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Assembly Notes - 20 June

20 Jun 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.

Assembly Musical Item

Kapa Haka performance with Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Activity Report

Ethan Clements

Last week the annual winter sports exchange against Otago BHS was held. The Senior A basketball team started the fixture off positively with an historic win and this was followed the next day with the 1st XI football side recording a 2-0 victory. The Junior XI football side were involved in a close match which eventually ended in a 3-3 draw, while there were also wins for College in hockey and debating. Overall College recorded a 4-3 record in the annual interschool.

Today College hosts the final winter sports exchange with the Scots College junior exchange. Matches will take place today in football, rugby and basketball.

The 1st XV travelled to Methven on Saturday to play Ashburton. The game was close at halftime but College pulled away in the second half to win 39-17. This weekend the team plays Burnside HS away.  In the match of the day, the 14A side posted a century against Shirley BHS with Guy Chaffey scoring three tries and Jack Belcher also scoring three tries and kicking eight conversions. 

On Friday night the 1st XI hockey side scored an outstanding 2-1 win over St Andrews with Lewey Heale and Ollie King scoring goals. This win puts the College side on top in the Premier schools competition. Ollie Love scored four goals for the 2nd XI in their 8-0 win over Burnside HS 2nd XI, the 3rd XI conceeded two late goals to lose to CBHS Colts by 5-4 while the Youth Black side won the local derby against College Youth White. In this game Matthew Patterson scored a hat trick for the Youth Black side.

The Senior A basketball team won 74-68 against Rangiora last Tuesday to maintain their unbeaten run in the Thomson Trophy competition. This week the team plays the only other unbeaten team, Cashmere. This match takes place on Thursday at Cowles Stadium.  The U17 side played well in their win over Shirley BHS by 60-54 while the U15 side defeated Cashmere by 79-54. In Friday night basketball the three Y10 teams lost very narrow matches by 26-23, 24-23, and 28-27 while the Y9 side drew their match 32 all with Riccarton HS.

In football matches over the week, the Junior XI won their match against St Andrews by 1-0 with Kosei Oikawa scoring from the penalty spot. The 2nd XI won a high scoring 5-4 match over Mid Canterbury, the 3rd XI had their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Ferrymead Bays and the 15A side drew 1-1 with Cashmere Technical. The 14B side recorded a 9-0 win over Parklands United with Shyam Hari scoring 5 goals and Sam Willem a hat trick. This Wednesday the 1st XI side play Cashmere HS. 

Over the weekend the National Secondary School X-country champs were held at the old Ascot Golf Course behind the old QE II complex. College had a number of boys competing in an event, which attracted close to 900 runners. Racing on Saturday was for individual competition and Sunday saw provincial teams race in a 5 man team relay. Sam Idiens completed a great double for the weekend when he claimed 2nd in the Year 9 race and then another 2nd in the relay race on Sunday for Canterbury. Dion Houston competed with over 200 runners in the Senior grade and finished 21st which is a great result for an athlete who can run in this grade next year also. As a member of the Senior Canterbury team, Dion claimed a bronze medal in the relay race. Hugh Finaly finished 4th in the Senior para event and improved his 2km time by almost a minute from last year.


Chris Jung – speaking about an Informatics Olympiad training group

Hi guys, from next week I will be setting up an informatics olympiad training group which will be aimed at training students towards the International Olympiad in Informatics. International olympiads are prestigious events where the best students from all around the world gather to compete with each other over a week, and the informatics olympiad is no exception. In the informatics olympiad you write computer programs to solve problems, and it's all about logical thinking and problem solving, so if you know programming and enjoy problem solving, I highly recommend you join. It's actually quite fun once you get the hang of it. We'll be having a meeting in ICT5 at lunch today to sort out times, so if you're interested do come over.


New Zealand Association of Language Teachers – Certificates of Excellence
George Murray
Toby Brooker-Haines
Han-Young Kim
Jayavi Premaratne
Thomas Walker
Luke Alderton
Kevin Guttmann
Caelan Murch
Jack Tracy

Instrumental Music Honours Ties
Harry Hartstone
William Ju

Summer Sport Colours
Sailing – Ben Davie
Swimming – Hunter Wilson, Louis Clark
Golf – Nik Bull
Athletics – Sam Averill, Nick Newman, Harry Hartstone, Cody House, Sam King, Sam Mackay, Kaveni Balenacagi, Hugh Finlay, Sam Bennetts

Deputy Principal concluding comments

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