeau

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Year 12 and 13 are asked to remain behind at the end of Assembly to meet with Ms Marsh

  • 9 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    ‘Occupancy’, an original song, performed by Run77

    Activity Report

    Rhys Thatcher

    The Senior A basketball team had a double header against Middleton Grange Gators last week. In the Thomson trophy match the College side lost the match convincingly but turned the tables on the Gators in their Saturday U20 match when they won 89-66. This weekend the team plays a Qualifying final match in the U20 grade and next Tuesday is their final Thomson trophy match for the season when they play Burnside HS at home. The U17 team came back from 15 points down to be even in the last quarter before eventually losing a close match to Papanui while the U15 side had their third 100 point game in a row when they beat Pioneer by 100-46 and now play a top of the table clash this weekend against Selwyn.

    In Friday night matches the Senior B side continued their very good season with a 50-42 win over CBHS with Sam Aitken playing a great game. The Senior Black side had a close loss to Burnside while the Senior White side held on for their second win of the season with a 35-33 win over Rangiora. In another close match the 11A side were tied at 37 all at fulltime and went on to win by one point in overtime. Harvey Willis and Alex Speight played well for the 9A team in their 37-23 win over Lincoln HS.

    The Junior XI football team have qualified for the semifinals in their midweek competition after a 5-0 win over CBHS last week and a 2-0 win over Shirley BHS yesterday. In this match Henri Murison and Charlie Cameron scored for College. In weekend matches the Ravens lost to St Bedes 2-0 while the 2nd XI drew their match 1-1. The 15B side won their match 4-3, the 14 White side defeated Selwyn 4-1 but the match of the day was the 14 Black win over St Bedes by 15-0. The team have only had a few wins this season and this was a great overall team performance. In the match Oliver Butler scored four goals, with Luke James and Hamish Falls-Anderson scoring hat tricks.

    The 1st XI hockey side played a top of the table clash against CBHS on Friday. Having beaten them in the first round, College were keen to repeat the result in order to finish top of the pool for semifinals. College made a great start and led after a couple of minutes with a goal from Zach May and then continued a high level performance for a 3-0 win with further goals from Lars Dalley and Henry Foster. The 2nd XI defeated STAC 3rd XI by 10-1 with nine different players scoring goals. Humphrey Bullen scored the solitary goal for the 3rd XI in their 1-0 win over Burnside while three players, Tim Seeto, Hugo Dover and James Griffin scored 2 goals each for the Colts team in their 9-1 win over St Andrews.

    Old Boy Louis Beckert was recently named in the New Zealand U21 hockey team who will compete in a tournament in Malaysia later in the year while current 1st XI player, Nic Lidstone, who recently played for Canterbury at the National U18 hockey champs, has been named in the NZ U18 Development squad who gather for a training camp in December.

    The 1st XV have had a busy fortnight as they prepare for their final round robin game this weekend in Timaru. The team travelled to Blenheim and played a very good team game to defeat Marlborough Boys by 38-15 before being involved in a thriller on Saturday when Shun Miyake scored a try on fulltime to help the team to a 28-22 win over St Andrews. In this match Shun took his personal points tally for the season over 200 points. Yesterday the team played their catch up match against Nelson, and in wet conditions College won 33-7 to take the lead in the UC championship going in to the last match. Next week the team will play a home semifinal.

    On Saturday the rugby club had club day with all teams playing at home. The 2nd XV had a very convincing 67-0 win over Cashmere HS while the 3rd XV lost a close match to CBHS. The 15B side played well to defeat St Bedes 86-17, and the U13 side got back to winning ways when they beat CBHS by 58-34 in the early game on Upper.

    Over the last couple of weeks some College athletes have achieved some notable sporting performances. Sam King was recently named to join the Athletics NZ Tokyo 2020 squad to begin training with the relay group. Kyle Houston competed in the Canterbury Schools Duathlon champs on Monday in cold and wet conditions. In the individual male race, Kyle was the first athlete home beating all the U19 athletes and winning the U16 grade. Last weekend James Currie competed in the Canterbury Regional swim champs. After an extremely busy weekend, and a good deal of success, James won six Canterbury titles, and also achieved four silvers and a bronze medal. Next is the South Island club champs. Congratulations to these three College students and their recent sporting achievements.

    Speakers

    Wills Wynn Thomas – speaking about the NCEA Review
    Sam Howard – speaking about Service Committee activities\
    Angus Mossman – promoting the Reaction House Plays

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Year 9–12 are asked to remain behind at the end of Assembly to meet with Mr Eccleton regarding 2019 Curriculum Studies Guide

  • 31 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Speakers

    Junie Wee – speaking to the school about the Round Square International Week programme. Also showing video messages of best wishes from various people worldwide

    Musical Item

    Matthew Todd and Shyam Hari play a duet on Indian Tabla drums

    Presentation

    Junie Wee and Angad Vraich – Slide show and talk about their trip to Harvard

    Performance

    Combined kapa haka group performance with Rangi Ruru Girls' School

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 26 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    ‘I’ve Got You Under my Skin’ performed by College’s Big Band

    Activity Report

    Thomas Hawley

    Student Speakers

    Junie Wee – speaking about the Philosophy Club and International Week
    Marshall Stark – speaking on behalf of the Wellbeing Committee
    Joshua Stevenson – speaking about his recent NZ Model UN

    Guest Speaker

    Mr Josh Tisdell – speaking about the World Challenge 2019 Borneo trip option for boys (10 minutes)

    Awards

    LTCL Award
    Justin Hodges

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
    Dominic Edmond

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

    Year 12 asked to remain behind to meet with Mr Thatcher re Prefects 2019

  • 28 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    The Subs will perform an original composition

    Student Speakers

    Sam Howard – speaking about service opportunities at Christ’s College

    Good Morning Boys and Staff,

    I would like you to lend me your imagination for a moment. Picture, a family of five: four children and a single mother. The children come home from a long, hard day at school to find that there is no food for them to eat. Their mother simply cannot support feeding her family on a single household income. However, there is something that we can do to help. The Christchurch City Mission is an organisation with many different goals, but their food drive division believes that it is a basic human right that everyone is able to receive quality nutritious food that builds you up rather than just fills you up. Their mission is to provide those who are less fortunate than ourselves with this basic human right – and they need your help. This July holidays the City Mission is having their annual food bank appeal. This is a massive task, that delivered 26,000 food parcels to people in need in 2017. The City Mission is asking people to donate their time these holidays to help with the organisation, preparation, and delivery of these goods. This is an incredible service opportunity, that will not only benefit those in need, but your own character and resume. The only condition is that boys volunteering must be at least 16 years old. There will be a google doc going out on schoolbox at the start of next week with available times for you to go and help out. You will be able to organise your service around any other commitments that you may have, so get down there and make a difference.

    On another note, on Thursday the 26th of July – that is the first Thursday of Week 1 next term – Christ’s College will be hosting an inter-school fundraising charity concert. The Hope Concert will have school acts, including bands, performers, and guest speakers from all around Christchurch - including our very own Run77. The aim of the event is to raise awareness and funds for the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Trust. This is an issue that is incredibly relevant to us as young New Zealanders, because more than 12 people take their own lives per week in our country. All the funds from the event will go to helping those who are in need of assistance, so that we can tackle this problem together. The entry price of tickets will be $15, but be sure to bring extra cash because there will be plenty of food vendors to keep you nice and well-fed. It’s shaping up to be a great night, so keep your calendars free, and look out for a Facebook event that will be launched in the holidays with details on how to purchase your tickets.

    Awards

    New Zealand Association of Language Teachers – Certificates of Excellence:
    George Murray (NCEA Level 2 French)
    Robert Rolleston (NCEA Level 2 French)
    Jonathan Stewart (NCEA Level 2 French)
    Han-Young Kim (NCEA Level 2 German)
    Jayavi Premaratne (NCEA Level 2 German)
    Thomas Walker (NCEA Level 2 German)
    Homare Nakajima (NCEA Level 2 Japanese)

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards:
    Connor Graham
    Tim Ward

    New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Medals:
    Jasper Moss (Gold Medal – Junior Boys CP)
    Dion Houston (Silver Medal - Senior Boys Regional Relay – Canterbury team)

    Executive Principal’s concluding comments

  • 14 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    ‘Gitanerias’ by Ernesto Lecuona, performed by James Griffin (piano)

    Activity Report

    Callum Norrie

    Over the last two weeks, senior College teams have been involved in two annual winter sports exchanges. Last week College hosted Rathkeale College from Masterton and this week teams travelled to Dunedin for matches against Otago Boys High.

    Last week College had matches against Rathkeale in rugby, football and hockey. In the hockey match, College lead 2-0 at the half with goals to Liam Adams and Tim Cross but the team were unable to add to this in the second half while Rathkeale scored to keep the game in the balance which College eventually won 2-1. At ASB Park, the football teams clashed in very wet conditions. College competed well against their highly ranked opponent and despite early chances, did not score until late in to the first half when Jake Tacon finally beat the keeper. In the second half both sides had chances but both defences kept a clean sheet to leave College as 1-0 victors over Rathkeale. In the rugby match, Rathkeale were able to handle the muddy, wet conditions better than College and took an early lead which they never gave up to win 10-0.

    This week five teams travelled to Dunedin to face Otago Boys. The 1st XI hockey side completed the double when they had a 3-1 win over their southern opponents. Goals were scored by Sam Blake, Henry Foster and Tom Macfarlane. The Senior A basketball team faced off against the highly ranked Otago team and in a very high scoring match lost 103 – 86 with Will de Geest (23) and Aiden Palmer (22) top scoring. The game was close for the first three quarters before the more experienced OBHS took control. The 1st XI football side scored first in their match through a great strike from Kynan Salt but then let Otago back in to the game through unforced errors which the opposition capitalised on. A second half goal to Finbar Gallaway was not enough to stop a convincing 8-2 loss. The top debating team were involved in a very close match which in the end was decided by only half a point to the hosts while a young College squash team were defeated by Otago Boys also.

    Rugby has been disrupted over the last couple of weeks with ground closures but the 1st XV have continued to play. The annual CBHS match provided another high intensity match that showcased the best of schoolboy rugby in NZ. Playing in front of a passionate crowd both teams played with great intensity to produce a bruising spectacle. At half time, both teams were in the match but CBHS took it chances in the second half for a 32-16 win.

    Last weekend the 1st XV faced a strong St Bede’s side and lead 15-10 at the half before a try to Zac Cran gave the team a further lead that they held on to for a 23-17 win and maintain 2nd place in the UC championship. This weekend the team play Nelson College.

    College hockey teams had a full round last Friday night. The 1st XI travelled to the Rangiora turf to play St Andrews and produced one of their best all round performances despite losing the match. The 2nd XI played CBHS 2nd XI and conceded two goals in the first half before drawing the second half for a 3-1 loss with the goal scorer being Shahid Ali. The 3rd XI team had a very convincing 10 – 0 win over Shirley BHS with Nic Bull scoring 4 goals and Chris Lee 2. The Colts held on for a 4-3 win over Burnside HS 2nd XI with Matthew Patterson scoring a double while the Youth White team enjoyed their best game of the season with a 5-2 win over St Bedes. In this match goals were scored by Tim Hanson, Jake Abbis, Harry Penter and Bruce Chen. This Friday the 1st XI take on Burnside HS at Marist Park.

    The Senior A basketball side have had a very busy couple of weeks with five games. In the Thomson trophy, the team had a very good 92-83 win over St Bedes before losing this week to Rangiora by 80-67. In the Saturday U20 competition the team lost a narrow match with a couple of key plays not available. The U17 side won a nail biting 54-53 match over St Bedes while the U15 side dominated in their match over Burnside where they scored 103 points.

    On Friday night the Senior B team had a fantastic game against Linwood High to win 58-38, the Year 11 Black team defeated CBHS by 68-19, while the 10A team beat St Thomas Red by 25-17. The Year 9 Black team played a great game against Rudolph Steiner to win 40-21 with stand out play from Sam Milner and Dominic Lee.

    Congratulations to Louis Clark who has been selected for the New Zealand Men’s Youth waterpolo team to compete at the World Championship in Hungary which will occur in August. The team will travel to Montenegro for a two week training camp prior to the Worlds. Next week Louis travels to Japan with the NZ Surf team.

    Speakers

    Cameron Jones and Alex Hlavac – speaking about their attendance at the Round Square Australasia & East Asian Regional Conference at Bunberry Cathedral Grammar School, Western Australia

    Josh Ting – speaking about about the College Public Speaking Club

    Why do we have to do public speaking? No one wants to do it.

    But for those of you who want to be a lawyer. Do you want to be the meek lawyer analysing his case in the counsel table? Or do you want to be up there, speaking to the jury and debating with the judge?

    If you're an executive, public speaking would allow you to give effective presentations which engage the audience. For those of you who want to be an engineer, public speaking would give you the tools that you need to go up there, and present your designs in a gripping, and impressive way. Even in an interview, it would allow you to be able to organise your thoughts in a clear concise manner which gives you enough time to think to put your best foot forward.

    The great thing about public speaking it that it’s just like any other skill that we have. They can be built and they can be practiced. So rather than being caught up with your nerves, it gives you an option to speak up if you choose to. And the public speaking club provides an opportunity for you to practice and improve.

    The club would be held at W304, during Monday Lunchtimes.

    Max Heywood – member of the Round Square Committee, speaking about global competency

    As some of you may know my name is Max Heywood, and I am a member of the Round Square committee here at College this year.

    I would like to start by just clarifying what Round Square actually is;

    Round Square is an organisation which connects 180 schools around the world. The exchanges, conferences and service projects that Round Square schools are involved with, encompass 6 main IDEALS; Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

    So, looking ahead, we have International Week, during Week 2 of Term 3. Which will encompass many of these IDEALS through interactive activities, that I hope you will get involved with.

    At the moment however, the committee is in the process of promoting global competency within our school. With this in mind, we have come up with the idea of interviewing Old Boys about their international experience, to get their perspectives.

    I would like to show you the product of these interviews...

    Whatever you may want to do with your life outside of school, understanding the importance of stepping out of the bubble we often find ourselves in, here in New Zealand, is vital. From this short clip, I think we can take away the significance of being open minded to different cultures, whether that be within or outside our school environment.

    We have recently been in contact with schools in Denmark, Jordan, China and South Africa. We have discussed a number of ways to gain a greater level of communication between students, within our schools. Junie will be inviting all students to be a part of this new initiative in coming weeks.

    Sam King – speaking about junior lunchtime

    Angus Mossman – speaking about Rockquest results from the weekend

    The Christ's College Choir had a stellar performance at the Big Sing Regional Festival in Christchurch on Friday, with three choirs participating - Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum and the Combined Choir with St Margaret's College. Schola Cantorum - won The Best Male Choir Performance of the Day, Chapel Choir - won The Best Male Choir of the Day and The Best Performance of a Classical Piece. The Combined Choir - were awarded The Best Performance of a First Time Choir at the Big Sing, The Best Performance of a Contemporary Work and The Best Performance of a NZ Work. Following this success, College received the University of Canterbury Music Award. The boys are looking solid and are hopeful of being involved in the Big Sing Finale later in the year.

    You guys are going to be seeing a lot of these posters hung up around the place very soon. That’s because our year 9 production Private peaceful is opening next Thursday! This will include 30 year 9’s on stage telling the story of what it was like to be a young kid growing up and taking part WW1. The play is intense, moving and memorable. There are boys from every house in the play, so all you juniors should really go see this play and support your peers. Tix $10 ONE WEEK TO BOOK

    College website - UPCOMING EVENTS - ALL THE INFO

    Last Saturday 6 College bands played their original music at the regional heats of this years Smokefree Rockquest. Of the bands that played 3 progressed through to the regional finals. These bands were The Subs, Household and Run77. Therefore college hold three places out of 12 at the regional final. This is one exceptional achievement, and it puts College above any other school that competed in the weekend. Due to some questionable judging, a couple of our bands were (in my opinion) ripped off, but overall it was a great weekend for College’s contemporary music programme. Win or lose, every boy put in hours of work, played their best and put College in a great light. I’m stoked for all of you,

    Liam Allen is the bass player for “Household” a combined band featuring talent from College, SMC, Shirley and Girls High. “Household” are currently sitting at second on the people's choice award for Rockquest, and they need your help!

    If we win this poll, we have a shot of making this years Rockquest National finals, along with Run77! If everyone after this could please go onto the Run77 facebook page and find the very first post, click the link, and cast your vote for household, you’ll be doing the school and I a massive favour. It’s completely free, and will only take a minute. Thank you.

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 31 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    ‘La Chapelle de Guillaume Tell’ by Franz Liszt, performed by Max Toth

    Activity Report

    Han-Young Kim

    On Tuesday a group of College athletes travelled to New Brighton to race in the Canterbury Schools x-country champs around Ascot Golf course. In cold, damp conditions College runners performed well. In the Y9 grade Angus Thorne was the first College runner in when he finished 15th overall while Sam Idiens (6th) and Kyle Houston (10th) finished in the top10 in the Under 16 race. In the Senior 4km race, Archie Hayman was the best College runner finishing 26 in a field of 60 runners. Jasper Moss completed a double of titles when he won the AWD race to go with his win in the Road Race earlier this term. Next event is the National school champs to be held in Taupo in a couple of weeks.

    The 1st XV have maintained their position at the top of the UC Championship over the past two weekends gaining a bonus point win in each match.In the first match, Mid Canterbury Combined team were no match for College’s strong forward pack and incisive back play with College finishing the match ahead 87-0. George Coull celebrated the award of his Cap with three tries and Sam Darry scored twice. Patrick Thacker hadn’t scored a try for the first XV in the past two seasons but made up for that with two in this match. Shun Miyake scored a try and kicked 11 conversions for a personal tally of 27 points.Last Saturday College played Lincoln Combined who provided a much sterner test - especially in the second half. The wet conditions hindered some of the back play but College were able to score four tries to win 29-5.

    The Christ's College Senior A Basketball team is currently second in the Thompson's Trophy. College are behind the Middleton Grange Gators on points differential, with both teams on 7 points after four rounds! A superb effort last night saw the team win against a very good St. Bede's side 92-83, with Will De Geest top-scoring with 20, Aiden Palmer 18, Nale Fifita 17 and Mason Whittaker 15. In the last week the team have also had a 75-70 win over Hilmorton High and a 101-72 victory over CBHS B team.

    The U17 side had their first win of the season last Saturday and displayed the great improvement they have been making as a team when they defeated Pioneer by 68-51. In Friday night games, the Senior B team defeated Catholic Cathedral by 59-33 with Lachie Henderson, Marshall Stark and Oscar Noble-Adams playing well, and the Senior White side won against St Thomas by 40-10. The 11A side defeated St Andrews by 39-32, while Tom O’Connor scored 24 points for the 11 Black side in their 51-23 win over Hagley College.

    The 1st XI hockey side have been involved in two high scoring matches recently. In the first match College lead 2-0, then 4-2 before drawing with St Bedes 4-4. In the second match the team travelled to Ashburton to play Timaru Boys. Timaru lead 4-1 at the half before College came back through goals from Tim Cross, Liam Adams and Nic Lidstone to draw level before Timaru scored the winning goal late in the match.

    In other matches recently Richard Turpie scored two goals for the 2nd XI in their 5-3 win over Ashburton 1st XI. The 3rd XI still remain undefeated and last week won the local derby when they defeated the College Colts side. In this match Nick Bull scored 4 goals. William Picton-Warlow went one better when he scored 5 goals for the Youth Black in their win over Shirley Boys and James Griffin scored 4 goals for the Colts in their 8-2 win over Shirley Boys.

    The 1st XI football side have had contrasting matches recently. In a key match up, College were able to hold off a fast finishing Papanui side to eventually win 4-3 before the team were comfortably defeated by St Bedes last week. The Junior XI started their season off in an emphatic manner when they defeated St Bedes by 9-1 with Rheon Salt and Alexi Georgiou scoring two each.

    On Saturday the Ravens XI and 2nd XI sides both had wins while the 3rd XI had a narrow 3-2 loss to Waimak United. Charlie Owens scored a hat trick for the Ravens in their 6-2 win over Halswell Hawks while goal scoring machine, Jack Lindo scored 4 goals for the 3rd XI in their 8-2 win over Ferrymeads Bay. Jack leads the club with 12 goals for the season. The 14A side scored two late goals for a 5-3 win over Nomads, the 14 Black team won 3-0 over Coastal Spirit with goalkeeper Joe Pfalhert being man of the match, and Shyam Hari scored 4 goals to help the 15B team defeat St Bedes 15B by 9-2.

    Good luck to the 1st XV team today in their annual match against CBHS. On Monday, which is Queen’s Birthday, College hosts Rathkeale College from Masterton for the annual winter sports exchange. There will be top team clashes in football, rugby and hockey occurring.

    Also, a reminder that entries for the annual UC Mud Run close next week. If interested in participating, please contact Mr Clarke.

    Speakers

    Cameron Jones and Alex Hlavac – speaking about their attendance at the Round Square Australasia & East Asian Regional Conference at Bunberry Cathedral Grammar School, Western Australia

    Josh Ting – speaking about about the College Public Speaking Club

    Why do we have to do public speaking? No one wants to do it.

    But for those of you who want to be a lawyer. Do you want to be the meek lawyer analysing his case in the counsel table? Or do you want to be up there, speaking to the jury and debating with the judge?

    If you're an executive, public speaking would allow you to give effective presentations which engage the audience. For those of you who want to be an engineer, public speaking would give you the tools that you need to go up there, and present your designs in a gripping, and impressive way. Even in an interview, it would allow you to be able to organise your thoughts in a clear concise manner which gives you enough time to think to put your best foot forward.

    The great thing about public speaking it that it’s just like any other skill that we have. They can be built and they can be practiced. So rather than being caught up with your nerves, it gives you an option to speak up if you choose to. And the public speaking club provides an opportunity for you to practice and improve.

    The club would be held at W304, during Monday Lunchtimes.

    Angus Mossman – speaking about about recent and upcoming arts and culture activities within College

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Awards
    Ben Davis
    Samuel Barnett

    Honours Ties – Drama

    Like Sports Colours, Cultural Honours Ties are awarded for excellence.

    The major production, West Side Story, allowed a lot of boys to show real theatre arts skill, impacting positively on the life of the College and providing a lasting impact on more than 3200 people who attended the sellout show. Celebrating the success of the whole show we also celebrate the excellence of some individuals.

    Drama Honours are awarded to boys when they have demonstrated excellence in performance, direction and service as drama practitioners, over four or five years.

    3 boys are being presented with their second Drama Honours Award which entitles them to wear Silver or Gold Blazer buttons.

    Toby Brooker-Haines (R, Year 13, 2nd)
    Has been the backbone of the stage crew in ten shows since he first arrived at College in 2014, He is the go-to-guy who seeks solutions to any problem presented and his extraordinary reliability and integrity are greatly valued.

    Charlie Horncastle (Cf, Year 13, 2nd)
    Has taken every opportunity available since joining the group in Year 10 to excel across drama, dance, music and directing 10 plays. He is a champion for physical theatre and dance amongst boys, representing the school in Kuala Lumpur, and being a pioneer of the Commotion Dance Project.

    Angus Mossman (Cf, Year 13, 2nd)
    is the Prefect for Arts and Culture and is a superb ambassador for all aspects of the Arts at College. In Drama, he has taken part in productions over four years with many notable highlight roles, including Riff in West Side Story and his contribution to the Kuala Lumpur Round Square project.

    Four boys receive the award for the first time
    Jono Stewart (Ro, Year 12)
    Tom Vincent (C, Year 12)
    George Lacey-Metcalfe (J, Year 13)
    Harrison Voice (C, Year 13)

    Each of them has proved their multiple talents as actors during the last four or five years showing effective performance with great impact in both junior and senior productions and in their House Plays. All these boys have contributed to the on-going development of the College Drama tradition.

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

    – College v CBHS 1st XV fixture
    – Grandparents’ Day

  • 17 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    ‘Bodacious Funktitude’ by Mike Mower, performed by Shyam Hari on the baritone sax

    Activity Report

    Tommy Glass

    The first 1st XV have made a positive start to the UC Championship with two bonus point wins. First up were Shirley BHS and they proved to be a good test for the new team. After College went out to a 20-3 lead in the first half, Shirley came back strongly and took the lead in the middle of the second half. College then applied plenty of pressure and were awarded a penalty try which bought the scores level with a few minutes to go. More pressure resulted in a try under the posts for a 34-27 win.

    In the second round last Saturday, the team lifted their performance and produced a good effort against St Thomas's. After a battle for ascendancy in the first 20 minutes, College only led 5-3. They then went on to score another 10 tries as they dominated possession to win 67-3. Three players scored two tries in the match. Finn Hamilton in his first start for the team along with Inosi Nasiyanigavi and Shun Miyake. Shun also kicked 6 conversions for a personal tally of 22 points. This weekend the 1st XV play their first game at home.

    The Senior A basketball side started their Thomson trophy season with a very good 74-56 win over Burnside High. In this match Nale Fifita scored 22 points and Mason Whitaker 20. On the weekend the team had a comfortable 30 point win but came up against up a strong CBHS team in the second round of the Thomson Trophy to record their first loss. The U17 side showed an improved game in their loss to Selwyn while Jordan Braithwaite and Tom Clarke were stand out players for the U15 team in their 75-56 win over North Canterbury. In Friday night matches Ben Stronach shot key 3 pointers to help the Senior B defeat St Andrews, the Senior Black side were involved in a tense 27 all draw, while the Senior Whites lost by five against St Thomas. Isaac Lester and Moe Gath top scored in the Y11A win over Rolleston, and the Year 10/11 White side won their match over St Thomas by 36-24.

    The 1st XI football side had their first win last week in the Premier schools competition when they defeated Rangiora HS 2-0 with goals from Finbar Gallaway and Jake Tacon. On the weekend there were wins for the 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 14A, and 14 Black sides. Jayavi Premaratne scored a hat trick for the 2nd XI when they defeated Selwyn Utd 6-1, while William Pegg and Sam Barnett scored for the 3rd XI in their 3-1 win over Papanui-Redwood. Ryan Primus scored the winning goal for the 14 Black to help defeat Cashmere Technical by 3-2.

    The 1st XI hockey side started off their season with a convincing 10-0 win over Shirley BHS. In this match Tim Cross and Liam Adams scored hat tricks and Will Duston played his 100th match for the team. The 2nd XI also had a dominant game when they defeated St Bedes 2nd XI by 11-1 with Josh Erasmus scoring three. The 3rd XI remain unbeaten for the season with a 3-0 win over Shirley, John An scored a superb reverse stick goal near fulltime to help the Colts draw their match while Archie Hayman and Brayden Baynes scored for the Youth Black in their 2-0 win over St Andrews.

    Last Wednesday the annual Canterbury Secondary Schools Road Race was held at the A&P showgrounds. A small group of College athletes competed in the event. Jasper Moss was 3rd in the AWD event, Sam Idiens was 5th and Kyle Houston 6th in the U16 grade, while Dion Houston was 5th in the Senior 4km race. Next event this term is the Canterbury schools x-country event in a couple of weeks before the Nationals occur in Taupo later in the term.

    As winter sport gets well underway there will be many opportunities for College students to show their support for the various teams and individuals as they compete. To keep track of key matches join the 2018 College Support page on Facebook.

    Speakers

    Will Duston – speaking about the recently concluded UK cricket tour

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Awards
    Samuel Kirby

    SPORTS TROPHIES

    Cross Country
    U14 – Sam Idiens
    Junior – Kyle Houston
    Intermediate – Dominic Edmond
    Senior – Dion Houston
    Overall House – Harper House

    Summer Sports Colours
    Waterpolo – Louis Clarke
    Swimming – Hunter Wilson and Louis Clarke
    Rowing – Jack Elvy, Sean Swanson, Zac Cran, Will Chaffey, Max Goodwin, Sam Darry, Jamie Batchelor, Alex Todhunter, Guy Flynn
    Tennis – Dylan Heap, Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman
    Cricket – Kurtis Weeks, Richard Turpie, Nicholas Lidstone
    Golf – Zach May
    Athletics – Sam King, Cody House, Dion Houston, Edward Hsing, Jack Tyler

    Senior Honours Tie Award
    Awarded to Mr Colin Averill

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 3 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Activity Report

    Finbar Gallaway

    The transition between summer and winter sport over the holidays has meant that a number of College sportsmen have been busy while a few summer sports completed their final events for the season.

    The College sailing team travelled to Northland for the national schools regatta during the break. The team were seeded in to the Bronze fleet at the start of the week and fought hard and sailed well with some good results to top the fleet and repechage up for Silver. The team went on to win 3 out of 3 in the repechage to finish in the silver fleet. Overall this was a much improved performance from the team after attending their first national regatta last year.

    Eden Pidgeon recently competed at the National fencing championships in Wellington. As a 15 year, Eden competed in the U17 Cadet Foil competition and won all five of his bouts in his pool before entering the elimination rounds. From a group of 37 competitors, Eden finished 6th overall for a great result at this national tournament.

    Liam Adams continued with his tennis season over the holidays with a great deal of success. At the Tennis Canterbury Junior Champs, Liam won both the singles and doubles title and then followed this result up by winning the singles title at the Waikato ANZAC Junior Open. In this tournament he was also runner up in the doubles competition. The final tournament was the Technifibre Central Region Junior Open where he completed a clean sweep of singles titles when he won this competition and was again runner up in the doubles. An outstanding set of results from these tournaments.

    The UK cricket tour returned on Tuesday after a successful three week tour of Singapore and England. Despite the weather affecting some matches, the two teams played eight fixtures each against some of the high profile public schools in England such as Eton and Wellington College. The 1st XI enjoyed wins over Singapore CC, Haberdashers, Winchester and Tonbridge while the Development team also defeated Singapore CC and Haberdashers along with a win over St Edwards, Oxford.

    The April holiday also saw the four major winter codes of hockey, rugby, football and basketball get underway with matches.

    The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Hamilton for the annual ANZAC preseason tournament held at St Pauls Collegiate. With six regular squad members away, it was an opportunity to introduce some of the younger members of the club to the top level of schoolboy hockey in the country. The tournament started with College claiming a 3-2 win over Hastings Boys, which was then followed with losses to Hamilton Boys, Waiarapa College and Wellington College. In their last game College lead 1-0 at the half against Napier Boys but conceded two goals in the second half including the match decider on fulltime. The 1st hockey side will have their first competition game next Friday with other College teams beginning this week.

    Rugby gets underway this weekend with all teams below the 1st XV involved in grading games. Last weekend the 1st and 2nd XV teams travelled to Dunedin to play Otago BHS in their annual matches. In two very close encounters, the 1st XV draw their match 24 all against a much larger Otago team while the 2nd XV narrowly lost their match 10-5. Both games were played in very wet conditions. This weekend the 1st XV open the UC Championship with an away game to Shirley Boys.

    Football has been going for a month with most College teams having played three games. Last weekend in the latest round of games Henri Murison scored 4 goals and Gabriel Gallaway a hat trick for the 14A side in their 9-0 win over Selwyn; the 14 Whites won 4-1 while the 14 Blacks lost a high scoring match against Nomads by 7-3. The 15A side were 3 all with FC Twenty 11 before allowing a couple of late goals for a loss. The Ravens, College’s top Saturday team defeated St Bedes by 4-2 with Sam King scoring a double.

    The top three College basketball teams played their first games on Saturday. The U15 side started the season positively with a convincing win over Shirley Boys while the U17 side lost to North Canterbury by 74-42. With a few key players away, the Senior A – U20 side also lost to North Canterbury. The Senior A team start the Thomson Trophy competition next Tuesday with an away game to Burnside HS.

    Speakers

    Joshua Stevenson – speaking about an upcoming Philosophy Conference – Aotearoa Youth Declaration (AYD)

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Christ's College Haka

  • 12 April

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    1st Movement from Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor performed by Jack Tyler (violin)

    Speakers

    Robert Rolleston – speaking about the French Student Exchange
    Sam Howard – speaking about the Service Committee
    Angus Mossman – speaking about Arts & Culture

  • 27 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Awards

    Sports Awards from Summer Tournament Week

    Sailing – 5th in Gold Fleet Top of the South Regatta

    Futsal – 5th in NZ Junior Futsal Championships

    Polo – South Island Polo Championship - A & B Grade Champions

    CSS & SISS Athletics – 13 Canterbury titles; 11 South Island titles

    National Surf Lifesaving Champions

    NZSS Triathlon Championships – 2 national titles

    NZSS Tennis Championships – Runners-up

    NZSS Rowing Championships – 5 National titles

  • 15 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse performed by Angus Mossman, accompanied by Robert Rolleston on Bass

    Activity Report

    Harry Zarifeh

    The 1st XI cricket side have a very busy week ahead of them. On Saturday, they travel to Wanganui for their annual two day match against Wanganui Collegiate and then return to play CBHS in the annual match. Over the last two weeks the team played North-West in the local school competition. Trailing after the first innings, College scored 294 in their second turn at bat with half centuries to Toby Beale, Nic Lidstone and Lachie Harper. Richard Turpie then took four wickers but the team were unable to secure the last wicket for the win. Caleb Manson scored a half century and Louis Gunn took 3 wickets for the 2nd XI in their win over St Bede's while Jack Burt took 6 wickets for the Development team in their two day loss. James Luxon scored an unbeaten century for the 10A side and shared in a 194 run partnership with Tom Clarke to help them defeat Sydenham while Shyam Hari has scored half centuries over the last two weekends for the 10B side. The four Year 9 sides have been successful, winning 7 of their 8 matches over the last two weeks. Ciaran Huntley and Jed Gimblett have both secured 5 wicket bags and Tim Seeto scored 64 in the 9A win over St Bede's.

    The Senior A tennis team travelled to Timaru for the South Island champs. Having performed well in the Canterbury champs and a win over Otago Boys, the team was very confident. The boys entered the competition with the lofty goal of not losing a match throughout. Not only did they achieve this, but they achieved the amazing feat of not dropping a single set, including two intense tie breaks by Liam Adams. They played 5 ties over the 3 days, all with a 6-0 result. A great team effort with contributions from all 5 players. The team now moves on to Nationals which occur in Christchurch next week.

    The Senior waterpolo side went in to the Canterbury schools final on Tuesday night having only lost one match against their opponents St Bede's. With a confident and aggressive start the team had plenty of scoring opportunities but failed to convert these chances. The College team lost their goalkeeper through a blood bin and St Bede's took the chance to get ahead and eventually held on for an 11-8 win over College.

    The Canterbury Schools team golf champs were held at Christchurch Golf club last week. The competition consisted of a team of four players playing a round, and the best three scores contributed to the team’s overall score. The College team of Zach May, Thomas McClean, Nik Bull and Tim Seeto produced an overall team score to finish 2nd behind CBHS who are the current National title holders. The team’s second place has qualified them for the Nationals school tournament for the first time and this takes place later in the year.

    For the top College athletes, it is an incredibly busy time. Last weekend Ed Hsing, Cody House, Jack Tyler, Sam King and Dion Houston competed in the National track and field champs as part of the Canterbury team. Sam and Cody received a silver medal in the U20 4x100m relay event, Cody was 3rd in the U18 long jump while Ed Hsing was 4th in the U20 pole vault and then claimed a national title when he won the U18 pole vault event.

    On Tuesday a large number of College athletes competed in the Canterbury Secondary School qualifying meet with a number of these athletes making it through to finals on Saturday. The athletic season will finish next week with the South Island champs in Timaru.

    Last Thursday a small group of College triathletes travelled to Scarborough for the Canterbury schools triathlon champs. In perfect racing conditions College finished the day with two titles. Sam Idiens won the U14 race by a margin of 18 seconds while Kyle Houston won the U16 title with Sebastian Fergusson finishing 4th. These boys will now compete next week in the national school champs.

    This winter, College is looking at the option of entering a team into local, South Island and National clay-target shooting competitions. If you are interested in this opportunity then please make contact with Humphrey Bullen. Next Wednesday night the UK cricket tour group are having a movie night fundraiser. Check student notices for further details and help support the tour.

    Good luck to all students and staff who are involved in summer tournaments next week.

    • Angad Vraich and Junie Wee speaking about the Harvard Round Square study interviews

    • Angus Mossman speaking about the Arts and Culture Committee; Angus to present to James Larkin a certificate from Speech New Zealand for outstanding achievement in Speech & Drama Grade Seven Scholarship

    • Marshall Stark speaking about the Wellbeing Committee

    Speakers

    Angad Vraich and Junie Wee – speaking about Harvard Round Square study interviews
    Angus Mossman – speaking about the Arts and Culture Committee - Angus to present James Larkin a certificate from Speech New Zealand for oustanding achievement in Speech & Drama Grade 7 Scholarship
    Marshall Stark – speaking about the Wellbeing Committee

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Awards
    Jack Drage

    SISS Tennis Teams Championships
    Dylan Heap, Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman, Jenner Johnson

    Canterbury Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships
    U14 - Sam Idiens
    U15 - Kyle Houston

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 1 March

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Musical Item

    'While We Are Young' an original song composed and performed by Will Pegg

    Activity Report

    Harrison Voice

    This week the annual summer sports exchange took place between Otago Boys and College. In the tennis fixture, the first part of the encounter was played indoors due to the weather but the tie was eventually completed at Hagley tennis club. After 32 matches of doubles and singles, College came away with a clean sweep by winning all matches for a commanding win. The 2nd XI cricket side also had an effected fixture which was meant to be a two day game but turned out to be a T20 match on day one, followed by a 50 over match on day two. In the end College was successful, winning both games. In the T20 match Max Heywood took four wickets and Will Prentice hit 44 to chase down 120 while in the one day match Owen Rees took four wickets in the College win. The 1st XI match was delayed on day one but College batted first and declared at 157 with Kurtis Weeks scoring 80. Otago Boys made 97 for 3 before declaring then Lachie Harper scored 72 to help set the opposition 217 to win. In a very tense match Otago finished 38 runs short and College were unable to get the last wicket to complete the victory.

    Over the weekend the College polo players played in the first school’s tournament for 2018. The morning saw the College B team playing matches against Medbury A, St Margaret’s B and St Andrews B. Winston Hutchinson was the team captain and lead his team to three strong wins to finish at the top of their grade. Winston was also awarded MVP of the grade.

    In the afternoon, the College A team played Christchurch Combined where they struggled to play together as a team and lost 2-1. Next up for them was St Andrews A. After a strong strategic talk from coach Charlie Wood College they went on to win 1-0. This then put them back into the final against Christchurch Combined. With their heads in the game the boys played much better and at the end of the chukka the score was locked at 0-0. The teams then went to a rundown and Christchurch combined just bet the College team. Both teams will see each other in March for the next tournament.

    This weekend the top Senior tennis side travels to TImaru to play in the South Island schools championships. The team qualified for this after winning the Canterbury champs a couple of weeks back. In this tournament they won matches over St Bedes, Shirley and CBHS and now go to the South Island tournament as defending champs.

    The Senior waterpolo team had an outstanding year last year and the new look team has begun the Canterbury school’s championship this month. To date, the team has played three matches with a 20-7 win over Shirley Boys and 20-4 win over St Andrews. In a top of the table clash with St Bedes, College trailled 5-1 early in the match but came back late in the game at 12-12 before losing the match 13-12. Tonight the team plays Burnside High.

    Congratulations to at athletes who competed last week in another successful College athletic sports. Edward Hsing broke the school pole vault record on Friday and then travelled to Timaru on Saturday to compete in the Athletic Canterbury Club champs. Edward managed a height of 3.60m to win the U18 title and complete a very successful two days of competition for him.

    A reminder that all boys who made the Top 5 in any championship track or field event in the school championships are eligible for selection to the Canterbury school champs. Boys who wish to compete for College must read the student notice sent by Mr Christey and confirm they are keen to attend this event by Friday.

    The College rowers enter the final stages of preparation for the season. On Friday they travel to Twizel for the South Island school champs and then the Maadi cup crews will stay on for an intensive final training camp. Good luck to all crews racing this weekend.

    Speakers

    Reid Wylie – speaking about Flight School
    Junie Wee – speaking as Head of Round Square
    Oscar Wilson – speaking about his Round Square Big Build trip to Vietnam in December
    Cameron Jones – speaking about Environment Committee initiatives

    Next time I’m up here on stage, I’ll be telling you about how the arts and culture are going to grow this year at College … there’s a lot to tell you … But right now .... I’m here to talk about this Saturday and Sunday …

    This weekend! we have auditions for this year’s senior major production ... West Side Story. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950’s. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. It’s a big show with a big cast, big songs, big dances, big fights and heaps of opportunity to shine.

    We’ve joined up with Rangi Ruru to create the show, which means you’ll be working with lots of talented girls; ***as well as boys from College.

    The Audition Pack is on Schoolbox: and you access it through Student Notices. In there you will find all the information you need to sign up and the material you have to learn for your audition. It tells you

    • about show dates,

    • about rehearsals,

    • about the process and

    • about the parts you can try out for.

    You do need to sign up in the next two days by going to Student Notices, clicking on the link, reading all the information and then clicking on the bottom of page five to access the audition booking form.

    West Side Story is available to years 11, 12 and 13 and I’d personally recommend you grab the opportunity.

    You’ve gotta to get on to it quick though… IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

    I hope to see many of you at the auditions in the OBT this weekend. See Mr Chambers, Ms Peers or me if you want more information.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Awards
    Jack Noble-Adams
    Kynan Salt

    NZSS Athletics Championships
    Sam Idiena

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Mr Cortesi – Football registration
    Mr Aburn – Emergency evacuation procedure

  • 15 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

    Sports Awards

    NZSS Athletics Championships
    Sam King
    Cody House

    School Swimming Trophies
    Harry Greenwood – Under 14
    James Currie – Junior
    Nathan Penrose – Intermediate
    Hunter Wilson – Senior

    House Swimming Trophies
    Corfe/Somes – Medley Cup

    Somes – Sprint Relay Cup

    Somes – Overall House Cup

    Academic Awards

    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

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 1 February

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Donaldson to introduce new members of staff

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer and welcomes the school back for 2018

    Activity Report

    Sam King

    While many of us were enjoying a long, hot summer, a number of College athletes and staff have been involved in National champs, overseas trips, training camps and regattas.

    In December a group of College athletes travelled to Hastings for the National schools champs. After a successful weekend of personal bests and top 10 results, College athletes achieved five podium finishes. Cody House achieved a 3rd in the Senior long jump with a distance of 6.42m while Sam Idiens ran a great race to finish 3rd out of 68 runners in the Year 9 3km road race. Hugh Finlay picked up two silver medals in the Senior Para 200m and 400m and I ran a personal best to finish 2nd in the Senior 200m event.

    The 2018 1st XI cricket squad has had a busy January with the annual match against the Willows XI followed by the Trans-Tasman festival which was held in Canberra this year. In hot conditions to start the festival, College lost their opening match to Shore Sydney before beating King’s College from Auckland. In this match Richard Turpie bowled well to restrict the opposition to a low score and Lochie Harper scored 50 to solidify the run chase. In the final game against Canberra, rain restricted play with College in a dominant position but were unable to secure the win in the reduced time.

    Over the weekend the three top College teams played their first local competition matches. The 1st XI trail after the first innings against CBHS 2nd XI while the 2nd XI are in a similar situation in their match with Timaru BHS 1st XI. The Development side have overs to go and wickets in hand to reach the target set by their CBHS opposition.

    Nic Lidstone and Richard Turpie have been selected to play as part of the Canterbury Senior Performance XI which is chosen from the best U20 players around the region.

    The College rowing club have enjoyed very good conditions over the summer at Twizel with three training camps and regattas. This month the club have had two camps which have been followed by the Canterbury and South Island Club champs. In the Canterbury champs there were three bronze and three silver medals achieved and Canterbury titles for the U19 pair, novice coxed quad and U19 eight. Last weekend the crews achieved four bronze, three silver and a South Island title to the novice eight. The club now looks towards the South Island schools regatta and then National schools which are to be held in Twizel in late March.

    It has been a busy first few days at school with athletic and swimming heats occurring. This afternoon is the major swimming heats session for Y10 -13 students, while Year 9 cricket and tennis trials take place. Please keep an eye on emails and noticeboards for details on athletic and swimming heats and all sports will be underway by next week also.

    Speakers

    Angus Mossman – speaking about West Side Story auditions and the Arts and Culture Committee 2018

    Next time I’m up here on stage, I’ll be telling you about how the arts and culture are going to grow this year at College … there’s a lot to tell you … But right now .... I’m here to talk about this Saturday and Sunday …

    This weekend! we have auditions for this year’s senior major production ... West Side Story. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950’s. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. It’s a big show with a big cast, big songs, big dances, big fights and heaps of opportunity to shine.

    We’ve joined up with Rangi Ruru to create the show, which means you’ll be working with lots of talented girls; ***as well as boys from College.

    The Audition Pack is on Schoolbox: and you access it through Student Notices. In there you will find all the information you need to sign up and the material you have to learn for your audition. It tells you

    • about show dates,

    • about rehearsals,

    • about the process and

    • about the parts you can try out for.

    You do need to sign up in the next two days by going to Student Notices, clicking on the link, reading all the information and then clicking on the bottom of page five to access the audition booking form.

    West Side Story is available to years 11, 12 and 13 and I’d personally recommend you grab the opportunity.

    You’ve gotta to get on to it quick though… IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

    I hope to see many of you at the auditions in the OBT this weekend. See Mr Chambers, Ms Peers or me if you want more information.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards
    Jack Noble-Adams – Bronze
    Ben Sullivan - Bronze
    Henry Mossman - Bronze

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Year 13s asked to remain behind with Mr Donaldson re Founders’ Dinner

2017

  • 31 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    The cadenza from the first movement of the Violin Concerto No.23 in G by Viotti, performed by Harry Hartstone

    Activity Report

    Jack Noble-Adams

    The 1st XI cricket side had a double header over the weekend with matches against St Bedes and Shirley Boys. On Saturday College dismissed St Bedes for 123 with Jono Raymond claiming 3 for 17. In reply Nic Lidstone and Isaac Bird batted well to put on 98 for the first wicket to set up a comfortable 7 wicket win. Back at home, College batted first and lost early wickets but a 134 run partnership between Ben Dickie (88) and Lachie Harper (69) helped the team through to 289 for 7. Richard Turpie and Riley Tempero took early wickets that continued to fall with the opposition bowled out for 130 and a second win for the College side. Riley finished the match with 4 wickets.

    In other matches, Will Duston took 6 for 35 for the 2nd XI side in their loss to St Thomas 1st XI, Fletcher Miller scored 51 and Harrison Lund took three wickets to help the Colts team beat North-West while the Year 9B team beat St Bedes by 65 runs with Jack Belcher scoring 44 not out and Henry Smith taking 3 for 14.

    The College athletics team was duty club over the weekend and a number of athletes produced some very good results. Personal best performances were achieved by Sam Rutherford, Lachie Henderson and Edward Hsing in the U18 pole vault, with Edward winning with a height of 3.42m. College athletes took five of the six placings in the U16 and U18 hammer with Oliver Beresford winning the U16 hammer and Alex Hemens the U18. In the U18 javelin, Alfie Baker was 1st and Hamish Patterson 2nd, while Austin Lamberg won the U18 triple jump.

    In tennis last week, the College A3 side lost their premier match to Burnside HS, the B2 side had a good 8-1 win over the top St Andrews B grade side and the top Junior College team defeated Burnside 9-0.

    It is a busy few days for House sport with badminton and senior tennis finals today, House golf tomorrow with junior cricket and tug of war happening on Thursday.

    Speakers

    Jeremy Lidstone – speaking about the Chapel Choir and their tour of Europe

    Awards

    University of Otago 2017 Junior Mathematics Top 200 placing:
    Finn Brokenshire
    Jack Withers
    Nicholas Lidstone
    Joshua Stevenson

    Australian Mathematics Competition – Certificate of Distinction
    Nicholas Lidstone
    Max Surveyor
    Joshua Stevenson
    Bennet Anderson
    Josh Ting
    Fawzan Sugarwala
    Cameron Stevenson
    Qi Gong
    Chris Jung

    HONOURS TIE
    Chapel Choir – Luke Alderton

    SPORTS COLOURS
    Water polo – Andrew Campbell
    Skiing – Cameron Nicholson
    Tennis – Dylan Heap, Josh Murison, Liam Adams
    Basketball – Max Darling, Max de Geest, Tom Crutchley, Will Harrison, Jackson Stewart, Isaac Bird

    Zonta Sports Awards
    Will Hutchinson – contribution to sports administration as a touch rugby referee
    1st XI Hockey team – joint winners Most Outstanding Team of Young Sportsmen (Lewey Heale)

    ATOM Film Awards (Melbourne)
    Winners with St Margaret’s College of Best Film ‘A PERFECT CHILD’ (Simon Brown)

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    • Year 12 and 13 are required to remain behind at the end of Assembly

    • Year 11, 12 and 13 boys who use exam assistance i.e. reader/writer, computer or extra time are to remain behind at the end of Assembly to meet with Ms Anderson-McKenna

  • 24 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Sonata Pathetique’ (1st movement) by Beethoven, performed by Alex Hlavac on piano

    Activity Report

    Jono Raymond

    CSS sport began last week with volleyball, tennis and waterpolo teams playing matches. On Monday night, five senior volleyball teams played their first round.

    The College Senior A side lost their match to Catholic Cathedral while the Senior B team won their match. The Year 11A side won the local derby when they defeated the Year 11B team, and the Year 11C team won their first match with a 2-0 win over Hagley College.

    This term College has ten tennis teams involved in midweek competition. The College A3 team are competing in the top division this term and lost their first match to Shirley BHS A side. There were three matches between College sides with the B1, B3 and the top Junior side winning their matches. In the Year 9 grade, the top College team defeated St Andrews by 8-1, while the two other sides lost to Middleton and Riccarton HS teams.

    After the success of the senior waterpolo side in Term One, the junior waterpolo side began the term with a convincing 9-2 win over Burnside HS.

    Last Thursday the 1st XI cricket side played Ashburton College in the first round of Gillette Cup. Bowling first, College restricted the visitors to 103 all out with Riley Tempero taking 3 for 12 and Richard Turpie only conceding 18 runs from his 10 overs. In reply, College reached the target without the loss of a wicket with an unbeaten partnership from Nic Lidstone and Isaac Bird. Over the weekend the team played St Andrews in a Gillette Cup semifinal and were defeated by a very good opposition. In this match Thomas Graham took 2 for 52 and Ben Dickie scored a half century. This weekend the team plays a double header against St Bedes and Shirley BHS.

    In other matches over the weekend, Zach May and Louis Gunn took three wickets each for the 2nd XI against CBHS but the team were unable to chase down the target set. The 3rd XI team bowled St Bedes out for 101 and then Toby Beale and Tom Macfarlane chased down the score for a 10 wicket win.

    Over the recent holidays Zach May was a member of the Canterbury U19 golf team that competed at the National U19 inter-provincial championships held in Cambridge. The team was unbeaten after five round robin matches and then defeated North Harbour in the final to claim the national title.

    Today there are a number of summer sport photos taking place in the Chapman Room. Check timetable details on student notices. This week there is junior house cricket and senior tennis taking place. Next week will see House Golf taking place on Wednesday and the annual House tug of war competition on Thursday.

    Speakers

    Charlie Dyer – speaking about the Christ's College Polo trip

    In the holidays the Christ’s College Polo team travelled to America to play against several US clubs. The team consisted of Rohan Tennekoon, Jack Tracy, Freddie Cameron and myself. Our A polo team had been chosen from the polo club at school and we were accompanied by our manager, Ms Ellis-Martin. First, the team flew to Los Angeles and had a day off where we visited Universal Studios in some great California weather.

    The next day we drove to San Diego where we were hosted by the Lakeside Polo Club. This was our first chance to play polo in 6 months and we played some arena polo. Our team played very well for our first time in an arena, and we managed to get away with a win against some excellent players. Lakeside showed us some American hospitality after the game with a huge barbeque and pinata.

    The following day we drove back to LA, and then further north to Santa Barbara, where we were hosted by members of the Santa Barbara Polo Club in their extravagant guest house. We got to see the other side of polo in Santa Barbara, surrounded by multi-millionaires and billionaires. Our hosts arranged for us to have a surfing lesson the morning of our first game against them, which gave Jack the opportunity to show off his beach body. After spending some time carving up the waves, we headed to Pat Nesbit’s massive mansion and grounds. He had a huge home overlooking his own polo field. Unfortunately, we were up against some significantly better competition and lost. We got to play on some amazing horses in an idyllic location. The next day we played the same team again on the premier field of the Santa Barbara Polo Club, a field normally reserved for professional polo players. Despite being in awe of the unbelievable field and horses, we played much better and only just lost to the same team. On our way back to Los Angeles we went shopping, before we headed to Maui.

    We flew from Los Angeles to Maui, Hawaii where we were hosted by the Maui Polo Club. Before our game, we had some time for rest and relaxation at the incredible beaches. We played a team that we should have beaten, but regrettably, we had a very off day with trouble connecting on passes and finishing goals. Our hosts had a huge dinner for everyone involved after the game and the next day we left the island paradise and flew home.

    The trip was a truly once in a lifetime opportunity, and we will never forget the memories and friends made on the tour. We would like to thank Ms Ellis-Martin for putting up with us for 10 days and giving up her holidays to come with us. Also, we would like to thank everyone who helped us fundraise for this event or gave generously. Ms Ellis-Martin will be taking another tour over to the States in 2019 and every two years after that, so if you are even slightly interested, please talk to her, myself, or any other members of the team about joining the polo club. It’s a decision you won’t regret and no previous riding experience is necessary.

    Chris Nye – speaking about the Chapel Choir and their tour of Europe

    Awards

    ICAS English Distinction and High Distinction Certificates

    HONOURS TIES

    Chapel Choir – Luke Alderton, Hugo Beale, Jeremy Lidstone, Chris Nye

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 17 October

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Not a Loser’ composed and performed by William Pegg

    Activity Report

    Jeffrey Lai

    It has been a busy holiday period for a number of College students and staff involved in end of season winter tournaments and initial summer training camps and preseason matches.

    After winning the South Island basketball title for the first time in College history the Senior A team travelled to Palmerston North filled with confidence for Nationals.

    Pool play involved five matches with the top two teams advancing through to the quarter finals. Day one began well for the team with a 79-68 win over Cashmere HS and a 77-53 win over Wellington College. This was a key win for the team in the pool. These matches were then followed by wins over Kelston Boys and New Plymouth and a final showdown against one of the tournament favourites Palmerston North Boys. In a close match the team lost 50-47 to finish 2nd in the pool and qualify for the top 8.

    In the first knockout match, the team played a quarter final against Auckland Grammar and won 79-74 to advance to the top 4 semifinals. In a very close encounter College lead Rosmini College late in the 4th quarter but the opposition rallied to send the game in to overtime. Rosmini then jumped ahead in overtime and held on to defeat College 76-72. In this match Max Darling scored 37 points and Max de Geest 26. In the final match of the week the team lost the 3rd / 4th playoff to Mt Albert Grammar, to claim 4th place in New Zealand. Following the tournament, Max Darling and Max de Geest were named in the tournament team after their performances from the week.

    Jack Drage travelled to Australia over the holidays as part of the NZ Secondary Schools orienteering team where the team was successful in winning the Southern Cross trophy. Individually Jack achieved a 1st in the Australian Champs Under 16 teams relay and a second place in the School Sprint team champs.

    Isaiah Punivai was selected for the New Zealand Schoolboys rugby team, while Patrick Thacker was chosen to represent New Zealand in the Barbarian Schoolboys team. These College students played test matches against Tonga, Fiji and Australian schoolboy sides.

    At the National Short course swimming championships held recently, James Currie achieved a bronze medal in the 13 years 200m breastroke event.

    Congratulations to these boys in the national level success.

    Over the holidays there were also a number of College students involved in National and South Island tournaments as Canterbury reps in hockey, football and rugby. Congratulations to all those students performing at the regional level.

    The summer season has begun with the College rowing club enjoying two training camps at Twizel over the break to kickstart their programme. A local regatta at Ashburton and the Otago champs in December will allow the club some racing opportunities during this term.

    The 1st XI cricket side had a disrupted preseason programme last week and their first competition game of the season was cancelled due to the weather. They did manage one match against the visiting Onslow College from Wellington. Playing on an artificial wicket, College batted first and made 193 after a good start with Nic Lidstone (76no) and Isaac Bird (42) top scoring for College. In reply, Onslow were on track to reach the target but Richard Turpie and Riley Tempero restricted the opposition batsmen at the end of the innings with College winning by a narrow margin of 4 runs. This week the team plays a Gillette Cup knockout match on Thursday against Ashburton College before all cricket teams get underway on Saturday.

    This week summer sport gets underway for all with volleyball matches occurring last night, tennis and waterpolo beginning during the week and athletics and cricket on the weekend. It is also a very busy few weeks of house sport with a number of events on each week during lunchtimes and afterschool. Please check house notices for draws and fixtures.

    Speakers

    Junie Wee / Cameron Jones – speaking about the Round Square trip to South Africa

    Over the holidays Junie and I attended the Round Square international conference in South Africa. There were over 1000 delegates that attended the Conference in Cape town, where we met people from over 180 different schools across 50 different countries. The underlying theme of the conference was to unite to ignite the fire within.

    We started the trip with 30 hours of travel to get to Cape town where we stayed at a hotel and settled in. The first day was the opening ceremony and during our stay at the hotel we listened to 4 keynote speakers. The first was the Big Cat Guy, who adapted his real life sightings of the big 3 cats, lions, leopards and cheetahs, into stories of perseverance, ignoring distractions, and utilising our intelligence. Next to speak was a very passionate vet who talked to us about service and the emotions he went through when he was face to face with a dehorned, dieing rhino. The third speaker was a popular african singer, Zolani Mahola, who talked to us about her experiences during the apartheid and the importance of unity. The final speaker was a shark attack survivor who shared his journey, the importance of service, and his take on life after losing his leg to a great white shark.

    Over the next 3 days we separated into 18 different groups - called baraza groups, baraza meaning "The coming together of different people". Barazas allowed us to freely hold debates and provoke thoughtful discussions, surrounding questions such as: What is poverty? What are the solutions, do we think, that will decrease the number of people in poverty? We only live for about an average of 80 years so what should we do to live a virtuous life and why? Other issues including whether or not religion affects the way our society functions were also discussed.

    We were then allocated into 5 different groups and we headed to different destinations to participate in our chosen activity. Cameron went surfing and spotted a pod of 4 whales, and I went to Cape Point - the most south-western point of the African continent.

    So what have we learnt from this conference?

    Through participating in activities and discussions that were based around this year’s RSIC theme “to unite to ignite the fire within us”, we’ve discovered that, overall, NZ does not possess a strong national identity and also we are not a very unified community - that is if we compare NZ to other parts of the world. After all, NZ is, we believe, is still a very young country and possibly may be the reason why.

    Secondly, racial discrimination was a hot topic that was brought up in our baraza group. We came up with the conclusion that racial discrimination is one of the key obstacles in our society that hinders the development of modern civilisation in this day and age. Arguably, it may be because what ultimately makes up our world is the people in it, not the people running it. We must learn to be open-minded about different cultures, appreciate their way of life and their habits too. And this, we believe, will allow us to be one-step closer to being a unified country and ultimately will allow us to create a stronger national identity.

    Why do we lack national identity and why does racial discrimination exist? What is identity and how do we create it? These are questions we must answer to achieve unity and national identity.

    Overall the trip was a great experience, it was thought provoking, we made life long contacts, and it was enjoyable. We hope now that as a school we can better implement this idea of unity and create more opportunities for service over the next few years, so that we can all, unite to ignite the fire within.

    Henry Seaton – speaking about next weeks debating exchange with Rangi Ruru Girls' School

    College has been invited to attend a social debating evening at Rangi Ruru next Tuesday (24 October). This is a great opportunity to try out debating, learn about how it works, and hopefully meet some new people along the way. Everyone is welcome to come, regardless of age or experience, so hopefully we can see a lot of you there.

    The evening will start with a show debate between the top teams from Rangi and College, and then we will have a round of debating with random teams, which will be a fun way for people to learn about how everything works for the first time.

    It will run from 5.30 pm to 8.15 pm at the Gibson Centre and English Block at Rangi Ruru. Snacks will be provided, but you will need to bring your own dinner.

    To register, please fill out the form which will be on Student Notices after assembly, and feel free to talk to me if you have any questions.

    Jacob Banks – speaking about next weeks Film Festival

    This year many College boys have been working on producing films. They have written scripts, mastered using cameras, lights, microphones and editing programs in order to tell stories which they think will be of interest. The culmination of all these efforts comes together at next week's College Film Festival in the OBT. This is the 15th year this event has run and the standard has been getting better every year. Three judges from the film and TV industries will be awarding prizes in seven categories, including best overall film.

    The evening will be in two parts with an interval, refreshments and free entry.

    The Christ's College Film Festival is on at 7pm in the OBT next Tuesday the 24th of October. You and your parents are most welcome to attend. Please be on time (7pm start) and in school uniform.

    See Mr Hewson if you require any further information on the evening.

    Mr Chambers – speaking about next years production West Side Story

    Mrs Harding – speaking about 'Let's talk Europe'

    Awards

    Mainland Football Trophies – 2nd XI, U14A, U14B, U13A

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award – Max Heywood

    HONOURS TIES

    Drama – Jacob Banks, Jeremy Lidstone, Paddy Coates, Luke Zydenbos, Raiyan Azlan, Jono Raymond, Alistair King, Sam Mackay, Angus Mossman, Sam Howard

    Instrumental Music – George Murray, Henry Phelps, Robert Rolleston, Angus Mossman

    Debating – Henry Seaton, Nic Stevens

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 19 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Pillow Dance’ by Bela Bartok, performed Justin Hodges and Raphael Rim

    Speakers

    Vincent Li – Art and mental wellbeing workshop

    I think everyone here is excited to get term 3 over and done with. It's been an incredibly stressful and hectic term, with all of us not only cramming the internals and assessments, but also the mock exams, getting the results back for those internals, and for some of us away at events like the big sing or tournament week.

    Now all of us have dealt with this stress in different ways. The sensible ones of us release it through things like sport and being active, while others of us decide to start binging on tv series and consequently falling further into that pit of procrastination. Then, there is those of us who deal with stress like this: we don't. I am one of those people. For the past few weeks, I've been working on my three art portfolios. and I'll give all of you this advice for free: don't leave your portfolios to the last minute like I did – it's not a good time. All that anxiety and pressure has been building up, and I can say that the result of it is certifiably miserable. I am really looking forward to the holidays. Not only to sleep for 12 hours a day, but also, because of the art and mental well-being workshop. Yes, you've just been spending a whole minute and half listening to the setup of an ad. But please, stay with me here.

    During this term, on top of the portfolios, Jono Raymond, three students from a few other schools and I have been planning an art well-being workshop. The goal for this workshop is to help improve your mental well-being through art and creativity, including ways to manage stress and expectations before the exams. So, I'll be lying if I said that we made this solely for the benefit of the high school community – I'll be learning just as much on the day as all of you.

    It's on Sunday, October the 8th, the weekend of the SECOND week of the holidays, and it'll be right here at Christ's College. Keep an eye out in your emails because I'll be sending out a google form to all of you. It will help provide more details on the workshop, and it will only take a minute or two at most. My team and I are all really excited about this project and I think it will be a fantastic afternoon for any of you who can make it.

    Vincent Kenworthy – Synod Report

    The Synod of the Diocese of Christchurch is a meeting in which more than two hundred representatives from Anglican parishes, schools and other groups in Canterbury and the West Coast debate policy relating to the governance of the Anglican church. Centuries ago, the separation of church and state was, and still is, regarded as a step forward in terms of creating a fair and balanced government. However, this is not to say that the Anglican church no longer wields considerable influence in New Zealand, and recently, this influence was exerted when the Synod debated and voted on the future of the Christchurch Cathedral. More than sixty people weighed in on the issue, including our youth representative Wills Wynn Thomas. The cathedral wasn’t the only discussion - there were also debates on euthanasia and other topical issues.

    I lack the time to go over the details of each option, but Option A was to reinstate the cathedral, with earthquake strengthening measures. Option B was to reject the government offer, tear down the remains of the old cathedral, and design and build a new one. This would involve a lengthy legal process, and we don’t actually know what Option B would look like. Option C was to reject the government offer and give the cathedral to the government. Synod passed Option A with a clear majority, that is, 54.9%. Synod then confirmed this decision with only one person refusing to accept the choice.

    I would be remiss if I did not commend Wills Wynn Thomas for bringing a confident and reasoned argument to Synod. Wills refuted Options B and C because neither of them are fiscally tenable and many of the arguments made in favour of them were wrong, and he endorsed Option A, probably swinging a few undecided voters.

    Many of you may believe that Synod made the wrong decision, and if you feel aggrieved, I would be happy to go over my thought process when deciding to vote A, and I’m sure the Chaplain would too.

    Jacob Banks – Arts and Culture Report

    Rehearsals for the combined Rangi Ruru/Christ’s College junior production of High School Musical continue at Rangi Ruru. Thirteen Year 9 boys are growing their “triple threat” acting/singing/dancing skills, with Jamie Barr, Nathan Orchard and Hamish McCulloch in the lead roles of Troy, Ryan and Chad.

    The Sunday before last saw the Senior Theatresports Squad playing four other schools in the Court Theatre Competition. Our team played hard, challenging the other teams competitively, to be placed third. Thanks to Ms Bleyendaal for her commitment to coaching and mentoring the team.

    Last Thursday there was a big crowd at the first night of the REACTION House Plays Festival. 80 boys performed five plays under the direction of Raiyan Azlan, Charlie Horncastle, Hugo Beale, Sam Mackay and Alistair King. It was a great night out and lots of adrenalin and nervous energy was shared with the audience. There are five more plays in the second night of House plays, starting at 6.30pm tonight!

    Last Friday, all 43 lots sold at the ever popular Christ’s College Art Auction. BDL was on fire, the bidding was hot and excellent prices were attained. The 43 paintings and photographs were of a consistently high quality and all the artists were happy with the support and their earnings.

    On Saturday night, our RockQuest National finalist band, Run 77, was guest band at the College Ball on the Quad. Run 77 have had a stellar term and can now look forward to a bit of down time before the new term begins.

    During this week, the Year 10 and Year 13 German classes are creating short films for the Oskars German Films Awards and senior media studies students are in the final shooting of their entries in the Christ’s College Film Festival. And … we have just found out that Simon Brown will be travelling to Melbourne next term to represent College at the Australasian Film Festival where College’s “A Perfect Child” movie has been chosen as one of four finalists in the Secondary Schools section.

    Tonight, as well as holding our second night of House plays, our orchestra is playing at the Christchurch Schools’ Orchestra Festival at St Margaret’s Auditorium.

    Tomorrow 36 boys from the senior drama classes are going to the Court Theatre to see Hudson and Halls Live! This highly acclaimed stage show was written by College Old Boy Kip Chapman. Kip is very prominent in New Zealand Arts scene and is currently directing the World of Wearable Arts pageant in Wellington.

    Also tomorrow, 35 members of the Chapel Choir begin a fantastic European Choir Tour. They will be away for 23 days, visiting Germany, Czech Republic and Austria; singing 18 different concerts and services including working with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and gigs in the Cologne Cathedral and the magnificent Prague Castle.

    Finally: today we are confirming our worst kept secret and announcing that our senior musical production will be performed in Week 3 of Term 2, next year, here in this hall, with Rangi Ruru. The 2018 major production will be the spectacular musical WEST SIDE STORY. Auditions for Year 10, Year 11, and Year 12, boys will be held early next term and dance classes and pre-training rehearsals will start before the end of this year. All audition information for West Side Story will be posted on the College Intranet in the last week of the holidays.

    The Changeover Movie trailer – directed by Old Boy Stuart McKenzie

    Awards

    WINTER SPORT COLOURS

    Football
    Sam Cameron-Dunn, Will McLuskie, Kevin Guttman, and Finbar Gallaway

    Rugby
    Isaiah Punivai, Nic Murray, Kurtis Weeks, Sam Abbott, Sam Darry, Patrick Thacker, Tim Goodman, Kaveni Balenacagi and Ben Dickie

    Hockey
    Lewey Heale, Lewey Beckert, Henry Phelps, Ben Epton, Alaistair Keleghan, Will Duston, Lars Dalley and Nic Lidstone

    Harriers
    Dion Houston

    Cycling
    Jono Stewart, Sean Swanson

    Karting
    Jack Noble-Adams

    South Island Secondary School Ski Champs
    The College Ski Team competed at the South Island Secondary School Ski Champs held at Cardrona.
    Team members – Cameron Nicolson, Ollie Moginie, Kit Lamb, Nick Houghton, Edward Davidson, Gus Orr

    Event: Giant Slalom (GS) - Boys Skiing

    1st Place Teams Event
    Cameron Nicolson, Ollie Moginie, Kit Lamb, Nick Houghton
    (Note: Only 4 medals awarded for Teams event - Edward Davidson and Gus Orr were additional 5th and 6th team members)

    3rd Place Individual Rankings
    Cameron Nicolson

    Event: Gravity Cross (GX) - Boys Skiing

    1st Place Individual Rankings
    Cameron Nicolson

    HONOURS TIES

    Drama Technologies
    Brent Criglington, Henry Seaton, Toby Brooker-Haines and Thomas Walker

    Drama Acting
    Liam Sullivan, Wilson Murray, Charlie Horncastle and Robert Rolleston, Finn Sziranyi, Hugo Beale, Simon Brown and Angus Wheelans

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 12 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Katnip’ an original song, performed by Run77

    Activity Report

    William Quin

    For many sporting codes, Winter tournament week involves the culminating event for the season with South Island and National tournaments taking place. College had 120 students, in 8 teams, involved across the country.

    The U15 rugby side travelled to Oamaru for the annual South Island tournament. The week involved three pool games over three days and then a cross-over match with the other pool based in Timaru. College began the week with a convincing loss against Marlborough Boys’ before they bounced back to defeat hosts Waitaki Boys’ by 36-11. In their final pool match, College were in the match until the very end but a late burst of scoring gave Southland Boys’ the win by 27-12. In the cross-over match, College played Timaru BHS and in a very good end to the season, won the match 49-14 to finish 5th.

    The U16 rugby team were involved in a Quadrangular tournament which was being run for the first time this year. College and St Andrews hosted John McGlashan from Dunedin and Nelson College. On day one, the College team were ahead against John McGlashan before the visitors came back but College held on for a 22-20 win. In their best game of the tournament, College lost 21-18 to a strong Nelson side before finishing the Quad with a 31-12 win over St Andrews.

    The U15 hockey team travelled to Tauranga for the annual Tanner Cup, which sees a number of the top hockey schools around the country represented. College began the week with a 3 all draw against Wellington College before losing a very close match to eventual tournament winners Palmerston North Boys’ by 1-0. A loss to Whangarei Boys’ was followed by a 2-0 win over Lindisfarne College, and also New Plymouth Boys’ by the same score.

    In Palmerston North the 1st XI football team were involved in the Rex Dawkins tournament. It was a very busy schedule with eight games in five days. The team played five pool matches and finished pool play as the top qualifier with wins over Timaru Boys, Awatapu College and Trident High School while matches were drawn against Waiarapa College and Rongotai High School. In the quarter finals the weather become a factor with a lot of rain making playing conditions difficult. College lost to Onslow College by 2-0 and then lost to St Bedes by the same score to finish 7th= in the tournament.

    The College U15 basketball team travelled to Ashburton for the South Island Junior tournament. After five pool matches, the team had one win over Tairei High School by 69-61, having played some of the tournament favourites. Entering the playoffs, the team had learnt a great deal from the previous days and proceeded to win their last three games. The team beat Kaiapoi by 80-66 and then Timaru Boys’ by 74-69. In this match the team came back from a 20 point deficit to win the match. In their final game the team defeated Mt Hutt College by 83-56.

    Congratulation to all College players and team staff involved in winter tournament week.

    Speakers

    James Newton – speaking about the Environmental Committee’s planting project

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Sebastian Fergusson – Bronze
    Simon Brown – Silver

    Junior poetry division of the Peter Smart writing competition
    George Gearry

    Dr Roger Ridley-Smith creative writing prize (for a boy who can write a short story set in New Zealand that explores a contemporary issue)
    Nuku Tau ($400 prize)
    Aidan Lynch, Claude Tellick and Tom Jones for their meritorious efforts received a $150 prize

    CSS Duathlon
    Kyle Houston – 1st U14 individual
    Dion Houston & Sean Swanson – 2nd U19 teams event

    NZ Road Race Champs
    Dion Houston – 1st teams event

    Basketball
    SISS Basketball winners

    Hockey
    NZSS 1st XI AON Rankin Cup

    Mention of:

    Jack Drage selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Team

    College film A Perfect Child has progressed through to the finals in the ATOM Australasian film awards

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    MMG Survey - Thursday Period 4 for Year 10 and Period 6 for Years 12 and 13

    Year 12 & 13 asked to remain behind for a College Ball briefing


  • 5 September

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Taylor’ by Jack Johnson, performed by Angus Mossman

    Activity Report

    Vincent Li

    This week thousands of school students travel around the country for the annual winter tournament week. College is no exception with teams competing in Tauranga, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Blenheim, Ashburton, Oamaru and Dunedin.

    The U15 basketball side are competing in the South Island tournament in Ashburton. The side have competed well against some very good opposition. Today is their last day of competition with two games to finish. Over the last three days the team have played six games and have recorded wins over Tairei High School by 69-61 and Kaiapoi High 80-66.

    The Senior A basketball team travel to Dunedin today and begin their South Island tournament on Wednesday.

    The 1st XI football side are in Palmerston North and have started their week long tournament with a draw and a win. In the early match of the day, the College side had a 1 all draw with Wairarapa College and followed this with a 3-1 win over Timaru Boys’. Goals today from Sam Cameron-Dunn, Kevin Guttman, Finbar Gallaway and Owen Rees.

    The U15 and 1st XI hockey sides are in Tauranga and Hamilton. The U15 side are competing at the Tanner Cup which started on Sunday with a 3 all draw against Wellington College with Liam Adams scoring a hat trick. On Monday the team had a 1-0 loss against Palmerston North Boys and then a 4-1 loss to Whangerai Boys’. Today the team plays Lindisfarne.

    In Hamilton the 1st XI made a positive start to the Rankin Cup with a 10-0 win over Mt Albert Grammar and then a 5-1 win over Rathkeale. The team plays King’s High today to determine who will finish top of the pool.

    College are hosting the U16 Quad rugby tournament which involves College, John McGlashan, St Andrews and Nelson. Yesterday on Upper, the College team lead 22-10 against John McGlashan and eventually held on to win 22-20. Today the team plays Nelson College.

    In Oamaru, the College U15 rugby team are competing in the South Island invitational tournament. On day one the team played a well performing Marlborough Boys team and lost 46-7.

    The College cycling team travelled to Blenheim last weekend for the annual Cuddon two day event. Over the two days, riders perform in individual time trials, a hill time trial, a road race and criterium event.

    Michael Audeau competed in the U15 grade and achieved a 2nd in the road race and criterium event while Jono Stewart was 3rd in the U20 criterium and won the U20 road race.

    Prior to this week a number of other sports finished their local competitions. College’s winter racquet sports had a successful end to their season. In table tennis the top College team played well to defeat Emmanuel Christian school by 9-0 to win their grade while the College Black squash side defeated College White to win their grade also. The top school badminton team have been performing well in the A grade and made it to the A grade final but were unable to get past a very good Burnside team to take the title.

    In the last few weeks of this term there are a number of house sport competitions going on with house football and touch tournaments taking place at the College cricket grounds on Saturday afternoon. Summer sport meetings and practices will also be getting underway so check email and sport noticeboard for details.

    Awards

    Mention of:

    Smokefree Rockquest – Run 77

    Chris Jung, Wills Wynn Thomas and Janindu Pahalawatta recently represented College at the New Zealand Programming Contest and won the high school category defeating 43 high schools in New Zealand

    Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Sebastian Fergusson – Bronze
    Simon Brown – Silver

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 22 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘The Wit and Wisdom of the Night’ by Mark Tanner, performed by James Currie

    Activity Report

    Christopher Nye

    The Senior A basketball team will play Rangiora tonight in a semifinal after they defeated Middleton Grange last week. The College side lost to Middleton Grange two weeks ago but a superb defensive effort restricted the opposition scoring and resulted in a 69-37 win.

    On Friday night the Senior Black team defeated Papanui 35-24 after trailing 21-12 at the half with Tom Summerton, Tom Trengrove and Nic Newman performing well. Bennet Anderson scored 20 points to help the Senior White win 36-29 over Ellesmere while the Year 10 White lost by one point against St Thomas.

    The Under 17 team played an outstanding first quarter against Cashmere in both defence and attack and went on to win 68-64 with Sumin Jung top scoring with 14 points. The Under 15 side lost 53-51 to Burnside with the winning basket happening with less than 2 seconds left in the game.

    This Wednesday squash, table tennis and badminton have their last set of interschool matches. The top table tennis side had a narrow win by countback last week and now play in this week’s Div 1 final while the C1 team defeated Cashmere by 8-1.

    The College Senior badminton team won their seminfinal last week and will play Burnside in the A grade final on Wednesday. The B2 side also won their semifinal and will play Cathedral College for their divisional title.

    In squash the College White and Black sides will play each other in the B Grade final.

    The 1st XV came up against a determined Timaru BHS side on Saturday and lost their UC semifinal. In other matches, the U14A and U14B sides were involved in finals matches. The 14A side played a controlled first half to lead 15-5 but needed a late try to win 27-20 over St Andrews with Guy Chaffey scoring two tries. The 14 B side lost a close final against St Bedes by 27-19.

    This Friday night the 1st and 2nd XI hockey sides will play St Andrews in finals. Last week in semifinals the 1st XI side defeated Timaru by 5-2 with Henry Phelps and Tim Cross scoring two goals each, while the 2nd XI team defeated Ashburton College 1st XI by 6-4 with Liam Adams scoring 5 goals. The 3rd XI side lost 4-1 to Lincoln HS 1st XI in their semifinal and the Youth Black side were unable to match CBHS in their divisional final. In their last match of the season, the Youth White side defeated Shirley BHS by 10-1. Chris Lee and Harry Penter scored three goals each in the match.

    In football on the weekend the 2nd XI side lost 3-2 to St Bedes but finish the season winning their division. The 15A side drew with St Bedes to finish second in their grade, while the 14A and 14B sides finish the season as grade winners. The 13A side completed their season with a 4-3 win over Oxford. In the match Nont Prachuabmoh scored all four goals.

    On Wednesday the Junior 1st XI will play their last match of the season when the playoff for 3rd place against Lincoln HS.

    Dion Houston competed in the Canterbury Road Race championships on Saturday. Racing in the Mens 18 grade, Dion was placed 3rd and was selected for the Canterbury team to compete at the National Road Race champs which take place in Christchurch in a couple of weeks time.

    Yesterday the CSS Duathlon champs were held at Ruapuna Raceway in very cold, wintery conditions. A small College team performed well. Kyle Houston was the 5th individual overall and was 1st in the Under 14 grade, Jack Drage was 8th in the U16 race, and Sean Swanson and Dion Houston finished 2nd in the U19 teams race.

    Good luck to all players and teams involved in finals this week.

    Awards

    Instrumental Music Honours Ties
    Jamie Hutton
    Matt Edmundson
    Josh Meads
    Hugh Marshall

    Film Production Honours Ties
    Hugo Beale
    Simon Brown
    Finn Sziranyi

    Canterbury Metropolitan Junior & Teenage Rugby
    U14 section two A plaque 2017 – Jonty Gallagher to accept on behalf of team

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 15 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Fat and Sassy’ by Paul Baker, performed by the Big Band

    Activity Report

    James Newton

    Winter sport moves into playoff time for a number of different codes over the next few weeks as the season comes to a conclusion for many teams.

    The 1st XI hockey side defeated Shirley BHS by 9-2 in their quarter final last week. Alistair Keleghan played his 50th match for the team while Henry Phelps scored 4 goals in the match and his 50th goal for the team. The team will now play Timaru BHS this week in a semi-final. The 2nd XI played their best game of the season in beating St Andrews 2nd XI by 4-2 to secure a semifinal place this week. In the match Liam Adams scored three goals and Tom Clarke was named man of the match. Charlie Dyer played a dominant game for the 3rd XI team in their 4-1 win over St Bede scoring 3 goals while the Youth Black side won their semifinal match against Cashmere 2nd XI by 4-1. Ben Zwarst scored a double in the match and Finn Brokenshire was named man of the match for his efforts in goal.

    Congratulations to Nic Lidstone and Louis Beckert on their national hockey recognition. Nic has been selected to attend the New Zealand U18 Development camp later in the year while Louis has been invited to a goal keeping camp from which keepers will be selected to attend the U18 Development camp.

    On Saturday the College U23 basketball side had a dominant 91-36 win over UC-B while the U20 side was involved in a close match against CBHS but eventually lost 67-54. Fergus Beadel shot some key free throws to help the U17 side to a 68-64 win over Cashmere and the U15 side started their Top 8 playoff round with a win over CBHS by 53-51 which was a great result after losing to the same team two weeks ago. Jayden Rieter was player of day.

    The Senior A basketball side currently sit 3rd on the table in the premier schools competition and look to keep pace with the top teams as they enter playoffs.

    The Junior 1st XI were involved in a very close semi final match last week. Leading for the majority of the game, Cashmere scored late in the game for a draw. The game then went to a penalty shoot out which College unfortunately lost and will now play Lincoln this week for 3rd.

    On Saturday three College football teams won their division titles. The 2nd XI side came from behind to defeat Shirley BHS by 3-2 to win their division with one game to go. The 15A side draw 2 all against Nomads with both teams being the top two in their division. The 14A and 14B teams secured their divisional titles with Josh Jolly scoring a hat trick for the 14A side in their win over St Bedes while the 14B side defeated Selwyn by 9-1 to top off a dominant second part of the season for the team. The 13A side rounded off a good weekend of performances with a 3-2 win over St Andrews with Nont Prachuabmo scoring a double.

    Last Wednesday the Premier badminton team defeated St Andrews by 9-0 and now play a semifinal this week against Middleton Grange. The B1 and B2 sides also had wins, with the B2 side playing in their division semifinal on Wednesday against CBHS. Squash enjoyed two wins from two with the CC White side winning 10-0 over St Bedes while the top table tennis side defeated Emmanuel school by 7-2 to continue their recent run of success.

    The 1st XV played Rangiora on the weekend and finished with a 36-10 win and a place in this weekend’s semifinals where the team will play Timaru BHS at home. In a curtain raiser to the 1st XV game, the College U16 side played the College 3rd XV and won 26-7. Four teams were involved in semifinals last weekend with the 14A and 14B sides both making this week’s finals. The 14A side defeated CBHS Black by 43-12 while the 14B side won 38-20 over CBHS White.

    Good luck to all team, sports and individuals involved in play off and finals matches this week.

    Speakers

    Chris Mene – presentation on Regenerate Christchurch (video)

    Student Speakers

    Vincent Kenworthy – speaking about the Canterbury Schools Chess Championship

    Last Thursday a team of chess players captained by Jayavi Premaratne and composed of Keegan Chin, Alistair Morgan and myself competed in the finals of the Canterbury Schools Chess Championship. The team has faced issues from the very beginning, which culminated in Ms Kilpatrick being forced to conscript auxiliary troops like Jonathan Huo, Simon Brown and Shyam Hari, which, coincidentally, is how I ended up on the team. Nevertheless, we made it to the finals in contention for first place, playing Burnside. We beat them and took home the trophy beside me for the second year running. Could our seed one player, Jayavi Premaratne, please come and collect it.

    It is at this point that I should mention that the interhouse chess competition is beginning shortly. I encourage heads of houses to begin the process of selecting teams, and I encourage students to take part, given that interhouse chess has stood in the shadow of other house events in the past couple of years, but is still a good opportunity to win accolades for your house.

    Awards

    Instrumental Music Honours Ties
    Jamie Hutton
    Matt Edmundson
    Josh Meads
    Hugh Marshall

    Theatre Federation One Act Play Competition
    Harrison Voice to received the award on behalf of the group

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Year 11 asked to remain behind – Mr Porter to speak about the Semi formal

  • 8 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    Kaveni Balenacagi

    Speakers

    Vincent Li – International Week Video and Round Square video

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 1 August

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    ‘Nocturne’ in E flat by Chopin, performed by Mars Yang on the piano

    Activity Report

    Jacob Banks

    The term started well for the top College table tennis side when the team defeated CBHS Black by 8-1 last week. Vincent Li played very well for the team while Henry Crampton played some very good table tennis to help the C1 team beat Riccarton by 9-0. The squash teams also enjoyed a positive start for the term with the College White and Black sides winning 8-2 over their opponents from St Bedes and Lincoln High School.

    Hockey on Friday night was played in very wintry conditions. The 1st XI played an under par performance in their 3-1 win over St Bedes while the 2nd XI played a very cohesive team game to defeat St Bedes 2nd XI by 10-2 with Liam Adams scoring four goals and Gus Coates two. Charlie Dyer scored two goals for the 3rd XI in their 3-2 win over CBHS Headmaster XI with Douglas Milne being named the team MVP; Ederick He played very well in goal for the Colts to help them draw their match 2 all with CBHS Colts and Tim Gould and Ben Zwarst scored goals for the Youth Black team in their 2-1 win over St Andrews.

    In Friday night basketball, the Senior B team played a very good Papanui side and lost 38-27 while the Senior Black side travelled to Rangiora and with only five players managed to beat the home team. Josh Ting was the top scorer for the Senior White side in their loss, and the Year 10 Blue team defeated Riccarton by 30-20 to continue their recent run of wins.

    On Saturday the U23 side had a 63-55 win over Atami, the U20 team lost 84-60 to Ashburton and Will de Geest and Tim Ding produced good performances for the U17 side to help them to a 57-46 win over St Andrew’s College. The U15 side trailed by a large margin against CBHS early on in their match but came back to eventually lose by 69-64.

    On Friday the Senior A basketball team will play Middleton Grange in their first Thomson trophy match this term.

    The 1st XV side played their home game against Shirley BHS on Saturday at Hospital Corner and in a tight contest, College ran out winners by 27-22. This weekend the team will play St Andrews College in one of the traditional fixtures for the season.

    In other matches, the 2nd XV resumed the second half of the season with a very good win over CBHS 3rd XV, the 15A side lost a close match to St Andrews by 25-20 while the two U14 sides had wins. The 14A side defeated CBHS ‘B’ by 46-0 with Jack Belcher scoring three tries and Guy Chaffey two and the 14B’s won 53-10 against CBHS Gold.

    Over the holidays College student Zach May travelled to the US to compete in two international golf tournaments. In San Diego, he competed in the IMG Academy World Junior Golf tournament and was tied for 41st in the 13-14 years grade. He then travelled to Las Vegas and played in the World Stars of Junior Golf and finished 5th. This was a great result for Zach. In Canterbury, Zach has recently been named the most promising junior male player and was selected to attend the NZ Golf Junior Development camp.

    Speakers

    James Newton – speaking about a new internship

    Sam Blake – speaking about Cricket Live volunteering

    Many of you know old boy Alex Reese is the founder of the Cricket Live Foundation which operates in Sri Lanka and India. It’s goal is to enrich the lives of underprivileged kids by using cricket as a vehicle to develop life skills and provide a pathway for their futures. Last year five boys travelled to Sri Lanka, volunteering their time to organise and run the end of year cricket tournament for the kids involved in the cricket live programme.

    This year the opportunity will again be available for students in years 11,12 and 13, it is based around a cricket tournament, however you don’t have to be a cricket player to go. The trip will take approximately two weeks at the start of the summer holidays, leaving after prize giving and arriving home before Christmas.

    It’s a life-changing opportunity to immerse yourself in a completely different environment that will give you a greater appreciation for how others live, while allowing you to help them and make a difference. To register your interest or if you have any questions, email myself or Mr Porter for more information.

    Hugo Beale – speaking about the film festival next term

    Vincent Li – speaking about International Week

    International Week will take place next week, spanning over four days, with events happening every lunchtime from Monday through till Thursday.

    The committee has been working hard at building on the foundations of Languages Week, which has been laid in the past ten years by the Modern Languages department. Our goal for this week is to promote and celebrate the existing international culture within our own school, and to also educate on the various cultures, countries and languages outside of the school. International Week is also linked to our involvement with Round Square, which has now allowed us to become part of a global network consisting of 180 schools throughout 40 plus countries.

    To start the week off, we will have the annual, international­ themed Chapel service. During lunchtime, an international quiz will take place, with tuck­shop vouchers up for grabs for winning team. You must assemble and sign up in your own teams, with 2­4 students in each. Send me an email with your team members to register: do this by the end of the week. In addition to this, throughout the day, you will be in mufti, with each house themed in the countries which you can see now.

    On Tuesday, a Student vs Staff debate will take place in The Chapman Room, with the moot “This house will reform the Soviet Union.”

    On Wednesday, be sure to get the creatives of your house together, as there will be an inter­house flag competition held on Upper. You will be creating a new flag, themed around the country that your house had during mufti day.

    On Thursday, to finish off the week, there will not only be food trucks available during lunch, but there will also be various International Sports set up for you to try. These include: sumo suits, indoor bowls, (se­puk tack­ra­ow) and Ki O Rahi.

    Schedules and explanations will be available for you in your houses. Remember that you still have until Friday this week to submit your writing piece for the writing competition. Check student notices for details. I look forward to seeing all of you enjoy the various experiences throughout International Week.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award – Wilson Murray

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    Mr Eccleton to speak to Year 9-12 regarding the subject selection process for 2018
    (Year 13 to leave; former Medbury students in Year 13 to remain in the Assembly foyer to rejoin the Assembly)

    Mr Peter Kay, Principal of Medbury School
    (with former Christ’s College Medbury students in Years 9-13)

  • 25 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    'Attention' by Charlie Puth, sung by William Pegg

    Activity Report

    Paddy Coates

    The 1st XV returned early from holiday to travel to Nelson last Friday for their UC Championship match against Waimea Combined. While games in Christchurch did not go ahead, the 1st XV were involved in a very tight match and trailed 7-0 late in to the game. A converted try followed by a long range penalty from Ben Dickie with only a few minutes left in the match eventually had College win by 10-7. At the start of the holidays the 1st XV defeated Marlborough Boys with George Coull running 80m after intercepting the ball to put the game out of reach of the opposition.

    In the first week of the holidays a number of College 1st XV players were involved in the Crusader Knights camp which was held at St Andrews. At the end of the camp a squad was chosen to play the Hurricanes U18 team in the curtain raiser to the Super Rugby match. Sam Darry, Patrick Thacker and Isaiah Punivai represented College with Isaiah being named captain. The team played well but eventually lost the match 25-10.

    Today the 2nd XV play a late afternoon game against the touring Sedbergh school from the UK while the 1st XV play at home on Saturday against Shirley BHS.

    A group of senior College hockey players were involved in national tournaments over the holidays as members of Canterbury U18 sides. Lewey Heale, Louis Beckert, Henry Phelps and Nic Lidstone were members of the U18 side that won their national tournament in Whangarei, and Will Duston and Lars Dalley were members of the Canterbury U18 Association team that defeated Auckland in their national final in Christchurch.

    The following College hockey players have been named to represent Canterbury at National tournaments at the U15 level. Liam Adams and Kyle Houston are in the Canterbury 15A side and Shahid Ali, Tom Clarke and Archie Batchelor have been selected in the 15B side.

    Last week the 1st XI hosted St Paul’s Collegiate for two days of matches. St Paul’s are the defending Rankin Cup national champions and provided ideal games prior to the season resuming this week. College played two matches against their visitors and won both by 5-1 and 3-2. In the second match, Lewey Heale played his 100th match for the 1st XI side. On Friday night the 2nd XI side played in very wet and cold conditions against CBHS 2nd XI with Liam Adams scoring a hat trick in the team loss.

    The College cycling team competed in the South Island Road championships at Ruapuna at the end of term. After two days of racing the small team had some very good results. The under 16 team was third in the team time trial while the Senior team was 4th and missed the podium by 6 seconds. Michael Audeau was 3rd in the U15 road race and Jono Stewart 3rd in the U20 road race while Michael was the best placed College cyclist in the individual time trial when he finished 5th.

    Other College students have been involved over the break in a variety of sports.

    Kosei Oikawa was a member of the Canterbury U14 Futsal team who defeated Waikato in the final to claim a national title while Jack Drage competed in the NZ secondary school orienteering champs. In these champs Jack received a bronze medal in the long course event where he competed in the Y10/11 grade. He was the first Y10 student to finish. In the sprint event, he was 13th and then competed in a composite team to finish 4th.

    Louis Clark and Andrew Campbell were members of the Canterbury U18 waterpolo side that competed at national tournament and finished 6th .

    The weather over the weekend has created a number of issues with grounds and fields around the city. Trainings and matches will be affected for many so please ensure that you are aware of any notifications from sport staff this week about alternative plans and scheduling of games.

    Speakers

    Vincent Li – speaking about International Week

    Executive Principal concluding comments

    - Strategy 2020
    - Year 12 students asked to remain behind for an address from Mr Thatcher regarding the process for applying to be a Prefect

  • 4 July

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Musical Item

    'Liebesträume number 3' by Franz Liszt, performed by Max Toth

    Activity Report

    Kevin Guttmann

    The 1st XV played Lincoln High school last Wednesday and came away with a 20-15 win. On Sunday the squad travelled to Nelson for the annual Quad tournament. Yesterday the team played Wanganui Collegiate in wet, muddy conditions. Lachie Gunson and Harry Black scored tries in the first half and a penalty to Ben Dickie in the second half gave College a 13-7 win. In the other match Nelson College defeated Wellington College with the Quad final taking place on Wednesday between Christ’s and Nelson. After the Quad final the 1st XV squad will return from Nelson and play Marlborough Boys on Saturday at home.

    In other matches on Saturday the 2nd XV travelled to Timaru BHS and lost a close match 17-10, the 15A side defeated Suburbs 38-31 while the two Under 14 sides had wins over teams from CBHS. The College U13 team continued their recent good form with a 27-15 win over Shirley.

    The 1st XI hockey side completed their term with a very convincing 9-1 win over Shirley BHS. In this match Tim Cross scored 4 goals and Henry Phelps a hat trick. The College side sits on top of the table with two round robin matches to go in the competition. The Youth Black side defeated Shirley BHS 4-2 with Matthew Paterson scoring a double and Sam Kelly earning player of the day for his defence work. Jonty Gallagher, Rupert Limbrick and Archie Hayman scored two goals each in the Youth White’s 7-0 win over Shirley BHS. The team passed well and constructed some very good goals while Harry Trolove was team MVP for his defending to keep the opposition team scoreless.

    The Senior A Basketball side defeated St Andrews last week 98-62 and play Burnside HS tonight in a clash between the two teams currently lying 2nd in the table. On Friday night the Senior Black team won 32-17 over St Bedes with Tom Summerton top scoring while Bennett Anderson was top scorer for the Senior White side in their loss to CBHS. John Wong shot key free throws and Matt Gibb played well to help the Y10 Black side to a 37-36 win over CBHS while the Y10 Blue team backed up their win last week with a thrilling 25-24 win over St Bedes.

    On Saturday the U23 basketball side lost 80-69 to a Lincoln University side who are unbeaten this season while the U15 team were involved in a close match with North Canterbury but eventually held on to win 65-58.

    The 1st XI football side lost their midweek match last week to St Bedes and play CBHS on Wednesday in their last match for the term. The Junior XI side drew 0-0 with Shirley BHS and finished 2nd on the table going in to the next round.

    In tough conditions on Saturday the 2nd XI team played composed football to come back from a 2-0 halftime deficit, to defeat CBHS by 4-2. In this match Lachy Duff scored a double. Logan Quigley and Thomas Graham scored for the 4th XI in their 3-2 loss to Selwyn, the 14A side defeated Nomads 4-2, the 14B side won 6-0 over CBHS while the 13A side were involved in a 3 all draw with St Andrews.

    This weekend there are football, rugby and basketball matches on Saturday to finish the term of sport. Term 3 sport will begin with hockey, football and basketball matches on the last weekend of the holidays before the term gets underway.

    Speakers

    Smokefree Rockquest Video – Head prefect interviews band members

    Awards

    Oceania Athletic Championships
    Sam King – Silver 400m, Bronze 4x400m and 4x100m
    Cody House – Bronze Long Jump and 4x100m

    NZCT Chamber Music Contest
    Violinist, Justin Hodges is through to the semi-finals of the national NZCT Chamber Music contest in Wellington on 5 August

    Staff Farewells

    Mr John Adcock
    Miss Leanne Greenfield
    Mr Andrew Macarthur
    Mr Nick Sutcliffe
    Mr Quentin Clough

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 27 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Activity Report

    Jeremy Lidstone

    The College table tennis teams had a week off last week due to no competition games but have been performing well in recent weeks. The top side are currently top of the table for their grade with their most recent game being a 7-2 win over CBHS White.

    Last Wednesday the Premier College badminton team of Jeffrey Lai, Ralph Chiang, William Ju and Robert Palmer played an excellent match to defeat the top St Andrews team by 9-0.

    On Tuesday the annual junior winter sports exchange with Scots College, Wellington was held at school. Matches were played in basketball, rugby and football. The Scots basketball team was dominant in their match and won comfortably while in the rugby match College lead for the majority of the game before Scots scored a try to lead 28-22 late in the game. Despite getting close to scoring, College were unable to find the winning try before the final whistle blew. In the football match, College lead early and never gave up the lead to eventually win 3-2 with Caleb Manson scoring a double. This was a very good win by the junior football side and was followed up with a win over Lincoln HS the next day.

    The Senior A basketball team played a top of the table clash against Cashmere on Thursday. It was a close match with College eventually losing their first match of the season by 72-65. On Friday night the Senior B side played a strong Hornby team but were able to match them to win a close 44-39 game, while the Senior White side won 36-31 over Ellesmere with Harrison Liu, Josh Murison and Jack Ryan being the top point scorers for the team. William Koko, Oscar Nott and Charlie Goodwin were major point contributors for the Year 10 White side in their first win of the season over St Thomas and this was matches by the Year 10 Blue in their 31-27 win over a St Thomas team also. In this match Angad Vraich was top scorer and Lachie Kitchen played a major role also.

    In Saturday basketball the U17 side reversed an earlier loss to CBHS to win 63-57. Sumin Jung and Tom Davidson rebounded well and Lachie Henderson made a notable contribution. The U15 side beat the top team from Middleton Grange 93-83 and now lie 3rd on the table at the midseason point.

    The 1st XV travelled to Burnside on the weekend and recorded a comfortable 43-12 win. The squad play Lincoln away on Wednesday before travelling to Nelson on Sunday for the annual Quadrangular tournament. The 1st XV play Wanganui Collegiate on Monday while Nelson and Wellington College playing in the other match.

    The 2nd XV held on to defeat St Thomas 2nd XV by 17-10 while the 3rd XV had opportunities against Rangiora 2nd XV but eventually lost by 28-24. In the U14 grade, the College A side defeated St Thomas by 29-19 and the B team were involved in a very high scoring 41 all draw with Linwood. The College U13 side play one of the top Christchurch football club teams and held on for a well deserved win.

    The 1st XI hockey side had to come from behind in their match against Burnside HS to win 4-2. The side trailed by 2-1 early in the second half before goals from Sam Blake, Nic Lidstone and Lars Dalley saw the team home. Charlie Dyer scored a hat trick and Harry Hawkins two goals for the 3rd XI in their 5-1 win over Shirley BHS 2nd XI, the Colts side were unlucky in their match to only come away with a 1-1 draw with St Bedes, while the Youth White side had a 1-0 win over St Andrews 4th XI with Jonty Gallagher having s superb game and Jonty Iliffe scoring the solitary goal.

    Today is the final of the Senior House volleyball between Jacobs and Richards; Thursday is the final of the Senior House debating competition and house basketball and hockey taking place through to the end of the term.

    Speakers

    Smokefree Rockquest Video – Head prefect interviews band members

    Awards

    New Zealand Choral Federation – The Chapel Choir of Christ's College

    Outstanding Performance of a Composition with a Maori or Pacifica Text
    Outstanding Performance of a Romantic Era Composition
    Outstanding Recital Performance by a Male Voice Choir
    Participation Certificate

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

    Singin' in the Rain - short production taster

  • 20 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    Kapa Haka performance with Rangi Ruru Girls' School

    Activity Report

    Ethan Clements

    Last week the annual winter sports exchange against Otago BHS was held. The Senior A basketball team started the fixture off positively with an historic win and this was followed the next day with the 1st XI football side recording a 2-0 victory. The Junior XI football side were involved in a close match which eventually ended in a 3-3 draw, while there were also wins for College in hockey and debating. Overall College recorded a 4-3 record in the annual interschool.

    Today College hosts the final winter sports exchange with the Scots College junior exchange. Matches will take place today in football, rugby and basketball.

    The 1st XV travelled to Methven on Saturday to play Ashburton. The game was close at halftime but College pulled away in the second half to win 39-17. This weekend the team plays Burnside HS away. In the match of the day, the 14A side posted a century against Shirley BHS with Guy Chaffey scoring three tries and Jack Belcher also scoring three tries and kicking eight conversions.

    On Friday night the 1st XI hockey side scored an outstanding 2-1 win over St Andrews with Lewey Heale and Ollie King scoring goals. This win puts the College side on top in the Premier schools competition. Ollie Love scored four goals for the 2nd XI in their 8-0 win over Burnside HS 2nd XI, the 3rd XI conceeded two late goals to lose to CBHS Colts by 5-4 while the Youth Black side won the local derby against College Youth White. In this game Matthew Patterson scored a hat trick for the Youth Black side.

    The Senior A basketball team won 74-68 against Rangiora last Tuesday to maintain their unbeaten run in the Thomson Trophy competition. This week the team plays the only other unbeaten team, Cashmere. This match takes place on Thursday at Cowles Stadium. The U17 side played well in their win over Shirley BHS by 60-54 while the U15 side defeated Cashmere by 79-54. In Friday night basketball the three Y10 teams lost very narrow matches by 26-23, 24-23, and 28-27 while the Y9 side drew their match 32 all with Riccarton HS.

    In football matches over the week, the Junior XI won their match against St Andrews by 1-0 with Kosei Oikawa scoring from the penalty spot. The 2nd XI won a high scoring 5-4 match over Mid Canterbury, the 3rd XI had their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Ferrymead Bays and the 15A side drew 1-1 with Cashmere Technical. The 14B side recorded a 9-0 win over Parklands United with Shyam Hari scoring 5 goals and Sam Willem a hat trick. This Wednesday the 1st XI side play Cashmere HS.

    Over the weekend the National Secondary School X-country champs were held at the old Ascot Golf Course behind the old QE II complex. College had a number of boys competing in an event, which attracted close to 900 runners. Racing on Saturday was for individual competition and Sunday saw provincial teams race in a 5 man team relay. Sam Idiens completed a great double for the weekend when he claimed 2nd in the Year 9 race and then another 2nd in the relay race on Sunday for Canterbury. Dion Houston competed with over 200 runners in the Senior grade and finished 21st which is a great result for an athlete who can run in this grade next year also. As a member of the Senior Canterbury team, Dion claimed a bronze medal in the relay race. Hugh Finaly finished 4th in the Senior para event and improved his 2km time by almost a minute from last year.

    Speakers

    Chris Jung – speaking about an Informatics Olympiad training group

    Hi guys, from next week I will be setting up an informatics olympiad training group which will be aimed at training students towards the International Olympiad in Informatics. International olympiads are prestigious events where the best students from all around the world gather to compete with each other over a week, and the informatics olympiad is no exception. In the informatics olympiad you write computer programs to solve problems, and it's all about logical thinking and problem solving, so if you know programming and enjoy problem solving, I highly recommend you join. It's actually quite fun once you get the hang of it. We'll be having a meeting in ICT5 at lunch today to sort out times, so if you're interested do come over.

    Awards

    New Zealand Association of Language Teachers – Certificates of Excellence
    George Murray
    Toby Brooker-Haines
    Han-Young Kim
    Jayavi Premaratne
    Thomas Walker
    Luke Alderton
    Kevin Guttmann
    Caelan Murch
    Jack Tracy

    Instrumental Music Honours Ties
    Harry Hartstone
    William Ju

    Summer Sport Colours
    Sailing – Ben Davie
    Swimming – Hunter Wilson, Louis Clark
    Golf – Nik Bull
    Athletics – Sam Averill, Nick Newman, Harry Hartstone, Cody House, Sam King, Sam Mackay, Kaveni Balenacagi, Hugh Finlay, Sam Bennetts

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 13 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    'Mancini Digs That Mambo' by Rick Hirsch, performed by Ben Davis, John-Paul Lay, Joshua Erasmus and Chris Park

    Activity Report

    Fong Fu

    Last Wednesday the College 1st XI football side bounced back after their loss to Rathkeale to record their first win in the premier schools competition when they beat Middleton Grange 2-0. Finbar Gallaway scored a goal in each half for the College side. The Junior XI lost their first game of the season when they were defeated 2-0 by CBHS. Today both teams will play matches against Otago BHS in the annual exchange.

    On Saturday the 2nd XI side drew 3 all with St Bedes, the 3rd XI played really well in their 3-1 win over FC Twenty 11 with Wills Wynn Thomas making some superb saves, and the 15A side neat St Beds 5-0. In this match Kynan Salt and Josh Wynne scored two goals each.

    The Senior A basketball side made a perfect start to the Otago BHS exchange when they defeated the visitors by 83-63 last night. This was the first victory by a College basketball team in this fixture for quite a while and there was a great display of 3-point shooting and dunks.

    Last weekend a number of the Senior A squad were involved in the National U19 basketball tournament. Jackson Stewart and Tom Crutchley were members of the Canterbury B side, while the A side contained Max Darling and Max de Geest. The Canterbury A side played the National final against Auckland and at one stage trailled by 17 points before a dramatic late comeback saw Canterbury win by 94-89. Max Darling (19 points & 11 rebounds) and Max de Geest (14 points) were key contributors to the title.

    On the weekend the U23 College side won their match against Gators 75-66, the U20 side lost to St Bedes, the U17 side beat Cashmere 81-59 and the U15 side played well to defeat CBHS Blue by 64-43.

    The 1st XI hockey side travelled to the new turf at Rangiora on Friday for their match against Cashmere HS. Only leading 1-0 at the half, College played a much improved second half and comfortably ran out winners by 8-0 with Henry Phelps scoring 4 goals. The 2nd XI side defeated St Bedes 7-2 with Archie Batchelor scoring a hat trick, while the 3rd XI won a close match against St Andrews by 1-0.

    On Saturday the 1st XV had a bye and play a double header this week with a match today against Otago BHS and then Ashburton on Saturday in Methven. In other matches, the 3rd XV lost a close match to St Andrews 29-22, the 16A side lead at halftime in their match with St Bedes but were unable to hang on to this while the 15A side had a 52-7 win over Suburbs. In this match Matt Durant scored three tries and Max Heywood kicked 6 conversions. The 15B side won 31-14 over St Thomas, the 14A team defeated St Andrews in a close match 22-17, the 14B’s recent good form continues with a 36-15 win over CBHS and the 13A side narrowly got past Burnside for a 12-9 win.

    Sam Idiens and Dion Houston have been selected to run in the National cross country relay championships as part of the Canterbury team. Both runners have performed very well in the recent Canterbury schools road race and cross country events. Sam is a member of the Year 9 team while Dion will compete as a member of the Canterbury Senior boys team.

    Over Queen’s birthday weekend, Jack Drage competed at the National Secondary school orienteering champs. There were two days of racing taking place in Woodend and Porter’s Pass. At the end of the weekend Jack was placed 2nd in his age group in New Zealand.

    Congratulations to Sam, Dion and Jack on their achievements.

    Good luck today for all those involved in the annual winter sport’s exchange against Otago BHS.

    Speakers

    Matthew Johnstone – speaking about mental health 'Tough & Up'

    Awards

    New Zealand School of Music Jazz Project
    Angus Mossman – Best original composition

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 6 June

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    'Forcing the Pace' by Christopher Norton, performed by John-Paul Lay (Condell's House)

    Activity Report

    Sam Cameron-Dunn

    There were good results last week by the two 1st XI football sides. The Junior 1st XI drew with a very good Cashmere HS team. After a quiet first half, College found themselves down 1-0. The second half was much more intense and College took it to Cashmere. JP Lay and Jamie Barr were huge on defense and Ben Cornell made two top-drawer saves to keep Cashmere out. Kosei Oikawa scored a great equaliser in his first game for the team.

    The Senior 1st XI side bounced back from a disappointing week last week, by taking it to top of the table Lincoln High School. A massive effort by the defensive group and some outstanding direction from Kevin Guttmann in the midfield set up a disciplined and patient performance. Lincoln scored first, but Finbar Gallaway scored the equaliser following up from a shot by Ted Grigg.

    In Saturday matches the 2nd XI remain unbeaten in competition with a 3-2 win over FTC2011, the 15A side drew with St Andrews, the 14A team had a 6-1 win over Selwyn United, while the 14B side played very well for their 2-1 victory over Christchurch United.

    The rugby teams were buoyed on Saturday after the result in the annual CBHS match. The 3rd XV defeated New Brighton by 39-22 while the 16A side played well at times in their match against CBHS but eventually lost 38-24. The 14A side played a well structured match and were strong on defence to defeat Shirley BHS Blue 67-10, the 14B side scored 16 tries with Jonty Hodges being named man of the match in their win over St Andrew B, and the 13A side scored a 53-13 win over St Andrews with Jonty Gallagher and Guy Chaffey scoring three tries each.

    The 2nd XI hockey side played CBHS on Friday. It was a fast-paced game with both teams putting the opposition’s defence under pressure. College had chances but were unable to convert while CBHS scored from their PC’s. Final score a 4-0 loss. The Colts played the 3rd XI in a local derby. Charlie Dyer and Harry Hawkins controlled the midfield for the 3rd XI and helped the team to a 5-1 win. The Youth Black team defeated Shirley BHS by an incredible 16-0!

    Last Tuesday a group of College runners competed in the annual CSS cross-country event, which was held at Ascot Golf Course in New Brighton. Sam Idiens completed the double by winning the Y9 event, having won the Road Race a couple of weeks back. The Y9 team finished 2nd overall. Dion Houston was 2nd in the U16 event and helped the College team to 3rd place in this grade.

    The Senior A basketball team were clear favourites against CBHS last week in their Thomson trophy match. College did not start well and CBHS trailed by only 8 points at the half. A late rally in the 4th quarter saw College eventually win by 84-66 and remain unbeaten this season.

    On Sunday the 1st XV rugby and 1st XI football and hockey travelled to Masterton for the annual winter sports exchange with Rathkeale College. In three well fought matches, the hockey side drew 2 all with goals to Tim Cross and Ben Epton, while the 1st XI football side lost 5-1 to a well performed Rathkeale team. In the rugby match, College lead 12-0 at the break and eventually ran out 29-7 winners to cap off a busy few days for the squad. Next week, College hosts Otago Boys in the annual winter sports exchange, which is then followed by the Scots College junior exchange a week later.

    Over the long weekend the team creating Singin’ in the Rain were hard at work. Saturday and Sunday saw the crew pull together to get the technical equipment into place on the set created for us by Naylor Love Ltd. Lights were rigged, sound systems were assembled, props were collected, built and organised, painting was begun and rain was created. Downstairs dressing rooms were set up and makeup and costumes were sorted prior to an early photoshoot on Monday morning to create photos for the programme.

    Monday saw the first complete run through of the musical – showing off the results of the hours of practice that have gone into each individual scene. The principal actors told the story entertainingly, the dancers tapped their way confidently around the stage and the ensemble backed up the action with assurance. Singin’ in the Rain is coming together brilliantly. The tickets are selling fast – make sure you get yours by clicking here

    Over Queens Birthday weekend the annual Christchurch marathon took place with over 4000 competitors entered. Congratulations to Miss Emily Priest for completing her first marathon in tough, wintry conditions.

    Lastly, the annual School Sport Canterbury Mud Run is taking place in a couple of weeks and team entries close this Wednesday. College are the defending boys team champions from 2016. If there are any more boys who are interested in entering a team please contact Mr Clarke before lunchtime Wednesday.

    Awards

    Jock Hobbs Trophy
    Isaiah Punivai (Captain 1st XV)

    Video Clip

    Tutira Mai Nga Iwi

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

  • 30 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (pronounced: yo-hahn pack-il-bell), performed by Seungmin Seok, Richard Sun, Ederick He, Jisu Kim, Connor Graham, Harry Hartstone and Rory Doull

    Activity Report

    Max Clark

    A number of individual College athletes have enjoyed success in recent weeks. The Canterbury Scholastic surf champs were held at New Brighton pier in southerly conditions that produced some excellent surf. In the U18 competition, Angus Mossman was 3rd, Finn Brokenshire was 3rd in the U16 grade while Tim Gould finished 4th in the U14 competition. This event was a trial for the Canterbury School team, which will be announced next month, and will compete at the National school champs in Gisborne later in the year.

    The South Island school orienteering champs were held in Nelson last weekend. Jack Drage represented College in what was a competitive field. In the long course event, Jack was 1st in the Year 10&11 grade and then completed the double when he also won the Senior grade to claim two South Island titles. On day two of competition, Jack was 2nd in the sprint course.

    Ben Dando travelled to Mosgiel on the weekend for the last round of the South Island Enduro Motocross series. The series consisted of five events from Nelson to the West Coast, Scargill in North Canterbury to Central Otago. Ben has competed in all rounds and in the last round finished 3rd overall in the event. This result meant he finished 1st in the Intermediate class for the South Island series.

    The Senior A basketball team remain unbeaten in the Thomson trophy after their 105 – 51 win over St Bedes. Tonight the team plays another away game, this time against Christchurch BHS. In Friday matches, The Senior B side were leading by 13 points in their match before Middleton Grange came back late in the game and with 12 seconds on the clock missed a free throw to tie the match. College held on to the ball in the final few seconds to win 46-45. The Senior Black team defeated Papanui by 48-21, James Goodman and Chris Ireland top scored for the Y11 Black side in their win and the Year 10 Blue side defeated St Thomas by 50-20. The U23 side played a strong Gators team on Saturday and eventually lost by 86-79 while the College U15 side played a very good game to defeat Burnside B by 83-32.

    The 1st XV team played Roncalli on Saturday and ran out convincing winners by 41-0. The 2nd XV also played a team from South Canterbury when they defeated Timaru BHS 2nd XV by 34 – 22. In the Under 15 grade, the top College side was involved in another close match against St Thomas with it ending in a 22 all draw while the 15B side played well to defeat St Thomas B by 27-0. The 14A side continued their recent good form with a 41-5 win over Hornby. This week is the annual College – CBHS match on Thursday with all other teams having matches on Queens Birthday weekend.

    The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Ashburton last week for the first round of the School Premier League against Timaru BHS. The game was quite even early on but College began to exert pressure, which resulted in a hat trick to Tim Cross before the half. The second half saw Sam Blake score a double and Ollie King a goal for a solid 6-0 win to start the competition. The 2nd XI could not maintain their half time lead and eventually drew their match with Ashburton College 1st XI, the 3rd XI defeated Shirley BHS 2nd XI by 6-4 with Harry Hawkins MVP, while the Youth Black side won a very close match against St Andrews by 1-0 with Tom Macdonald being the solitary goal scorer.

    The Junior 1st XI football side won their 2nd match in the new midweek competition when they defeated Middleton Grange by 2-1. Goal scorers were Josh Wynne and Kynan Salt. On Saturday was the Football club day with all teams playing at home. The 2nd XI side won against CBHS by 5-1 while the 3rd XI and 14A sides both had draws. The 13A side was involved in a high scoring match in their 7-3 win over Christchurch United. Leading 3-2 at the half, College dominated the second half through great defence from Dexter Parris and two goals from Oliver Hlavac.

    Student Speakers

    Jono Raymond (Student Welfare Committee) - speaking about the new student wellbeing page

    Over the past couple of weeks boys from the student welfare committee have been working very hard to develop a student wellbeing page accessible on Schoolbox. The point of this page is to provide resources and information about general wellbeing of students. Resources vary from things such as anxiety and depression to managing relationships and cyber safety. There is some awesome stuff on there which is more than helpful to boys our age. It is accessible on the left hand side of the home page, so jump on, give it a look and you might find something that interests you or something that is actually really helpful.

    Awards

    ACTL Certificate (Trinity College, London)
    Justin Hodges

    Fencing
    Regional U17 Foil Twist Competition (Timaru) – Gold Medal – Eden Pidgeon

    Summer Sports Colours - Rowing
    Louis Batchelor
    Josh Wade
    Sam Aitken
    James Newton
    Monty Batchelor
    Albert O'Shannessey
    Sam Darry
    Max Goodwin
    Paddy Hone
    Robert Turnbull
    Sean Swanson
    Sam Smith
    Wilson Murray
    Harry Hawkins
    Jacob Pye

    Deputy Principal concluding comments

    Mr Aburn to talk about CBHS v College Rugby game

  • 23 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    Trio Sonata in D minor 'Finale & Jig' by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Justin Hodges, William Ju and Johnson Fu

    Activity Report

    Liam Sullivan

    The Canterbury Secondary School Road Race champs were held at the A&P Showgrounds recently. College was well represented in all grades. In the Year 9 grade Sam Idiens continued his great form to win the race with Jack Belcher(12), George Mason (15) and Caleb Manson (22). In the team competition the College team was placed 1st. In the U16 race, Dion Houston was 2nd while Finbar Gallaway (11) and Kyle Houston (12) were in the top 15. Overall the U16 team finished 2nd. In the Senior race, Sam Averill was the best finisher in 11th place.

    Blake McGuigan, Louis Beckert and Wilson Murray finished in the top 20 to help the College Senior team to 2nd place.

    Last Wednesday was the first round of matches for the winter midweek teams of squash, badminton and table tennis. The top College badminton side defeated Riccarton 8-1 to start the season in a positive manner while the top table tennis side also started well when they defeated their opponents from CBHS by 9-0. This year squash has three teams competing in the Canterbury interschool champs. Last week the teams had a 1 win, 2 loss record with a number of games being very competitive.

    The 1st XI hockey side dominated their match on Friday night against Shirley BHS winning 8-1. Ben Epton, Ollie King and Lars Dalley scored two goals each. The team plays Timaru BHS on Wednesday in the first round of the championship. The 2nd XI defeated St Andrews 2nd XI by 3-2 when Liam Adams scored his second goal from a PC with only three minutes left in the game. The Colts lost a high scoring match 6-5 to St Andrews with Shahid Ali scoring a double, while Matthew Patterson scored two goals for the Youth Black side in their 3-2 loss to CBHS.

    The Senior A basketball side played their 2nd round match against Shirley BHS. In a very physical encounter the team took control midway through the third quarter to eventually win 91-75. Max Darling was impressive on offense, Max de Geest shot well from the outside and Tom Crutchley was dominant on the defensive boards. On Saturday the College U20 side defeated CBHS by 66-55 and the Under 17 team played a great game to defeat Middleton Grange by 78-67. In this match Mason Whittaker scored 19 points and Will de Geest 16. Tonight the Senior A team play an away game to St Bedes.

    The 1st XI football side played Shirley BHS last week and found themselves down at the break. In a much better performance in the second half Finbar Gallaway scored for College in their 3-1 loss. The Junior 1st XI had their first outing for the season on Wednesday and started off with a 3-1 win over St Bedes with Henry Eglinton scoring a double. On Saturday the 2nd XI defeated CBHS 5-0, and the 15A side won 3-1 with Kynan Salt scoring two goals. The 1st XI side play Riccarton HS on Wednesday afternoon and this weekend the College football club have their Club Day will all teams playing at home.

    The 1st XV played Timaru BHS on Upper on Saturday and after weathering the initial onslaught from the opposition, ran out winners by 28-15. The College 2nd XV defeated St Thomas 26-5 while the 16A side turned around their initial loss to Shirley BHS to win 15-7. Fletcher Anderson scored two tries for the 15A side in their win over St Andrews, the 15B side won a close 22-20 match over St Andrews B, the 14A side won their match against St Bedes B by 46-10 and the 14B side defeated Linwood by 22-17. This weekend the 1st XV play on Upper against Roncalli College.

    Awards

    Senior Honours Tie
    Presented to Sir Terence Arnold by Jeremy Johnson

    College Cross Country
    Under 14 - Sam Idiens
    Junior – Dominic Edmond
    Intermediate – Dion Houston
    Senior – Jono Stewart
    AWD Class – Hugh Finlay
    House Trophies – Harper House win overall winner and House 5s trophy

    Summer Sports Colours
    Cricket – Isaac Bird, Ben Dickie, Riley Tempero, Kurtis Weeks
    Tennis – Will Schneidemann
    Water Polo – Ethan Clements, Max Clark, Fong Fu, Louis Clark

    Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award
    Gold Award presented to Harry Hartstone

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 9 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    'Red Clay' by Freddie Hubbard, performed by George Murray, Angus Mossman, Harry Hartstone and Angus Murray

    Activity Report

    Tim Goodman

    Last Thursday the Canterbury school swimming champs were held at Jellie Park with a number of College swimmers involved. At the end of the meet, College collected four Canterbury titles, five second place finishes and three 3rd placings. In relays the College teams finished with one 2nd and two 3rds. The College swimmers who achieved Canterbury titles were James Currie (50m backstroke), Nathan Penrose (100m freestyle), Louis Clark (50m butterfly) and Hunter Wilson (50m backstroke).

    Friday night saw the first round of hockey matches for the College teams. The 1st XI side played St Andrews and in an exciting first match, College lost a very close encounter 2-1 with Ben Epton being the team goal scorer. The 2nd XI also lost by the same score to CBHS 2nd XI with Ollie King scoring the team’s goal and Oscar Wilson playing very well in goal while the Colts and 3rd XI sides played each other with the match finishing at 5 all. Hamish Bell scored the solitary goal for the Youth White side in their lost to St Andrews.

    The 1st XV were involved in a bruising encounter against St Thomas on Saturday. College were behind early in the game but eventually kept their composure and scored four tries to Abbot, Embling, Punivai and Murdoch for a 28-17 win. This weekend they play St Bedes on Upper. In other matches, the 2nd XV lost 23-25 to Timaru BHS 2nd XV, while the 15A side won a close 31-26 match over St Thomas and the 15B side won 61-0 with Luke Hamilton scoring three tries and Oliver Beresford two. The U14B side and U13A side both reached fifty points in their matches to start the season on a winning note. Ben Young was player of the match for the 14B’s and Sam Idiens scored three tries for the 13A side.

    The Under 17 basketball side were back to full strength on Saturday and lead for three quarters of the match against CBHS but could not hold on in the final quarter and lost 71-64. The Under 15 side bounced back from the defeat last week to register their first win with a thrilling three point victory over Middleton Grange Gators. Tonight the Senior A team begin their Thomson trophy competition with an away match against Ashburton College.

    The 1st XI football side began their season last week with a match against Rangiora. College dominated for large periods of the game and had several chances saved by a very good opposition goalkeeper and the woodwork. Unfortunately Rangiora were able to convert a goal in one of their few attacks to win 1-0. Despite the loss it was a positive start to the season for the team. This week the team plays St Thomas on Wednesday at Yaldhurst Football Centre. The 2nd XI lost 3-1 to Nomads, the 15A and 14A sides both had drawn matches while the 13A side won their match 7-6 over Oxford. The team trailled by 5-1 before scoring six second half goals for the victory. Charles Lord, Oliver Butler and Nont Prachuabmoh scored two goals each.

    Congratulations to all boys and staff who competed and completed the school cross-country yesterday. Well done to the five grade winners. Sam Idiens (Under 14), Dominic Edmond (Under 15), Dion Houston (Under 16), Hugh Finlay (AWD) and Jono Stewart (Senior). Mr Christey reminds all those keen to race in the Secondary School Road race this Thursday to see him or email him before the end of today. See student notices for more details. Entries close at end of today.

    Student Speaker

    Jacob Banks - promoting Arts Committee events

    Vincent Li - speaking about Round Square

    Morning everyone,

    I'm here to announce the event that the International Committee has been planning for the past term.

    Adventure day. It's a relay type event that will be happening on Tuesday lunchtime on Upper next week. Each house will have eight students who take part. There will be four sections in total, the food, physical, intellectual and one final mixed section. Two students will compete in each section, racing to finish their part as fast as possible. The winning team will take home a pizza shout.

    In addition to all of this, each house will wear mufti colours of a country flag that relates to their house colours on Tuesday. For example, if your house has the colour blue, then you can choose to wear blue, white and red – the colours of the French flag.

    I hope to see all of you there.

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 2 May

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Activity Report

    Tim Goodman

    In the last week of the holidays the College sailing team took part in the Secondary Schools 420 class Teams racing Nationals in Northland. Six boats from two different teams raced in short 10 to 15 minute races with the aim of tactically defeating your opponent so that your combined team score when places are added together equal 10 or less for each race. After 40 races the College team won 15 races in total giving them 12th place out of 15 in the bronze fleet. Overall, the 33rd out of 36 participating teams after six continuous days of competition was a memorable and very rewarding experience for this young team of mostly year 10 and 11 boys.

    The College Senior waterpolo side travelled to Wellington in the holidays for the National schools competition. College was the only representative from the South Island in the A grade. In pool play there were three defeats with two narrow losses to Auckland Grammar (8-6) and Mt Maunganui College (9-6). In playoff matches College then had two wins over Hamilton BHS and Mt Albert Grammar before a final loss to Kings College. Overall the College side finished 12th at their first National tournament in a number of years.

    The winter season is well underway with a number of sports having preseason and competition matches.

    The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Melbourne Grammar for a preseason tournament. The squad enjoyed a successful week and returned home as tournament winners. In pool play the team won all four matches before defeating Scotch College, Adelaide 5-2 in the semifinal. In the final the team played Hale School, Perth and in a tough match the College side eventually came out on top 3-1. The 1st XI will play their first local match on Friday against St Andrews while all other teams will also have their first matches of the season.

    During the holidays the Canterbury U18 hockey trials were held with the following College players making the two teams – Louis Beckert, Lewey Heale, Nic Lidstone, Henry Phelps, Lars Dalley and Will Duston. Congratulations to these boys.

    The 1st and 2nd XV travelled to Nelson last week for their final preseason camp before their first competition game. The 2nd XV played a preseason match against Nelson College 2nd XV and won a very close match by 17-15. The 1st XV played their first match of the UC championship and in an incredibly tight contest, College lost the match 22-21 to begin their season. This weekend is club day for the College rugby club with all teams playing at home. The 1st XV will play against St Thomas at 2.30pm.

    Football has had three rounds of games to date with the latest round occurring on the weekend. The 2nd XI benefitted from a two day training camp at the end of last week to defeat St Bedes 2nd XI by 6-0. Goal scorers were Roberto O’Shannessey, Lachy Duff, Mitchell Sammut, Harry McGurk and two to Owen Rees. Other teams had close matches without managing to pick up a win with the 14A side drawing their match 1 all with Waimak United thanks to an Archie Franks goal.

    On Wednesday the 1st XI side play their opening match of the season against Rangiora HS.

    Four of the College basketball sides began their season on Saturday. The Senior A side are involved in both the U23 and U20 competition while there are teams in the U17 and U15 grades. Both the U23 and U20 sides were missing key players with the U23 losing by 97-70. Sam Julian played very well for the U20 side in their loss to Pioneer while Mason Whitaker played an outstanding game for the U17 side. Hamish Patterson shot a number of 3 pointers for the U15 side in their loss to Shirley Spartans.

    It is a busy time at the start of the term with all winter sports getting organised for the season ahead. Please keep an eye on notices through email and on the sport noticeboard to ensure you are aware of meeting and practice times for your sport.

    Student Speaker

    Ben Aitken - speaking about the schedule for the Arts and Culture Committee for this term

    Hey boys, my name is Ben Aitken, and i’m speaking as a representative of the arts and culture committee this year.

    The committee aims to promote a student lead arts program around the school, which is not dependant on the work of a select group of boys. To ensure this each member of the committee will have specific role to play.

    This also means you will have a boy in each house who you can go talk to surrounding any ideas you might have for arts and culture in the school.

    This term, the arts committee will be holding an Arts Week in week 3, and will also be introducing art displays, and movie nights for boarders.

    Arts week is a chance for boys to experience a side of college, they may not see on an everyday basis, and also gives boys a chance to demonstrate hidden talents. With that in mind i’m issuing a call to all boys interested in photography to choose some of your works be it, for school or personal and deliver the file to Mrs. Banks in the Library for printing and distribution around the school.

    Stay tuned around school for more information on Arts Week - there may be some spot prizes to win.

    Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

    Jonathan Currie - Bronze
    Patrick Coates - Bronze
    Sam Cameron-Dunn - Sliver

    Sports Awards

    Hockey Trophy presented to Lewey Heale for the 1st XI winning the Melbourne Grammar School tournament
    New Zealand Athletics selections - Cody House and Sam Kin

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 4 April

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 4 April

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    WELCOME FROM DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Address to staff and students

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: William Ju, Justin Hodges and Johnson Fu will play the second movement from Antonio Vivaldi's 'Sonata in d-minor'

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Summer Tournament Week - Rob Clark

    It has been a very successful end to the 2016/17 summer season. A number of College students and teams have had success at regional, South Island and National events.

    This morning I would like to acknowledge some of the achievements of our College sportsmen.

    Fencing – Eden Pidgeon
    Eden recently competed in the Mid-South Regional fencing competition. He competed in both the U15 and U17 mixed foil grade. After 5 bouts for seedings, a knockout competition was then held with Eden making it through to the semifinals in both grades to be awarded 3rd equal in both the U15 and U17 competition.

    Canterbury Scholastic School surf champs
    This term a small group of College students have been competing in the interschool surf champs at New Brighton. At the end of this term’s competition, Christ’s College were second overall to Shirley BHs. This was achieved by Tim Gould finishing 3rd in the U14 grade, Eddie Priest 3rd in the U16 grade, and Angus Mossman winning the U18 boys division.

    Sailing
    A group of College sailors travelled to Picton for the Top of the South teams racing competition. Fifteen teams competed in the regatta and College enjoyed some success in a number of races but was not consistent enough over the week. The team just missed a spot in the Gold Fleet, which is the top 7 teams, and now look forward to the National teams racing competition in the April holidays.

    Polo – College A
    The College A polo side played a match against the touring Australian School side and in a very close match defeated the tourists by 4-2. Last weekend the team was involved in the South Island polo champs at Rangiora. The team had wins over College B, Christchurch GHS and Chch combined schools to take the title. In the B Grade, the College C team won the division.

    Swimming – Louis Clark
    The week before tournament week the National age group swimming champs were held with a number of College swimmers attending. Hunter Wilson achieved top 10 results in all seven events he entered with a 4th in the 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

    Louis Clark had the best result of the College swimmers when he won gold and a national title in the Boys 15 years 1500m freestyle event where he achieved an impressive personal best. This result comes on top of his recent selection in to the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Youth Squad.

    Waterpolo – Senior A
    After winning the Canterbury school champs for the first time in over 10 years, the team went into the South Island champs with confidence. In pool play there were wins over Shirley BHS, Burnside HS, John McGlashan and Southland Boys. The team then had a semifinal win over St Bedes by 15-4 and then an excellent controlled final to defeat Otago BHS 14-6 to take the title. At the end of the tournament, three College players, Andrew Campbell, Louis Clark and Bilant Tomozi were named in the tournament team and Andrew Campbell was the tournament MVP. Next is the National school tournament in the April holidays. Two trophies to award to Ethan Clements (captain)

    Athletics – South Island Schools champs
    26 athletes travelled to Dunedin for the final meet of the year. In good conditions, College achieved nine South Island titles, six 2nds and five 3rds.

    Edward Hsing – 1st in U16 pole vault with new South Island record
    Cody House – 1st in U16 long jump and 100m hurdles, 2nd in 200m
    Sam King – 1st in U19 200m and 2nd in 400m
    Hugh Finlay – 1st in U19 para 200m and 400m
    Jack Tyler – 1st in U16 400m
    Matthew Tod – 1st in U16 hammer
    Nic Murray – 2nd in U19 javelin and 3rd in U19 hammer
    Sam Bennetts – 2nd in U19 pole vault
    Alex Hemens – 2nd in U16 hammer
    Kaveni Balenacagi – 3rd in U19 shot put
    Marcus Hamilton – 3rd in U14 discus
    Sam McKay – 3rd in U19 pole vault
    Lachie Henderson – 3rd in U16 pole vault

    In relays College was 2nd in the 4x100m relay of Jack Tyler, Sam King, Cody House and Levi Emery and 1st in the 4x400m relay of Jack Tyler, Sam Averill, Sam King and Harry Hartsone

    Tennis – New Zealand school nationals
    Having won both the Canterbury and South Island schools champs without losing a match, the team was confident going in to the Nationals. After pool play, the team was undefeated having beaten Hamilton BHS 6-0, Westlake Boys 4-2, and St Kentigerns 4-2. The team faced Wellington College in the semifinal and were 2 all after singles and had opportunities in both doubles matches but could not win the vital points to eventually lose 4-2 and then lost their final match against St Kentigerns to finish a very creditable 4th in New Zealand.

    Triathlon – New Zealand Schools champs
    A small group of College athletes travelled to Wanganui for the national schools triathlon champs. Despite a small team, College finished 3rd overall school due to four podium finishes by College triathletes.

    Sam Idiens competed in the U13 grade and had a superb two days when he won both the individual triathlon and also the aquathlon event to claim two National titles.

    Kyle Houston was in the U14 grade and was 2nd in the individual triathlon and 3rd in the aquathlon. In other events recently, Kyle was 2nd in the Canterbury Schools U14 triathlon and 3rd in the Junior section of the South Island triathlon schools champs in Oamaru.

    Rowing – New Zealand school champs

    The Maadi Cup regatta was held at Lake Karapiro last week. After a week of racing College had 10 boats in the Top 10 nationally, and five crews achieve podium finishes.

    Bronze medals were achieved by U18 coxed quad – Josh Wade, Albert O’Shannessey, Robert Turnbull, Monty Batchelor and Paddy Hone

    Over 15 Lightweight Coxed Four – Sean Swanson, Harry Hawkins, Jacob Pye, Sam Smith and Wilson Murray

    Silver medal was achieved by U17 coxed eight – Louis Batchelor, Sam Aitken, Alex Todhunter, Jamie Batchelor, Max Goodwin, Sam Darry, Zac Cran, Harrison Voice and Guy Flynn

    The Under 16 eight had an outstanding race to claim the national title. The race saw the top three boats separated by just over one second. The crew was Erik McBride, Jamie Batchelor, Tom Vincent, Alex Todhunter, Lachie Hazlett, Jack Elvy, Zac Cran, Will Chaffey and Fin Smith.

    In the final race of the regatta, the Maadi cup was an outstanding race with College taking the lead late in the race only to have St Andrews sneak ahead to take the title. It was a thrilling race to end a successful week for the club

    The U18 eight was Louis Batchelor, Sam Aitken, Josh Wade, Max Goodwin, Sam Darry, Albert O’Shannessey, James Newton, Monty Batchelor and Paddy Hone.

    After the regatta Josh Wade has been invited to a NZ Junior trial while Jamie Batchelor, Louis Batchelor, Max Goodwin, Sam Aitken, Sam Darry and Zac Cran have been invited to trail for the South Island U18 team to take on the North Island.

    Last , but certainly not least, I would like to thank all the College staff who have coached, managed, and done everything in between to help all these students to their achievements.

    SPEAKERS

    Jono Raymond - speaking about the Student Welfare Committee

    Finn Sziranyi - speaking about the annual regional Otago University Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

    AWARDS

    Fencing
    Eden Pidgeon - bronze in the U15 and Cadet U17 mixed foil compeitions

    Swimming
    Louis Clark - national age group title

    Athletics
    15 boys received podium finishes at SISS champs

    Rowing - NZSS Championships
    U18 eight crew - 2nd place
    U17 eight - 2nd place
    U16 eight - 1st place
    U18 coxed quad - 3rd place
    Over 15 Lightweight coxed four - 3rd place

    Triathlon - NZSS Championships
    Sam Idiens - 1st in the individual triathlon and aquathlon events
    Kyle Houston - 2nd in the individual triathlon and third in the aquathlon

    Tennis - NZSS Nationals
    Senior A Team - 4th place

    Polo - SISS Champs
    College A Team - 1st place

    Waterpolo - Canterbury and SISS Champs
    Senior A team - 1st place

  • 28 March

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 28 March

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school and welcomes to the Assembly, retiring Bursar and Board Secretary, Mr Colin Sweetman. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    WELCOME FROM DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Address to staff and students

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: 'Becoming' by Milky Chance, performed by Humphrey Bullen (guitar)

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Josh Meads

    Summer tournament week is well underway with a number of College staff and students competing around the country while a number of others will begin later this week.

    Last Thursday night the Senior waterpolo team played in the Canterbury school’s final against CBHS. Tied at 2 all after the first quarter the College side played a very good second quarter to lead 6-3 at halftime and they maintained the lead to eventually win 12-9 and claim the regional title for the first time in over ten years. The team has then moved straight into the South Island champs. Today they play a semifinal match after winning their four pool matches. The have beaten Shirley BHS, Burnside HS, John McGlashan and Southland BHS. A spot in the South Island final will see them qualify for Nationals in the April holidays.

    In Auckland the Senior tennis side had a frustrating first day at Nationals due to rain. There were a number of stoppages during their first match against Hamilton Boys, which will be finished today after the match was abandoned. Currently the team are leading 5-0 with one singles match to complete. The team will then play St Kentigerns and Westlake Boys, and a win over one of these teams will guarantee a top four finish.

    In Hamilton the rowing club got underway at the first day of the Maadi Cup with 11 College boats racing. After day one, College has already qualified three boats in A Finals at the end of the week. They are the Under 17 eight who posted the fastest time of the day, Over 15 lightweight four and Under 18 Quad. Other boats performed well but will go through repechages to make semifinals and finals later in the week. Today the Under 18 and Under 16 eights have their first races.

    Cricket was disrupted over the weekend due to rain and most games were not finished. The Year 9A side did manage to complete their match and finished the season with a very good win over St Bedes by 32 runs. Batting first the team scored 216 for 7 with Caleb Manson scoring 49 and Archie Batchelor being out in the last over for a very good 96. In reply St Bedes were dismissed for 184 with Jack Belcher taking 3 wickets.

    Last week the Canterbury Schools triathlon champs were held at Scarborough Beach in Sumner. Three College students entered in the individual competition, which consisted of a 350m swim, 9km bike and 3km run. In the Under 14 grade, Kyle Houston had a superb race to finish second while Sam Idiens was 4th. In the Under 16 grade Sebastien Fergusson was 7th in the individual event. The three students now travel to the New Zealand schools triathlon event, which takes place in Wanganui on Thursday.

    This week is a transition week between summer and winter sport with a number of teams finishing their summer sports while a number of winter sports get underway. Football matches begin this weekend. Please be aware of notices and student emails with regards to some winter sport organisation. Next week all winter sports will be having meeting, trials and practices.

    SPEAKERS

    Jeffrey Lai - speaking about the Service Committee (formerly known as the Humanitarian Committee)

    Good morning. I will be leading the service committee for this year, formerly known as the humanitarian committee. We will be undertaking and forming a few new things and one of our main goals is to focus on the physical aspects of service, whilst, maintaining our existing monetary donations. So as the service committee, we will be providing you with as many opportunities as we can get out hands on, as well as organising potential service events with other schools.

    This year, one of the charities we will be supporting is Barnados. This is a place where children and their families are able to get a blend of early childhood and social service expertise and advocacy work. I believe that every child should get a chance to reach their full potential, just like you guys, but unfortunately they don’t have the resources they need to do that. So on that note, we will be having our first mufti day next Thursday with no theme. This year, its no longer being charged off your accounts, so we would absolutely love your support if you could bring in $2 or a gold coin to school. This will promote a great connection between us and barnados. If you have any ideas revolving around service, or any organisations that we could collaborate with, please do come and talk to me or email me at jlai@student.christscollege.com, or you can email Mr Porter nporter@christscollege.com.

    Paddy Coates - speaking about the Academic Committee

    Good morning. I am going to quickly run over what the academic committee is planning to do this year.

    We want to allow boys the option to expand their education with more student-led activities, which will support the advanced learning programme. We have already started up a student-led Model United Nations group, which encourages boys to discuss and debate topical issues. Over twenty boys of all year groups are a part of this. If you want to come along, these sessions occur every second Friday after school. We also have plans to start up other groups or competitions later in the year, one idea being a 48 hour creative writing competition, which, of course, would be student-run. Furthermore, we will offer a student voice for academics. We are aware that boys might not be happy with the way NCEA is handled and the subjects on offer and we can feed this information on to higher levels. If anyone has any questions, complaints or ideas, please speak with me or email me pcoates@student.christscollege.com.

    AWARDS

    Certificates of Recognition – Justin Hodges and Harry Hartstone - members of the 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools' Symphony Orchestra

    Head Prefect - Farewell to Mr Colin Sweetman

  • 21 March

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 21 March

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    WELCOME FROM DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Address to new staff and students

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: The first movement from Sonata for Three Violins by J. L. Bella. Played by Raphael Rim, Ederick He and Justin Hodges.

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Sam Abbot

    The 1st XI cricket side played its annual fixture against Wanganui Collegiate last weekend. Batting first, Collegiate posted a very good first innings total of 261 for 8 declared and were further on top when College was dismissed for 87 in their first innings. Asked to follow on, the top order batsmen for College responded very well with Harry McDonald (92) and Kurtis Weeks (83) batting superbly to help College achieve a total of 334 for 9 to draw the match. This weekend the team plays their final two day match against Shirley BHS and next week plays Ashburton College in the first Gillette Cup game for the year. In other matches the Development side have a good lead over Lincoln-Ellesmere 1st XI with Max Heywood scoring 50 and Tim Cross taking 4 for 32. The Year 9A side defeated St Thomas 9A by 115 runs while Jack Belcher top scored again for the 9B side with 62 in their win over St Bedes. Callum Hackston took 3 for 8 in this match. Toby Beresford and George Goodman took three wickets each to bowl Shirley BHS out for 34 and help the Year 9 White side to an eight wicket win.

    Over the weekend three College athletes travelled to the National provincial athletic champs as part of the Canterbury Athletics team. Harry Hartstone ran a personal best in the U18 400m and received a silver medal as part of the Canterbury 4x400m U18 relay team. Sam King was 5th in the U18 200m and won two silver medals as a member in the 4x400m and 4x100m relay teams. Cody House was 2nd in the U18 long jump were a personal best of 6.66 metres. He also achieved a silver medal as part of the 4x100m relay team.

    Our college athletes now look towards the South island school champs, which occur next weekend in Dunedin.

    This week is the final round of matches in midweek sport for volleyball, tennis and waterpolo. Last night the Senior A volleyball side played in the Div 1 final against Ellesmere College. The final against Ellesmere was played in great spirit. It was a very competitive game with the first set being very close (25-27) and the team served strongly and had a number of great pick ups. They rallied to take the 2nd set 25-20 again on strong serving. Despite a late rally in the final set, the team lost the final set 25-16 and the final 2-1.

    The College waterpolo team finished top of the ladder after round robin play with a 16-4 win over Burnside HS. This Thursday they will play in the Canterbury schools final at Jellie Park against CBHS. This will then be quickly followed by the South Island champs which start on Saturday in Christchurch. The team is hoping for a top position to qualify for Nationals in the April holidays.

    Louis Clark and Mitchell Cox have been competing at regional and national surf lifesaving competitions this term. Last weekend the nationals were held and Louis picked up two bronze medals in the U16 grade. Mitchell and Louis teamed up with two other boys and were 4th in the final of the tube rescue. From these champs, Louis Clark was announced as a member of the New Zealand Youth Squad.

    The next few weeks have a number of culminating events for the summer season. On Friday the College rowing club travel to Cambridge for the National schools rowing regatta, which starts on Monday. The Senior A tennis team travel to Auckland for their national tournament next week, waterpolo has South Island champs as does athletics. A small group of sailors travel to Picton for the South Island champs. Good luck to all these groups and other College sportsmen in their final summer matches for the term.

    SPEAKERS

    Caelan Murch - speaking about his exchange to Konan Boys’ School during the summer break at our brother school in Kobe, Japan

    James Newton - Environmental Committee

    This year I am leading a great, small group of boys trying to better the environment in the school.

    The committee has an initiative in place with the aim to rehabilitate native forest in certain areas around the city. This is especially important given the recent fires that have ravaged the landscape killing hundreds of hectares of forest.

    At the back of the school next to the pool, we have a tree nursery which will be growing 400 native plants of 25 different species.

    Our aim, once these native plants have matured over the next couple of terms, is to plant them around a designated Christs College forest area in the port hills.

    Last Sunday with Shirley Boys' High School, we planted around 30 trees next to the Christ's College boat sheds.

    Reason for this...
    - White bate eng naga (onehunga) lay their eggs on a king tide, planting these plants
    - Gives a place for them to lay eggs helps to rehabilitate the whitebait in the avon river and small surrounding streams

    Now I look to the school. In the third term I will need help from students to volunteer some of their time to help plant 400 trees.

    Any boys in Year 9 to 13 who are interested in helping out, please stay behind after assembly.


    AWARDS

    Gold Tie Award – Han Young Kim (Year 12, J)

    Athletics New Zealand Track & Field 2017 Championships

    Relay Silver Medals

    Cody House – Canterbury U18 Men 4x100m Relay
    Sam King - Canterbury U18 Men 4x100m Relay & 4x400m Relay
    Harry Hartstone – Canterbury U18 Men 4x400m Relay


    Deputy Principals concluding comments

  • 14 March

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 14 March

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: Johnson Fu (Rolleston) will play the first movement from Fantasie-Impromptu by Frederic Chopin

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Ben Dickie

    Over the weekend the College rowing club competed at the South Island Schools champs in Twizel. Cold and damp conditions were tough on the spectators but the lake was flat and the racing competitive. In the eights, College were 3rd in the Under 16 race, finished 0.4 seconds behind CBHS in the Under 17 race and the top boat was 2nd in the last race of the day. In other events the Under 16 four achieved 3rd and Under 18 quad was 2nd. The Under 15 crews raced well and the octuple boat was unlucky to miss out on a medal when they finished 4th in the A final. This week the top crews are at rowing camp in Twizel and will then travel to Cambridge at the end of next week for the Maadi Cup regatta.

    Weather over the last week has been a major disruption to the Canterbury school athletic champs. Rain on Tuesday stopped the prelims, while further rain on Saturday saw the finals day cancelled. On Friday both the pole vault and hurdles events were completed at Papanui HS. In pole vault Sam Bennetts finished 2nd in the Under 19 grade with an impressive height of 3.85m. Sam McKay was 3rd and Sam Julian 4th. In the Under 16 grade Edward Hsing won the event with Lachie Henderson 3rd and Tom Kelly 4th. In the 100m Hurdles Cody House ran well to win the U16 race. The team will travel to Dunedin in a couple of weeks for the South Island school champs.

    College athletes Harry Hartstone, Cody House and Sam King have been selected in the Canterbury Athletics team that will compete in the upcoming New Zealand club champs.

    In midweek sport the Senior A waterpolo side played a very good match against CBHS to secure a 9-2 win and maintain their lead in the competition. Tonight they play Burnside HS and a win will secure a place in next week’s final. Last Wednesday the College mountainbiking team enjoyed their first round of the newly created race series. With over 130 riders competing from around the city it is a competition which has started well and will continue to grow.

    In tennis the top two Senior sides last week had good wins over their St Andrews opponents and are currently 1st and 2nd in their competition. In the B Grade, the College A3 and B1 sides also had good wins and are 1st equal in their grade. There were also wins for the B2, B3, B4 and B7 sides. In the Junior grade, the top College side had a 7-2 win over St Andrews and the top Y9 side defeated St Andrews 9B to stay at the top of their grade for the term.

    Over the weekend the 1st XI cricket match with CBHS 1st XI was disrupted due to the rain and now the team is preparing for their annual match against Wanganui Collegiate. The match is being played this Friday and Saturday at College and is the 104th match between the two schools. A number of other matches did not finish on the weekend due to weather but in the Year 9B match, College batted first and Monty Rookes produced an outstanding innings of 145 for his team with the match being called off early into the CBHS innings.

    This week there is Senior house cricket semis, house volleyball and junior tennis happening for house sport.


    SPEAKERS

    Chris Jung - speaking about a programming/coding course for students

    From next week I’ll be teaching coding weekly in ICT5. I’ll be catering for every skill level, so come along even if you don’t know where to find the power button, or if you’re the next Bill Gates.

    Coding gives you the opportunity to let your dreams run wild and create anything you want, maybe even that million dollar game idea you had? Who knows, maybe you’ll even be on an all expenses paid trip to Japan next year, meeting the best programmers in the world at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

    If you’re interested, come along to the meeting at 1:15pm today at ICT5, just above ICT2, to sort out times. It’ll only take a few minutes. If you can't make it, just email me. Hope to see you there.

    Caelan Murch - Flight School

    Flight School is the club to belong to at Christ’s College if you want to learn about aviation. We fly the drones that are owned by the school and learn about the laws and safety features that are now necessary to fly machines such as these drones. The four-bladed quadcopters can be flown using GPS and the cameras produce very high quality footage of events, such as field trips, sports matches and practices. We also hope to visit places of aviation interest in and around Christchurch to see models and full size aircraft.

    So if you are interested in our Flight School, come along to a meeting today lunchtime at 1:15pm in ICT3. See you then.

    AWARDS

    South Island Secondary Schools Tennis Championships Certificates for First Place – Senior Boys’ Team

    Nick Schneideman
    Will Schneideman
    Liam Adams
    Dylan Heap
    Sam Bubb

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 7 March

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 7 March

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: Original compostion performed by Henry Phelps (guitar)

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Sam Julian

    Last week the annual summer sports exchange was held at Otago Boys’ in Dunedin. After two superb days of weather and competitive matches, College eventually lost the exchange 3-1. Golf was played over three rounds and two courses and resulted in a 7-3 loss with a couple of matches being decided on the 18th hole. Thomas McClean won both his singles matches. In tennis, College were dominant, winning 18-6 with Liam Adams playing well to defeat the Otago BHS number one. Both cricket matches came down to a run chase by both College teams. In the 2nd XI match, College required 194 to win and were in a good position requiring 100 with wickets in hand but eventually lost by 50 runs. In the 1st XI game, Riley Tempero took five wickets in the first innings and College were set 225 to win. Isaac Bird, Kurtis Weeks and Lachie Harper all scored 40’s but it was not quite enough and the team fell 18 runs short of their target.

    Over the weekend a couple of the tennis players that had travelled to Otago BHS joined the three senior players for the South Island tournament in Timaru. With the tournament being reduced to four teams, the College side had commanding 6-0 wins over Timaru BHS and Otago BHS on Friday. In their final match against CBHS, the match was all square at 2 all after singles but some great doubles play by College saw them take both games for a 4-2 win and the South Island title. Next is a trip to Auckland for nationals during tournament week.

    In midweek sport, waterpolo had a 22-1 win over St Andrews and now plays CBHS on Thursday night. In volleyball last week the Senior A side defeated the Senior B in a local derby while the Year 11 Black side won their encounter with the College Senior C side. The Year 11 White side had a successful game playing Hagley College winning both sets with Tom Rose serving 10 in a row. The Year 9 team lost a third set nail biter to CBHS by 27-25 but last night played well to beat Riccarton HS by 2-1.

    The 1st XI cricket side did not play over the weekend and will play their two day match against CBHS this weekend. Rhys Thatcher is 47not out for the 2nd XI in their reply to St Bedes first innings while Will Prentice took 5 for 13 for the 3rd XI against CBHS. The Colts team defeated Ashburton with Zach Gimblett scoring 44 and taking 3 for 5 and Henry Eglington taking 4 catches. Jack Burt scored 54 not out and Gus Coates 46 not out and four wickets to help the 4th XI defeated South West. Jack Belcher scored 72 not out, Monty Hamilton 68 and Anton Marshall took 3 for 10 for the 9B’s in their win while Josh Erasmus scored 56 for the Year 9 Black in their win over Year 9 White.

    Yesterday the Canterbury Schools strokeplay golf champs were held at Russley Golf Course. In superb conditions the College team of Zach May, Thomas McClean and Zach Gimblett finished 5th overall. In the individual competition Zach May was the best College golfer in 10th after shooting an 81 for his round.

    Today is the heats for the Canterbury Secondary school athletics champs which are occurring at Rawhiti Domain. College has a team of 35 athletes competing. After today’s heats, athletes will qualify for the finals on Saturday. This weekend is the South Island schools rowing regatta in Twizel. This is the largest regatta for the club with all crews from U15 –U18 competing this weekend.

    SPEAKERS

    Sam Cameron-Dunn - Notice about the initial meeting of Kapahaka group on Thursday

    George Murray - speaking about his experience on the French Exchange (slideshow) and then (with Harry Robson), inform the boys about the new College Journal

    Good morning boys. I’m George Murray and I’m here to talk to you today about my experiences of the French exchange and the opportunities that it provides. Over the summer break Jack Caunter, Black Mcguigan and I stayed with our host families for 6 weeks in Nice, which is a city in the south-east of France. While we were over there we were able to learn a massive amount of French which was awesome. But there were also many other things that made this exchange such a great time.

    Firstly, the programme was set out very well by the exchange coordinators. We were taken to exciting places such as Cannes and Monte Carlo while partaking in activities ranging from tours of old towns to visiting French space companies like Thales Alenia Space, the number one space technology company in Europe. During these activities and everyday life in Nice I made many lifelong friends. My correspondent and I are always in contact and he is already hoping to come back to New Zealand in July.

    As well as this, I had a full on experience with French culture. All the food was amazing, from snails to confit de canard and the customs were great to be apart of. My host family taught me all about French culture and I came to appreciate it and feel that I was a part of it. Even today I seem to be sitting a bit too long at the dinner table in a classic French manner.

    I would like to stress one final point about learning a second language in general. New Zealand is reasonably isolated from the rest of the world and because of this we often aren’t able to see how speaking a second language can help us in our day to day lives. When I was in France I saw the opportunities and enjoyment that you can gain from a second language. It helped me make new friends in a foreign country and emotionally connect with a new array of people. A language also lets you cross so many international boundaries while giving you an infinite amount of choice in your career.

    With all of this in mind, I would highly recommend the french exchange to any year nines and tens who are interested in discovering another language and a whole new international perspective.

    Mr Quinn - speaking about the Positive Education Conference at College on Friday and Saturday


    AWARDS

    Russell McVeagh Canterbury Regional Debating Championships - Henry Seaton speaks about the tournament.

    Over the weekend, College had two teams in the Canterbury regional debating tournament, held at UC. This is an intensive two days of non-stop debating, where teams from all around Christchurch compete to be named the regional champions. College were the defending champions, and there was a lot of pressure on us to carry on that victory for another year.

    Both teams performed well over the first day, with myself, Wills Wynn Thomas, and Fawzan Sugarwala remaining undefeated, while Nick Stevens, Thomas Walker, and Josh Stevenson suffered a loss to St Thomas but remained in contention for the semi-finals.

    On Sunday, the top College side enjoyed another victory in the morning, moving to the semi-finals as the only unbeaten team of the tournament, while the second team suffered a defeat at the hands of St Margarets which saw them removed from the competition.

    College dominated Cashmere in the semi-finals, before facing a very agressive St Margarets team in the semi-finals, affirming the motion that the government should actively discourage consumerist behaviors. In a close and very intense debate, the College team were awarded the victory, and announced as the Canterbury regional champions.

    In addition, Wills Wynn Thomas was awarded best speaker for the most outstanding individual in the tournament, and Wills, Fawzan, and myself were all selected for the Canterbury representative debating squad, which travels to Wellington in May for the New Zealand national competition.

    A special thanks must go to Ms Harland, for her energetic and invaluable support of both teams throughout the weekend. It was very hard to get out of the briefing room without her pulling us aside for last minute advice, and we really couldn’t have made it so far without her. So could we please congratulate all of the boys involved and Ms Harland.

    The Press Cup (Team award for first place at regionals)
    Best Speaker of the tournament - Wills Wynn Thomas

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 28 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    'Youth' by Troye Sivan, performed by William Pegg

    Activity Report

    Ben Murray

    A number of College athletes travelled to Dunedin on Sunday for the annual summer sports exchange with Otago Boys’. After the first day of play, both cricket games are well advanced. Riley Tempero took 5 wickets in the 1st XI match but the team trail by 100 runs after the first innings. The 2nd XI had a narrow first innings lead and have Otago Boys 2 down in their second innings. Tennis lead 9-3, while the golf team are down 4-2 going in to the last round of singles matches today.

    Congratulations to all athletes that took part in the athletic championship at the end of last week. The individual and overall champions were acknowledged at prizegiving but special mention needs to go to the following new records that were created. Cody House broke the Intermediate 100m Hurdles, Sam Idiens created new records in the Under 14 1500m and 3000m, Dion Houston in the Intermediate 3000m and Sam Bennetts in the Senior Pole Vault.

    Over the weekend the Canterbury Club Champs were held. Sam King was 1st in the U18 200m and 400m, Harry Hartstone was 4th in the 400m and Cody House was 2nd in Long Jump.

    Mr Christey needs all boys who are keen to compete in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Championships to email or see him with your entries by Wednesday evening this week. He has posted on Student notices all the information you need to sign up for your events.

    The Senior waterpolo side have continued their very good start to the term with a win over St Bedes last week by 9-3. The team are in good form as they continue to prepare for the South Island tournament in Christchurch in a few weeks.

    The College rowing club travelled to Lake Hood over the weekend for the Canterbury school champs. After a weekend of racing College achieved 1sts in the Under 16, Under 17 and U18 eight, and the U18 quad. There were also three silvers and two bronze medals achieved by College crews. Next regatta is the South Island Schools champs in Twizel.

    This week a number of house sports get underway. Senior Cricket, Junior tennis and volleyball begins. Check in Houses for draws.

    Student Speaker

    Jacob Banks - speaking about Treasure Island

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 21 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Assembly Musical Item

    'Fall at your feet' by Neil Finn, played by Angus Mossman (guitar), Josh Meads (drums), accompanied by Mr Sutcliffe

    Activity Report

    Sam Cameron-Dunn

    It was a disrupted week of sport with the fires on the Port Hills during the week and the rain over the weekend causing a number of disruptions to matches.

    Volleyball had their second round of matches last night with all eight teams playing games. Last week only the Senior teams played games and despite not winning any of the 4 matches, there were some competitive sets played. Last night the Senior A side defeated Amuri 2-0 while the Year 9 team lost a close set 27-25 to Riccarton in a great first up game.

    Several tennis matches were unable to be played on Wednesday due to the Port Hill fires but College still completed ten matches and recorded 6 wins and a draw. The top two Year 9 sides started the season off well with the A side defeating Lincoln by 8-1 and the B side winning over St Andrews.

    The Senior A waterpolo side started its season with a very convincing 30-3 win over Shirley BHS. The team is very confident of performing well in the local competition and towards the South Island champs later in the term. This week the team plays St Bedes at Jellie Park on Thursday night.

    Cricket was disrupted on Saturday with a number of games being cancelled due to rain. The 2nd XI travelled to Timaru for their clash against Timaru BHS 1st XI and finished the day with work to be done on day two. Timaru BHS posted 294 with Zach May taking 6 for 57. In reply College are 140 for 6 at the end of play. At College, a local derby match was played between the Cubs and Rams. Ollie Fradd had a good double for the Rams by taking three wickets and retiring on 30 to help the team win while Will Jones-Allen created a spectacular run out when he threw down the stumps from a long-distance throw.

    This week Senior house cricket begins on Wednesday and the week ends with the annual Athletic Sports. On Sunday a number of College staff and students will travel to Dunedin for the annual summer sport exchange with Otago BHS.

    Student Speaker

    Harry Hartstone - speaking about his 10-day Spirit of NZ voyage

    Click here to view video

    Good Morning Boys. I want to tell you about Holden. Holden couldn’t swim and had a fear of heights. I know this because I spent 10 days on the Spirit of Adventure with him. His parents had told him that he was going on a cruize ship type deal. So, he brought along his chinos and flat cap expecting to be relaxing on deck with bar service and a hot tub.

    Unbeknown to him, the Spirit is not really that sort of cruize. See, on the Spirit of Adventure, every morning you have to jump into the freezing sea, regardless of temperature or a lack of swimming ability. So on day one, Holden got his swimming kit on and donned a life jacket. A hop, step and a jump later, Holden was not having a good time.

    At the start of the Voyage, Holden appeared to be one of the least competent trainees. As well as not being able to swim and his fear of heights, he also was the first to get seasick, and was the only person on board to gash himself during food preparation. While the beginning of his trip was a hardship, (pun intended) Holden learnt a lot about himself and turned out to be one of the most courageous people I have ever met. By the end of the voyage, he had climbed to the top of the tallest mast and had become very proficient swimmer. This was lucky because we all went swimming with dolphins on our last day.

    Spirit was one of the best things I have ever done. I met some great people, I had an awesome time doing cool things and I was inspired by lots of the other kids, especially Holden.

    If you want to know more, come and talk to either me or Mr McGregor.

    Seb Ferguson - speaking about his 5-day Spirit of NZ Trophy voyage

    In November of last year myself and 9 other boys flew up to Auckland to embark on a 5 day trophy voyage on the Spirit of New Zealand. We sailed all around the Hauraki gulf and competed in challenges against 3 other schools from around New Zealand to earn points for our school. One of my favourite things on the voyage was some of the awesome challenges including rafting, team building exercises and climbing up the masts to adjust the sails. Although we didn't win the competition we came second by one point and In the end all of us had an amazing time on the voyage whether it was making new friends or competing against them. I would fully recommend this trip for any year 10s interested and I would like to thank Miss Nevin for coming along and having to put up with us, as well as the school for opening up this great opportunity.

    Mr Arthur McGregor - speaking about how to get on board the Spirit of NZ voyages and awarding certificates to the ten boys who went on the Trophy voyage last year as Year 10s

    Henry Seaton - speaking on the Christ's College Model UN Club

    Question - Trump is/isn’t a good president?

    The Model United Nations is an event where high school students come together and debate political issues from the viewpoint of various countries.
    MUN Involves role-playing how countries try to solve problems in our world. These problems could be

    · How to deal with the nuclear threat of North Korea?

    · Dealing with the refugee crisis

    · Questioning the legality of building a Mexican wall

    Starting next Friday, College will be hosting fortnightly meetings, where everyone who wants to experience MUN can come along and give it a go. It is a great opportunity for everyone years 9-13 interested in politics, diplomacy or problem-solving. The topic for the First meeting will be how to reposnd to the actions of President Trump. If you have questions or would like to find out more, find me around school or email me. Also see the student notices for signing up.

    Vincent Li - speaking about International Round Square

    Hi everyone. My name’s Vincent, and this year I’m taking on the new role as the head of International, including Round Square. Last year, a team of students went through a process researching what Round Square was and whether or not we should join it. Ultimately, we arrived at the conclusion that yes, Round Square is pretty awesome. Just yesterday, we became an official member of the Round Square network.

    So, what is Round Square. Here’s one way I could put it. Round Square is a network of 160 schools across 40 countries. We will become the second school in New Zealand, with the first being King’s College in Auckland. Round Square believes in learning through doing, through activities that are based around what Round Square call their IDEALS. IDEALS is conveniently an acronym, I is for Internationalism, then Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and finally, Service. The member schools incorporate these ideals as a framework for all they do within the school. There are regional and international conferences each year, where schools send delegates to a week-long conference. Finally, there are service projects which students can take part in.

    Last year, I’ve already tried to explain Round Square in a speech. Unfortunately, the unabridged version was hard to grasp because there was a lot of information and I didn’t have a one-sentence explanation. So here’s hopefully a better try at it.

    Round Square is opportunity. Kurt Hahn, who Round Square based much of their philosophy on, stated that “There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” He believed that youth is when we can best exploit our potential through the right type of education to become incredible human beings. And that is what Round Square is. Opportunity for us to look, to learn, to push ourselves beyond our own expectations.

    There are many ways that we can grow, but perhaps one of the most best is through understanding. It is the basis for almost all that we do, and it very much is the foundation on which the IDEALS are built on. The area that I’m focusing on this year, internationalism, is all about understanding and celebrating other cultures and in general, those who are different from us. But why would we want to do that? Many of us are afraid of the uncertain, the unknown. A reason that I think why we should, is human connection. I watched a TED talk by Robert Waldinger recently. His talk is titled “What Makes a Good Life: Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness.” This Harvard study spanned over 75 years and followed a multitude of people.

    Here’s a quote from the talk.

    “So what have we learned? What are the lessons that come from the tens of thousands of pages of information that we've generated on these lives? Well, the lessons aren't about wealth or fame or working harder and harder. The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

    Waldinger then goes on to explain the three biggest lessons they learnt about relationships. I highly recommend giving this talk a watch.

    Internationalism is not about them. It’s about us. It’s about we. So, the international committee will be working on one of the main reasons for our research team’s decision to join Round Square. It is to have the school adopt a more global perspective, and to also collaborate with other schools from around the world in areas such as exchanges. Most importantly, it is to celebrate multiculturalism and global diversity. Our committee will be planning various school events, with the biggest been the International week which will coincide with Modern Languages week. Its aim: to build on and bolster the existing foundation of Modern Languages week, and to bring a more impactful and eye-opening experience to all of you.

    Many of our prefect led committees this year, including the arts culture, environment, service, student welfare and technology committees will be undertaking projects that are closely tied with the Round Square ideals.

    Our role this year is to give you the opportunity to understand. To connect. To love. To see that when we truly make the effort to reach out into the unknown and to try understand the different, we begin to build on the essence of our own humanity.

    Round Square. Building the foundation for our future.

    Awards

    NCEA Scholarship in Calculus - Chris Jung

    Executive Principal concluding comments

  • 14 February

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Welcome From The Executive Principal

    Address to new staff and students

    Assembly Musical Item

    'Banjo and Fiddle' by William Kroll, played by Justin Hodges (violin) Year 9 Condell's House, accompanied by Mr Sutcliffe

    Activity Report

    William Quin

    This week we see the start of all summer sport with volleyball, waterpolo and tennis having their first rounds of competition and all other sports having sessions on Wednesday.

    On Saturday, 31 athletes competed at Rawhiti in the weekly interclub athletics event. There were three outstanding performances. Sam Bennetts achieved 3.5m height in Pole Vault and was placed 2nd, Sam King won the Open 200m and Kaveni Balenacagi won the U20 shotput with a put of 14.72kg.

    In other events Marcus Hamilton won the U14 shot put, Rory Baker was 1st in U18 triple jump, Alfie Baker won U16 javelin and Cody House was 1st in U18 long jump. College athletes also achieved 11 second and thirds.

    The success of our top College tennis players over the summer was recently reported and last week the Senior A team began their interschool competition. In a qualifying tournament for the South Island champs, the team have won the Canterbury Schools team title. Over the last week the team have had wins over St Bedes, Shirley BHS, Burnside and a very good 5-1 win over CBHS. The team will now be top seed at the South Island champs in a couple of weeks time, with the top two teams making it through to the National finals.

    The College cricket club is well underway and all teams have completed two matches to date. On Saturday the top three sides finished their second two day match. The 1st XI won their second match outright when they defeated North-West cricket while Logan Stapylton-Smith scored 119 not out for the 2nd XI in their win over St Thomas 1st XI. In the other match, the Development team drew their match with St Andrew's 3rd XI. Tom Macfarlane scored 103 not out for the 4th XI in their win over Shirley BHS and Jack Belcher scored 134 not out for the Year 9B side in their win over St Thomas. There were also wins for the Colts, Year 9 Black, Year 9 White and senior T20 side.

    Congratulations to all who were involved in yesterdays swimming and athletic events. Athletic heats continue this week, as we build to next week’s Athletic Sports. A reminder that on Wednesday all boys are expected to be attending their summer sport for the term.

    Awards

    Academic Excellence Awards - NCEA 2016

    Gold Badges (Year 11, 2016)

    Sam Blake, Toby Brooker-Haines, Keegan Chin, James Corbett, Jonathan Currie, Sam Darry, Finbar Gallaway, Max Goodwin, Alex Hlavac, Sam Howard, Matthew Jameson, Cameron Jones, Frank Kim, Han-Young Kim, Joshua Murison, George Murray, Wilson Murray, Robert Rolleston, Thomas Walker

    Gold Ties (Year 11, 2016)
    Josh Ting, Jayavi Premaratne, Wills Wynn Thomas, Fawzan Sugarwala, Jisu Kim

    Gold Badges (Year 12, 2016)
    Jacob Banks, Hugo Beale, Jeffrey Lai, Josh Meads, Caelan Murch, James Newton, Timothy Taylor

    Gold Buttons (Year 12, 2016)
    Luke Alderton, Simon Brown, Fong Fu, Kelvin Gong, Kevin Guttmann, Vincent Li, Jeremy Lidstone, Ben Marshall-Lee, William Quin, Mitchell Sammut, Henry Seaton, Jack Tracy

    Gold Tie (Year 12, 2016)
    Chris Jung, William Ju, Cameron Stevenson, Sam Julian, Paddy Coates, Sam Cameron-Dunn

    Scholarships 2016

    Simon Brown – Statistics
    Samuel Julian – Visual Arts (Photography) (Outstanding), Design and Visual Communication
    Chris Jung – Calculus
    Cameron Stevenson – Calculus

    Sports Awards

    Swimming (Individual Champion Trophies)

    Bradely Shearer – Under 14 Championship
    Nathan Penrose – Junior Championship
    Louis Clark – Intermediate Championship
    Hunter Wilson – Senior Championship

    House Swimming Trophies

    Rolleston – Medley Cup
    Flower's – Sprint Relay Cup
    Rolleston – Overall House Cup

    EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL CONCLUDING COMMENTS

  • 1 February

    Deputy Principal

    Start of year briefing and reminders

    Prefect

    Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    Welcome From The Executive Principal

    Address to new staff and students

    Activity Report

    Ben Marshall-Lee

    It has been a very busy time for a number of College athletes over the summer holiday break.

    On the last weekend of the term, a group of sixteen College athletes travelled to Auckland for the New Zealand Secondary School Athletic champs. It was a very successful weekend with a number of athletes achieving personal bests and 9 boys making a National final. At the end of the weekend there were 5 medals achieved by College athletes. Hugh Finlay won the 3km road race and received a silver in the 400m, while 3 Bronze medals were achieved by Jo Wilkinson in polevault, Dion Houston in the Junior Road Race and Cody House in the Junior long jump.

    Cody, Sam King, Tim Ward and John Wells competed for Canterbury in an inter-regional competition, which included Otago, Southland and Queensland. Canterbury won both the senior and junior team events with Cody winning junior long jump and was 2nd in hurdles and 200m. Sam had a very good sprint meet and was the overall senior boys point scorer for the event.

    A number of the top College tennis players have been fully involved in a number of major tournaments over the break. The National U14 and U16 tournaments were held in January. A number of College tennis players were involved with Liam Adams winning the U14 double titles and Dylan Heap winning the U16 national singles and doubles titles. In team competition, Liam, Edwin Dargue and Nic Schneidemann were members of the Canterbury U14 team who won the national team event title while Dylan and Will Schneidemann were part of the Canterbury U16 team who were 3rd in their competition. The Senior A team now moves into qualification for South Island tournament which begins next week.

    College rowers have had three rowing camps and regattas over the break. Before Christmas was the Otago Champs followed by the Canterbury champs in early January. Unfortunately both regattas were affected by weather. Last week the rowers were in Twizel for their third camp, which lead into the South Island club champs. Good rowing conditions were had on Saturday but the wind played its part on Sunday for finals. At the end of the regatta, College rowers achieved six medals. The U16 eight and U16 four were third, the U17 eight, U19 quad and novice eight were 2nd, while the U19 eight were first.

    The rowing club now turns their attentions to the South Island Schools regatta as they prepare for Maadi Cup at the end of the term.

    The 1st XI cricket side for 2017 have had a number of games over January. The new season started with the annual match at the Willows cricket ground in North Canterbury against the Willows XI, which contain a number of College Old Boys. In a competitive match, College were unable to chase down 260 for the win with Ben Dickie scoring a very good 97. The team then travelled to Auckland for the annual Trans-tasman tournament. Over the week there was a drawn two day match against Shore School, Sydney; a one day loss to King’s College, Auckland; and an excellent two day victory over Canberra Grammar. In this match the College side got the final wicket of the match with only a couple of overs left in the day.

    Over the weekend the top three College sides began their local competition. The 1st XI side made a very positive start when they bowled out St Andrew's for 95 in their second innings and chased down the target of 125 with two wickets in hand. There were some very good individual efforts, and a great team performance to start the season. The 2nd XI lost their match to Ashburton College 1st XI while the 3rd XI defeated St Bede's 3rd XI. In this match Tim Cross took 6 for 16 in St Bede's first innings. This weekend all College cricket teams will begin their season.

    This afternoon their are swimming heats for Y10-13 starting at 2.45. Year 9 tennis and cricket players need to meet on Upper at 2.45pm for their trials and the end of the week has a number of swimming and athletic heats. Watch House noticeboard and sports noticeboard for heat details.

    Student Speaker

    Jacob Banks - Head of Arts & Culture speaking about Singin' in the Rain

    Awards

    NZSS Athletics
    Hugh Finlay – 1st 3km road race, 2nd 400m
    Dion Houston – 3rd Junior Boys road race
    Cody House – 3rd Junior Boys long jump

    National Tennis
    Dylan Heap – winner NZ U16 singles and doubles title
    Dylan Heap and Will Schneidemann – members of the Canterbury U16 team who placed 3rd at the NZ provincial team event
    Liam Adams – Jwinner NZ U14 doubles title and a member of the Canterbury U14 team who placed 1st at the NZ provincial team event
    Nick Schneidemann and Edwin Dargue – members of the Canterbury U14 team who were first at the NZ Provincial team event


    EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL CONCLUDING COMMENTS

2016

  • 1 November

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 1 November

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: 'Stormy Weather' by Harold Arlen, played by Jamie Hutton (saxophone)

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Gus Gray

    College athletes have had two weeks of competition with a club meet at Rawhiti and one last weekend in Timaru. In the first meet a number of College athletes recorded personal best performances on their first day of competition. Sam King, Cody House, Kaveni Balenacagi, Patrick Thacker, Isaiah Punivai and Matthew Tod won their events while a number of other athletes finished in the top 3.

    The wet weather was an issue on Saturday in Timaru and a small group of College athletes braved the conditions. Cody House achieved a 1st and 3rd in his sprints, Sam King had two 2nds, while Dion Houston won his 3000m race with a personal best time.

    The top College athletes are currently preparing and working towards the National Schools Athletic champs, which take place in Auckland in the first weekend of December.

    The College junior waterpolo side have had two games this season. In their first match the team was comfortably defeated by St Bede's and then faced a top CBHS side in their second match. Down 4-0 in the first quarter, the College side were facing a tough match but got back into the game and trailed 8-5 at the half. CBHS failed to score in the entire second half and with some outstanding goal keeping from Ben Cornell, College managed to sneak into the final quarter at 8 all. With two minutes left on the clock, College managed to slip ahead and held CBHS out for the remaining time, controlling the clock and scoring two more goals to win 10-8. This week the team plays St Andrew's.

    In volleyball matches last week the Senior A side played a very good match against Cathedral College to win 25-23, 25-23 with the match coming down to a few key service runs. Both Year 10 sides had wins with Charles Neal and Roberto O’Shannessey playing well for the Year 10B side, while the Year 9B side recorded a 2-1 win over Hagley College.

    Over the last two Fridays the College Year 13 rugby sevens side have competed in the CRFU tournament. In the first round of matches, the College team went through unbeaten to win round one. On Friday night the College side lost their first match of the night when CBHS scored in the final play of the game. The team came from behind with tries to Reilly Cormack and Oscar Acland before CBHS scored in extra time for a 24-19 score. In the last two matches, College had wins over St Andrew's 26-7 and Cashmere 31-7 to win the Bowl final. The front row duo of Taine Hintz and Angus Chapman had standout performances. The last round of matches are this Friday night.

    This week there are a number of House sporting events to complete the year. Badminton, Senior tennis, golf and tug-of-war will be completed this week while junior House cricket and House rowing 4’s also take place. Check house noticeboards for details.


    GUEST SPEAKER - Mr Willie Davidson, President of South Island School Polo (4 minute promotional video)


    AWARDS:

    ICAS English High Distinction Certificates
    John-Paul Lay, Joshua Stevenson, Max Surveyor, Toby Brooker-Haines and Wills Wynn Thomas

    Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction Certificates
    Matthew Gibb, Andrew Kwak (x2), John-Paul Lay, Josh Johnston, Tom Tothill, Ralph Chiang, Nicholas Lidstone, Max Surveyor, Jayavi Premaratne, Chris Jung, William Quin, Cameron Stevenson, Christopher Brown, Hamish Thomas

    Bio Olympiad
    Gold Award – Connor Leadley
    Bronze Awards – Cameron Stevenson, Kelvin Gong and Jeffrey Lai

    Film Awards
    Best Actor – Simon Brown
    Best Idea – Finn Sziranyi
    Best Music – Jeremy Lidstone
    Judges’ Prize – Harry O’Neill
    People’s Choice – Brent Criglington and the Year 12 french class for ‘The Multilingual Mystery of the Murder in the Morning’
    Best Editor, Best Director and Best Overall Film – Hugo Beale for ‘After’


    SCHOOL COLOURS

    Waterpolo and Swimming - Max Clark

    Harriers - Henry Idiens

    Football - Jack Mitchell

    Badminton - Jeffrey Lai

    Cycling - Jo Hutchinson


    ZONTA AWARDS - Sports team of the Year - Maadi Rowing 8


    NZSS National 16s Tennis Title - Dylan Heap

  • 25 October

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 25 October

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: 'Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum' by Claude Debussy, played by Max Toth (piano)

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Alex Simpson

    CSS midweek sport got underway last week for College sportsmen with matches in volleyball, tennis and waterpolo.

    This term, College have eleven teams competing in midweek tennis. Last week the two top College sides began with a win and a loss. The A1 tennis side defeated Burnside by 6-0 while the A2 side played some close matches in their loss to the top CBHS side. In other matches the top College Year 9 side started the term well with a very close win over CBHS 9A while the J2 side defeated the top Junior side from St Andrew's by 4-2.

    Volleyball started last Monday with College having seven teams in this terms competition. The three senior sides were competitive in their matches and did well despite not having any training for this first round of games. The Junior A side had a 2-0 win over Papanui HS with Sumin Jung serving 12 in a row to clinch the second set, while the Year 9 white side defeated St Andrew's 3-0 with Oscar Harcourt performing well for the team.

    For the second week in a row cricket on Saturday was affected by wet weather and only two College teams were able to play. The 1st XI had a reduced game due to a late start and could only manage 60 in their shortened innings. In reply CBHS 1st XI were at one stage 45 for 5 and were 7 down when they reached the target. Rupert Whyte took 3 for 8. In the other match the 2nd XI side lost their match against St Thomas 1st XI with Tom Burt picking up three wickets.

    This week in House sport there are badminton, senior tennis and junior cricket matches. Next week will be the annual Golf and Tug-of-War competitions.

    Good luck on Thursday night for the College sportsmen who have been named as finalists in this year’s Canterbury Secondary School Zonta Sports Awards.

    AWARDS:

    HONOURS TIES

    Debating - Matthew Moore, Angus Dysart-Paul and Hamish Thomas

    Drama - Reid Edmond, Miles Smith, William Burns, Jon Ashcroft, Ben Smith, Ben Aitken, Jacob Banks and Finn Sziranyi

    Theatresports - Henry Rolleston, William Burns, Hamish Thomas and Jared Chin


    SCHOOL COLOURS

    Basketball - Hunter Aarts, Tom Crutchley, Will Harrison, Max de Geest and Isaac Bird


    Athletics Canterbury Cup and Medals for Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay, 1st Local Team Junior Men - Dion Houston and Sam Averill

    Athletics New Zealand Winners Medal for Junior Men Road Relay - Henry Idiens

    Papanui Toc H Athletics Club - Certificate of Achievement for 2nd Place, U20 Men Club Road Championships - Hunter McKenzie


    OLD BOYS HONOURS TIE - Mr Shailer Weston


    STUDENT NOTICES:

    Mr Garth Wynne - Fire evacuation drill

  • 18 October

    ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 18 October

    PREFECT: Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

    ASSEMBLY MUSICAL ITEM: 'Scrapple from the Apple' by Charlie Parker, played by George Murray (piano), Harry Hartstone (double bass) & Angus Murray (drums)

    ACTIVITY REPORT: Cameron Smith

    It has been a very busy holiday period for a number of College sport’s teams and individuals.

    Angus Mossman and Finn Brokenshire were members of the Canterbury Scholastic Surfing Team that attended Nationals in Gisborne during the holidays. There were 10 regional teams competing and at the end of competition the Canterbury team was placed 3rd overall with Angus finishing 17th in the U16 boys grade.

    The rugby season was completed over the holidays with the final representative games. Two major tournaments were held in Canterbury involving a number of College students. The South Island U18 tournament was held in Lincoln and the Canterbury Metro side defeated Tasman to win the final. The Metro team had College players James Coull, Kaveni Balenacagi, Kale Thatcher, Taine Hintz and Dallas McLeod. In the South Island U16 tournament the Canterbury Metro side defeated Southland to win the title. College players involved in this team were Patrick Thacker, James Jerard, Sam Darry, Rhys Thatcher, Ollie Porter, Kurtis Weeks and Isaiah Punivai.

    Dylan Heap has competed in two ITF U18 tennis tournaments over the holiday break. In the Auckland event, Dylan was seeded 10th in singles and 6th in doubles. In singles he won his first three matches and was knocked out in the quarter-finals but performed better in the doubles to finish runner up. In the next tournament in Hamilton, Dylan defeated opponents from New Zealand and Australia and eventually lost his semi-final match. This weekend he will compete in the NZL Masters tournament in Wellington.

    Each year the Zonta Sports Awards are held to acknowledge the top sports men and women, and teams amongst Canterbury Secondary Schools. This year, College is represented in the finals by rowing and rugby. The two College rowing crews that won the Maadi Cup and Springbok Trophy are team finalists while Ngane Punivai is a finalist in the sportsman of the year.

    During the holidays a number of national junior hockey tournaments were held and College players were involved in some of these. Of note was the Canterbury U15A side who won their national tournament when they defeated Waikato in the final. The Canterbury team had College students Nic Lidstone and Lars Dalley in the squad.

    The Senior A basketball team completed their season when they attended the NZ Schools finals in Palmerston North during the first week of holidays. The level of competition was a big step up from what they had previously experienced at local and South Island tournaments. Despite only winning two games during the week over Nelson College and Selwyn College, the team was very competitive and played well against the best basketball teams in the country.

    The 1st XI cricket side had pre-season wins over Rangitoto and Onslow College as they prepared for the second half of the season. The first round of competition matches over the weekend was affected by wet weather and only two games were played on Saturday. The 1st XI had a comfortable win over North-West cricket with Isaac Bird scoring a half century while the 2nd XI lost their first match against St Andrews. On Sunday the top three College sides had games. The 3rd XI lost to St Andrews while the 2nd XI recorded a very good win over CBHS Colts with George Blake scoring a half century and Will Greenslade taking four wickets. The 1st XI played a Gillette Cup semi-final against St Andrew's.

    College could only manage 157 in their innings with Ben Dickie scoring a half century. St Andrew's were at one stage 58 for 5 and College were in the game but a very good partnership eventually saw them home by three wickets.

    This term there are a number of house sport events taking place so ensure that you check house noticeboards for draws and dates over the next three weeks.


    STUDENT SPEAKERS:

    Angus Dysart-Paul - speaking about the Christchurch Anglican Synod


    AWARDS:

    Ngane Punivai - presentation of his NZ Schools Rugby Jersey to Mr Wynne

    SCHOOL COLOURS

    Rugby - Ngane Punivai, Dallas McLeod, Kale Thatcher, Taine Hintz, Patrick Thacker, Jonathon Gemmell, Matt McKellar, Ben Chamberlain, Isaiah Punivai, James Coull, Jayden Beckett

    Football - Tom Botting, Nicholas Kittelty, Callum Long, Sam Cameron-Dunn, Will McLuskie, Kevin Gutmann

    Canterbury Schools Cycling & NZSS Road Cycling Championships

    Michael Audeau - National Under 14 Cycling Champion - Gold medal for points race, silver medal road race

    HONOURS TIES

    Choral Music - Tom Botting, William Burns, Henry Rolleston, Harry Whitnall

    Junior Regional Debating Competition - Wills Wynn-Thomas, Joshua Stevenson and Fawzan Sugarwala

    Australian National Chemistry Quiz

    Earlier this year a number of the senior Christ's College students sat the Australian National Chemistry Quiz (ANCQ) as part of their Chemistry courses for the year. The quiz is set by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and was sat by over 100,000 students from over 1,600 schools in 17 different countries. This year four of our students were awarded the coveted High Distinction Excellence awards for their outstanding performance in the competition, placing them in the top 1% of students in New Zealand.

    Congratulations to Jayavi Premaratne (Y11), Fawzan Sugarwala (Y11), Christopher Brown (Y13) and Michael Williams (Y13)

    STUDENT NOTICES:

    Mr Garth Wynne - The film that Christ’s College and St Margaret’s College produced last year, Connected won the Secondary School section of the 2016 Unishorts International Film Festival held in Auckland during the weekend. Old Boy, Amazir Aknine, who directed the film, was present in Auckland to receive the award.