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Assembly Notes – 17 May

17 May 2018


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

Musical Item

‘Bodacious Funktitude’ by Mike Mower, performed by Shyam Hari on the baritone sax

Activity Report

Tommy Glass

The first 1st XV have made a positive start to the UC Championship with two bonus point wins. First up were Shirley BHS and they proved to be a good test for the new team. After College went out to a 20-3 lead in the first half, Shirley came back strongly and took the lead in the middle of the second half. College then applied plenty of pressure and were awarded a penalty try which bought the scores level with a few minutes to go. More pressure resulted in a try under the posts for a 34-27 win.

In the second round last Saturday, the team lifted their performance and produced a good effort against St Thomas's. After a battle for ascendancy in the first 20 minutes, College only led 5-3. They then went on to score another 10 tries as they dominated possession to win 67-3. Three players scored two tries in the match. Finn Hamilton in his first start for the team along with Inosi Nasiyanigavi and Shun Miyake. Shun also kicked 6 conversions for a personal tally of 22 points. This weekend the 1st XV play their first game at home. 

The Senior A basketball side started their Thomson trophy season with a very good 74-56 win over Burnside High. In this match Nale Fifita scored 22 points and Mason Whitaker 20. On the weekend the team had a comfortable 30 point win but came up against up a strong CBHS team in the second round of the Thomson Trophy to record their first loss. The U17 side showed an improved game in their loss to Selwyn while Jordan Braithwaite and Tom Clarke were stand out players for the U15 team in their 75-56 win over North Canterbury. In Friday night matches Ben Stronach shot key 3 pointers to help the Senior B defeat St Andrews, the Senior Black side were involved in a tense 27 all draw, while the Senior Whites lost by five against St Thomas. Isaac Lester and Moe Gath top scored in the Y11A win over Rolleston, and the Year 10/11 White side won their match over St Thomas by 36-24. 

The 1st XI football side had their first win last week in the Premier schools competition when they defeated Rangiora HS 2-0 with goals from Finbar Gallaway and Jake Tacon. On the weekend there were wins for the 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 14A, and 14 Black sides. Jayavi Premaratne scored a hat trick for the 2nd XI when they defeated Selwyn Utd 6-1, while William Pegg and Sam Barnett scored for the 3rd XI in their 3-1 win over Papanui-Redwood. Ryan Primus scored the winning goal for the 14 Black to help defeat Cashmere Technical by 3-2. 

The 1st XI hockey side started off their season with a convincing 10-0 win over Shirley BHS. In this match Tim Cross and Liam Adams scored hat tricks and Will Duston played his 100th match for the team. The 2nd XI also had a dominant game when they defeated St Bedes 2nd XI by 11-1 with Josh Erasmus scoring three. The 3rd XI remain unbeaten for the season with a 3-0 win over Shirley, John An scored a superb reverse stick goal near fulltime to help the Colts draw their match while Archie Hayman and Brayden Baynes scored for the Youth Black in their 2-0 win over St Andrews.

Last Wednesday the annual Canterbury Secondary Schools Road Race was held at the A&P showgrounds. A small group of College athletes competed in the event. Jasper Moss was 3rd in the AWD event, Sam Idiens was 5th and Kyle Houston 6th in the U16 grade, while Dion Houston was 5th in the Senior 4km race. Next event this term is the Canterbury schools x-country event in a couple of weeks before the Nationals occur in Taupo later in the term.

As winter sport gets well underway there will be many opportunities for College students to show their support for the various teams and individuals as they compete. To keep track of key matches join the 2018 College Support page on Facebook.


Will Duston – speaking about the recently concluded UK cricket tour


Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Awards
Samuel Kirby

Sports Trophies

Cross Country
U14 – 
Sam Idiens
Junior – Kyle Houston
Intermediate – Dominic Edmond
Senior – Dion Houston
Overall House – Harper House

Summer Sports Colours
Waterpolo – Louis Clarke
Swimming – Hunter Wilson and Louis Clarke
Rowing – Jack Elvy, Sean Swanson, Zac Cran, Will Chaffey, Max Goodwin, Sam Darry, Jamie Batchelor, Alex Todhunter, Guy Flynn
Tennis – Dylan Heap, Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman
Cricket – Kurtis Weeks, Richard Turpie, Nicholas Lidstone
Golf – Zach May
Athletics – Sam King, Cody House, Dion Houston, Edward Hsing, Jack Tyler

Senior Honours Tie Award
Awarded to Mr Colin Averill

Deputy Principal concluding comments

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