Assembly Notes – 28 October 2020
28 Oct 2020
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer
Last week we had the opportunity to celebrate the winter season successes but the summer season has been underway for the last couple of weeks with a number of College sportsmen and teams well in to their term of competition.
On Saturday the 1st XI cricket side play a Gillette Cup regional semifinal against St Andrews after beating St Thomas in the quarter final. In the quarter final match Tom McClean took 4 for 4. St Andrews batted first and made an impressive 269 and College were quickly in trouble at 3-3 before Caleb Manson (49) and Monty Rookes (83) lead the fight back. Sam Averill finished on 45 not out with College falling agonisingly close on 258 for 9 off their 50 overs. This weekend the team plays at St Bedes.
In other matches Henry Eglinton scored 81 for the 2nd XI in their loss to CBHS, and Josh Beaglehole took 4 for 12 to help the 3rd XI White side defeat Darfield HS 1st XI. The Colts team had a busy weekend with two days of cricket. On Saturday James Kelly scored 121 against St Bedes but the team fell short of their 300 target but on Monday the team are now in a strong position over CBHS after posting 215 for 8 and then bowling CBHS out for 75. The Y9A White side had a good one day win over CBHS while the Y9A Black side lost to St Andrews by 5 wkts. In T20 cricket, the CC Bulls chased down the target of 177 with a boundary off the last ball. In the match Gabe Galloway and Ash Cassidy both scored half centuries.
College athletics is underway with a group preparing for the National school’s athletics champs which take place in Tauranga in early December. Recently there have been some excellent performances at Nga Puna Wai. Charlie Cameron achieved 3 personal bests in Pole Vault last weekend, winning the event in 4.20m and he is now ranked first in his age group and 6th overall in New Zealand. Armani Lemalu was placed 2nd in the U16 shot put which is impressive for an U14 athlete, while John Wells won both the 100m and 200m U19 events and Alfie Baker was 1st in the U19 high jump with a jump of 1.95m.
This term waterpolo turns to the Junior grade with College amongst the competition. In week one the team had a very good with over St Andrews, before a depleted unit played the top team in the grade St Bede's and were comfortably defeated. This week sees the team play CBHS as they continue to train and play in preparation for the South Island tournament which occurs later in the term.
Volleyball this term has now played three rounds of games with ten teams competing in all grades. The Senior A side have had two close matches against Hilmorton and Shirley Boys but eventually lost both 3 sets to 1. The Junior A side are competing well in the top division and are preparing for the Canterbury Junior Champs which are to be held in a couple of weeks time.
Over Labour weekend there were a number of College sportsmen involved in a variety of regional sports events.
In the far North, Jack McKenzie competed in the Maori National Surf competition and came away with a 5th in the U18s and a 3rd in the U16s in tricky, big surf conditions.
Dan Metherell, Caleb Manson and Kosei Oikawa played a South Island club football tournament as members of the Ferrymead Bay U19 side. Unbeaten after pool play the team won the final over Nomads United by 5-2 with Kosei scoring three goals and being the leading goal scorer in the tournament.
The National U15 and U17 basketball champs were held over the weekend. In Hamilton, Nic Book’s Canterbury side were 5th with Nic being named in the tournament team, while in Christchurch the Canterbury U17 side lost the final to Waikato with both Josh Book and Hunter Adams being involved. After the final both boys were named in the tournament team.
Congratulations to all these sportsmen on their achievements and good luck for all College teams and sportsmen in the week ahead.
Lachy Kitchen – speaking about wellbeing activities in week 4
“Mr Sandman” by Chet Atkins, performed by Tom Clarke
The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
Connor Graham – Gold
Student Volunteer Army Top Volunteer Award
Winter Sports Colours
Nale Fifita – Basketball
Zach May – Hockey
Executive Principal’s concluding comments
Year 11 to remain behind to hear from Neil Porter