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Assembly Notes – 6 August 2020

06 Aug 2020


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

Activity Report

Josh Wynne

The 1st XI hockey side went in to their final round robin match unbeaten but came up against a very determined St Andrews side. Trailing 3-1 at halftime, College looked to mount a comeback and got back to 3-2 before STAC were able to score the winning goal to take the match. Despite the loss, the College side finished the first round on top of the competition and now enter the second round with a game against CBHS this Friday night.

The 2nd XI side went down 3-1 to CBHS 2nd XI while the Colts XI had another good win when they defeated Rolleston College 7-0 with Isaac Heap and Lucca Wiseman scoring two goals each. This week the team play the top of the table CBHS Colts XI. The Youth Black team found themselves at 3 all with 3 minutes to go against St Bedes Colts before a turnover saw Callum Gard score the winning goal with Jordan Astley being a standout in defence during the game. The Youth White side scored a late goal to William Pryor to earn a 2 all draw against St Andrews.

Last night the Senior A basketball side played Shirley Boys in a live streamed match from Cowles Stadium. College got off to a good lead early on before Shirley fought back to trail by only one in the final quarter. A late surge saw College win 88-79 with Hunter Adams shooting 35 points and Josh Book completing a triple double in the match. This match is the end of the first round with the College side remaining unbeaten in their pool and now move in to the Top 6 round with the top 3 teams qualifying for the national tournament in the next holidays.

Last Friday the Senior Grey Cougars continued their impressive season with a 49-31 win over CBHS, the Senior Blue and Green sides lost close matches by less than 3 points and the Intermediate Red team won 57-33 with Flynn Topham scoring 16 points and playing well on defence. The Year 9 side played a great game as a team and produced an excellent defensive performance to win 45-10 over Middleton Grange with Archie Davidson scoring 16 points. 

The 1st XV rugby side travelled to Blenheim over the weekend to play Marlborough Boys. In a match that saw College with opportunities it was the home side who held on for a 17-14 win and now the 1st XV will play a home match against Waimea College on Saturday. The 2nd XV played a strong 2nd half to defeat CBHS 3rd XV 26-19, while the 15A side lost a close game 24-22 with CBHS scoring the winning try right at the end of the game. The 14 A side travelled to Linwood for their match and after winning comfortably the first time the teams played, the College side found themselves trailing for the majority of the match. With only a few minutes left and down by two, Benji Nation kicked a 25m drop goal for College to claim the win 15-14. 

After a loss to St Andrews last week, the 1st XI football side were after a better performance yesterday and finished with a 4-0 win over Riccarton 1st XI. Goals were scored by Kynan Salt, Caleb Manson and a double to Dan Metherell. In other midweek matches, the Senior XI lost 6-2 to Cashmere HS 3rd XI while the Junior XI played their best game of the season to date to come from behind to draw with Shirley Boys 2-2 with Lucca Wiseman scoring both goals.

In the recent Canterbury secondary school duathlon champs that were held at Ruapuna Raceway, College athlete Art Aitken won the U14 boys race and was 3rd overall in the event which included U18 and U16 athletes. Callum Gard was 5th and George Grace 7th in the same U14 race.

Last week Zach May attended the NZ Golf Murawai Open with a combination of amateur and pro players. Zach made the cut after two rounds and went on to shoot a round of 71 in the final round of the event and finished 53rd overall out of a field of over 100 golfers with only 8 golfers finishing the event under par. 

Jack McKenzie and Archie Whithear have recently been selected in the Canterbury scholastics surf team who will compete at the national scholastic champs in Kaikoura in October. Jack will compete in the U16 grade, while Archie will compete in the longboard competition.

Good luck to all sportsmen and teams competing over the week.


Lachy Kitchen – speaking about wellbeing..."I am hope" and the new diversity group
Graeme Christey – speaking about Cross Country and the Duke of Edinburgh Award


Honours Ties for Debating

Angad Vraich
Jamie Yee
John-Paul Lay
Callum Hackson

Executive Principal’s concluding comments

Robert Aburn to speak to about House music.
Nicole Billante to speak about option choices for 2021.

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