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Assembly Notes - 6 June

06 Jun 2017


Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

Assembly Musical Item

'Forcing the Pace' by Christopher Norton, performed by John-Paul Lay (Condell's House)

Activity Report

Sam Cameron-Dunn

There were good results last week by the two 1st XI football sides. The Junior 1st XI drew with a very good Cashmere HS team. After a quiet first half, College found themselves down 1-0. The second half was much more intense and College took it to Cashmere. JP Lay and Jamie Barr were huge on defense and Ben Cornell made two top-drawer saves to keep Cashmere out. Kosei Oikawa scored a great equaliser in his first game for the team.

The Senior 1st XI side bounced back from a disappointing week last week, by taking it to top of the table Lincoln High School. A massive effort by the defensive group and some outstanding direction from Kevin Guttmann in the midfield set up a disciplined and patient performance. Lincoln scored first, but Finbar Gallaway scored the equaliser following up from a shot by Ted Grigg.

In Saturday matches the 2nd XI remain unbeaten in competition with a 3-2 win over FTC2011, the 15A side drew with St Andrews, the 14A team had a 6-1 win over Selwyn United, while the 14B side played very well for their 2-1 victory over Christchurch United.

The rugby teams were buoyed on Saturday after the result in the annual CBHS match.  The 3rd XV defeated New Brighton by 39-22 while the 16A side played well at times in their match against CBHS but eventually lost 38-24. The 14A side played a well structured match and were strong on defence to defeat Shirley BHS Blue 67-10, the 14B side scored 16 tries with Jonty Hodges being named man of the match in their win over St Andrew B, and the 13A side scored a 53-13 win over St Andrews with Jonty Gallagher and Guy Chaffey scoring three tries each.

 The 2nd XI hockey side played CBHS on Friday. It was a fast-paced game with both teams putting the opposition’s defence under pressure.  College had chances but were unable to convert while CBHS scored from their PC’s. Final score a 4-0 loss. The Colts played the 3rd XI in a local derby. Charlie Dyer and Harry Hawkins controlled the midfield for the 3rd XI and helped the team to a 5-1 win. The Youth Black team defeated Shirley BHS by an incredible 16-0!

Last Tuesday a group of College runners competed in the annual CSS cross-country event, which was held at Ascot Golf Course in New Brighton. Sam Idiens completed the double by winning the Y9 event, having won the Road Race a couple of weeks back. The Y9 team finished 2nd overall. Dion Houston was 2nd in the U16 event and helped the College team to 3rd place in this grade.

The Senior A basketball team were clear favourites against CBHS last week in their Thomson trophy match. College did not start well and CBHS trailed by only 8 points at the half. A late rally in the 4th quarter saw College eventually win by 84-66 and remain unbeaten this season.

On Sunday the 1st XV rugby and 1st XI football and hockey travelled to Masterton for the annual winter sports exchange with Rathkeale College. In three well fought matches, the hockey side drew 2 all with goals to Tim Cross and Ben Epton, while the 1st XI football side lost 5-1 to a well performed Rathkeale team. In the rugby match, College lead 12-0 at the break and eventually ran out 29-7 winners to cap off a busy few days for the squad. Next week, College hosts Otago Boys in the annual winter sports exchange, which is then followed by the Scots College junior exchange a week later.

Over the long weekend the team creating Singin’ in the Rain were hard at work. Saturday and Sunday saw the crew pull together to get the technical equipment into place on the set created for us by Naylor Love Ltd. Lights were rigged, sound systems were assembled, props were collected, built and organised, painting was begun and rain was created.  Downstairs dressing rooms were set up and makeup and costumes were sorted prior to an early photoshoot on Monday morning to create photos for the programme.

Monday saw the first complete run through of the musical – showing off the results of the hours of practice that have gone into each individual scene. The principal actors told the story entertainingly, the dancers tapped their way confidently around the stage and the ensemble backed up the action with assurance. Singin’ in the Rain is coming together brilliantly. The tickets are selling fast – make sure you get yours by clicking here

Over Queens Birthday weekend the annual Christchurch marathon took place with over 4000 competitors entered. Congratulations to Miss Emily Priest for completing her first marathon in tough, wintry conditions. 

Lastly, the annual School Sport Canterbury Mud Run is taking place in a couple of weeks and team entries close this Wednesday. College are the defending boys team champions from 2016. If there are any more boys who are interested in entering a team please contact Mr Clarke before lunchtime Wednesday.


Jock Hobbs Trophy
Isaiah Punivai (Captain 1st XV)

Video Clip

Tutira Mai Nga Iwi

Deputy Principal concluding comments

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