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Assembly Notes – 7 May

07 May 2019


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

Activity Report

Jack Glass

The 1st XV made a positive start to the UC Championship competition with a 27 - 15 win over Shirley BHS. A strong forward effort laid the platform for the win with Zach Gallagher and Mitchell Cox both getting through a great deal of work. The defensive effort from the whole team was impressive as Shirley were quick to press home any opportunities they had. Two first half tries to Mitchell Cox and one to Shun Miyake gave the team a 19-10 lead at halftime. An early try to Max Goulter in the second half meant the game was secure. This week the 1st XV have another home fixture, this time against St Thomas.

In other matches on Saturday, the 2nd XV lost a tight match going down 29-28 to Hilmorton 1st XV while the U16A side put on 80 points against Merivale-Papanui. In the U15 grade, the A side have a very good 47-0 win over St Andrews while the 15B side, also playing St Andrews, scored three late tries to come back from 26-10 to draw the match 36 all. The 14A side lost a close match to Merivale-Papanui and the College U58kg side were defeated by St Bedes.

Hockey enjoyed their first round of matches on Friday with seven teams competing in the local competition. The 1st XI played their first match against Shirley Boys High at the newly developed Nga Puna Wai sport’s complex. Five players made their debut and in a match which had periods of good play, College ran out 3-1 winners with Tom Macfarlane scoring a double and Toby Beale one. The 2nd XI came up against Ashburton College 1st XI in their first match which saw both teams trade goals throughout the game with College eventually losing 4-3 in the final minute of the match. Josh Erasmus scored two goals for College. The Colts team lead in their match but conceeded late goals for a 4 all draw with CBHS. In the match Isaac Heap scored two goals. In the local derby the College Youth Grey and Black sides squared off against each other with the Black team running out victors by 2-1. This week the 1st XI play St Bedes on Friday night at Nga Puna Wai.

Over the holidays a number of College hockey players trialled for Canterbury U18 sides. Five College players and old boy Lars Dalley were selected for the Canterbury U18 Association team who will play a National tournament in Pukekohe in July. The College players are Liam Adams, Toby Beale, Tim Cross, Kyle Houston and Ollie King.

Football are well in to their season with four Saturdays played so far. Last week the 1st XI had their first game in the Premier schools comp against Cashmere High. A young side with a number of debutants, the College team competed well early on before conceding a goal late in the first half. Cashmere scored again early in the second half before Kynan Salt struck a long rang shot to beat the keeping down low to put College back in the game. The rest of the game had chances for both teams before Cashmere scored late for a 3-1 win. The team plays Lincoln High on Wednesday at Yaldhurst.

On Saturday, the 15B team had a resounding 11-1 win over St Bedes. Oliver Butler, Finlay Broomhall, Guy Greening, Remy Fitzgerald and Mason Ott all got onto the scorecard, but the most popular goal of the day was scored by goalkeeper Joe Pfhalert when he tucked away a tidy finish after moving up to play striker. The 15A team secured an important 1-1 draw against Coastal Spirit, whilst the Ravens went down to CBHS 1-3. The 3rd XI also lost to CBHS, but produced their best performance of the season. A more cohesive effort and an excellent effort on defence by Peter Bodie-Healy and a goal to Owen Short kept College in the game. The 2nd XI had a draw and a win from their two games during the week. Coming back from 1-3 down to draw 4-4 against CBHS mid-week with goals to Jack Lindo (2), Roberto O'Shannessy and Logan Quigley. In the Saturday game, the 2nd XI beat FC Twenty 11 with more goals to O'Shannessy (2) and Lindo. The 3-1 win putting them at the top of their division. 

This week the Senior A basketball team play two matches. Tonight they play their first Thomson trophy match with an away game to Burnside HS. Then on Thursday the team will play Rangiora HS in a curtain raiser to the Ram’s game at Cowles stadium.

The U20 side had their first win of the season on Saturday with a hard fought 72-63 win over St Bedes, the U17A side remain unbeaten with an 80-49 win over North Canterbury while the U17 Development team lost a close match when the winning shot was made on the buzzer for a 67-64 loss to CBHS. The U15 side played a much more competitive match this week in their 82-70 loss to Pioneer. All other beetball teams get underway this Friday in the first round of matches.

Good luck to all this week as more sports and teams get underway for the winter season.


Matias Biraben-Clough – speaking about Pink Shirt Day
Zac Matson – speaking about the upcoming drama productions
Ms Atawhai Te Hau – from the New Zealand Blood Service



Under 14

3rd – Jack Bethell
2nd – Nate Ovendale
1st – James Lange


3rd – Johnny Bullen
2nd – Angus Thorne
1st – Sam Idiens


3rd – Sam Willems
2nd – Liam Alexander
1st – Kyle Houston 


3rd- Chris Ireland
2nd – Matias Biraben-Clough
1st – Dominic Edmond

Congratulations to our four grade winners. The two house trophies will be awarded next week once all results have been checked and collated.


Swimming and Water Polo
Louis Clark

Finn Smith, Max Marsh, Tom Tothill, Alex Todhunter, Will Chaffey, Guy Chaffey, Jack Elworthy, Fletcher Anderson, Lachlan Hazlett, Jamie Batchelor, Tom Vincent

Will Schneideman, Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman, Jenner Johnson

Nick Lidstone and Lachie Harper

Executive Principal concluding comments


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