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well as you hop back over the ditch. We also farewell our British GAP Tutor, Ruth Simms, who has been a valued member of the English Department since 2019. From the Centre for Wellbeing & Positive Education, we farewell part- time directors Sarah Anticich and Emily Baird. Sarah and Emily first joined the school at different times as consultants and counsellors and have, in various ways, made a huge contribution to the school’s state of mind as it relates to wellbeing. They have worked with boys and their families, alongside colleagues and with the wider community and their expertise in delivering a range of learning workshops has been much valued. In recent months, their energy devoted to developing our wellbeing curriculum from 2022 will no doubt be a legacy. We wish them well as they return to their professional lives beyond College and look forward to welcoming them back as our needs and their expertise match into the future. We congratulate Assistant Head of Mathematics, Tamara Lerios, who is leaving College to be Head of Mathematics at our sister school, St Margaret’s College. We thank Tamara for her enthusiasm and commitment over her years here with us and wish her every success in this new challenge. After six years with us, most recently leading our Technology Department, Eloise Nevin has taken an opportunity to move to Nelson at year end and we thank her and her partner, Andy (who worked as a House tutor in Richards), for their contribution through these years across all aspects of College life. For Eloise, from Fine Arts and the workshop to the windswept waters off Lyttelton. After joining the school as a teacher of French, establishing the school’s Spanish language programme and teaching ESOL, Teryl Yogeeswaran leaves us now to pursue business opportunities developing resources around global competence for schools and teachers. We thank Teryl for her thoughtful and considered

engagement at College and her flexibility in her contribution over time as we wish her every success in her new entrepreneurial endeavours. Lisa Trundley-Banks joined the school in a part-time capacity in 2007 teaching English but her most substantive role has been as Teacher Librarian since 2011 until the beginning of 2020. Her commitment, energy and enthusiasm will be remembered by her colleagues and students alike and her advocacy for the particular needs of individual boys in every way directly supported the College mission of Each boy at his best . We wish Lisa well and look forward to her remaining engaged with the school through relief teaching and her passion for yoga. From our non-teaching staff, we acknowledge Peter van Arendonk, who has worked across our maintenance and technology team for 19 years. Peter’s wry sense of humour has been endearing and the value of his eclectic practical skills significant. We wish him well. We also farewell Peter Davidson from our Advancement team, who has worked, through his efforts in fundraising and bequests, to help the College achieve its goal of financial freedom. Another who will be leaving us at the end of this year is Lyn Feterika, our long-serving Library Assistant of 20 years. We thank Lyn for her dedication and much valued work as the first face of our library. Her friendly and welcoming disposition made the library a place where boys felt at home.

As I ask those of the aforementioned staff who are present to stand, could you please recognise and thank them with applause for their various contributions to College. Nick Coxon joined the teaching staff of College in January 2001 to work in the Music department. Since that time, Nick has been a committed and loyal servant of the school, always teaching music but serving as required in other departments – mostly in Social Studies and, more latterly, in Religious Education. In 2008, he had a stint as the Acting Housemaster in Somes House and in 2011, was appointed as the Head of Instrumental Music. Nick’s support of ensemble music across the school – especially our Combined Orchestra with St Margaret’s College and our jazz in various iterations, has been special. Perhaps the words of students are the greatest insights into the impact of teachers and, with this in mind, and to honour Nick for his service, I read to you from an email received earlier this year: “Mr Coxon, many years ago you were very supportive of myself and Elmore Jones and our music project at the time, ‘Satan’s Revenge’. I know that was an age ago but I figured there is a chance you would remember, given I doubt there has been another ‘Satan’s Revenge’ at Christ’s College! I just wanted to say thank you for that, your enthusiasm helped spur us on in the early days when support was difficult to come by. We still fondly recall when you included us in a music evening and helped hide our


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