Assembly Notes – 23 July
23 Jul 2019
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.
It has been a very busy holiday period for a number of College sportsmen as they have been competing for school and regional teams.
At the end of the term a group of College students travelled to Invercargill for the South Island Schools Clay Target shooting champs. Over the two days of competition the team were involved in a number of different events with some pleasing results for the squad in their first South Island competition. In the single rise event, Nicholas Wilks and George Cochrane achieved personal bests while George Nehoff shot 19 out of 20. In the points score event, Henry Lassen scored 57 / 60 and George Nehoff 59 / 60 which saw him in to a shoot off with six other shooters. In a tense shoot off, George prevailed to claim 2nd place in the South Island in this event. After all the events, George had scored 88 out of a possible 90 and was only one point behind the High Overall Score for the competition. Congratulations to George on his achievement and the rest of the College team. The next major school’s championships occur in the next holidays with the North Island and New Zealand school’s champs taking place.
At Ruapuna raceway at the beginning of the holidays, the South Island school’s road cycling champs were held. A team of College cyclists were involved in individual and team time trials, and road race events. In the individual time trial, Michael Audeau was 3rd in the U17 grade and was less than half a second behind the winner. Thomas Audeau was 10th in U15, Michael Taylor 11th in U16 and Jack Drage 15th in U20. In the U20 team time trial the College A team finished 4th in the 15km event with the B team coming in 7th. The road race event was held over a variety of distances. In the U15 grade, Thomas Audeau was 12th while Fearghus Bratten was only 20 seconds behind the winner in the U17 grade when he finished 6th. Jack Drage was placed 8th in the U20 grade but was only two seconds behind the winner in a very tight 38km road race. Congratulations to the team and to Michael on his 3rd place. The team continues with their Wednesday racing this term and build towards to Tour of Blenheim during winter tournament week.
During the first week of the holidays a number of senior College rugby players were involved in the Crusader Knights training camp. From this, Zach Gallagher captained the A team to a win against the Chiefs U18 side along with Fletcher Anderson, while Max Goulter and Shun Miyake played in the B team against the Highlanders U18 side in a narrow loss.
Over the weekend the 1st and 2nd XV teams travelled to Nelson. The 2nd XV team played two matches, losing to Nelson College 2nd XV 25 – 5 and then beating Marlborough Boys 2nd XV 45-0. The 1st XV played Waimea College in a UC Cup match and in very wet conditions prevailed 34 -0 to maintain contact with the leaders in the competition with only three rounds remaining.
Ollie King, Liam Adams, Kyle Houston, Tim Cross and Toby Beale were members of the Canterbury Association U18 side who won their national tournament over the holidays. After losing their first match of the week to Southern the team got redemption in the final when they beat Southern 4-3 to claim the national title.
Last week the 1st XI hockey side travelled to Hamilton for the Worner Shield. Two days of competitive hockey saw losses to Westlake Boys and Whangarei Boys and a 3-1 win over hosts St Pauls Collegiate with Tim Seeto scoring a hat trick.
Congratulations to Tim Seeto, Tom Clarke and Alex Lloyd who have been named in the Canterbury U15A hockey side who will compete at nationals in the next holidays and James Griffin for making the U15B team.
Josh Book and Jordan Braithwaite competed for the Waitaha Canterbury U17 basketball team over the break and lost a tough final to finish 2nd in the country with Josh being named in the tournament team. In Timaru, Jono Henderson, Cam McCarthy, Hamish Patterson and Daniel Metherell were members of the Canterbury Metro team who won the U17 Mainland basketball tournament when they beat South Canterbury 75-54 in the final. Congratulations to Mason Whitaker who was invited and attended the Steven Adams high school invitational camp last week in Auckland and then got to play in the curtain raiser at Horncastle Arena on Sunday to the National Basketball League final between Wellington and Hawkes Bay.
Congratulations to all the College sportsmen in their performances over the break and good luck for the term ahead as we head in to play off matches and National school tournaments.
Mark Ma – speaking about next week's Round Square International Week