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Assembly Notes - 12 September

12 Sep 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

‘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.


James Newton – speaking about the Environmental Committee’s planting project


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

SISS Basketball winners

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


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