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Assembly Notes – 18 February 2021

18 Feb 2021

Deputy Principal

Welcome from the Deputy Principal


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

Activity Report

Henry Briscoe

This week saw the first full round of volleyball games on Monday night with College having eleven teams this term. The Senior A side have started their season well in the Premier grade with two 3-1 wins over St Thomas and Hilmorton High and the team will now play Shirley Boys next week. In other matches the Senior B began with a 3-1 win over CBHS B while there were mixed results for the other senior teams. The three Junior teams enjoyed their first round of games, and despite no wins, they played some close, competitive volleyball.

Tennis had their first round of midweek interschool matches yesterday. Earlier in the week the Canterbury secondary school senior tennis champs were held at Wilding Park with College being represented in all grades. In the Senior singles championship Nant and Nont Prachuabmoh made it through to the semifinals. In the Y11 grade, Lucca Wiseman made it through to the semifinals also while Liam Barrett went one better but lost his final match to finish 2nd.

In the Open doubles competition, College had five teams involved. Jasper Johnson and Nont, and Liam and Lucca made it through to the semifinals while Nathan McKenzie and Nant progressed to the final. A close match saw the pair lose a third set tiebreaker to finish runner up in the competition. 

The Senior team now turn their focus to the South Island team champs in a couple of weeks time.

Over the weekend a number of College athletes competed at Nga Puna Wai in the local club competition. Lachlan McVicar was 1st in the U16 hurdles, Armani Lemalu was 1st in the U16 discus and shotput while Rico Lemalie was 3rd in the two events. Joseph Nash running in the Open 200m event finished 5th.

The weekend prior was the International track meet which saw Old Boys Matt Durant and John Wells combine with Joseph Nash and Benji Ward to win the 4 x 400m relay race at this event.

Last weekend a number of College cricket teams played a double header, completing a two day match over Saturday and Sunday. 

The 1st XI were set a large target by St Andrews and the College side batted out the remainder of the day for a drawn match. The Development XI completed a very good outright win over CBHS 3rd XI with a number of players contributing with both bat and ball while the 3rd XI defeated CBHS 4th XI. In this match Levi Astle scored 84 and Alex Stead 68 and shared in a 151 run partnership. Lucas Minehan, Ben Laing and Finn McCormack-Young all scored half centuries for the Colts Black side and in the Colts White game, Jack Baker-Sherman scored a brilliant 125 with Gus Eglinton and Felix Huston scoring half centuries. Also in this match Hunter Shore completed a wonderful feat by claiming five wickets in both innings to claim 10 wickets for 30 runs in the match. 

The Year 9A side defeated Sydenham with Ewan Whiteside scoring 52 not out and Louie Garry taking 5 for 21. 

Last night the 1st XI completed their first T20 competition match and had a comfortable win over North-West and now play St Bedes next week at home.

Congratulations to all those who competed in the individual swimming champs on Monday. Later in the assembly we will acknowledge our individual champions. The house relay swimming champs will be scheduled at a later date. 

Athletics sports at the end of next week is the next whole school sport event. Finals begin at the beginning of next week and those athletes who have qualified for finals will have names posted over the few days.

Good luck to all sportsmen and teams involved in matches over the next week


Josh Jolly – Head of Arts & Culture
Charles Lord – Head of Service

Musical Item

“Revolutionary Etude” by Frederic Chopin, performed by our new Year 9 music scholar, Ryan Gu


Australian Mathematics Competition Certificates

Swimming Awards

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