Assembly Notes – 5 March 2020
05 Mar 2020
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer
Final allegro movement of Henry Purcell's 'Golden Sonata' performed by Justin Hodges and Josh Hooker, accompanied by Nicholas Sutcliffe.
The Senior College waterpolo side have a bye this week in the Canterbury school champs. Prior to this week the team has started the competition with two wins over St Bedes Development 15-3 and then CBHS A to remain unbeaten. The team has made a good start and continue to develop as they build towards the South Island school champs later in the term.
The Senior A volleyball side are currently playing in the Premier Div 2 competition and have played four games to date. After an initial loss to St Thomas the team have won their last three games against Rangiora New Life, CBHS B and Shirley Boys B to be in a good position going in to the last few games before playoffs. The team will then play in the Canterbury Champs and Mainland Satellite tournament at the end of the term. The other nine volleyball teams have started well with some very competitive games and individuals and teams showing some good determination and team work at times.
The 1st XI cricket side remain unbeaten in the midweek T20 competition after defeating Shirley Boys yesterday by 34 runs with Jamie Barr and Ben Breitmeyer taking 3 wickets each. In earlier matches the team won close games over CBHS 2nd XI and STAC 1st XI to finish top of their pool and will play in next week’s T20 final. This week the team will play CBHS 1st XI in their annual two day match.
The 2nd XI side go in to their next fixture this week unbeaten and leading their grade while Jack Coles scored 128 off 77 balls and Hamish Falls-Anderson took 6 for 39 to help the 3rd XI Black side defeat St Andrews in their last match. This week the two Year 9 teams play in a local derby with both sides having started the term well in the top grade.
This weekend the national athletic club championships are being held at Nga Puna Wai. The Canterbury team named for the event has a number of College athletes involved. Alfie Baker, Charlie Cameron, Matt Durant, Jasper Moss, John Wells and Sam Idiens have all been selected to represent their province and we wish them well for the national champs.
Jack Drage has been competing in the summer road cycling scene and has enjoyed some recent success. In the Round the Bays race he was 3rd overall in the event and 1st U19 rider. In the Canterbury Road cycling U19 champs last weekend Jack was 1st in the road race and 3rd in the time trial.
Recent Old Boys have been acknowledge for their success in their chosen sports. The Canterbury sports awards occur in April and the nominations are out for the Outstanding Young Sportsman of the Year. College are well represented with old boys Nick Lidstone (cricket), Louis Clark (waterpolo and surf lifesaving) and Sam Darry (rugby) all being named finalists in this catergory.
A reminder that if boys wish to be part of the upcoming Canterbury secondary school athletic champs then please contact Dr Wait.
The Canterbury school triathlon champs are also coming up on Friday 20 March. A notice will be put on student notices about the event. Please email Mr Clarke if interested in participating in this event.
Josh Mortensen – speaking about the service committee
Ollie King and Toby Oliver – speaking about their Round Square experience to India
Certificates and medals to be presented by Garth Wynne