Assembly Notes – 1 November
01 Nov 2018
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.
'Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon' performed by Mars Yang (piano)
This term the College junior waterpolo team are involved in the Canterbury champs on a Thursday night at Jellie Park. To date the team has played two games and have had a loss to St Andrews which was then followed by a win over CBHS. Tonight the team plays St Bedes as the team continue to prepare for the South Island champs later in November.
College tennis have six teams competing in the Year 9 and Junior grades this term. The top Year 10 side has been performing well and last week had a convincing win over CBHS and yesterday lost a very close match on countback to St Andrews by 28-25.
Volleyball have had three rounds of competition this term for the four senior and three junior sides. The Senior A side were involved in a five set match last week against Mairehau. The match was tied at 2 sets all but the College side played well in the decider to win 15-7. Ben Zwarst played very well for the Senior White side in the 2-1 win over Christchurch Adventist while the Junior A side lost a close match to St Andrews. Reiz Azlan has shown his great serving ability for the Junior Black side to help them to wins over Hornby and Emmanuel School. This week the Junior A side defeated Lincoln A 2-1 with Jayden Sa and Jonathan Huo playing well. Next weekend the Junior A side compete in the Canterbury champs at Pioneer Stadium.
The 1st XI cricket side are playing today in the Gillette Cup regional final against CBHS at Hagley Oval. By making this final the team are in the Top 12 sides in the country in this competition. A win over CBHS will send the team to the Gillette Cup finals in December at Lincoln.
Over the last couple of weeks, the team has had victories over St Andrews and CBHS 2nd XI. In the St Andrews match Kurtis Weeks scored 88 to help the team to 190 before a great team fielding and bowling display bowled STAC out well short of the target. In this match Tom Burt collected three wickets and he followed up this performance with a five wicket bag against CBHS 2nd XI on Saturday. The College bowlers restricted CBHS to 143 and Will Duston scored 46 to chase down the total with 7 wickets in hand.
In other matches from the weekend Sam Averill took four wickets and George Anderson scored 72 for the 2nd XI in their loss to St Thomas 1st XI while the College Colts had a 163 run win over St Thomas 2nd XI. Sean Rutherford-Bradford scored 70 and Jack Belcher took 4 for 12 in his opening spell.
In the innings of the day Isaac Aitken scored 125 no for the Year 10A side in their match against CBHS. College were set a target of 220 in 40 overs and Isaac started the innings and was still there at the end. He scored 125 from 73 balls and included seven 6’s. College won by 7 wickets with more than 12 overs to spare.
The Year 9 Black side were set a target of 150 in their two day match against St Bedes. A 35 run partnership for the 9th wicket between Robbie McLean and Robert Ward saw the team home. Earlier in the match Ciaran Huntley claimed 7 wickets over the two innings.
Zach May is currently in Taupo competing in the NZ Amateur golf championship. This is a great achievement to qualify in to this tournament for a player his age. In the first round, which was played yesterday, Zach carded a round of 78 and he will look to perform with consistency over the next couple of rounds to give himself a chance to move up the leaderboard.
Last week the Zonta Sports Awards were held which is a celebration of Secondary School sports in Canterbury. College had five finalists in three categories. In the all rounder category Nic Lidstone (hockey and cricket) and Louis Clark (surf lifesaving, waterpolo and swimming) were finalists with Louis receiving a highly commended. The winner of this category was Sam Darry who was a member of the winning Maadi Cup crew, captain of the 1st XV and selected in the NZSS Rugby team who defeated Australian Schools in Brisbane. Sam then received a second win when the College Maadi Cup winning rowing crew won the top male team of the year award. In the category of contribution by a young man as an administrator, umpire, referee or coach, Will Hutchinson won the award for the second year in a row. This was a great acknowledgement of Will’s touch umpiring skills where he recently travelled to Malaysia for the World Junior touch champs and umpired the mixed final between Australia and New Zealand. Congratulations to all the finalists this year.
Lastly, we wish the 1st XI cricket side all the best for their Gillette Cup regional final today at Hagley Oval against CBHS.
Max Heywood – speaking about his recent trip to the Global Round Square Conference in Canada
Kynan Salt and Jordy Annand – speaking about the football tour to USA/Canada
Associateship diplomas from Trinity College, London
Jack Tyler (violin)
George Murray (piano)
Johnson Fu (piano)
Bennett Anderson (public speaking)
Honours Ties for Debating
Wills Wynn Thomas