Assembly Notes – 1 February
01 Feb 2018
Mr Donaldson to introduce new members of staff
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
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.
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 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.
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