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Assembly Notes – 4 June

04 Jun 2019


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

Musical Item

'Diffusion for Saxophone Quartet' (1st movement) by Gordon Goodwin, performed by the College Saxophone Quartet (Jack Glass, Josh Erasmus, Shyam Hari, Ben Davis)

Activity Report

Ollie Brakenridge

With the mid-week teachers strike and poor weather on the weekend, there was a lot of College sport affected last week despite key matches for some of the top senior teams.

Last Tuesday a small group of College runners travelled to New Brighton to compete in the Canterbury secondary school X-country champs. The 1km loop on the old Ascot Golf course was in good condition as was the weather. In the Year 9 3km race, James Lange ran a great race to finish 8th while Nate Ovendale was close behind when he finished 12th. In the U16 race, Sam Idiens repeated his 2nd place in the recent road race event to finish runner up with Harry Greenwood and Angus Thorne finishing in the top 20. In the senior 4km race there were top 20 finishes for Matias Biraben-Clough and Kyle Houston with the senior team finishing 4th overall.

The last event on the calendar is the National X-country school champs which takes place in Timaru at the end of next week. Mr Christey has to confirm the entries for this event by Wednesday so if you have not spoken to him about your entry please see him in W205 today please or email him.

The Senior A basketball team won their latest Thomson trophy match when they came back from a half time deficit to defeat CBHS by 87-58 to stay in touch with the leaders. Their next game is an away game to Middleton Grange who are currently sharing 2nd place on the leaderboard with the College side.

Some of the Senior A players have made higher honours recently. Currently Mason Whitaker and Aiden Palmer are playing for Waitaha U19 sides who are a combination of Canterbury and North Canterbury at the national U19 tournament. Mason’s team lost their semifinal against North Harbour and will playoff for third. Josh Book has been selected in the New Zealand U16 team who will compete in the Asia U16 championship later this year.

Hockey was the only sport last week to have teams competing when they all played on Friday night just before the weather took effect. The 1st XI played CBHS and trailed early in the match when they conceded the first goal but in a good period of play College scored two goals to Tim Cross and Tom Mcfarlane to lead at the break. The third quarter was a close contest before CBHS scored from a penalty corner in the final quarter for a 2 all draw. The team plays Burnside High school this week.

In other matches the 2nd XI put together one of their best performances of the season but were unable to convert their possession and territory in to goals and lost a close game to STAC 2nd XI by 1-0. Archie Hayman and Matthew Patterson scored for the 3rd XI in their loss to CBHS while Alex Stead scored a double for the Colts XI in their 4-1 win over the Shirley BHS 2nd XI team. The Youth Black team scored the final goal of their match against STAC to win 4-3, the Youth Grey team secured their first win off the season with Matthew Hepburn scoring the only goal of the game while the Youth White side lead early on their match thanks to a goal by Liam Cassidy but could not hold on against Shirley Boys.

The 1st XI football side played the early game on Wednesday and despite creating a number of chances, and scoring the first goal, they found themselves trailing 2-1 before Caleb Manson scored just before the half. The second half saw College dominate the scoreboard with three more goals for a 5-2 win with Jordy Annand and Caleb Manson scoring two goals each and Sam Averill the last goal. The team are currently sitting in 5th place and pushing for a place in the National Premier school’s tournament later in the season.

The annual rugby match between College and CBHS was played in summer like conditions with the College side having opportunities early on and only trailed 10-6 at the break. At 17-13 early in the second half it was still anyones game but a couple of tries to the opposition secured CBHS the win and the first loss in the UC Championship for the 1st XV. This weekend the team plays at home against St Bedes.

Good luck to all sportsmen and teams involved in matches this week.


Janindu Pahalawatta – Carbon Committee presentation


Drama Honours Ties

Ben Davis
Joshua Mortensen
George Simpson
Jack Graham
Dominic Edmond
Fletcher Anderson

Senior Honours Ties

Sam Johnson
Anglican Bishop Peter Carrell 

Executive Principal concluding comments

School asked to remain behind for Mr Aburn to address the boys about the College v CBHS Rugby fixture on Thursday

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