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Assembly Notes – 23 July 2020

23 Jul 2020


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

Musical Item

“Prelude in C-sharp major” by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Seann Zhao (piano)

Activity Report

Ben Young

Despite the school holidays being enjoyed by many, there were a number of College sportsmen and teams that had a very busy time over this period.

The 1st XI hockey side played six matches over the break, these included three local competition games and the Worner Tournament. In the local competition the team began with a 7-1 win over Burnside HS, a 5-2 win over Shirley Boys and then secured a thrilling 2-1 win over St Bedes last Friday night to remain unbeaten. In this match College trailled 1-0 at the half but second half goals to Henry Mossman and Tim Seeto kept the team’s winning record in place and they will now play Timaru Boys this week in a top of the table clash between the two unbeaten sides.

Last week the team played in the annual Worner Tournament which included College, St Andrews and CBHS playing matches against St Pauls Collegiate Hamilton, Westlake Boys and Whangarei Boys. Three games in two days saw College with a 5-2 win over St Pauls, a 2-0 loss to Westlake and a 3—3 draw against Whangarei Boys. This was a good series of matches as the team prepares for the South Island tournament later in the term.

The College 1st XV also had a busy start to the holidays with trips to Ashburton and Timaru. In their first match the team travelled to Ashburton for a 54-5 win over Mid Canterbury Combined and then travelled to Timaru three days later to play Roncalli College. In this match Nic Shearer finished with a personal tally of 28 points and a 100% kicking record to help the team to a 63-0 win. On Saturday was the annual game against CBHS and in a match that saw the lead change several times, an individual try to Jack Jones late in the game had College hold on for an historic 28-27 win over CBHS on Upper. The win means the team remains unbeaten and this weekend play St Bedes away in another key match.

On Tuesday night the Senior A basketball team travelled to St Thomas for their latest Thompson Trophy match. In a good team performance College won the match 100-74 to remain top of their section with two matches to play in the round. Next week the team will travel to Rangiora.

At the start of the holidays the Senior A squad travelled to Nelson and played 4 games in 3 days against Nelson College and Waimea. Against a very good Nelson side, the team won the first match 103-100 and lost the second match 108-91. Against Waimea College, the team won both matches and finished the weekend with all the squad playing key minutes and developing as a team. The Senior A side this term are working towards qualifying for National tournament which occurs in Palmerston North in the next holidays.

Last night the 1st XI football side were back in to competition having not played since week 9 of last term. In a match against Rangiora HS, the College side created several opportunities and finished with a comfortable 4-0 win. Kosei Oikawa scored twice, Charlie Cameron added the third and Robbie Ward scored his maiden 1st XI goal. Next week the team plays St Andrews at ASB Park. In other matches the Senior XI beat Hornby HS 4-1with goals to Austin Lamberg, Fergus Laing, Ryan Liu and Tom Tothill.

Football player Harry Dufton, who was in goal for the 1st XI last night, has been selected for a NZ Federation development programme as part of the potential section for the U17 World Cup squad. Congratulations Harry on your selection.

Last weekend Jack Drage competed in the U19 National Road Cycling Championships in Waipukurau. The event was raced over 115km and in a close race, Jack finished just ahead of his fellow Canterbury team member. Congratulations to Jack on winning a national title.

This week the final group of College sportsmen and teams got underway with both cycling and table tennis starting their competitions. Good luck to all individuals and teams competing over the week.


Angad Vraich – speaking about Round Square International Week


Senior Honours Ties

Peter Penlington
Derek Banks

Executive Principal’s concluding comments

Year 12 asked to remain behind with Mr Thatcher regarding 2021 Prefect selection process

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