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Assembly notes - 14 March

14 Mar 2017

ASSEMBLY - Tuesday 14 March

PREFECT: 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: Johnson Fu (Rolleston) will play the first movement from Fantasie-Impromptu by Frederic Chopin

ACTIVITY REPORT: Ben Dickie

Over the weekend the College rowing club competed at the South Island Schools champs in Twizel. Cold and damp conditions were tough on the spectators but the lake was flat and the racing competitive. In the eights, College were 3rd in the Under 16 race, finished 0.4 seconds behind CBHS in the Under 17 race and the top boat was 2nd in the last race of the day. In other events the Under 16 four achieved 3rd and Under 18 quad was 2nd. The Under 15 crews raced well and the octuple boat was unlucky to miss out on a medal when they finished 4th in the A final. This week the top crews are at rowing camp in Twizel and will then travel to Cambridge at the end of next week for the Maadi Cup regatta.

Weather over the last week has been a major disruption to the Canterbury school athletic champs. Rain on Tuesday stopped the prelims, while further rain on Saturday saw the finals day cancelled. On Friday both the pole vault and hurdles events were completed at Papanui HS. In pole vault Sam Bennetts finished 2nd in the Under 19 grade with an impressive height of 3.85m. Sam McKay was 3rd and Sam Julian 4th. In the Under 16 grade Edward Hsing won the event with Lachie Henderson 3rd and Tom Kelly 4th. In the 100m Hurdles Cody House ran well to win the U16 race. The team will travel to Dunedin in a couple of weeks for the South Island school champs.

College athletes Harry Hartstone, Cody House and Sam King have been selected in the Canterbury Athletics team that will compete in the upcoming New Zealand club champs.

In midweek sport the Senior A waterpolo side played a very good match against CBHS to secure a 9-2 win and maintain their lead in the competition. Tonight they play Burnside HS and a win will secure a place in next week’s final. Last Wednesday the College mountainbiking team enjoyed their first round of the newly created race series. With over 130 riders competing from around the city it is a competition which has started well and will continue to grow.

In tennis the top two Senior sides last week had good wins over their St Andrews opponents and are currently 1st and 2nd in their competition. In the B Grade, the College A3 and B1 sides also had good wins and are 1st equal in their grade. There were also wins for the B2, B3, B4 and B7 sides. In the Junior grade, the top College side had a 7-2 win over St Andrews and the top Y9 side defeated St Andrews 9B to stay at the top of their grade for the term.

Over the weekend the 1st XI cricket match with CBHS 1st XI was disrupted due to the rain and now the team is preparing for their annual match against Wanganui Collegiate. The match is being played this Friday and Saturday at College and is the 104th match between the two schools. A number of other matches did not finish on the weekend due to weather but in the Year 9B match, College batted first and Monty Rookes produced an outstanding innings of 145 for his team with the match being called off early into the CBHS innings.

This week there is Senior house cricket semis, house volleyball and junior tennis happening for house sport.


SPEAKERS

Chris Jung - speaking about a programming/coding course for students

From next week I’ll be teaching coding weekly in ICT5. I’ll be catering for every skill level, so come along even if you don’t know where to find the power button, or if you’re the next Bill Gates.

Coding gives you the opportunity to let your dreams run wild and create anything you want, maybe even that million dollar game idea you had? Who knows, maybe you’ll even be on an all expenses paid trip to Japan next year, meeting the best programmers in the world at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

If you’re interested, come along to the meeting at 1:15pm today at ICT5, just above ICT2, to sort out times. It’ll only take a few minutes. If you can't make it, just email me. Hope to see you there.

Caelan Murch - Flight School

Flight School is the club to belong to at Christ’s College if you want to learn about aviation. We fly the drones that are owned by the school and learn about the laws and safety features that are now necessary to fly machines such as these drones. The four-bladed quadcopters can be flown using GPS and the cameras produce very high quality footage of events, such as field trips, sports matches and practices. We also hope to visit places of aviation interest in and around Christchurch to see models and full size aircraft.

So if you are interested in our Flight School, come along to a meeting today lunchtime at 1:15pm in ICT3. See you then.

AWARDS

South Island Secondary Schools Tennis Championships Certificates for First Place – Senior Boys’ Team

Nick Schneideman
Will Schneideman
Liam Adams
Dylan Heap
Sam Bubb

Executive Principal concluding comments

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