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Assembly Notes – 19 February

19 Feb 2019


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

Musical Item

'Nocturne Op.9 No.2' by Frédéric Chopin, performed by James Currie

Activity Report

Tom Davidson

Last week the Canterbury Secondary School senior tennis champs were held at Wilding Park, and College was well represented in both the Year 11 and Senior grades. After two days of competition, College won three of the four titles. In the Y11 doubles Nant and Nont Prachuabmoh won the title with Nant and Nathan McKenzie losing in their singles semifinals. Will Schneideman won the Senior singles title and then paired up with Tom Downs to win the doubles title. Congratulations to all involved and it was a great start to a busy term with the South Island schools champs early next month, followed by the New Zealand schools champs at the end of March.

This term College has twenty tennis teams competing on a Wednesday. Last week was the first round of matches which saw College win 11 matches with three of the matches involving two College teams. The top two College sides played each other with the A2 team winning 8-1.

The 1st XI cricket team had the weekend off but all other teams played on Sunday. The 2nd XI were set 150 in 40 overs against Sydenham and produced an excellent run chase to achieve it with the loss of only 3 wickets. The 3rd XI drew their match against Selwyn while the Colts Black and White sides both had convincing two day wins. Ciaran Huntley took 5 for 17 and Nick Gibbs took 7 for 26 bowling and Tim Seeto scored 100 retired against the CBHS Development side. Ollie Jones scored a half century for the 10A side in their loss to St Bedes. The Year 9A side had a double header with a win over CBHS on Saturday and then followed this with a win over Sydenham on Sunday. In the CBHS match Lewis Whiteside took 7 for 14 and Will Bretherton scored a half century against Sydenham.

Last week the annual Metro cricket awards were held. College was well represented with the Y9 Black and Y9B sides collecting trophies for winning their grades. For individual achievements, Ciaran Huntley received the Y9 bowling prize, Richard Turpie the 1st XI bowling prize and Nic Lidstone the 1st XI batting prize.

The waterpolo season got underway last week with the College Senior team playing their first round robin match for the term. In a scrappy affair, the College team were comfortable winners by 14 to 4 over Burnside HS. This Thursday the team plays against St Bedes who will be one of the top teams in the grade.

Last night the second round of volleyball was played. The Senior A and Y11 A sides clashed in a local derby. The Senior A side took the first set before Jack Tacon put together some impressive serves to help the Y11A side win the next two sets for a 2-1 win. The Senior White side lost a very tight match to STAC going down 25-23 in the third and deciding set. Jayden Sa played very well for the Junior A side in their 2-0 loss to Emmanuel School.

Next weekend the top College volleyball side will take part in the South Island school champs for the very first time.

Last weekend at the new athletic facility at Nga Puna Wai, a number of College athletes performed well. Jordy Annand won the long jump with a 6m jump, Alfie Baker won the high jump with an impressive 1.96m while Charlie Cameron and Nate Wain both broke the 3m pole vault barrier. In shot put, John Scroope won the 5kg grade and Hendrix Taylor threw 11.35m to win the 4kg grade. Ed Hsing entered the national combined events championship (decathlon) for the first time and did 10 events over two days and was 5th with 4005 points.

The end of the week sees the culmination of a busy couple of weeks of athletic heats when the school Athletic Sport’s Days are held. Good luck to all competitors in both championship and non-championship events. This Sunday is the first Polo competition of the year for the College riders while a number of teams travel to Dunedin on Sunday for the annual summer sports exchange with Otago BHS. The two schools will be competing in cricket, tennis and golf.


Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Wellbeing Week
Tommy Whitaker – speaking about the Service Committee
Joshua Stevenson – speaking about the Academic Committee
Max Heywood – speaking about the Student Senate


Associateship Music Diploma for Trinity College
Max Toth – Piano
Joshua Hooker – Violin with Distinction

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
Isaac Aitken
Dominic Kerr

College Swimming Sports

U14 Championship
1st – Daniel Bridgman
2nd – Max Harris
3rd – Jordan Astley

Junior Championship
1st – Harry Greenwood
2nd – Jacob Clements
3rd – Sam Idiens

Intermediate Championship
1st – James Currie
2nd – Bradley Shearer
3rd – Gus Morrow

Senior Championship
1st – Louis Clark
2nd – Nathan Penrose
3rd – Connor Graham

Sprint Relay Cup
1st – Harper House
2nd – Rolleston House
3rd – Julius House

Medley Relay Cup
1st = Rolleston House & Julius House
3rd – Somes House

Overall House Championship
1st – Rolleston House
2nd – Corfe House
3rd – Somes House

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