Register 2021

Citations from Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson

Matty Hickman

Junior Sportsman of the Year This year’s recipient, Matty Hickman, has been successful in several sports. He is the Junior athletics champion and the Junior cross-country champion. He was second in the school Junior swimming championships. Matty was a member of the U15A Rugby team – joint winner of the Section One grade. He was also a member of the U15 Grey Basketball team, and a starting player in the Senior A Water polo team. Regionally, Matty achieved podium finishes in the 800m and 1500m races at the Canterbury and South Island schools’ athletics championships. He won the U16 Canterbury schools’ road race and was in the top 10 in the cross-country. He is the current Canterbury and South Island U15 champion in surf lifesaving and has also earned two silver medals at the National Kayak Sprint regatta in the U16 K4 200m and K4 500m races. Matty has overcome a significant injury this year and has shown great perseverance and resilience in his pursuit of sporting excellence.

Josh Book

Senior Sportsman of the Year Josh has represented College in Volleyball and Basketball and made a particularly strong impact in Basketball. He finished his Basketball career at College with 78 games for the Senior A team and has been pivotal in the team winning the Canterbury schools’ Thomson Trophy for the past two years. In this year’s final, he was MVP, top-scoring with 45 points. He was a member of the Canterbury U19 team that won the national tournament and was named the tournament MVP. He has been invited twice to the Steven Adams camp, for top young NZ basketballers, is a member of the RAMS development squad and was selected for the Rams 3x3 NBL team. Nationally, he has been named in age-group teams and trialled for the Junior Tall Blacks. However, owing to Covid-19, selections and tours did not occur. Next year he will play for the Canterbury Rams in the NBL before heading to the United States to study business and play Division 1 College Basketball. He is highly organised, focused on successful outcomes and has demonstrated confidence and humility.

Remy Fitzgerald

Executive Principal’s Prize for Service Remy exemplifies the spirit of service and teamwork. He is an incredibly calm and able student, characteristics that have enabled him to be an impeccable stage manager. He has taken on a leadership role within the theatre technical crew since Year 10. He has been involved in every production and House Play Festival throughout his five years, as well as many extra events. Remy can always be relied on to do a job well. He is meticulous in his planning and the application of his wide array of skills. He is a fantastic role model to the younger students and has been brilliant in his coaching and mentoring of others. The result is that we have plenty of well-trained junior students to follow Remy’s fine example. His technical skills do not stop at those of a theatrical nature. He has a knack for all things technical and has great skills in problem solving. Remy has achieved this in a very humble, self-effacing way, yet with great cheerfulness and zest.


Christ’s College Canterbury

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