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Assembly Notes – 25 June

25 Jun 2019


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

Musical Item

'Clocked' by College Band Creamy Vanilla

Activity Report

Fin Smith

The 1st XV played against a well performing Rangiora side on Saturday. The College team put together one of their best games of the season for a 29-10 win and a place back in the top 4 in the UC championship. In the match, there were tries to Lachie Harper, Shun Miyake and Will Greenslade, with the fourth try to Ed Peak seeing him climb high in the air to claim an accurate across the field kick pass. The next match for the team occurs next Monday in Wellington when the 1st XV play Nelson College with the match doubling as a UC champ match and the first match in the annual Quad tournament.

The 2nd XV also produced a very good performance in defeating Shirley BHS 2nd XV by 43-14. The U15A side played a great match and showed real determination to claim a 17 all draw against the previously unbeaten St Thomas side while the U15B side rallied from three tries down to lose a close match by 31-29 with Jack Coles having a strong game. In the U14 grade both College teams were involved in close games that saw the A side lose 27-24 to Shirley Boys and the B side pipped by St Andrews by 22-17.

The 1st XI football side had a bye last week and on Wednesday play CBHS at English Park. A win in this match will see the team one step closer to qualifying for the National Premier tournament next term. The Junior XI suffered their first loss last week and will hope to bounce back against St Andrews on Wednesday.

Last weekend a number of College football teams were involved in close matches with the 15A side defeating Oxford by 2-1 to go to the top of their division. In this match, goals were scored by Alex Scott and Monty Hamilton. In the game of the day, the 14A side won their match 6-1 with Robbie Ward scoring twice and also having a part in a number of the other goals. 

The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Ashburton last week to play Timaru Boys in the first match of the 2nd round. Tom Macfarlane scored in the first half and the team trailed 2-1 at the break but could not maintain their level of performance to eventually lose 5-1. This Friday the team will play St Bedes in their last match for the term.

On Friday night the 2nd XI played the well performed Cashmere 1st XI and despite scoring two goals to Josh Erasmus and Reuben van Leeuwen the team lost the match. In the local derby match, the Youth Grey side put together a strong coordinated performance to defeat the College Black side by 4-0.

Yesterday afternoon the Senior A basketball team played a visiting Nelson College side in the school gym. Despite a number of starters not involved, the team won the match 86-82 with Conner Jenkins shooting several three pointers. Last week the team won a thrilling 84-82 match over St Thomas with Josh Book scoring 41 points, including the winning shot. Tonight, the team play St Andrews in their next Thomson Trophy match.  

On Saturday the U17A and U17 Development sides won their matches with Daniel Metherell putting in a strong performance for the A side and Matthew Lewis scoring 18 points for the Development team.

In Friday night basketball, the Y11 White side draw their match with Hornby 34 all, the Senior Black team defeated Shirley Boys 38-32, while Angad Vraich played well for the Senior Grey side in their 44-37 loss to Linwood. In the early match of the day, the Y11 Black side won their match over the College Y10/11 side by 58-41 with Leo Li top scoring for the winning side.

A couple of weekends ago, a small group of College runners travelled down to Timaru for the annual national X-country championships. There were over 700 competitors in the event and good conditions meant for some excellent racing. In the Y9 Boys 3km race, James Lange ran well to finish 22nd in the country. Sam Idiens, competing in the Junior Boys 4km race, ran a brilliant race to claim the National title. He also ran as a member of the Canterbury Junior Boys A team who were 3rd in the team’s relay event on the Sunday. Congratulations to Sam on this wonderful result.

Good luck this week to all sportsmen and teams representing College in interschool matches.


Zac Matson – speaking about Arts Week, House Plays, The Frogs and drama trip to Auckland
Nic Lidstone – speaking about Character and Leadership
Mr Bartlett – speaking about the Bridge Building competition
Max Goulter and Tom Davidson – launching Sony Camp 2019
Henry King – presentation on the junior Round Square Conference in Woodleigh, Melbourne  


Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Joshua Ford

Acknowledgement of national sporting excellence

Deputy Principal concluding comments

Year 12 & Year 13 Scholarship candidates asked to remain behind to meet with Ms Evans

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