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Assembly Notes - 22 August

22 Aug 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

‘The Wit and Wisdom of the Night’ by Mark Tanner, performed by James Currie

Activity Report

Christopher Nye

The Senior A basketball team will play Rangiora tonight in a semifinal after they defeated Middleton Grange last week. The College side lost to Middleton Grange two weeks ago but a superb defensive effort restricted the opposition scoring and resulted in a 69-37 win.

On Friday night the Senior Black team defeated Papanui 35-24 after trailing 21-12 at the half with Tom Summerton, Tom Trengrove and Nic Newman performing well. Bennet Anderson scored 20 points to help the Senior White win 36-29 over Ellesmere while the Year 10 White lost by one point against St Thomas.

The Under 17 team played an outstanding first quarter against Cashmere in both defence and attack and went on to win 68-64 with Sumin Jung top scoring with 14 points. The Under 15 side lost 53-51 to Burnside with the winning basket happening with less than 2 seconds left in the game.

This Wednesday squash, table tennis and badminton have their last set of interschool matches. The top table tennis side had a narrow win by countback last week and now play in this week’s Div 1 final while the C1 team defeated Cashmere by 8-1.

The College Senior badminton team won their seminfinal last week and will play Burnside in the A grade final on Wednesday. The B2 side also won their semifinal and will play Cathedral College for their divisional title.

In squash the College White and Black sides will play each other in the B Grade final.

The 1st XV came up against a determined Timaru BHS side on Saturday and lost their UC semifinal. In other matches, the U14A and U14B sides were involved in finals matches. The 14A side played a controlled first half to lead 15-5 but needed a late try to win 27-20 over St Andrews with Guy Chaffey scoring two tries. The 14 B side lost a close final against St Bedes by 27-19.

This Friday night the 1st and 2nd XI hockey sides will play St Andrews in finals. Last week in semifinals the 1st XI side defeated Timaru by 5-2 with Henry Phelps and Tim Cross scoring two goals each, while the 2nd XI team defeated Ashburton College 1st XI by 6-4 with Liam Adams scoring 5 goals. The 3rd XI side lost 4-1 to Lincoln HS 1st XI in their semifinal and the Youth Black side were unable to match CBHS in their divisional final. In their last match of the season, the Youth White side defeated Shirley BHS by 10-1. Chris Lee and Harry Penter scored three goals each in the match.

In football on the weekend the 2nd XI side lost 3-2 to St Bedes but finish the season winning their division. The 15A side drew with St Bedes to finish second in their grade, while the 14A and 14B sides finish the season as grade winners. The 13A side completed their season with a 4-3 win over Oxford. In the match Nont Prachuabmoh scored all four goals.

On Wednesday the Junior 1st XI will play their last match of the season when the playoff for 3rd place against Lincoln HS.

Dion Houston competed in the Canterbury Road Race championships on Saturday. Racing in the Mens 18 grade, Dion was placed 3rd and was selected for the Canterbury team to compete at the National Road Race champs which take place in Christchurch in a couple of weeks time.

Yesterday the CSS Duathlon champs were held at Ruapuna Raceway in very cold, wintery conditions. A small College team performed well. Kyle Houston was the 5th individual overall and was 1st in the Under 14 grade, Jack Drage was 8th in the U16 race, and Sean Swanson and Dion Houston finished 2nd in the U19 teams race.

Good luck to all players and teams involved in finals this week.


Instrumental Music Honours Ties
Jamie Hutton
Matt Edmundson
Josh Meads
Hugh Marshall

Film Production Honours Ties
Hugo Beale
Simon Brown
Finn Sziranyi

Canterbury Metropolitan Junior & Teenage Rugby
U14 section two A plaque 2017 – Jonty Gallagher to accept on behalf of team

Executive Principal concluding comments

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