Assembly Notes – 3 September
03 Sep 2019
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.
Ederick He plays a Cadenza (Mozart's Violin Concerto No.3.) that comes from a larger work. It is designed to show off the virtuosic capabilities of an instrument and its player in what is often a rather free and flashy style.
Winter tournament week is well underway with a number of College teams competing around New Zealand. Prior to this week getting underway there were a number of other teams and sports completing their winter seasons.
The winter racquet sport season has been completed with College teams competing in finals in badminton, squash and table tennis.
In badminton, the College A side went down to Burnside 7-2 with Ralph Chiang winning both his singles and doubles match, along with Luke Murch. The B3 side lost a very close match to Middleton on countback after the game scores were tied at 3 all. William Pryor and Koen Jager won their singles and then combined to with their doubles match.
Two College squash teams contested finals with the top side losing narrowly to Burnside 6-4 in a thrilling end to their season.
The C1 table tennis team of Angus Murray, Oli Aikawa, Tom Macfarlane and Ben Shipston gave it their best shot in their final against Emmanuel Christian School but went down 7-2 in an exciting match.
Well done to all the College racquet sport players for their efforts over the winter.
In Friday night basketball, there were three teams contesting finals. In the early game, the Year 10 Black side lead for the majority of the game but forfeited the lead late in the match to eventually lose 64-61 to Oxford. The Year 11 White side were not able to complete an unbeaten season when St Andrews managed to reverse their earlier loss to College to win the final 69-49, while the Senior White side claimed their grade against a good Shirley Boys team whom they defeated 50-36. Well done to the Senior White team.
College fencers, Oscar Aynsley and Tim Wang both won their events at the recent Mid South Secondary School fencing championships in Christchurch. Oscar took first prize in the mixed epee individual competition, while Tim proved his prowess with the foil by winning the mixed foil individual event, plus a combined College–Rangi Ruru team came second in the mixed foil team event. Congratulations to all involved.
This week College has a number of teams and individuals competing on regional, South Island and New Zealand competitions.
Last weekend a group of College cyclists travelled to Blenheim for the annual tour which consists of four events over two days. At the end of racing Jack Drage achieved a 6th in the U20 Road Race and 7th in the Hill Climb. Michael Audeau claimed College’s only podium finish after being 4th in the U17 time trial and 6th in the hill climb, he finished 1st in the road race. This was a great achievement having been involved in a crash early on in the race and then Fearghus Bratten and Michael set about chasing the leaders to join them on the final lap and Michael won the final sprint by a bike length with Fearghus finishing amongst the leading bunch of riders.
College are currently hosting both the U16 Quad rugby tournament and U15 South Island invitational. In matches yesterday which were played on Upper in superb conditions, the College U16 side lost a close match to Nelson by 17-12 while the U15 side put on a good display of rugby to win their opening match over Marlborough by 36-8. Today the U16 side play St Andrews away and the U15 side play Waitaki Boys on Upper at lunchtime.
In Hamilton, the Colts hockey side have finished pool play with a first up loss to Palmerston North Boys before beating Lindisfarne by 3-0. In this match goals were scored by Alex Stead, James Griffin and Jack Sutherland. The team play Westlake today in the quarter finals.
In Christchurch, the 1st XI hockey side have made a great start to Rankin Cup with a 9-0 win over Hutt International and then a 5-0 win over Taupo. In the first game of the day Tom Macfarlane scored four goals. The team play Tauranga Boys today to decide top of the pool before going in to playoff matches.
The Junior basketball team are in Dunedin competing in the South Island Premier tournament. Pool play saw the team have good wins over Riccarton, Cashmere and Middleton Grange before a convincing 96-57 win over John McGlashan in the quarter finals. Last night the team played CBHS in the semifinal and shot out to a 31-10 lead after the first quarter and maintained this lead to eventually win 97-54. Today the team will play King’s High for the South Island Junior title after Kings won a close match against Cashmere.