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Assembly Notes – 27 February 2020

27 Feb 2020


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

Musical Item

Dominic Edmond

Activity Report

Ben Young

This week has seen the annual Otago Boys summer sport exchange take place in Christchurch. Matches took place in cricket, tennis and golf. The golf team enjoyed three rounds over the two days and the Christchurch and Russley golf courses. At the end of three rounds OBHS boys took the match 7-3 while the tennis at Hagley Park saw a dominant performance by College with the team not losing one match. In the cricket, the 1st XI had 390 runs scored against them by Otago Boys and then could not match them with the bat to eventually lose by an innings and 30 runs. In the 2nd XI match the College team had a handy lead after the first innings and went on to win the match by 138 runs meaning the overall exchange was drawn at two matches each.

This weekend the Senior College tennis teams travel to Timaru for the South Island secondary school champs. College is well presented with 3 teams in this year’s competition.

Recently the Canterbury senior school tennis champs were held at Wilding Park and College was well represented. In the Year 11 competition, Jasper Johnson lost in the semifinals of the singles, William Morris was runner in the plate competition and Harry Dargue and Jasper finished 2nd in the doubles. In the Y12/13 competition Liam Adams defeated Nick Schneideman in the singles semifinal and then defeated Nant Prachuabmoh in the final for a College 1st and 2nd in the senior singles. In doubles, College had 3 of the 4 semifinal teams with Nant Prachuabmoh and Nick Schneideman defeating Liam Adams and Jenner Johnson in the final. Congratulation to all the College tennis players on some fine results and two Canterbury senior tennis titles.

Other College sportsmen have been enjoying success lately. Edward Davidson scored two goals for the South Island U21 polo team in their clash against the North Island side. His two goals helped the South Island team to a 6-3 win.

Guy Roadley competed in the Flatwater kayak nationals with some very good results. Racing in the U16 grade he had a number of top 10 placings with a 3rd in New Zealand in both the U16 K4 200m and 500m events. 

In Wanaka recently, the annual national secondary school triathlon champs were held with a couple of College athletes competing. Ben Crawford competed in the U13 grade to finish 20th while Art Aitken raced in the U14 grade. Art had a very good race in windy conditions to claim silver in the National U14 triathlon champs, only 1 minute behind the winner from Palmerston North Boys.

Congratulations to these College sportsmen on their recent achievements. 

Last week was a very successful athletic sports with six records broken including some very long standing ones. Congratulations to Sam Idiens and Armani Lemalu who broke two records each while Joseph Nash and AJ Madondo also achieved new records. 

If you were in the top 4 in any event during the College athletic championships and wish to be involved in the upcoming Canterbury school athletic champs please read a notice from Dr Wait on student notices about how to be involved.

Over the weekend a few College athletes competed in the Canterbury Interclub champs. Charlie Cameron won the U18 pole vault title and John Wells ran a personal best to win the U18 400m title. Matt Durant was 3rd in the U20 200m and Jasper Moss 3rd in the U16 AWD 400m.

It has been a busy few weeks of College sport with both the swimming and athletic sports completed, Otago Boys summer exchange and all summer sport well underway. Next week we see the start of house sport with volleyball, Senior cricket and Junior tennis getting underway. 


Josh Mortensen – speaking about the service committee
Ollie King and Toby Oliver – speaking about their Round Square experience to India


Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Jeremy Kinley
Jake Abbiss
Tommy Williamson
Henry King
Jack Belcher
Jack Coles
James Higginson
William Law
Scott Winefield
Matson Ott
Ciaran Huntley

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Nant Prachuabmoh
Jonathan Huo

Executive Principal's concluding comments

Introducing "Upper West – our new multi-purpose sports facility"

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