Assembly Notes – 6 September
06 Sep 2018
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.
Angus Mossman and the Arts Committee Band will perform as part of the Arts Week activities
The winter season is coming to an end with winter tournament week currently in progress and all local competitions completing playoffs over the last couple of weeks.
The College winter racquet sports of badminton, table tennis and squash finished their final round of matches last week. The top College badminton side of Ralph Chiang, Josh Ting, Thimeth Wijesinghe and Luke Murch competed in the Premier competition to finish 5th at the end of the season. In table tennis two College sides competed in finals. The College C1 team finished 2nd in the grade while the top College team won their final against Emmanuel Christian School to claim the B grade title. The College team was Steven Zhang, Justin Yin, Matthew O’Connor and Callum McLean. In squash, College teams finished 3rd in the C grade, 3rd and 4th in the B grade and 4th in the A grade. The A team had a very competitive season to finish 4th. The College squash side was Josh Murison, Tristyn Stark, Angus Oh, Blake McGuigan, Tim Bassett and Billy Harrison.
Basketball finals for both the Friday night schools competition and Saturday club competition were held last week. On Friday night the Senior B team had a home final after an unbeaten season. In a thrilling final the Senior B team lost the match by 40-38 when the opposition scored two free throws with four seconds to go and College missed the last shot to send the game to overtime. In the Saturday club grade, the College U15 side completed an outstanding term when they became the first College team to win this grade when they defeated top seed St Thomas by 71-52. Jordan Braithwaite was named player of the match.
This week the Junior basketball team attended the South Island tournament in Nelson. The team had pool wins over Otago BHS, St Bedes and Middleton Grange before winning their quarter final over CBHS by 77-61. In the semifinal the team came back after a slow start but eventually lost to Shirley Boys by 5 points before losing the final match to Waimea to finish 4th. The Senior A team have travelled to Invercargill for the South Island champs and had a great first day yesterday with an 89-49 win over Lincoln which was followed by a 73-60 win over Kings HS. Today the team plays St Andrews and Otago BHS.
The 1st XI hockey side are currently in Tauranga competing in the Rankin Cup. This afternoon they play Auckland Grammar in the quarter finals, with a win putting them into the top 4 in the country. Earlier in the week the team have defeated Otago Boys, Wairarapa College and Tauranga Boys with only a 2-1 loss to Auckland champs St Kentigerns.
Down the road in Hamilton the U15 team have finished the Tanner Cup with a two win, two draws and one loss record. The loss was in pool play which meant the team were unable to qualify for the knock out phase but completed the tournament with a 4-3 win over St Andrews and a 3-1 win over New Plymouth Boys.
In the local hockey finals, the 1st XI were involved in another dramatic final against St Andrews with the team losing in a penalty shootout. The 2nd XI defeated St Bedes 7-2, the 3rd XI lost their Division 2 final to CBHS Colts while the Youth Black finished 3rd in Division 3. The team played St Bedes and draw two all with Hugh Sutherland scoring both goals. To decide a winner, the teams were involved in a penalty shootout which College won 2-1 to claim 3rd.
The Junior XI football side played in the premier final last Wednesday at Cashmere in very wet, and windy conditions. The match was evenly contested and the deadlock was not broken until a strike by Alexi Georgiou put College ahead in the second half. Strong defence, especially from captain Jamie Barr kept the opposition out for College to take the win 1-0.
In Nelson the 1st XI side finished top of their pool with wins over Trident College, Garrin College and Otago Boys 2-1. The Otago Boys win was a great turn around having been beaten by the same team 9-1 earlier in the year. In the quarter final the team narrowly lost to Middleton Grange 1-0 and today will play Kapiti College for 7th.
This week the U16 rugby side have played in a Quad tournament. On Tuesday the team lost a narrow match to Nelson College by 15-12 before a double header yesterday which resulted in a 10-5 loss to John McGlashan and a win over St Andrews.
In Marlborough the U15 side playing in the South Island tournament had pool wins over Waitaki and Southland Boys and a narrow loss to hosts Marlborough Boys. Despite the loss the team has qualified for the final today against Shirley BHS.
Last week the 15B side won their grade when they defeated CBHS in their grade final while the 13A side were involved in a close match with St Bedes. A match which went back and forth the College side held on for a very good 22-19 win to claim the title.
This weekend is the Winter Sports festival at the College cricket grounds with first games in football and quick-rip rugby kicking off at 1pm. Over the next few weeks there are winter sport photo sessions. Please check details in houses and email for when your team has their photo. In the last week of term there will be summer sport meetings and trials. Details for these will come through houses and student notices.
Angus Mossman – speaking about the Arts Week activities
Jason Gunn – speaking about Blue September
Sasha Seater – speaking about leadership and volunteer opportunities through the YMCA holiday programmes (You Tube clip)}
Callum Hackston and Sam Willems – speaking about their Economics business product
Big Sing Silver Award
Wills Wynn Thomas
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Honours Ties Awards
Wills Wynn Thomas - Instrumental Music
Will Hutchinson - Instrumental Music
Richard Sun - Instrumental Music
Tom Stewardson - Film Production
Robert Rolleston - Drama
Thomas Walker - Drama
Wilson Murray - Drama
Sam Howard - Drama and Film
Tristyn Stark - Drama
Dion Houston - Drama
Humphrey Bullen - Drama
Nic Pincknew - Drama
Ollie Fradd - Drama
Tom Davidson - Drama