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Assembly Notes – 15 March

15 Mar 2018


Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.

Musical Item

‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse performed by Angus Mossman, accompanied by Robert Rolleston on Bass

Activity Report

Harry Zarifeh

The 1st XI cricket side have a very busy week ahead of them. On Saturday, they travel to Wanganui for their annual two day match against Wanganui Collegiate and then return to play CBHS in the annual match. Over the last two weeks the team played North-West in the local school competition. Trailing after the first innings, College scored 294 in their second turn at bat with half centuries to Toby Beale, Nic Lidstone and Lachie Harper. Richard Turpie then took four wickers but the team were unable to secure the last wicket for the win. Caleb Manson scored a half century and Louis Gunn took 3 wickets for the 2nd XI in their win over St Bede's while Jack Burt took 6 wickets for the Development team in their two day loss. James Luxon scored an unbeaten century for the 10A side and shared in a 194 run partnership with Tom Clarke to help them defeat Sydenham while Shyam Hari has scored half centuries over the last two weekends for the 10B side. The four Year 9 sides have been successful, winning 7 of their 8 matches over the last two weeks. Ciaran Huntley and Jed Gimblett have both secured 5 wicket bags and Tim Seeto scored 64 in the 9A win over St Bede's.

The Senior A tennis team travelled to Timaru for the South Island champs. Having performed well in the Canterbury champs and a win over Otago Boys, the team was very confident. The boys entered the competition with the lofty goal of not losing a match throughout. Not only did they achieve this, but they achieved the amazing feat of not dropping a single set, including two intense tie breaks by Liam Adams. They played 5 ties over the 3 days, all with a 6-0 result. A great team effort with contributions from all 5 players. The team now moves on to Nationals which occur in Christchurch next week.

The Senior waterpolo side went in to the Canterbury schools final on Tuesday night having only lost one match against their opponents St Bede's. With a confident and aggressive start the team had plenty of scoring opportunities but failed to convert these chances. The College team lost their goalkeeper through a blood bin and St Bede's took the chance to get ahead and eventually held on for an 11-8 win over College.

The Canterbury Schools team golf champs were held at Christchurch Golf club last week. The competition consisted of a team of four players playing a round, and the best three scores contributed to the team’s overall score. The College team of Zach May, Thomas McClean, Nik Bull and Tim Seeto produced an overall team score to finish 2nd behind CBHS who are the current National title holders. The team’s second place has qualified them for the Nationals school tournament for the first time and this takes place later in the year.

For the top College athletes, it is an incredibly busy time. Last weekend Ed Hsing, Cody House, Jack Tyler, Sam King and Dion Houston competed in the National track and field champs as part of the Canterbury team. Sam and Cody received a silver medal in the U20 4x100m relay event, Cody was 3rd in the U18 long jump while Ed Hsing was 4th in the U20 pole vault and then claimed a national title when he won the U18 pole vault event.

On Tuesday a large number of College athletes competed in the Canterbury Secondary School qualifying meet with a number of these athletes making it through to finals on Saturday. The athletic season will finish next week with the South Island champs in Timaru.

Last Thursday a small group of College triathletes travelled to Scarborough for the Canterbury schools triathlon champs. In perfect racing conditions College finished the day with two titles. Sam Idiens won the U14 race by a margin of 18 seconds while Kyle Houston won the U16 title with Sebastian Fergusson finishing 4th. These boys will now compete next week in the national school champs.

This winter, College is looking at the option of entering a team into local, South Island and National clay-target shooting competitions. If you are interested in this opportunity then please make contact with Humphrey Bullen. Next Wednesday night the UK cricket tour group are having a movie night fundraiser. Check student notices for further details and help support the tour.

Good luck to all students and staff who are involved in summer tournaments next week.

  • Angad Vraich and Junie Wee speaking about the Harvard Round Square study interviews

  • Angus Mossman speaking about the Arts and Culture Committee; Angus to present to James Larkin a certificate from Speech New Zealand for outstanding achievement in Speech & Drama Grade Seven Scholarship

  • Marshall Stark speaking about the Wellbeing Committee


Angad Vraich and Junie Wee – speaking about Harvard Round Square study interviews
Angus Mossman – speaking about the Arts and Culture Committee - Angus to present James Larkin a certificate from Speech New Zealand for oustanding achievement in Speech & Drama Grade 7 Scholarship
Marshall Stark – speaking about the Wellbeing Committee


Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Awards
Jack Drage

SISS Tennis Teams Championships
Dylan Heap, Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman, Jenner Johnson

Canterbury Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships
U14 - Sam Idiens
U15 - Kyle Houston

Deputy Principal concluding comments

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