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Assembly Notes - 15 August

15 Aug 2017


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.


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.


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

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