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Assembly notes - 9 May

09 May 2017


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

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