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Assembly Notes – 2 July

02 Jul 2019


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

Activity Report

Matthew Todd

The 1st XV travelled to Wellington on Sunday for the annual Quadrangular tournament which is being hosted by Wellington College. Yesterday the team played Nelson College in the first match and after a tight battle, the 1st XV lost by 26-14 and will now play the hosts on Wednesday in the minor final. 

On Saturday the 2nd XV had an impressive 60-5 win over St Thomas 2nd XV and the U15A side continued their recent good form when the beat the CBHS 15A side on Upper by 19-14. 

The 1st XI football side confirmed their spot in the national premier tournament later this year when they defeated CBHS last week by 4-1. An early goal to Jake Tacon gave College the lead, before an equaliser from CBHS, but Charlie Cameron scored a great goal just before the break for a 2-1 lead. In the second half Caleb Manson scored a double to seal the match. Tomorrow the team plays Shirley Boys in their last match of the term. The College Junior XI also had a very good win when they defeated St Andrews by 6-1.

On Saturday, the 2nd XI lost a high scoring match 7-5 with Jack Lindo scoring a hat trick while the Ravens draw 4-4 against Cashmere Tech. The 15A and 14A sides both won their matches and remain at the top of their Division 1 grades. 

The 1st XI hockey side played their last match of the term on Friday when they played St Bedes in the second round. A close, competitive match saw the first goal scored in the 3rd quarter and then another quickly for a 2-0 lead to St Bedes before Tom Macfarlane replied in the 4th quarter. College were unable to find another goal and once again lost 2-1 to St Bedes. The team now take a break and head to Hamilton at the end of the holidays for the Worner Cup tournament. Good luck to Liam Adams, Toby Beale, Tim Cross, Kyle Houston and Ollie King who travel north with the Canterbury U18 Association side for their national tournament in the holidays.

The 2nd XI team defeated St Bedes 2nd XI by 4-1 with Matias Biraben-Clough scoring two goals, the 3rd XI drew with Rolleston College thanks to a goal by William Picton-Warlow and the Colts played one of their better games of the term when they defeated St Andrews by 2-1 with goals to Sam Kelly and William Morris. 

The Senior A basketball side lost their Thomson trophy match to St Andrews last week with a number of regular starters not available. Tonight, the team play Middleton Grange away. 

On Saturday, the U23 side won their match against UC with Fletcher Miller top scoring, the U20 side lost to St Bedes by 63-61 and the U17 Dev team had a good win over Mairehau. In the U15 match Alex Speight made the winning shot with only three seconds to go for a 77-75 win over Middleton Grange. 

On Friday night there were wins to the Y10, Y11, Senior White and Senior Black sides. Louis Elworthy top scored for the Y11 team in their 44-41 win over Ellesmere College while Oscar Harcourt was the player of the day for the Senior Grey team in their match against Shirley Boys.

This weekend the College cycling team compete in the South Island school champs in Christchurch while a small group of clay target shooters will travel to Invercargill for the South Island School champs. Good luck to these two groups in their Island champs and to all other sportsmen and teams in their final matches of the term.


Nic Lidstone – speaking about Character and Leadership
Tommy Whitaker – speaking about the canned food drive  


Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Joshua Ford

Acknowledgement of national sporting excellence

Deputy Head Staff Farewells

Chris Hill and Joe Eccleton

Deputy Principal concluding comments

Year 12 & Year 13 Scholarship candidates asked to remain behind to meet with Ms Evans

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