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Assembly Notes - 13 June

13 Jun 2017


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

Assembly Musical Item

'Mancini Digs That Mambo' by Rick Hirsch, performed by Ben Davis, John-Paul Lay, Joshua Erasmus and Chris Park

Activity Report

Fong Fu

Last Wednesday the College 1st XI football side bounced back after their loss to Rathkeale to record their first win in the premier schools competition when they beat Middleton Grange 2-0. Finbar Gallaway scored a goal in each half for the College side. The Junior XI lost their first game of the season when they were defeated 2-0 by CBHS. Today both teams will play matches against Otago BHS in the annual exchange.

On Saturday the 2nd XI side drew 3 all with St Bedes, the 3rd XI played really well in their 3-1 win over FC Twenty 11 with Wills Wynn Thomas making some superb saves, and the 15A side neat St Beds 5-0. In this match Kynan Salt and Josh Wynne scored two goals each. 

The Senior A basketball side made a perfect start to the Otago BHS exchange when they defeated the visitors by 83-63 last night. This was the first victory by a College basketball team in this fixture for quite a while and there was a great display of 3-point shooting and dunks.

Last weekend a number of the Senior A squad were involved in the National U19 basketball tournament. Jackson Stewart and Tom Crutchley were members of the Canterbury B side, while the A side contained Max Darling and Max de Geest. The Canterbury A side played the National final against Auckland and at one stage trailled by 17 points before a dramatic late comeback saw Canterbury win by 94-89. Max Darling (19 points & 11 rebounds) and Max de Geest (14 points) were key contributors to the title.

On the weekend the U23 College side won their match against Gators 75-66, the U20 side lost to St Bedes, the U17 side beat Cashmere 81-59 and the U15 side played well to defeat CBHS Blue by 64-43. 

The 1st XI hockey side travelled to the new turf at Rangiora on Friday for their match against Cashmere HS. Only leading 1-0 at the half, College played a much improved second half and comfortably ran out winners by 8-0 with Henry Phelps scoring 4 goals. The 2nd XI side defeated St Bedes 7-2 with Archie Batchelor scoring a hat trick, while the 3rd XI won a close match against St Andrews by 1-0.

On Saturday the 1st XV had a bye and play a double header this week with a match today against Otago BHS and then Ashburton on Saturday in Methven. In other matches, the 3rd XV lost a close match to St Andrews 29-22, the 16A side lead at halftime in their match with St Bedes but were unable to hang on to this while the 15A side had a 52-7 win over Suburbs. In this match Matt Durant scored three tries and Max Heywood kicked 6 conversions. The 15B side won 31-14 over St Thomas, the 14A team defeated St Andrews in a close match 22-17, the 14B’s recent good form continues with a 36-15 win over CBHS and the 13A side narrowly got past Burnside for a 12-9 win.

Sam Idiens and Dion Houston have been selected to run in the National cross country relay championships as part of the Canterbury team. Both runners have performed very well in the recent Canterbury schools road race and cross country events. Sam is a member of the Year 9 team while Dion will compete as a member of the Canterbury Senior boys team.

Over Queen’s birthday weekend, Jack Drage competed at the National Secondary school orienteering champs. There were two days of racing taking place in Woodend and Porter’s Pass. At the end of the weekend Jack was placed 2nd in his age group in New Zealand.

Congratulations to Sam, Dion and Jack on their achievements.

Good luck today for all those involved in the annual winter sport’s exchange against Otago BHS.


Matthew Johnstone – speaking about mental health 'Tough & Up'


New Zealand School of Music Jazz Project
Angus Mossman – Best original composition

Executive Principal concluding comments

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