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Assembly Notes – 30 January 2020

30 Jan 2020

Deputy Principal

Emergency Procedures with the Assistant Principal - Planning & Administration


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

Activity Report

Louis Gunn

It has been a busy summer for a number of College sportsmen and teams who have been involved in regional and national tournaments and international travel.

At the end of last term a group of College athletes travelled to Wellington for the NZ school’s athletic champs. College was represented by 18 athletes who encountered conditions that were far from ideal with high winds and rain but despite this, some great results were achieved. There were thirteen top 10 results with eight of these claiming medals. Edward Hsing and Charlie Cameron finished 2nd equal in the Senior pole vault, Alfie Baker was 3rd in the Senior high jump, Jordy Annand was 3rd in the Senior triple jump and long jump, Jasper Moss was 3rd in the Junior 400m Para event and Sam Idiens was 2nd in the Junior 2000m steeplechase. Sam and Charlie Cameron combined with two girls from St Margarets to place 2nd in the Senior Mixed 4x400m relay. Congratulations to all the College athletes who competed in this successful event.

The College rowing club have been very busy over the summer with a number of training camps and regattas. This afternoon a number of the club will travel to Twizel for the South Island club champs which occur over the weekend. During the holidays, College crews attended both the Otago and Canterbury club champs which provided some great racing for a large number of crews. At the recent Canterbury champs there were titles in the U19 eight, U17 eight, club coxed eight and open octuple sculls with seven other top 3 finishes. In the Premier Club Eights, the top College crew finished 2nd, only 4 seconds behind a senior men’s crew.

Congratulations to Edward Davidson and Winston Hutchinson who have both recently been named in the South Island U21 Colts polo side. The two College polo players will play matches against the North Island next month.

The 1st XI cricket side travelled to Sydney for the annual Trans-Tasman cricket tournament. The talk prior to the trip was around the bushfires and smoke affecting Sydney but it was the rain and thunderstorms that were to play a part in the tournament. Despite the weather, the team managed to play a variety of game formats to get some valuable preparation for the upcoming season. The opening day saw a one day match against the hosts Shore which was lost by 7 wickets, and this was followed by a unique 10 over match the next day against Canberra Grammar. Canberra made 61 in their 10 overs with Harrison Lund taking 2 for 5 off his 2 overs before the College batsmen chased down the total comfortably for the win. The one day match against King’s saw the opposition score an impressive 293 which College found too tough and felt short of the target. The last match was against Canberra Grammar. Weather again affected the two day match which eventually turned in to two shortened limited over matches. In the first College made 172 for 8 and bowled Canberra out for 171 and then repeated the win in a 25 over match when College scored 149 for 9 and bowled the opposition out for 122. In this match William Hocquard scored 61. This weekend the team plays St Bedes in their first game of the season while the 2nd XI, 3rd XIs and Colts teams get underway also.

This week we continue with athletic and swimming heats. Well done to all the students who have been involved so far. Great to see so many boys participating. 

Next week all summer sport should be up and running with trainings, trials and matches. Keep an eye on notices and emails to ensure you are aware of the details for your sport.


Elia Garrett – speaking about the Kapa Haka Group
Connor Graham and Kynan Salt – speaking about their recent trip to Borneo


Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Jeremy Kinley
Jake Abbiss
Tommy Williamson
Henry King
Jack Belcher
Jack Coles

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