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Assembly Notes - 30 May

30 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

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (pronounced: yo-hahn pack-il-bell), performed by Seungmin Seok, Richard Sun, Ederick He, Jisu Kim, Connor Graham, Harry Hartstone and Rory Doull

Activity Report

Max Clark

A number of individual College athletes have enjoyed success in recent weeks.  The Canterbury Scholastic surf champs were held at New Brighton pier in southerly conditions that produced some excellent surf. In the U18 competition, Angus Mossman was 3rd, Finn Brokenshire was 3rd in the U16 grade while Tim Gould finished 4th in the U14 competition. This event was a trial for the Canterbury School team, which will be announced next month, and will compete at the National school champs in Gisborne later in the year.

The South Island school orienteering champs were held in Nelson last weekend. Jack Drage represented College in what was a competitive field. In the long course event, Jack was 1st in the Year 10&11 grade and then completed the double when he also won the Senior grade to claim two South Island titles. On day two of competition, Jack was 2nd in the sprint course.

Ben Dando travelled to Mosgiel on the weekend for the last round of the South Island Enduro Motocross series. The series consisted of five events from Nelson to the West Coast, Scargill in North Canterbury to Central Otago. Ben has competed in all rounds and in the last round finished 3rd overall in the event. This result meant he finished 1st in the Intermediate class for the South Island series.

The Senior A basketball team remain unbeaten in the Thomson trophy after their 105 – 51 win over St Bedes. Tonight the team plays another away game, this time against Christchurch BHS. In Friday matches, The Senior B side were leading by 13 points in their match before Middleton Grange came back late in the game and with 12 seconds on the clock missed a free throw to tie the match. College held on to the ball in the final few seconds to win 46-45. The Senior Black team defeated Papanui by 48-21, James Goodman and Chris Ireland top scored for the Y11 Black side in their win and the Year 10 Blue side defeated St Thomas by 50-20. The U23 side played a strong Gators team on Saturday and eventually lost by 86-79 while the College U15 side played a very good game to defeat Burnside B by 83-32.  

The 1st XV team played Roncalli on Saturday and ran out convincing winners by 41-0. The 2nd XV also played a team from South Canterbury when they defeated Timaru BHS 2nd XV by 34 – 22.  In the Under 15 grade, the top College side was involved in another close match against St Thomas with it ending in a 22 all draw while the 15B side played well to defeat St Thomas B by 27-0. The 14A side continued their recent good form with a 41-5 win over Hornby. This week is the annual College – CBHS match on Thursday with all other teams having matches on Queens Birthday weekend.

The 1st XI hockey side travelled to Ashburton last week for the first round of the School Premier League against Timaru BHS. The game was quite even early on but College began to exert pressure, which resulted in a hat trick to Tim Cross before the half. The second half saw Sam Blake score a double and Ollie King a goal for a solid 6-0 win to start the competition. The 2nd XI could not maintain their half time lead and eventually drew their match with Ashburton College 1st XI, the 3rd XI defeated Shirley BHS 2nd XI by 6-4 with Harry Hawkins MVP, while the Youth Black side won a very close match against St Andrews by 1-0 with Tom Macdonald being the solitary goal scorer.

The Junior 1st XI football side won their 2nd match in the new midweek competition when they defeated Middleton Grange by 2-1. Goal scorers were Josh Wynne and Kynan Salt.  On Saturday was the Football club day with all teams playing at home. The 2nd XI side won against CBHS by 5-1 while the 3rd XI and 14A sides both had draws. The 13A side was involved in a high scoring match in their 7-3 win over Christchurch United. Leading 3-2 at the half, College dominated the second half through great defence from Dexter Parris and two goals from Oliver Hlavac.

Student Speakers

Jono Raymond (Student Welfare Committee) - speaking about the new student wellbeing page

Over the past couple of weeks boys from the student welfare committee have been working very hard to develop a student wellbeing page accessible on Schoolbox. The point of this page is to provide resources and information about general wellbeing of students. Resources vary from things such as anxiety and depression to managing relationships and cyber safety. There is some awesome stuff on there which is more than helpful to boys our age. It is accessible on the left hand side of the home page, so jump on, give it a look and you might find something that interests you or something that is actually really helpful.


ACTL Certificate (Trinity College, London)
Justin Hodges

Regional U17 Foil Twist Competition (Timaru) – Gold Medal – Eden Pidgeon

Summer Sports Colours - Rowing
Louis Batchelor
Josh Wade
Sam Aitken
James Newton
Monty Batchelor
Albert O'Shannessey
Sam Darry
Max Goodwin
Paddy Hone
Robert Turnbull
Sean Swanson
Sam Smith
Wilson Murray
Harry Hawkins
Jacob Pye

Deputy Principal concluding comments

Mr Aburn to talk about CBHS v College Rugby game

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