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Assembly Notes – 9 August

09 Aug 2018


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

Musical Item

‘Occupancy’, an original song, performed by Run77

Activity Report

Rhys Thatcher

The Senior A basketball team had a double header against Middleton Grange Gators last week. In the Thomson trophy match the College side lost the match convincingly but turned the tables on the Gators in their Saturday U20 match when they won 89-66.  This weekend the team plays a Qualifying final match in the U20 grade and next Tuesday is their final Thomson trophy match for the season when they play Burnside HS at home. The U17 team came back from 15 points down to be even in the last quarter before eventually losing a close match to Papanui while the U15 side had their third 100 point game in a row when they beat Pioneer by 100-46 and now play a top of the table clash this weekend against Selwyn.

In Friday night matches the Senior B side continued their very good season with a 50-42 win over CBHS with Sam Aitken playing a great game. The Senior Black side had a close loss to Burnside while the Senior White side held on for their second win of the season with a 35-33 win over Rangiora. In another close match the 11A side were tied at 37 all at fulltime and went on to win by one point in overtime. Harvey Willis and Alex Speight played well for the 9A team in their 37-23 win over Lincoln HS.

The Junior XI football team have qualified for the semifinals in their midweek competition after a 5-0 win over CBHS last week and a 2-0 win over Shirley BHS yesterday. In this match Henri Murison and Charlie Cameron scored for College. In weekend matches the Ravens lost to St Bedes 2-0 while the 2nd XI drew their match 1-1. The 15B side won their match 4-3, the 14 White side defeated Selwyn 4-1 but the match of the day was the 14 Black win over St Bedes by 15-0. The team have only had a few wins this season and this was a great overall team performance. In the match Oliver Butler scored four goals, with Luke James and Hamish Falls-Anderson scoring hat tricks.

The 1st XI hockey side played a top of the table clash against CBHS on Friday. Having beaten them in the first round, College were keen to repeat the result in order to finish top of the pool for semifinals. College made a great start and led after a couple of minutes with a goal from Zach May and then continued a high level performance for a 3-0 win with further goals from Lars Dalley and Henry Foster. The 2nd XI defeated STAC 3rd XI by 10-1 with nine different players scoring goals. Humphrey Bullen scored the solitary goal for the 3rd XI in their 1-0 win over Burnside while three players, Tim Seeto, Hugo Dover and James Griffin scored 2 goals each for the Colts team in their 9-1 win over St Andrews.

Old Boy Louis Beckert was recently named in the New Zealand U21 hockey team who will compete in a tournament in Malaysia later in the year while current 1st XI player, Nic Lidstone, who recently played for Canterbury at the National U18 hockey champs, has been named in the NZ U18 Development squad who gather for a training camp in December.

The 1st XV have had a busy fortnight as they prepare for their final round robin game this weekend in Timaru. The team travelled to Blenheim and played a very good team game to defeat Marlborough Boys by 38-15 before being involved in a thriller on Saturday when Shun Miyake scored a try on fulltime to help the team to a 28-22 win over St Andrews. In this match Shun took his personal points tally for the season over 200 points. Yesterday the team played their catch up match against Nelson, and in wet conditions College won 33-7 to take the lead in the UC championship going in to the last match. Next week the team will play a home semifinal.

On Saturday the rugby club had club day with all teams playing at home. The 2nd XV had a very convincing 67-0 win over Cashmere HS while the 3rd XV lost a close match to CBHS. The 15B side played well to defeat St Bedes 86-17, and the U13 side got back to winning ways when they beat CBHS by 58-34 in the early game on Upper.

Over the last couple of weeks some College athletes have achieved some notable sporting performances. Sam King was recently named to join the Athletics NZ Tokyo 2020 squad to begin training with the relay group. Kyle Houston competed in the Canterbury Schools Duathlon champs on Monday in cold and wet conditions. In the individual male race, Kyle was the first athlete home beating all the U19 athletes and winning the U16 grade. Last weekend James Currie competed in the Canterbury Regional swim champs. After an extremely busy weekend, and a good deal of success, James won six Canterbury titles, and also achieved four silvers and a bronze medal. Next is the South Island club champs. Congratulations to these three College students and their recent sporting achievements.


Wills Wynn Thomas – speaking about the NCEA Review
Sam Howard – speaking about Service Committee activities\
Angus Mossman – promoting the Reaction House Plays

Executive Principal concluding comments

Year 9–12 are asked to remain behind at the end of Assembly to meet with Mr Eccleton regarding 2019 Curriculum Studies Guide 

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