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Assembly Notes - 31 October

31 Oct 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.

Musical Item

The cadenza from the first movement of the Violin Concerto No.23 in G by Viotti, performed by Harry Hartstone

Activity Report

Jack Noble-Adams

The 1st XI cricket side had a double header over the weekend with matches against St Bedes and Shirley Boys. On Saturday College dismissed St Bedes for 123 with Jono Raymond claiming 3 for 17. In reply Nic Lidstone and Isaac Bird batted well to put on 98 for the first wicket to set up a comfortable 7 wicket win. Back at home, College batted first and lost early wickets but a 134 run partnership between Ben Dickie (88) and Lachie Harper (69) helped the team through to 289 for 7. Richard Turpie and Riley Tempero took early wickets that continued to fall with the opposition bowled out for 130 and a second win for the College side. Riley finished the match with 4 wickets.

In other matches, Will Duston took 6 for 35 for the 2nd XI side in their loss to St Thomas 1st XI, Fletcher Miller scored 51 and Harrison Lund took three wickets to help the Colts team beat North-West while the Year 9B team beat St Bedes by 65 runs with Jack Belcher scoring 44 not out and Henry Smith taking 3 for 14.

The College athletics team was duty club over the weekend and a number of athletes produced some very good results. Personal best performances were achieved by Sam Rutherford, Lachie Henderson and Edward Hsing in the U18 pole vault, with Edward winning with a height of 3.42m. College athletes took five of the six placings in the U16 and U18 hammer with Oliver Beresford winning the U16 hammer and Alex Hemens the U18. In the U18 javelin, Alfie Baker was 1st and Hamish Patterson 2nd, while Austin Lamberg won the U18 triple jump.

In tennis last week, the College A3 side lost their premier match to Burnside HS, the B2 side had a good 8-1 win over the top St Andrews B grade side and the top Junior College team defeated Burnside 9-0.

It is a busy few days for House sport with badminton and senior tennis finals today, House golf tomorrow with junior cricket and tug of war happening on Thursday.


Jeremy Lidstone – speaking about the Chapel Choir and their tour of Europe


University of Otago 2017 Junior Mathematics Top 200 placing:
Finn Brokenshire
Jack Withers
Nicholas Lidstone
Joshua Stevenson

Australian Mathematics Competition – Certificate of Distinction
Nicholas Lidstone
Max Surveyor
Joshua Stevenson
Bennet Anderson
Josh Ting
Fawzan Sugarwala
Cameron Stevenson
Qi Gong
Chris Jung

Chapel Choir – Luke Alderton

Water polo – Andrew Campbell
Skiing – Cameron Nicholson
Tennis – Dylan Heap, Josh Murison, Liam Adams
Basketball – Max Darling, Max de Geest, Tom Crutchley, Will Harrison, Jackson Stewart, Isaac Bird

Zonta Sports Awards
Will Hutchinson – contribution to sports administration as a touch rugby referee
1st XI Hockey team – joint winners Most Outstanding Team of Young Sportsmen (Lewey Heale)

ATOM Film Awards (Melbourne)
Winners with St Margaret’s College of Best Film ‘A PERFECT CHILD’ (Simon Brown)

Executive Principal concluding comments

  • Year 12 and 13 are required to remain behind at the end of Assembly

  • Year 11, 12 and 13 boys who use exam assistance i.e. reader/writer, computer or extra time are to remain behind at the end of Assembly to meet with Ms Anderson-McKenna

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