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Early in the year, we also celebrated the academic success of Rolleston House students who did particularly well in the 2021 school year. Gold Badges were awarded to Joshua Hooker in Year 12 and Steven Zhang in Year 13. Gold Buttons were awarded to Hunter Adam in Year 13 and both a Gold Tie and Gold Buttons were awarded to Henri Murison in Year 13. The impressive level of achievement leading to these awards reflects their character strengths of Perseverance, Love of Learning, Curiosity and Self- Regulation, and these students are excellent role models within Rolleston House. In assembly, Year 9 student Jago Wallace performed a cello performance of The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Year 12 student Joshua Hooker played Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen on the piano. A SHIFT TO ‘ORANGE’ AND LUNCHTIMES GET BUSY AGAIN… In Term 2 and amid the “orange” Covid-19 setting, there was a shift towards a more normal school life. It was great to return to full school assemblies and have the whole school participate in the Anzac Chapel service on the Quad. It also meant

a return to interhouse competition for which the Rolleston boys showed enthusiasm and maintained the strong tradition of participation across a wide variety of activities. First up was the senior House volleyball competition. The team dominated against School House in the first round and although the semi-final against Somes was more closely matched, the boys took the win for the second time. It was a nail-biting final against Corfe, but with great teamwork and some awesome assists, the team of Years 11–13 boys pulled two points ahead to take the win after two rounds. There was great support from the House as usual, and a celebratory barbecue was held (including a questionable Mars Bar creation grilled to perfection by Tommy Williamson). Engagement and support are key aspects of the Rolleston House Code of Conduct and this was a great demonstration of both. College held the first-ever interhouse eSports competition – an exciting Minecraft Hunger Games event. Felix Stanton was our representative player and he led Rolleston to victory in the junior competition, a fantastic achievement. In Term 2, there was a wide range of individual success in Rolleston House with numerous boys doing

especially well in their chosen areas, demonstrating the many talents among our House community. Hunter Adam played basketball for the Canterbury Rams; Arthur Mahon was selected for the Blake Inspire Programme and took a sailing voyage around Tiritiri Matangi; Leo Jelley played in the 1st XV match against Christchurch Boys' High School; Matthew Geddes was selected for the South Island SUPA polo team; Aaron Kwak was selected to participate in Massey University's Create1World Interactive Podcast and was part of the Model European Union; Alex Lloyd stepped up as captain of the 1st XI hockey team and was a member of the U18 Canterbury team; and Dan Gourley was selected to represent New Zealand in the 2022 Oceania and Australian Cadet and Youth Fencing Competition. During assembly in Term 2, Thomas Currie gave an exceptional speech about the environmental issues associated with palm oi,l and Seann Zhao played piano beautifully as part of the Herzogenberg Trio. Both Harry Vaughan and Edward Nye worked hard on the Light at the End of the Tunnel senior showcase, as well as performing with Schola Cantorum. Felix Stanton also spoke about the Years 10–11 Commerce Business Innovation and Enterprise Trade Fair, and Renzo Macdonald Jaramillo spoke about the upcoming Round Square and International Week. A highlight of Term 2 was the annual House Music competition held at the Christchurch Town Hall on Thursday 30 June. Song selection, singing and backing band rehearsals consumed every spare moment in the lead-up to the night. The Rolleston House choir wholeheartedly performed Somebody Told Me by The Killers, with Tommy Williamson as conductor in his House rugby jersey, tie and bucket hat with the support of crutches. The backing group consisted of Jago Wallace (guitar), Matthew Geddes (bass guitar), Liam Allen (drums), Ed Nye (cello) and Arthur Mahon (piano). An entertaining night was had by all.


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