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Assembly Notes – 12 March 2020

12 Mar 2020


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.


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

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