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Assembly Notes – 23 August

23 Aug 2018


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

Musical Item

'Sonata Pathetique' (1st movement) by Beethoven, performed by Raphael Rim on Piano

Activity Report

Cameron Nicolson

The 1st XV finished the round robin competition in the UC championship with a 20-15 loss to Timaru Boys which ended a very busy week for the team. Last Saturday the team played in their third successive home semifinal and were once again involved in a very close match, this time with St Bedes. Penalty kicks from both sides saw the lead change hands four times in the last 20 minutes before College took control of possession to run the clock down for a 24-23 win and a place in the UC Championship Final. This weekend the team will play CBHS with the winner contesting the South Island Championship a week later.

In other matches, the 2nd XV defeated St Bedes 2nd XV by 17-13, while the 3rd XV was involved in a very high scoring game which saw them eventually lose 36-35 to Merivale-Papanui. The 15A side played a very good defensive game to hold CBHS to only 5 points and win the match 10-5, the 15B side won against CBHS Black by 57-12 while the 14A also had a high scoring match when they lost to Merivale-Papanui by 39-36.

This weekend the 16A and 13A sides have semifinals with the 1st XV and U15B teams playing in their grade finals.

Mason Whitaker scored 40 points for the Senior A basketball side in their 88-49 win over Wolverines to finish their week where they also defeated Burnside High School in their final Thomson trophy match by 73-68. The team also played a tournament preparation game against Waitaki Boys with Nale Fifita top scoring and the team winning 60-52. The U15 team continued their unbeaten run this term when they defeated CBHS in the semifinals by 71-57 to make it to the championship final this weekend against St Thomas.

On Friday night the Senior B side won their semifinal against St Thomas by 58-44 to advance to the grade final this week. The Senior White and Black sides both had wins and will now face each other this week in a local derby. The 9A team were involved in an exciting match when Jaitai Zheng scored the winning goal in the final moments of the game to defeat Rangiora by 33-31. 

The 1st XI hockey side played Timaru Boys on Friday night in the premiership semifinal. In very cold and wet conditions the team trailed 1-0 at the half and it was not until late in the second half when the team drew level through a goal by Nic Lidstone. The winning goal was scored by Tim Cross with five minutes left on the clock to secure the team another final against St Andrews.

The 3rd XI and Colts hockey sides squared off in their semifinal with the 3rd XI side proving too strong in the end to win 4-1 and book a place in this week’s final. In this match Ben Zwarst scored two goals for the 3rd XI side. 

The Junior 1st XI football side played a home semifinal yesterday against Shirley Boys’. The teams were locked at 0-0 at halftime before SBHS scored from the penalty spot early in the second half for the lead. College equalised through Charlie Cameron before a late goal from Daniel Metherel sealed the match and a final against Cashmere High next week.

On Saturday the 15B side defeated St Bedes 4-0 with Hamish McCulloch scoring twice. The 14A team lost 2-1 while the 14 Black side won their third game in a row beating Papanui-Redwood 3-1. In this match Oliver Butler scored twice and they will now play the College 14 White side this weekend in their divisional final.

Jack O’Donoghue scored twice for the 3rd XI in their 3-2 win over Waimak United, the 2nd XI drew 1 all with FC Twenty but will still contest their divisional final this weekend while the Ravens won 8-2 over Halswell to book a 3rd / 4th playoff this weekend. In the match Owen Rees scored three and Jordy Annand twice. 

Last week was the annual Canterbury schools ski and snowboard champs which were held at Mt Hutt. College had a group of 12 skiers involved in the event. The event consisted of two separate runs for each contestant and a total combined time for each skier. In the individual male competition, there were close to 100 contestants. College had a successful day with 7 boys finishing in the top 20, three in the top 10 including the top two placings with Sam Hadley claiming the top individual prize. The team now turns it focus towards the South Island champs later this term in Queenstown.

Congratulations to all the teams and individuals in their recent success and good luck to all the teams involved in playoff matches this weekend.


Joshua Stevenson – speaking about upcoming Model United Nations event
Alistair Morgan – speaking about Chess
Harrison Voice/Sam Howard – speaking about the Samoa Service Project
Angus Mossman – speaking about the poetry competition and Arts Week
Sam Darry/Will Duston – address the school about the upcoming First finals for Hockey and Rugby


CSS Cycling Litolff Cup – Bronze medals presented to:
Sean Swanson
Jono Stewart
Jack Drage
Michael Audeau

Executive Principal concluding comments

Year 12 and 13 are asked to remain behind at the end of Assembly to meet with Ms Marsh 

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