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Assembly Notes - 27 June

27 Jun 2017


Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

Activity Report

Jeremy Lidstone

The College table tennis teams had a week off last week due to no competition games but have been performing well in recent weeks. The top side are currently top of the table for their grade with their most recent game being a 7-2 win over CBHS White.

Last Wednesday the Premier College badminton team of Jeffrey Lai, Ralph Chiang, William Ju and Robert Palmer played an excellent match to defeat the top St Andrews team by 9-0.

On Tuesday the annual junior winter sports exchange with Scots College, Wellington was held at school. Matches were played in basketball, rugby and football. The Scots basketball team was dominant in their match and won comfortably while in the rugby match College lead for the majority of the game before Scots scored a try to lead 28-22 late in the game. Despite getting close to scoring, College were unable to find the winning try before the final whistle blew. In the football match, College lead early and never gave up the lead to eventually win 3-2 with Caleb Manson scoring a double. This was a very good win by the junior football side and was followed up with a win over Lincoln HS the next day.

The Senior A basketball team played a top of the table clash against Cashmere on Thursday. It was a close match with College eventually losing their first match of the season by 72-65.  On Friday night the Senior B side played a strong Hornby team but were able to match them to win a close 44-39 game, while the Senior White side won 36-31 over Ellesmere with Harrison Liu, Josh Murison and Jack Ryan being the top point scorers for the team. William Koko, Oscar Nott and Charlie Goodwin were major point contributors for the Year 10 White side in their first win of the season over St Thomas and this was matches by the Year 10 Blue in their 31-27 win over a St Thomas team also. In this match Angad Vraich was top scorer and Lachie Kitchen played a major role also.

In Saturday basketball the U17 side reversed an earlier loss to CBHS to win 63-57. Sumin Jung and Tom Davidson rebounded well and Lachie Henderson made a notable contribution. The U15 side beat the top team from Middleton Grange 93-83 and now lie 3rd on the table at the midseason point.

The 1st XV travelled to Burnside on the weekend and recorded a comfortable 43-12 win. The squad play Lincoln away on Wednesday before travelling to Nelson on Sunday for the annual Quadrangular tournament. The 1st XV play Wanganui Collegiate on Monday while Nelson and Wellington College playing in the other match.

The 2nd XV held on to defeat St Thomas 2nd XV by 17-10 while the 3rd XV had opportunities against Rangiora 2nd XV but eventually lost by 28-24. In the U14 grade, the College A side defeated St Thomas by 29-19 and the B team were involved in a very high scoring 41 all draw with Linwood. The College U13 side  play one of the top Christchurch football club teams and held on for a well deserved win.

The 1st XI hockey side had to come from behind in their match against Burnside HS to win 4-2. The side trailed by 2-1 early in the second half before goals from Sam Blake, Nic Lidstone and Lars Dalley saw the team home. Charlie Dyer scored a hat trick and Harry Hawkins two goals for the 3rd XI in their 5-1 win over Shirley BHS 2nd XI, the Colts side were unlucky in their match to only come away with a 1-1 draw with St Bedes, while the Youth White side had a 1-0 win over St Andrews 4th XI with Jonty Gallagher having s superb game and Jonty Iliffe scoring the solitary goal.

Today is the final of the Senior House volleyball between Jacobs and Richards; Thursday is the final of the Senior House debating competition and house basketball and hockey taking place through to the end of the term.


Smokefree Rockquest Video – Head prefect interviews band members


New Zealand Choral Federation – The Chapel Choir of Christ's College

Outstanding Performance of a Composition with a Maori or Pacifica Text
Outstanding Performance of a Romantic Era Composition
Outstanding Recital Performance by a Male Voice Choir
Participation Certificate

Deputy Principal concluding comments

Singin' in the Rain - short production taster

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