Register 2022

REGISTER 2022 Christ’s College, Canterbury

REGISTER 2022 Contents


Culture, Groups & Activities

Executive Principal’s Prize-giving Address



152 154

The Chair, Prize-giving Speech

10 12 14 16 22 23 23 24


The Head Prefect’s Prize-giving Speech

Debating 156 Senior Production – Light at the End of the Tunnel  158 Junior Production – Rainbow’s Ending  162 REACTION House Plays 166 Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival 170 Speech and Drama 172 Theatresports 173 Choral Music 175 Instrumental Music 178 Character & Leadership 180 Outdoor Education 182 Eco-Action Nursery 186

The 2023 Head Prefect’s Junior Prize-giving Speech

Our People Board Notes

Governing Body

Prefects 2022

New Boys & Leavers 2022


From the Chaplain

28 30 32

From the Director of Wellbeing Education

College Committee Reports




191 195 199 219 223 247 250 253 267 277 278 281 297 312 314 316 319 320 322 324 328 330

Departmental Reviews

40 57 57 58 68 74 76 78 78 78 78 80

Badminton Basketball

NZQA Scholarship Awards for 2022

2022 NCEA Results Major Prize Winners Prize-giving Winners Scholarship Holders

Clay Target Shooting


Cross Country

Cycling Football Hockey

2023 University Scholarships

Academic Awards

Honours Ties

Mountain Biking



Senior Honours Ties

Rowing Rugby Sailing


Pastoral Care


Squash Surfing 

Boarding Programme

84 86 92 98

Condell’s House

Swimming Table tennis

Corfe House

Flower’s House Harper House Jacobs House Julius House Richards House Rolleston House School House Somes House


106 112 118 124 130 136 144

Volleyball Water Polo

Register 2022 Contents



Christ’s College Canterbury


Register 2022 Leadership

LEADERSHIP Executive Principal’s Prize-giving Address

for navigating the third year that has been impacted by Covid-19 and all the associated demands and dilemmas that has encompassed. We must never understate the quality of staff we have at this school. I know how fortunate I am to lead a group of people who put the boy at the centre of their thinking and work. A willingness to do all that is required to bring each boy to his best is no small task and I am proud of what is done day-to-day, but also of the way the school continually evolves through the actions of engaged and forward-thinking staff. The College Diploma is perhaps the most obvious example in this year, with this being its first year of implementation. My thanks to the Executive team for their support of me and their leadership of colleagues, especially

Awards Coordinator, Arthur Wood, who has this year wrangled the award claims of boys for their incredible efforts that bring us to today. To our parents and caregivers, thank you for your ongoing trust and support. Another year that has been differently demanding on and within families has reinforced the need for relationships of honesty and respect as we align our intent to help each boy grow in as affirming a way as possible. In this I acknowledge each family and the work of our Parents’ Association under the leadership of Megan Lamberg and other support groups who are doing so much to forge community across all aspects of our school. To our Old Boys who have never been so integrated within their school than in 2022. From gentlemen’s reunions to sharing careers advice and experience through Career Convos, long lunches, gifts of art and inspiration through posters and visits, we celebrate this and thank them and their Association President Angus Dysart-Paul for all that they do for their alma mater. It has never been my practice to try to list individual or collective success at this time. That is simply impossible. There is much to celebrate across the year for College that has been, and is, captured in various publications and events. Suffice to say, 2022 has been another year punctuated by a huge array of individual and collective success. That success has been led by our Year 13 boys, to whom I turn now

Ka tangi te titi, ka tangi te kaka, ka tangi hoki ahau. Tihei mauri ora! Te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, nga¯ mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura o ¯ te Karaiti. Chair of the College Board, Hugh Lindo, staff, students, and members of our wider community who join us today. It is a joy to be able to speak to you all in person and to once again be able to see the multiple facial expressions that come with events such as this. Direct feedback is a helpful tool for speechmakers regarding pace and timing. I begin with a series of thanks … To Hugh for his words and for his ongoing leadership. As he has outlined, it is a time of challenge and opportunity for College and we could not be more effectively governed at this time by such an experienced and purposeful Board. To all College staff, my words will never be adequate in thanking you

in a year that again needed continuous “reorganising”.

With the College Diploma, the new approach in our formative Years 10–11, reflects a clear focus on our Strategic Theme of motivation for boys and the ongoing disillusionment of staff and students with the over-assessment-oriented NCEA Level 1 qualification. Our unique and already often lauded alternative motivates toward the development of balanced character and academic excellence on the path of choice and challenge. At this time, I would particularly wish to acknowledge the work of our Assistant Principal – Curriculum, Nicole Billante, who has led this programme from development to implementation over the past three to four years, and our Diploma


Christ’s College Canterbury

and say “thank you”. Thank you to Benji and Ollie and our Prefect group for achieving so much in your appointed roles. To each and every graduate, thank you for bringing so much to the story of College. Your final year has been a reflection of your collective talent and spirit and, consequently, it has been unique and special. We are very proud of you in every way and acknowledge your senior year and its contribution to the ongoing story of our school. As the year concludes, we can reflect on several significant changes in 2022 across roles of responsibility, and staff movement. At the beginning of this year, we welcomed to the permanent teaching staff Craig Walker and Emma Bradley-Hudson, the latter replacing Sam Leary, into the Technology Department, Keri Campbell as Te Reo Maˉori teacher, Travis Dixon as Psychology teacher, Erin Rurtherford as a teacher of English, and the Rev’d Cameron Pickering as our Chaplain. Throughout the year, we farewelled Robbie Turrell from the Commerce Department, who was replaced by Logan Ball. We also welcomed new GAP students during 2022, Lochlan Nicholl, Will Blanchfield and Dan Richards, and we farewelled Jimmy Healy after three years in the role as Immerse & Inspire tutor and rowing coach, who was replaced by Liam O’Leary. In our non-teaching support staff, we welcomed Emma Stilwell as Librarian and Libby Stevens as Assistant Librarian, Gill Blackler as Advancement and Events Coordinator, Brent Anderson as Technology Workshop Technician, Stacey James as Matron in Richards House, who replaced long-serving staff member Jan Kelleher. And, most recently, we welcomed Damon Hoare in the Maintenance Department, who replaced Eoin Cook. Henry Smith commenced as the Housemaster of School House, Dr Neil de Joux took the reins at Harper House, Caroline Black was appointed as our first Director of Wellbeing Education, and Monique Ellis-Martin was appointed as Acting HoD Technology and Design for the

year. Arthur Wood was appointed as Diploma Awards Coordinator. At the end of this year, Warren Lidstone will step down from his role as a Head of Teaching & Learning to take on the challenge of authoring the College history update, from 1998–2025, Change and Continuity. We thank Warren for his contribution to the formative years of the Centre for Teaching Excellence & Research and wish him well for the task ahead. Matt Cortesi’s role as Director of Character & Leadership will change to see Matt pass back coordination and facilitation of mentors within the school to the Housemasters’ Pastoral Committee and him take up coordination and facilitation of our Service programmes. We thank Matt for setting mentorship on the right path through facilitation and resources. Dr Craig Aitken, after 19 years as Somes Housemaster, will step down to be followed by Dr Tom Hawkins. Craig will transition to the role of Principal’s Nominee, an

administrative responsibility liaising with NZQA. Craig’s extraordinary commitment to the boys of Somes during his tenure cannot be understated. His knowledge of those boys, the circumstances of their families and his advocacy and care for each and every one of them is well known in College and beyond as a model of deep commitment to the pastoral imperatives of young men. I thank Craig for this remarkable length of service in the defining role of Housemaster and ask you to acknowledge him for that work. Since 2006, Neil Porter has been a member of the College Leadership team and Executive. Initially appointed as Senior Master – Administration, which included roles as various as Principal’s Nominee and the management of teacher registration, in and around the earthquake period the role changed to better support the Headmaster, leading to a greater degree of engagement with enrolments and wider community engagement. In


Register 2022 Leadership

recent years, Neil has looked after a range of special projects, not least of which are our College Balls and developing several service-based initiatives, significantly our Year 10 Service Week and Sony Camp. Neil’s passionate commitment to boys’ holistic education in this environment has been the mark of his time as an Executive leader. Neil steps to a permanent part-time role within the Commerce Department next year and will continue to manage our 1st XV Rugby side. After 18 years in the role as Assistant and Director of Sport, Rob Clarke will transition to the role of Head of Physical Education & Health at the beginning of next year, which, in turn, sees Henry Smith stepping down from this role at the end of this year. I thank Henry for carrying this additional responsibility. Rob’s tenure in leading sport administration for College has been nothing short of extraordinary. Over this time, he has managed

our compulsory programme in all its machinations through the most challenging of times – the earthquakes and the pandemic. He has overseen the introduction of a wider variety of sporting options for our boys and been a continuous advocate of the need for sport in young men’s lives and the “balance is better” approach as it relates to early specialisation. His reputation across the province is one where he is held in the highest regard for his integrity and commitment, and he is owed a deep debt of gratitude from all within this community. He hands sport on when College is in a very strong position. We wish him well for the next stage of his career. Now, to our farewells. Since 2017, Jocelyn Johnstone has worked part-time in the Advancement team as one of our College writers, making significant contributions to Register and College magazines, the occasional

In Black & White and our Old Boys posters. We will miss Joce’s sense of humour and attention to detail in all things written and published. Mike Tovey left us as our Maintenance Manager at the beginning of September, but must be honoured today as a person who, since 2002, managed the day-to-day demands of a busy heritage campus with a significant residential component. His calmness under duress never faltered and his service-focused disposition was special. He was intimately involved with projects as diverse as the Flower’s House rebuild and the refurbishment of the Kitchen Tower. We must all honour Mike, as it was he who worked alongside the then Bursar, Colin Sweetman, through the unprecedented Canterbury earthquake recovery period for College. Yvonne Pitcher leaves us at the end of this year after 20 years in Jacobs


Christ’s College Canterbury

House and eight years in Richards House as domestic support. Held in the highest regard for her expertise at getting stubborn stains out of clothing and being very generous and kind with her “little extras”, we thank Yvonne most sincerely for all her dedicated work behind the scenes and the care she bestowed on the boys in these Houses. Yvonne will certainly be missed as a much- valued member of the boarding community and we wish her every best wish in retirement – which we understand is likely to involve whitebaiting and time spent at the family bach in Rakaia. Gavin Love joined College in 2013 as a part-time teacher of Materials Technology, coming to us as an experienced educator – having lectured to polytechnic level. During his time with us, he has assisted with clubs and after school activities, Sunday boarding programme work, taught students from The Cathedral Grammar School, coordinated work experience opportunities for our senior boys, and ensured the safety and maintenance of equipment and tools in his support role of workshop technician. We wish Gavin a happy retirement. We farewell Ben Sheat from the Physical Education Department, as a residential master in School House and MiC Basketball. Ben’s contribution over the past five years has been an impelling example to all at College of the pursuit of excellence. As head Coach, Ben contributed greatly to the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ National Basketball Championship achieved this year for College and in this and all areas he has touched, it is Ben’s professional and passionate approach that will be missed. As he moves to the Nelson district, we wish him well and every success for the future. Susan Harding became Head of Modern Languages in 2006, having taught French in the school from 2001. During her time at College, Susan has been the strongest of advocates for language learning. She has trumpeted the value for

young people to be conversant with international languages and appreciative of the associated culture. She has overseen several changes over time, not least, most recently, the introduction of Te Reo. In 2016, Susan travelled to France and learnt significantly more about the small town of Le Quesnoy that New Zealand had liberated in World War I. It was here she laid a wreath on behalf of College and built relationships celebrating where Old Boy Lieutenant Leslie Cecil Averill climbed the ramparts and made his way into the town and New Zealand military history. We state now that global competence is one of our aspirational graduate outcomes. Susan, through her professional engagement and personal passion, has always had this at the forefront of her department and her teaching and this will be just one of the things we will miss about this dedicated teacher. Robyn Peers first applied for a teaching position at Christ’s College late in 1992, to teach Art History and Art and, in 1995, accepted a role as a permanent part-time teacher. In January 2004, Robyn became full-time and immediately acted as Housemaster of Condell’s House for two terms. Beyond College, Robyn has made significant contributions to the development of Art History and Drama across New Zealand. It

is in the arts that she will be forever remembered here at College. She has been the department of one for Art History and was appointed as Assistant Director of Drama in 2018. She has been a key part of major drama productions, junior productions, Shakespeare festivals and House Plays since the late 1990s. It is Robyn’s wisdom, encouragement of the arts and her disposition for kindness that will be missed by students and staff alike. Her tireless curiosity and endless energy will, I am sure, sustain Robyn in her retirement. Robyn will hand over the prizes at our Junior Prize-giving. Lesley Anderson-McKenna joined College in the English Department in 1982. In July 1986, Lesley left to have Thomas. She suggests that the decision to become pregnant was driven by the fact that in the preceding year she had been given the job of editor of Register . Having spent one entire Christmas holiday working on it, she decided that urgent action needed to be taken. There was no such thing back then as an Advancement Office. From then until 1996, Lesley worked part- time, finally returning to full-time work in Learning Support where she became Head of Department in 2005. In the co-curricular domain in Lesley’s early years it was a family affair as she managed cricket and rugby teams that her husband Tony


Register 2022 Leadership


Christ’s College Canterbury

coached. This, in time, was replaced by tennis and table tennis and, famously, Lesley was in charge of cooking at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School as a Saturday morning activity, a remnant of when school was six days a week. It is in Learning Support that Lesley has shone for so many boys and families at College. Her loving support for the child that needs that little extra, combined with informed intervention to address a learning need, so as to access the curriculum, has been her hallmark. Her ability to bring her team together to effectively change the life trajectory of many of her students reflects her leadership skills and compassion. Her “parent- wrangling” is renowned among staff, as is her humility. It is a sad day for College as Lesley leaves, but we wish her and Tony the very best in what we hope will be a fulfilling twilight together for many years to come. Lesley will be remembered here in one way by a prize that will be handed over for the first time today as she presents the prizes. And now some final words to the boys assembled here today, those with a year of College to go, and especially to those who are leaving. No experience is the same for each participant and that has been so throughout your school years. The earthquakes of 2011, the mosque shootings of 2019, and an ongoing world pandemic. Yours are certainly unique years … What we hope is your College experience has helped guide you, with our core virtues front of mind and through our graduate expectations, implicit in all our programmes, to be ready for what is the next step in a life well lived. Through your personal journey, and, most importantly, the choices you have made, you have led yourself to now. As a result of circumstances beyond your control, I believe you are one of the most flexible, adaptable and resilient groups of students to ever graduate from Christ’s College. You are well prepared for what lies beyond and far from the College gates. For the

complex, and at times confronting future you face, I make the following suggestions, with thanks to Maria Popova of The Marginalian. Do nothing for prestige or status or money or approval alone … Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like but what you’d like to like and what others might like. Such extrinsic motivators are fine and can feel life-affirming in the moment, but they ultimately don’t make it thrilling to get up in the morning and gratifying to go to sleep at night, and in fact, they can often distract and detract from the things that do offer those deeper rewards. Don’t just resist cynicism … Fight it actively. Fight it in yourself, and counter it with those you engage by modelling its opposite. Cynicism often masquerades as experience, time served or nobler intention, but is categorically inferior. Unlike critical thinking, it is inherently uncreative, and culturally corrosive. Always counter cynicism by bending toward growth and change and improvement and the disposition to be curious and constructive. Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often inform our opinions based on superficial impressions or the borrowed ideas of others without investing the time and thought that cultivating true conviction necessitates. It can be enormously disorientating to simply say I don’t know, but it’s infinitely more rewarding to understand than to be forthright even if that means changing your mind about a topic or ideology, or above all, about yourself. Be generous … be generous with your time, your resources and with gratitude and especially with your words as it’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Aligned to this is to always be philanthropic. To give of your time, your treasure and your talent to help others. Remember to give is to receive.

Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time. The myth of overnight success is just that, a myth. Appreciate and expect the need for hard work and acknowledge the truth of the journey. And finally, a reminder and a suggestion … remember you are the sum of your choices and the master of your destiny, and each choice somehow alters the path ahead. The moral compass within is in fact the guiding star and I suggest there is no better foundation for the choices you will make than the example of Christ, the person after which your school, your Christ’s College, is named and where you have spent some of the most formative years of your life. With every best wish to you all, and for everyone gathered here, for the remainder of the year and I trust Christmas brings you great joy. Noˉ reira, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ tatou katoa. Garth Wynne Executive Principal


Register 2022 Leadership

LEADERSHIP The Chair, Prize-giving Speech

Nau mai, haere mai E te manuhiri tu ¯ a¯rangi, Haere mai mo ¯ te¯nei hui, Mo ¯ te¯nei kaupapa o ¯ te ra¯

Ko Hugh to ¯ ku ingoa No ¯ ingarangi ahau

Engari, i neke ahau ki Aotearoa i te tau kotahi mano iwa rau waru tekau Na¯ia te mihi atu ki te mana whenua, Nga¯i Tu ¯ a¯huriri No ¯ reira, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, Te¯na¯ koutou katoa. I must admit it feels strange to be giving this address in October. It seems like our equivalent of Ballantynes already selling Christmas decorations. There is though, method in this decision to encourage the biggest turnout of our senior cohort before the challenges and disruption of study leave and exams. On that, the Board wishes the students well. Last year’s prize-giving was scaled back due to Covid-19 and so seeing, as I do from here, a full house, whilst slightly nerve-wracking, is great, and I warmly welcome you all. Some of you with a keen sense of history and tradition may also have noticed another subtle change to the processional aspect of this event as only Jeremy Johnson, the Deputy Chair, and I are on stage today. This is not because our colleagues are disinterested but rather that the current Board does not wish to sit in front of the staff who, alongside the acknowledgment of the performance of our students, should be the centre of attention, as it is they and not the Board that day in and day out supports your boys’ endeavours at College in a multitude of different ways. It would also be true to say that some Board members have been more philosophically resistant

than others in wearing a tie for this event. Without intending there to be any link whatsoever between that statement and the next, I want to acknowledge that this is Trevor Burt’s last prize-giving as a member of the Board. Trevor has been the senior governance professional on our board over the last nine years and we are better off for his governance acuity, pragmatism and plain common sense. He has a sixth sense when it comes to summing up a discussion at Board meetings to focus us when we need that focus and clarity on our strategic role in governing College. I want to thank you Trevor for your contribution around our table and your generous philanthropy, and I wish you and your family well for the future. During the course of the year, David Surveyor also stepped down. David brought serious commercial and financial acumen to the Board, especially in the context of the sustainability of our financial model. Thank you, David.

We recently conducted a recruitment process and I am pleased that Oliver Hickman and Murray Harrington were appointed at the last Board meeting. They join Jeremy Johnson, Gillian Simpson, Bishop Peter Carrell, Tim Kerr, Mark Cox, and Richard Rookes. The Board members all give generously of their time and that is much appreciated. I want to thank them all, and note that many of them are here sitting upstairs in the mezzanine, where ties are optional. The governance of College has evolved materially from the not so recent past to ensure we have access to the skills and competencies necessary to support Garth and his team in implementing the current iteration of our strategy, so that Christ’s College remains at the forefront in its delivery of a rich mix of co-curricular and academic programmes that offer so much to the students here. We have a number of strategic priorities that we discuss at our meetings. At this time of year, the one that exercises us most is


Christ’s College Canterbury

approval of next year’s budget. Another coincidence of the change in the timing of this event, is that the new fees for next year have only recently been published and will be fresh in your minds unless, perhaps, you are a Year 13 parent. The Board is deeply conscious, not least because the majority of Board members are current parents, of the impact of another large increase in our fees. You would rightly expect the Board to challenge, debate and support Garth in finding a balance that takes into account the reality of the cost of delivering our value proposition and the cost of enhancing, renewing and rebuilding our heritage campus and infrastructure. I do not want to repeat what I wrote in the last College magazine, but will say that the Board has a determined focus on achieving a truly sustainable financial model to provide the capacity to continue the investment we need to make in the years ahead. That said, we sincerely appreciate the ongoing support of our current parents. I have mentioned Upper West in my last two speeches and it is with relief that we are finally under way. The building is coming out of the ground with expected completion due this time next year assuming good weather, a following wind and no more discovery of any buried artefacts of archaeological significance. I think the boys who buried their empty beer bottles up there in the 1920s have a bit to answer for …

Our Giving Day next month will support the refurbishment and enhancement of Upper as one of the iconic sports’ fields in New Zealand. It will be the last component in the completion of the Upper West project. Philanthropy from our community is a strategic enabler towards our goal of financial freedom. We have already received material commitments to the Upper refurbishment project ahead of the Giving Day from our community, including from within our Board. Any support that is provided is, and will be, hugely appreciated. I want to thank those who have already committed to this project. The College community is far- reaching. It is not just current boys and their parents and guardians but extends to all those who feel a connection with College irrespective of how and when those connections were formed. We have seen the engagement of that community and the affirmation of those connections in the myriad functions and events that are run by, and through, College but, more poignantly, in the recent memorial services and funerals that have been held in the College Chapel

to focus and reflect on what is truly important, the support we can give others in their time of greatest need. I want to thank Garth and all staff at College for their contribution and efforts over the past year. I know Garth will say more, but I particularly want to acknowledge Lesley Anderson-McKenna’s contribution to College. Thank you for everything you have done Lesley, to help so many boys over your time with us. I also want to welcome our Chaplain, Cameron Pickering, to his first prize-giving and today he is also representing Bishop Peter Carrell. Garth, your leadership over your time with us has seen the greatest evolution in the diversity of our offering and the programmes that you have implemented to support and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of our students. That our roll is full for next year is a testament to your efforts, supported by Annie, and all of those on and off the stage today. Thank you. Finally, and back in the day as they say, I was always taken by a TV police drama called Hill Street Blues . At the end of each morning’s team meeting, Sergeant Phil Esterhaus had some words of advice that stuck in my head. As we move towards the summer break, on behalf of the Board I wish you well for a peaceful and relaxing holiday and just as Phil said, “Let’s be careful out there.” Nga¯ mihi. Hugh Lindo Chair

over the past few months. These have been contrasting

experiences given their very different circumstances, for those who attended or watched online. Each occasion demonstrated our community coming together to support those who had suffered loss and were experiencing grief. Death is a part of life, and so this place is special at those times when our day-to-day lives are put on hold


Register 2022 Leadership

LEADERSHIP The Head Prefect’s Prize-giving Speech

Te¯na koutou, te¯na koutou, te¯na koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai. Nga mihi nui ki matua Wynne, te¯na¯ koe. Nga mihi nui Matua Lindo, te¯na¯ koe. Nga mihi nui matua Pickering, te¯na¯ koe. Nga mihi nui ki matua Donaldson, te¯na¯ koe. Welcome all to a celebration of what has been an extraordinary year – one where Captain Spock’s “Live long and prosper” has been tested more than ever. College continues to be a platform for boys to prosper in all aspects of life, and with challenges such as the pandemic, this school has just been given more opportunity to grow. Just this year we’ve seen the Fiddlesticks percussion group become a finalist at the South Island Regional Percussion competition; a student-initiated charitable tutoring company, Academe, to help tutor victims of the mosque attacks; the top eight win silver at Maadi; one of the most unique and entertaining productions in recent history, and perhaps, most impressive of them all, a national championship in basketball. It truly has been a year to remember. I’d like to congratulate all that are receiving prizes today but, equally, I want to acknowledge all those boys who are not receiving a prize but have worked hard, given their time to others and made College life that much better for their contribution. As we all know, prizes are recognition for many hours of practice, training, dedication and passion towards a particular subject, but only one person gets a prize – and many more of you also deserve accolades.


Christ’s College Canterbury

Boys, I’m not sure we can yet fully appreciate the sheer talent in this room. We must always remember what a privilege it is to attend a college like this – not just because of the resources it provides us, but also because of the amazing people that fill it, both boys and staff. I urge you all to take a moment to give your mum, dad, grandma or uncle, whoever it may be, a hug for giving you the opportunity to attend this school. I was also thinking of whom to thank for my time at College. Many teachers have shaped what has been an incredible five years for all of us departing Year 13 students, and so I’d like to thank the staff as a whole. Each boy here has been lucky enough to have support, trust and guidance from all teachers, but we all have one or two teachers that have played a significant role in our time here, so I encourage you all to thank them personally when given the opportunity. The last of the “thank yous”. I’d like to personally thank Mr Wynne, Mr Donaldson and Mr Cortesi. Ollie Jones and I have had the pleasure of the combined wisdom and mentoring of these three gentlemen this year. I am pleased to inform you that policing the correct socks and enforcing walking your bikes in school are not the top priorities of these leaders. In fact, the attributes I will remember are their dedication to the school, their professional approach to everything and treating

all with respect. Thank you. Throughout this year Captain

mission statement of the school. For each boy to be at their best, that can be in whatever they choose to do. Last year, I challenged the juniors to extend themselves and take up opportunities so they can be at their best. I now extend this challenge to you boys sitting here today. To the Year 13 students, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Continue the work you’ve done over the past five years and not only strive to be your best, but also practise the empathy, compassion and service to others that College has taught us. I’m so grateful to have been part of such an awesome year group and so excited to see what everyone does in the future. To the Year 12 students and next year’s Prefects – I know you’ll carry on and strengthen the brotherhood here at College. This year, we have tried to put a focus on student voice and inclusion – I hope you can take this even further. Heading into your last year, the influence you have over the younger boys is never greater, and so I challenge you all to role model selflessness, gratitude, and, of course, prosperity. To next year’s Head Prefects, Ed and Matty. The school is so lucky to have two boys that prosper in every sense of the word. The social intelligence, work ethic and many talents you both have will serve you well, and I look forward to seeing you thrive in your roles next year. I’d now like to use this opportunity to hand over the korowai and to present Ed Davidson with the Head Prefect’s badge. To conclude, I’d like to wish you all the very best for the years to come. Stay grateful, appreciate the privileges you have, and continue to enjoy yourself in whatever you do. No reira, nga mihinui ki a koutou katoa, kia pai to ¯ koutou ha¯rarei. For one last time, live long and prosper. Te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯

Spock’s “Live long and prosper” has been a continual theme at the weekly full school assemblies. Although this started slightly as a joke, I’m going to milk this movie quote one last time as I believe it has many parallels with the values of this school. “Bene tradita, bene servanda”. Good traditions, well maintained. Live long. With the upcoming 175-year anniversary of this institution, and with Christ’s College being the oldest school in New Zealand, there must be something that this school does well to ensure that it “lives long”. Whilst it can be up for debate, the main reason I believe this school has lasted for as long as it has is due to the care people have for it – the care shown by all teachers who go above and beyond for their students, the care from Old Boys who give back to what helped shape them, and the care the boys have for one another. For me, the generosity and care I’ve observed throughout my time here is essential to the longevity of this school. With that I challenge you boys to transfer this care, respect and kindness into everyday life. We’ve been the beneficiaries of the generosity of our parents and this school, so pay it forward in times to come. The second part of Captain Spock’s “live long and prosper” is all about success. Each boy at his best is the

tatou katoa Benji Ward Head Prefect 2022


Register 2022 Leadership

LEADERSHIP The 2023 Head Prefect’s Junior Prize-giving Speech

many things to contribute, even if you are not rewarded for it today. We can all be proud of our efforts this year as we overcame the adversity of Covid-19 during Terms 1 and 2 with our heads held high, as isolations and changing levels stunted our momentum. Amongst the many things Covid-19 has taught us, we have learnt that you don’t miss it until it’s gone. So, the return to a normal routine saw many boys seeking new opportunities and reaching new milestones. The junior production of Rainbow’s Ending , junior Round Square, Immerse & Inspire and the College Diploma are all the finest examples of where boys have seized these opportunities and flourished due to their character and curiosity. These opportunities allow boys to put College virtues into practice, and to draw on their individual character strengths in the classroom, around the school and in the community. Some boys are being presented with Charles Upham Awards for Character today and we celebrate the strengths of creativity, courage, perseverance, and leadership that Old Boy Charles Upham was recognised for. The power of character cannot be overemphasised – you might not be the brightest in your class or the most athletic on the sports field, but there’s nothing stopping you from being a virtuous young man of empathy, kindness and humility. With this, I want you to be a College graduate with no regrets, someone who founded a multitude of networks with staff and peers, as well as made an impact on other people’s lives. Be

Te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai. Nga¯ mihi nui ki nga¯ tumuaki o te kura nei. Ko Matua Wynne ra¯ua ko Matua Donaldson. Nei te mihi hoki ki te He¯mana o te Poˉari ko Matua Lindo. A very warm welcome to all the boys, staff and wha¯nau. It’s wonderful to see a roomful of faces here today to celebrate a year that we can

certainly all be proud of. With this roomful of faces, comes a room full of community and support, commitment and success. Today, we applaud the achievements of boys who have prioritised hard work and dedication in whatever aspect of College life that might be. Well done to all receiving a prize today. Prizes aside, I look out to a sea of students who have loads of potential and so


Christ’s College Canterbury

open and vulnerable – a simple “Hi” could foster a friendship for life – and be brave, a simple “How are you doing?” could make the difference in someone’s day. Nothing rings more true than when filling someone else’s cup, you also fill your own. This year we farewell staff who have embodied these values with a modest and selfless nature. Ben Sheat, Lesley Anderson-McKenna, Robyn Peers and Susan Harding have all been pillars in their respective fields and have truly made a significant difference to the lives of boys at this school, and their legacies are enduring. Remember to thank these staff in person if they have helped you in any way. I’d also like to take a moment to share a vision I have for next year. It stems from the whakatauki, “Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini”. My success is not mine alone, it is the success of a collective. Similarly, to how it takes a village to raise a child, no one gets there alone. College is that village for you, with an army of teachers with wisdom to share, a caring camaraderie of boys, and a loving family to encourage you. As a collective, everyone can feel like they belong; there is no such thing as being normal, thus, there is no judgement or trying to fit in. As a collective, it’s not so much about the outcomes or the accolades, but about the relationships formed on

the journey. However, just because we are as one collective, we still have our differences; hence why it is not what we have in common that brings us together, rather it is what we don’t have in common that makes each in the group valued. This collective, with its love, warmth and acceptance, is what allows us to be “Each boy at his best”. Your best may be different to your classmates’ best, but that is not important. For me, the boy at his best is not the boy with the most ties or badges, but the boy who has the courage to make mistakes, the boy who does the right thing when nobody’s watching, who stays true to himself – the boy who is in the arena participating – just like when we were kids in the sandpit playing with our trucks like nothing else in the world mattered, or at preschool where we had the confidence to give everything a go without fear of judgement. High school is that same playground for you. Pick up an instrument like you used to pick up that Tonka truck, sing for the junior musical like you used to sing in the shower. It was your world then and it’s your world now. I will leave you with one thing I would say to my Year 9 self and I still remind myself of it today – you’re still young with passions and people yet to be found. Search for them, and it is in this search where the fondest of memories will be made.

In closing, I wish you all a relaxing summer holiday spent with your family and friends. I am grateful to all of you for making this past year so awesome and I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead. Ekoekoe te tu¯i, eketekete te ka¯ka¯, e ku¯ku¯ te kereru¯. The tu¯i squawks, the ka¯ka¯ chatters, the kereru¯ coos. Just like how there are all kinds of birds in the forest, Christ’s College needs all kinds of people. Nga¯ mihi nui ki a¯ koutou katoa ka kite ki a¯ koutou katoa a¯ te¯ra¯ tau No ¯ reira, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ ra¯ ta¯tou katoa. Ed Davidson Head Prefect 2023


Register 2022 Leadership



Executive Principal Garth Wynne BA DipEd (Queensland), MEdAdmin (New England) Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson BA(Hons) (Cape Town), BEd (Rhodes), MPhil (Waikato), HDEPG (Sec), GradDipBusStuds (Massey) Assistant Principal – Planning, Co-curricular, and Administration Darrell Thatcher BSc (Otago), DipTchg

Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education John Quinn BA, DipSocWk, MEd, Cert Counselling Director of Wellbeing Education Caroline Black BA (Canterbury), DipTchg, DipPPWB Counsellors Kirsty Robinson BA (Hons), MA (Dist), PGDipChFamPsych (Canterbury), Registered Psychologist Riki Clark BA Counselling, Te Roˉnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi (Level 5 Te Reo), Cert Dance, Cert Personal Training HOUSEMASTERS Alexandra Robertson BA(Hons) (University of Lancaster), PGCE (Secondary University of Newcastle upon Tyne), TESOL (Trinity College), CONDELL’S Ian Stevenson BSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, CORFE Lionel Randall Dip Sports Management Coaching (ETA South Africa), BSc (South Africa), PGCertEd (UNISA), PGCert Sport Psychology cum laude (UNISA), FLOWER’S Dr Neil de Joux PhD (Applied Psychology) (Canterbury), GDipT (NZGSE), HARPER Matt Thatcher BEd (Physical Education), GradDipTchg, JACOBS Dr Mike Field BA (History), MAppl Sci (Lincoln), PG Dip Tchg (Physical Education and History), PhD (Education – University of Queensland), JULIUS Kevin Harris BEd DipTchg (Sydney), RICHARDS Dr Briar Wait BSc MSc PhD (Canterbury), GradDipTchg, ROLLESTON Henry Smith BEd (Canterbury), GradDipTchg, SCHOOL Dr Craig Aitken BSc(Hons), PhD (Canterbury), DipTchg, SOMES

Art Darryn George BFA (Canterbury), MFA (Melbourne), DipTchg Kate Belton BFA (Otago), DipTchg, MFA Art History Robyn Peers MA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg Biology Dr Graeme Swanson BSc(Hons) PhD (Edinburgh), DipTchg Kirsty Howatson BSc(Hons) (Stirling) Emily Priest BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Careers Advisor Chris Sellars BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Chemistry Scott Franklin BSc (Otago), GradDipTchg Dr Craig Aitken BSc(Hons) PhD (Canterbury), DipTchg Dr Briar Wait BSc MSc PhD (Canterbury), GradDipTchg Sidinei Teixeira BSc Chemistry (Tubarão), PGChem (Rio de Janeiro)

Assistant Principal – Curriculum

Nicole Billante MA(Hons) (Canterbury), GradDipTchgLng (College of Education)

Assistant Principal – Community Engagement and Special Projects

Neil Porter BSc (Canterbury), PGDipSportMgt (Massey), DipTchg

Assistant Principal – Boarding and Immerse & Inspire Ben Vink BA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, MEd Leadership Director of Advancement Claire Sparks Director of Digital Services Paul Rodley MSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, ICT Director of Finance & Operations Rob McFarlane BCA (Victoria), CA Chaplain The Rev’d Cameron Pickering B.Theol, GradDipTchLn, DipGrad, PGDipChap Director of Character & Leadership, and Service Matt Cortesi BLS (Waikato), DipTchg, Physical Education & Health

Classics Olivia Austin BA (Canterbury) GradDipTchg

Commerce Katie Southworth BBA Business Management (Lancaster University, UK), GradDipTchgLng, Economics and Accounting (Teachers College, Christchurch) Logan Ball BSpMgt (Auckland), DipTchg William Bell BCom (Canterbury), DipTchg, Principal's Nominee Graeme Christey BCom (Canterbury), CA, DipTchg Robbie Turrell BSc(Hons) Business and Psychology, PGCE, MEd Leadership (AUT) Jennifer Thomas BCom (Lincoln), GradDip (College of Education)


Christ’s College Canterbury

Design & Visual Communication Monique Ellis-Martin BDes, DipTchg Digital Technology Craig Walker BSc(Hons) Computing Science (Staffordshire), PGCert (Loughborough) Drama Hannah Clarkson, BEd (Canterbury), DipTchg Robyn Peers MA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg Earth & Space Science Dr Anna Johnston BSc(Hons) PhD (Canterbury), DipSecTchg (NZGSE) English Chris Waugh BA (Otago), DipSecTchg (NZGSE) Zac Knight BA (Canterbury), GradDipTchLn (College of Education) Nikki Bleyendaal BA, BSc(Hons), GradDipTchg Emma Bracken BA (Auckland), GradDipTchgLn (Canterbury) Charlotte de Roles BA (Canterbury), DipSecTchg (NZGSE) Claire Nicolson BPhysEd, GDSE (Otago) Ginny Patterson BA (Canterbury), DipTchg Erin Rutherford BA (Canterbury), GradDipTchg (NZGSE) Geography Neil Nicholson B Sc (Canterbury), DipTchg Joshua Kim BA (Canterbury), MTchgLn

Psychology Travis Dixon BA(Canterbury), GradDipTchg (NZGSE)

Kate Morris BA (Canterbury) GradDipTchgLn (College of Education) Alexandra Robertson BA(Hons) (University of Lancaster), PGCE (Secondary University of Newcastle upon Tyne), TESOL (Trinity College) Mathematics & Statistics Samantha Squire BEng(Hons) (Liverpool), PGCE (Bristol) Dr Neil de Joux PhD (Applied Psychology) (Canterbury), GDipT (NZGSE) Dr Tom Hawkins BSc(Hons) (Newcastle), PhD (Victoria), GDipTchg (NZGSE) Amanda Lester GradDipTchLn(Secondary) (Mathematics, Science and Chemistry) (Christchurch College of Education), MEd (Canterbury) Andrew Levenger BA(Hons) PGCE Secondary (Durham) Tony O’Connor BEng (Dublin) Ian Stevenson BSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg Darrell Thatcher BSc (Otago), DipTchg Arthur Wood HDE SecEd (ECE Kwa-Zulu Natal University) Modern Languages Susan Harding BA (Canterbury), DipTchg, CertTESOL (CCE), CELTA (Cambridge) Steve Everingham BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Keri Campbell BEd (Physical Education) (Canterbury), GradDipTchLn, PGDipEd (Ho¯aka Pounamu) Elaine Tang BA(Hons) (Southampton), PGCE Music Robert Aburn MusB(Hons), DipTchgDist, PGDipEdLead, MTchgLn (Canterbury), LRSM LTCL (London), AIRMT Music Nicholas Sutcliffe BMus (Auckland), GradDipTchgLn (Canterbury) Physical Education & Health Henry Smith BEd (Canterbury), GradDipTchg Rob Clarke BPhEd (Otago), DipTchg Matt Cortesi BLS (Waikato), DipTchg Lionel Randall DipSportsMgmtCoaching (ETA South Africa), BSc (South Africa), PGCertEd (UNISA), PGCert Sport Psychology cum laude (UNISA) Ben Sheat BEd (Physical Education), GradDipTchg (Canterbury) Matt Thatcher BEd (Physical Education), GradDipTchg

Physics David Newton BHortSc(Hons) (Lincoln), GradDipTchg Victor Sue-Tang PEng, BESc Civil (Western Ontario), MBA (Ivey), GradDipTchLn (Canterbury) Dr Andrew Taylor BSc(Hons), PhD (Canterbury), DipTchg Religious Education The Rev’d Cameron Pickering B.Theol, GradDipTchLn, DipGrad, PGDipChap Paul McCarthy BA (Canterbury). GradDipTchg (Canterbury) General Science Emily Priest BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Technology Emma Bradley-Hudson Dipl.-Ing. (Osnabrück), BE(Hons) (Sheffield), GradDipTchLn (Canterbury), MEd (Canterbury) Kevin Harris BEd DipTchg (Sydney) Gavin Love NZTradeCert, AdvNZTradeCert, MITO, CertAdultTchg Carey Prebble BDes (Massey), DipTchg (NZGSE) Wellbeing Caroline Black BA (Canterbury), DipTchg, DipPPWB

Teacher Aides Susanna He Maria Riveros Annemarie Winstone

Neil Porter BSc (Canterbury), PGDipSportMgt (Massey), DipTchg

TECHNICIANS Biology Sally Kersey BSc (Canterbury) Chemistry Vicki Bennie NZCS (Biology) Physics Edwin Flores DipAppTech (Electrotechnology, Electrics and Computer Technology) Workshop Brent Anderson

History Warren Lidstone BA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, GCertOTL Joshua Kim BA (Canterbury), MTchgLn Samantha Stevenson BA (Canterbury) BA(Hons) (Canterbury), GradDipTchg (Canterbury) Ben Vink BA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg Learning Centre & ESOL Lesley Anderson-McKenna BA (Otago), DipTchg, Literacy and Tuition Shelly Jackson BA (Canterbury), GradDipTchgLng (College of Education) Gill Kilpatrick BA(Hons) (Leeds), PGCE


Register 2022 Leadership

ITINERANT MUSIC Bass Guitar Cullen Kiesanowski Big Band Claire Oliver LTCL, AIRMT, Cert Jazz Studies Brass Antonio Dimitrov MMus, GradDipTchg Clarinet Jonathon Prior LTCL, LRSM Drums Greg Donaldson Dip Jazz Studies Flute Margo Askin MMus Guitar Cullen Kiesanowski Music Tutor & Organ Tutor Nicholas Sutcliffe Piano Shelley Spang MusB (Canterbury), LTCL (Piano & Singing), RMTH SRATH (London), CPSM, NZSMT Rock Music Nolan Hungerford LTCL, AIRMT, Cert Jazz Studies Aasha Mallard

Saxophone Claire Oliver LTCL, AIRMT, Cert Jazz

Overnight Nurse Kirsty Black Immerse & Inspire Tutor Jimmy Healy Residential Tutors Zac Knight (Flower’s) Terms 1 & 2 Kale Thatcher (Flower’s) Terms 1 & 2 Benn McBrearty (Flower’s) Terms 3 & 4 Nick Sutcliffe (Flower’s) Terms 3 & 4

Studies Voice

Shelley Spang MusB (Canterbury), LTCL (Piano & Singing), RMTH SRATH (London), CPSM, NZSMT Violin Jennie Goldstein DipMus (Auckland), LTCL ITINERANT SPEECH & DRAMA Tomascita Edgerton BA (Canterbury), LTCL Tania McVicar ATCL (Speech & Drama), CertTESOL BOARDING STAFF Flower’s House Matron Karen Adams Richards House Day Matron and Assistant to the Housemaster Stacey James School House Matron Sharon Cryer

Kevin Guttmann (Richards) Nick Thatcher (Richards) Ben Sheat (School)

Liam O’Leary (School) Terms 1 & 2 Nick Karton (School) Terms 3 & 4

Non-Residential Tutors Max Goodwin (Flower’s)

Will Bastings (Flower’s) Terms 1 & 2 Beau Meehan (Flower’s) Terms 3 & 4

Giselle Pasten (Richards) Richard Goodwin (School)

Vincent Kenworthy (School) Term 3 Flower’s House Domestic Staff

Colleen Bateman Kathleen O’Malley Robyn Taggart


Christ’s College Canterbury

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200

Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online