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Assembly Notes – 18 October

18 Oct 2018


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

Activity Report

Sam King

The recent holidays saw the final winter sports events taking place for a number of College students and teams.

It is a very busy time for rep rugby with a number of College students playing for Canterbury Metro U13, U14 and U15 sides as well as Canterbury Country teams. Two College students, Fletcher Anderson and Mitchell Cox represented the Canterbury Metro U16 side who were successful in winning the South Island tournament when they defeated Otago in the final. A number of College 1st XV players also represented Canterbury at the U18 level. George Coull was a member of the Metro U18 side that made the final against Otago.

Zach Gallagher and Arthur Allen were selected for the NZ Schools Barbarian side who had games against NZ Maori U18 and Fiji Schools. In Australia, Sam Darry and Patrick Thacker travelled with the NZ Schools side who had wins over Tonga Schools, Australian Barbarians and a 24-12 win over Australian Schools in Brisbane.

The final hockey tournaments of the year were held with College students in Canterbury teams at the U15 level competing at National tournaments. Kyle Houston, Archie Batchelor and Alex Lloyd were members of the A team that finished 4th while Liam Alexander and Tom Clarke were third at Nationals as part of the Canterbury B side.

The New Zealand Short course swimming championships were held recently with Louis Clark and James Currie involved in the meet.

Louis won a Silver medal in the Open Men's 1500m Freestyle and a Bronze in the Open Men's 4x100m Medley Relay. In his age group races (17-18 yrs) he picked up a Silver in the 400m Free and the 1500m Free plus a Bronze in the 400m Individual Medley.

James competed in the 14 yrs age group and achieved a bronze in 50m breastroke, silver in 100m breastroke and gold in the 200m breastroke where he set a new Canterbury record.

Congratulations to both swimmers on a great set of results

The National schools cycling champs were held in Christchurch during the holidays. Three events were held – team time trial, road race and points race in both U16 and U20 grades. In the U20 team time trial the College A side just missed out on a top 10 placing and only 5 seconds separated them from 8th. In the U16 grade Fearghus Bratten and Will Simcock raced well to claim 1st and 4th in the B grade race. 

The annual Zonta sports awards are being held next week and it is an evening looking at the best individual and team performances from Canterbury students over the year. College is well represented this year. Will Hutchinson is a finalist in the contribution to sport administration for his touch refereeing, the Maadi Cup wining squad are finalists in the team of the year while three College boys are finalists in the allrounder category – Nic Lidstone, Sam Darry and Louis Clark. Good luck to all these College students for next week.

Summer sport is up and running with all sports getting underway this week. Rowing have had a couple of training camps over the holidays while cricket is underway and have a full round of games this weekend. 

The 1st XI cricket side have had a couple of warm up games, their first competition game rained out and the first round of Gillette Cup on Sunday. Last week in a warm up match against the visiting Onslow College side Nic Lidstone scored 156 and Richard Turpie took four wickets to help the team to a win. Both these players have been named in the Canterbury A Mens cricket side which also includes College Old Boys Bailen Thatcher and Jackson Latham.

On Sunday the 1st XI played Timaru Boys in the Gillette Cup. Batting first, College made 273 for 6 with a number of bastmen contributing. The opposition were then bowled out for 86 with Turpie taking 4 wickets and Tom Burt three. This weekend the team plays St Andrews in the regional semifinal of the Gillette Cup. Good luck to the team in this traditional local clash.


Zac Matson – speaking about the College Film Festival
Darryn George – speaking about the two ScapeArt sculptures on the Quad


Biology Olympiad Certificates
Matthew Todd – Bronze
Ralph Chiang – Bronze
Fawzan Sugarwala – Silver

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards (first two boys in Year 10, 2018 to attain their Bronze badge)
Charles Lord
Nant Prachuabmoh

Executive Principal concluding comments

Announcement of 2019 Prefects
Head Prefect – Zach Gallagher (J)
Deputy Head Prefect – Max Heywood (Ro
Head of Boarding – Tom Davidson (F)

Corfe – Oliver Beresford
Condells – Tom Vincent
Flower's – Will Greenslade
Jacobs – Jack Glass
Julius – Fergus Beadel
Harper – Gus Coates
Richards – Max Goulter
Rolleston – Ollie Brakenridge
School – Will Chaffey
Somes – Fin Smith

Head of Academic – Joshua Stevenson (H)
Head of Arts & Culture – Zac Matson (F)
Head of Character/Leadership – Nicholas Lidstone (So)
Head of Chapel Choir – Matthew Todd (J)
Chapel Prefects – Chris Lee (Cf) and Jack Lindo (J)
Head of Environment – Jordy Annand (So)
Head of International – Mark Ma (F)
Head of Service – Tommy Whitaker (C)
Head of Sport – Louis Clark (Ro)
Head of Student Wellbeing – Matias Biraben-Clough (So)

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