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Assembly notes - 23 May

23 May 2017


Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he does a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

Assembly Musical Item

Trio Sonata in D minor 'Finale & Jig' by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Justin Hodges, William Ju and Johnson Fu

Activity Report

Liam Sullivan

The Canterbury Secondary School Road Race champs were held at the A&P Showgrounds recently. College was well represented in all grades. In the Year 9 grade Sam Idiens continued his great form to win the race with Jack Belcher(12), George Mason (15) and Caleb Manson (22). In the team competition the College team was placed 1st. In the U16 race, Dion Houston was 2nd while Finbar Gallaway (11) and Kyle Houston (12) were in the top 15. Overall the U16 team finished 2nd. In the Senior race, Sam Averill was the best finisher in 11th place.

Blake McGuigan, Louis Beckert and Wilson Murray finished in the top 20 to help the College Senior team to 2nd place.

Last Wednesday was the first round of matches for the winter midweek teams of squash, badminton and table tennis.  The top College badminton side defeated Riccarton 8-1 to start the season in a positive manner while the top table tennis side also started well when they defeated their opponents from CBHS by 9-0. This year squash has three teams competing in the Canterbury interschool champs. Last week the teams had a 1 win, 2 loss record with a number of games being very competitive.

The 1st XI hockey side dominated their match on Friday night against Shirley BHS winning 8-1. Ben Epton, Ollie King and Lars Dalley scored two goals each. The team plays Timaru BHS on Wednesday in the first round of the championship. The 2nd XI defeated St Andrews 2nd XI by 3-2 when Liam Adams scored his second goal from a PC with only three minutes left in the game. The Colts lost a high scoring match 6-5 to St Andrews with Shahid Ali scoring a double, while Matthew Patterson scored two goals for the Youth Black side in their 3-2 loss to CBHS.

The Senior A basketball side played their 2nd round match against Shirley BHS. In a very physical encounter the team took control midway through the third quarter to eventually win 91-75. Max Darling was impressive on offense, Max de Geest shot well from the outside and Tom Crutchley was dominant on the defensive boards. On Saturday the College U20 side defeated CBHS by 66-55 and the Under 17 team played a great game to defeat Middleton Grange by 78-67. In this match Mason Whittaker scored 19 points and Will de Geest 16.  Tonight the Senior A team play an away game to St Bedes.

The 1st XI football side played Shirley BHS last week and found themselves down at the break. In a much better performance in the second half Finbar Gallaway scored for College in their 3-1 loss. The Junior 1st XI had their first outing for the season on Wednesday and started off with a 3-1 win over St Bedes with Henry Eglinton scoring a double. On Saturday the 2nd XI defeated CBHS 5-0, and the 15A side won 3-1 with Kynan Salt scoring two goals. The 1st XI side play Riccarton HS on Wednesday afternoon and this weekend the College football club have their Club Day will all teams playing at home.

The 1st XV played Timaru BHS on Upper on Saturday and after weathering the initial onslaught from the opposition, ran out winners by 28-15. The College 2nd XV defeated St Thomas 26-5 while the 16A side turned around their initial loss to Shirley BHS to win 15-7.  Fletcher Anderson scored two tries for the 15A side in their win over St Andrews, the 15B side won a close 22-20 match over St Andrews B, the 14A side won their match against St Bedes B by 46-10 and the 14B side defeated Linwood by 22-17. This weekend the 1st XV play on Upper against Roncalli College.


Senior Honours Tie
Presented to Sir Terence Arnold by Jeremy Johnson

College Cross Country
Under 14 - Sam Idiens
Junior – Dominic Edmond
Intermediate – Dion Houston
Senior – Jono Stewart
AWD Class – Hugh Finlay
House Trophies – Harper House win overall winner and House 5s trophy

Summer Sports Colours
Cricket – Isaac Bird, Ben Dickie, Riley Tempero, Kurtis Weeks
Tennis – Will Schneidemann
Water Polo – Ethan Clements, Max Clark, Fong Fu, Louis Clark

Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award
Gold Award presented to Harry Hartstone

Executive Principal concluding comments

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