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Thelning doing the same for the choir backing and the instrumental group. The instrumental group members – Jack Thelning, Andrew Welsh, James Drury and Ryan Gu – were superb, playing “For the Damaged Coda”; and equally superb were William Law, Andrew Welsh, Ollie du Toit, James Burt, Marcello Ferguson, Sam Belcher, Eric Kuo and Alex Johnston singing In My Life . The House choir singing Why Does Love Do This To Me was backed by Jack Thelning, Jacob Clements and Liam Singer, with Jack Brent managing the conducting and general enthusiasm of singing on the night. We came 3rd in the House choir and the instrumental competitions, 2nd in the small group section, and 2nd in the overall competition, two points behind the top spot. The House play was an adaption of Star Wars Episode 3 and was an inspired play to present, particularly the lightsabers on the night. Ciaran Huntley’s ability to bring in a large number of Somes House students, and then get them to connect so well on the night is something he can be proud of. Awards went to Jacob Clements for acting, Ciaran Huntley was recognised as best director, and Somes House collected the Tothill Cup for best play for the third year in a row. Senior Interhouse Competitions The senior interhouse competition was reduced compared with the junior competition because of the shortness of Term 4. However, throughout each competition, we did exceedingly well. In basketball, we were competitive against a strong Flower's House team, while the Year 11 tug-of-war team did its best. What we could not do in the tug-of-war, Jack Kennedy and Callum Gard did the reverse in winning the inaugural eSport competition. Our debating team, led by William Law and Jasper Moss, nearly got through to the knockout stage of the draw after their two debates, while the volleyball team won its first-round match by two points in each set, before being knocked out by the eventual champion. Our

badminton team found out the benefit of actually being experienced in playing the game. However, it did get through to the final, improving each match, to take 2nd. The table tennis team only needed to play one match because of two successive defaults and, in that match, it took out the title. Junior Interhouse Competitions The junior interhouse competition did go a long way into Term 4 and allowed several other events to occur. Our badminton, eSport and cricket teams were unable to get out of the first round, but still had a lot of fun in being involved. The Year 9 tug-of-war team secured our only win in the tug- of-war to reach the semi-final of the competition. However, the Year 10 team had a lot more difficulty in their matches. The tennis and futsal teams both had good wins in the first round to finally fall in the semi-finals. The futsal team, particularly, came back in the first match to snatch the win with a solid defence set up once we had the lead. Of the other events, we were 2nd in both the debating and table tennis. The debating was led by Matthew Flint and the team did exceedingly well to reach and then beat a favoured opposition in the semi- final. For the final, we had sickness through our team and, unfortunately, the debate could not be held. The table tennis team was trying to hold on to its title from last year and very nearly did so. The tie was even after the singles and only a handful of points separated the two teams in the doubles results. In each of the volleyball, basketball and the inaugural ki o rahi competition, we were able to win the finals. Each of these competitions showed the commitment of the junior students within the House, with large benches ready to compete. The good thing is the ability of the senior students running the event to be able to allow all players to have an opportunity throughout the match. In the volleyball final, Alf Markham served out the match after we were trying to save the match moments before.

The basketball final was completely controlled by Ihaka Cate and came down to a final steal and basket to win the match by a few points. Ki o rahi found its feet during the final term and all the Houses took to it with enthusiasm. We were able to beat five other Houses in an unbeaten streak, before also taking out the championship title. PRIZE-GIVING Academic Colours In 2022, Somes House Academic Colours were awarded to: Matthew Flint, Finlay Sharpe, Henry Acton-Adams, Sam Chittock, Max Cookeson, Nathan Cranstone, Duncan Fletcher, Jack Coles, Maurice Gillard, George Mounce,

Jack Thelning. House Colours

Somes House Colours are awarded to students who have accumulated enough House points through their involvement in the interhouse competitions. First House Colours Sam Belcher, Ihaka Cate, Alex Johnston, Alf Markham, Matthew Flint, George Grace, Armani Lemalu, Finlay Sharpe, Sam Chittock, James Drury, Eric Kuo, Maurice Gillard. Second House Colours Jack Brent, Jack Coles, Joe Pfahlert. Third House Colours William Law MAJOR HOUSE AWARDS Somes House major awards went to the following students: Year 9 Excellence and Contribution to House Manoj Solai Year 10 House Spirit Alf Markham Year 11 House Spirit Finlay Sharpe Year 12 House Spirit Andrew Welsh James O’Gorman Cup for Sportsmanship Joe Pfahlert


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