Assembly Notes – 22 October
22 Oct 2019
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer
'Fall in love' composed and performed by Joey Young
Summer sport is well underway with cricket, waterpolo, tennis and volleyball all having matches to start the new season.
Over the holiday break a number of College students were involved in representative winter tournaments in rugby, football and hockey. Congratulations to all those students who competed in the Canterbury Metro U16 and U18 rugby sides in South Island tournaments, College hockey players who competed in National U15 tournaments and footballers involved in club South Island champs.
The College clay target team travelled to Hamilton in the holidays for the North Island and National school championships. This was the first national school’s tournament for the majority of the team and they gained a great deal from the experience. In the DTL championship Connor Graham was the best College finisher in 34th place out of 327 competitors in the North Island champs. In the skeet championships, Charlie Burdon was 19th in the North Island champs and Charlie and Connor were 19th = in the national event. Well done to the team on a successful first full season of competing.
In Twizel during the holidays Alex Hickman and Guy Roadley competed in the South Island Flatwater kayak champs with College finishing third overall in the school’s competition. Guy Roadley competed in the U14 grade with top three placings in four events while Alex Hickman won the U16 K1 5km, K2 200m and K2 500m events and he also achieved a number of other top 3 placings in both U16 and U18 grades.
The National school mountain biking champs were held in Dunedin with Tim Gould and Jonty Hodges competing. In the U17 grade Tim was 18th in the downhill event and 17th in the enduro event while Jonty was 23rd in the X-country race.
The 1st XI cricket side have played four games to have their season well underway. In a preseason match College played Onslow College from Wellington. Lachie Harper scored 63 and Harrison Lund took three wickets to help the College side win by 51 runs. In the first competition game the 1st XI were involved in a tied match when the CBHS 2nd XI needed 2 runs off the final ball but only managed one to end the game in a tie. Last weekend the team lost to the St Andrews 1st XI in a very competitive match and then played St Thomas in a Gillette Cup qualifying game. Batting first College made 236 with Tom Macfarlane making a good half century before Lachie Harper ripped through the opposition batsmen to claim 6 for 14 and help College win comfortably. This weekend the team plays St Bedes in a Gillette Cup regional semifinal.
In other matches the 2nd XI defeated Timaru Boys 1st XI last weekend with Nick Gibbs scoring 85 and Jordan Brathwaite taking five wickets. The 3rd XI have had a win over St Andrews 3rd XI and a loss to Sydenham 1st XI with Charlie Goodwin and Monty Hamilton taking four wickets each against Sydenham. The two Colts side remain unbeaten after the Whites have beaten CBHS and St Bedes, and the Black side winning over Sydenham. Charlie Eglinton took 4 for 7 for the Black side against St Bedes.
The College Junior waterpolo side made a very positive start to their season with a win over Shirley Boys by 12-2 last week with Jacob Clements leading the way in the pool. This week the team plays the Junior B team from St Bedes.
On Thursday night the annual Zonta sports awards are being held. This is an evening recognising the achievements of secondary school sportsmen and women over the last 12 months. This year, College has three finalists. Zach Gallagher and Sam Hadley are finalists in the most outstanding achievement in one sport category while Louis Clark is a finalist in the category for best all rounder. Good luck to all three finalists.
Dr Andrew Taylor – speaking about the boys involved in last week’s final of the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge (includes Powerpoint and presentation of a trophy)
David Chambers – speaking about next years senior production (includes Powerpoint – view here)
National School Track and Road Cycling Championship