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Bruce Chen

Executive Principal’s Prize for Service Bruce has been a very effective and proactive Head of Academic this year and an excellent scholastic role model. He is someone who sets goals and gets things done. Teachers and peers speak highly of his dedication, character, and reliability. He has been able to put great ideas into action and motivate others to participate. His character strengths, which include love of learning, creativity, and perseverance, have been very evident in his daily actions. Bruce has a strong service ethos and his service to the school has included peer mentoring, as well as organising the eSports competition. He was a founding member of Academe, the tutoring programme for children of the Mosque terrorist victims. He has helped younger boys with music performances and enhanced our academic programmes by creating systems for effective student feedback. He has also brought credit to the school through his involvement in various scholastic challenges, such as the New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad and the Informatics Olympiad, as well as the Space for Planet Earth Challenge. This is an impressive record of service to the school and wider community.

Richard Harnett

Executive Principal’s Prize for Service Richard has provided sterling service to the school, particularly in his boarding life, where he has sought to unite boys in common goals, as well as to build relationships across the Houses. He is the epitome of the servant leader, in putting the needs of others before his own. His emotional intelligence and empathy shine through in his daily interactions with staff and boys. Richard has played a key role in representing the student voice on the Boarding Committee. He was also a great contributor to the adaptations that the boarding community had to make for Covid-19 earlier in 2022. Richard led the boys to contribute significant sums in support of two charity fundraising campaigns this year. He has also been involved in Eco-Action tree planting and has provided service to College at significant College events, and as a member of the Student Wellbeing Committee. This young man has upheld our school virtues and been an exceptional role model, going above and beyond what is expected of a school Prefect or Head of House.

Thimeth Wijesinghe

Executive Principal’s Prize for Service Thimeth has zest as his top character strength. This will not be a surprise to those who know him well because he tackles life with great energy and enthusiasm. Thimeth has immersed himself in school activities and taken full advantage of the opportunities at College. In the process, he has given great service to the school. He has been active in debating, drama productions and the Chapel Choir since Year 9, and has made a huge contribution to the cultural life of the school. He has brought great credit to College in his involvement in the Biology Olympiad, science fairs, the Space for Planet Earth Challenge, winning the Canterbury Law essay competition and being a finalist for the national Race Unity Speech Awards. Thimeth has received a Ministry of Education Emerging Ethnic Leaders award. He has contributed to the Round Square Committee and Service Committee at College, as well as being a College Convo host. He has held leadership positions in his House and in sport. He has also undertaken community service outside school. All of this has been done with great integrity and positivity.


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