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Assembly notes - 14 February

14 Feb 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.

Welcome From The Executive Principal

Address to new staff and students

Assembly Musical Item

'Banjo and Fiddle' by William Kroll, played by Justin Hodges (violin) Year 9 Condell's House, accompanied by Mr Sutcliffe

Activity Report

William Quin

This week we see the start of all summer sport with volleyball, waterpolo and tennis having their first rounds of competition and all other sports having sessions on Wednesday.

On Saturday, 31 athletes competed at Rawhiti in the weekly interclub athletics event. There were three outstanding performances. Sam Bennetts achieved 3.5m height in Pole Vault and was placed 2nd, Sam King won the Open 200m and Kaveni Balenacagi won the U20 shotput with a put of 14.72kg.

In other events Marcus Hamilton won the U14 shot put, Rory Baker was 1st in U18 triple jump, Alfie Baker won U16 javelin and Cody House was 1st in U18 long jump. College athletes also achieved 11 second and thirds.

The success of our top College tennis players over the summer was recently reported and last week the Senior A team began their interschool competition. In a qualifying tournament for the South Island champs, the team have won the Canterbury Schools team title. Over the last week the team have had wins over St Bedes, Shirley BHS, Burnside and a very good 5-1 win over CBHS. The team will now be top seed at the South Island champs in a couple of weeks time, with the top two teams making it through to the National finals.

The College cricket club is well underway and all teams have completed two matches to date. On Saturday the top three sides finished their second two day match. The 1st XI won their second match outright when they defeated North-West cricket while Logan Stapylton-Smith scored 119 not out for the 2nd XI in their win over St Thomas 1st XI. In the other match, the Development team drew their match with St Andrew's 3rd XI. Tom Macfarlane scored 103 not out for the 4th XI in their win over Shirley BHS and Jack Belcher scored 134 not out for the Year 9B side in their win over St Thomas. There were also wins for the Colts, Year 9 Black, Year 9 White and senior T20 side.

Congratulations to all who were involved in yesterdays swimming and athletic events. Athletic heats continue this week, as we build to next week’s Athletic Sports. A reminder that on Wednesday all boys are expected to be attending their summer sport for the term.


Academic Excellence Awards - NCEA 2016

Gold Badges (Year 11, 2016)

Sam Blake, Toby Brooker-Haines, Keegan Chin, James Corbett, Jonathan Currie, Sam Darry, Finbar Gallaway, Max Goodwin, Alex Hlavac, Sam Howard, Matthew Jameson, Cameron Jones, Frank Kim, Han-Young Kim, Joshua Murison, George Murray, Wilson Murray, Robert Rolleston, Thomas Walker

Gold Ties (Year 11, 2016)
Josh Ting, Jayavi Premaratne, Wills Wynn Thomas, Fawzan Sugarwala, Jisu Kim

Gold Badges (Year 12, 2016)
Jacob Banks, Hugo Beale, Jeffrey Lai, Josh Meads, Caelan Murch, James Newton, Timothy Taylor

Gold Buttons (Year 12, 2016)
Luke Alderton, Simon Brown, Fong Fu, Kelvin Gong, Kevin Guttmann, Vincent Li, Jeremy Lidstone, Ben Marshall-Lee, William Quin, Mitchell Sammut, Henry Seaton, Jack Tracy

Gold Tie (Year 12, 2016)
Chris Jung, William Ju, Cameron Stevenson, Sam Julian, Paddy Coates, Sam Cameron-Dunn

Scholarships 2016

Simon Brown – Statistics
Samuel Julian – Visual Arts (Photography) (Outstanding), Design and Visual Communication
Chris Jung – Calculus
Cameron Stevenson – Calculus

Sports Awards

Swimming (Individual Champion Trophies)

Bradely Shearer – Under 14 Championship
Nathan Penrose – Junior Championship
Louis Clark – Intermediate Championship
Hunter Wilson – Senior Championship

House Swimming Trophies

Rolleston – Medley Cup
Flower's – Sprint Relay Cup
Rolleston – Overall House Cup


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