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Assembly Notes - 25 July

25 Jul 2017


Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

Musical Item

'Attention' by Charlie Puth, sung by William Pegg

Activity Report

Paddy Coates

The 1st XV returned early from holiday to travel to Nelson last Friday for their UC Championship match against Waimea Combined. While games in Christchurch did not go ahead, the 1st XV were involved in a very tight match and trailed 7-0 late in to the game. A converted try followed by a long range penalty from Ben Dickie with only a few minutes left in the match eventually had College win by 10-7. At the start of the holidays the 1st XV defeated Marlborough Boys with George Coull running 80m after intercepting the ball to put the game out of reach of the opposition.

In the first week of the holidays a number of College 1st XV players were involved in the Crusader Knights camp which was held at St Andrews. At the end of the camp a squad was chosen to play the Hurricanes U18 team in the curtain raiser to the Super Rugby match. Sam Darry, Patrick Thacker and Isaiah Punivai represented College with Isaiah being named captain. The team played well but eventually lost the match 25-10.

Today the 2nd XV play a late afternoon game against the touring Sedbergh school from the UK while the 1st XV play at home on Saturday against Shirley BHS.

A group of senior College hockey players were involved in national tournaments over the holidays as members of Canterbury U18 sides. Lewey Heale, Louis Beckert, Henry Phelps and Nic Lidstone were members of the U18 side that won their national tournament in Whangarei, and Will Duston and Lars Dalley were members of the Canterbury U18 Association team that defeated Auckland in their national final in Christchurch.

The following College hockey players have been named to represent Canterbury at National tournaments at the U15 level. Liam Adams and Kyle Houston are in the Canterbury 15A side and Shahid Ali, Tom Clarke and Archie Batchelor have been selected in the 15B side.

Last week the 1st XI hosted St Paul’s Collegiate for two days of matches. St Paul’s are the defending Rankin Cup national champions and provided ideal games prior to the season resuming this week. College played two matches against their visitors and won both by 5-1 and 3-2. In the second match, Lewey Heale played his 100th match for the 1st XI side.  On Friday night the 2nd XI side played in very wet and cold conditions against CBHS 2nd XI with Liam Adams scoring a hat trick in the team loss.

The College cycling team competed in the South Island Road championships at Ruapuna at the end of term. After two days of racing the small team had some very good results. The under 16 team was third in the team time trial while the Senior team was 4th and missed the podium by 6 seconds. Michael Audeau was 3rd in the U15 road race and Jono Stewart 3rd in the U20 road race while Michael was the best placed College cyclist in the individual time trial when he finished 5th.

Other College students have been involved over the break in a variety of sports.

Kosei Oikawa was a member of the Canterbury U14 Futsal team who defeated Waikato in the final to claim a national title while Jack Drage competed in the NZ secondary school orienteering champs. In these champs Jack received a bronze medal in the long course event where he competed in the Y10/11 grade. He was the first Y10 student to finish. In the sprint event, he was 13th and then competed in a composite team to finish 4th.

Louis Clark and Andrew Campbell were members of the Canterbury U18 waterpolo side that competed at national tournament and finished 6th .

The weather over the weekend has created a number of issues with grounds and fields around the city. Trainings and matches will be affected for many so please ensure that you are aware of any notifications from sport staff this week about alternative plans and scheduling of games.


Vincent Li – speaking about International Week

Executive Principal concluding comments

- Strategy 2020
- Year 12 students asked to remain behind for an address from Mr Thatcher regarding the process for applying to be a Prefect

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