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year led the junior basketball team to a win, with the support of Peter Wang. Corfe always had the most vocal support. This continued into the winter with wins in hockey, led by Archie Batchelor, and senior basketball, dominated by Josh and Nic Book. The basketball was more a celebration of the talent of the Book brothers and I think everyone, no matter what House, enjoyed watching them play. House Music is always a key event in the Christ’s College Calendar. Coming off complete domination in 2020, George Mason (in charge of Corfe music) chose the perfect House song, Lonely Boy by the Black Seeds. Not too many lyrics to memorise and a catchy tune, I thought we were the clear winners, as did most of the crowd. We had to accept a 3rd place but in our hearts we were the crowd’s, if not the judge’s, favourite performance. Jono Henderson led the House and I think the Corfe community could not be more proud of the effort made. In House Drama, we chose a play that we did in 2017, The Dog Sitter .

Sam Dickie organised this and the boys did a fantastic job. The night will be remembered when everyone’s mobile alert sounded in the Hall as we were notified of lockdown starting at midnight. It was not till much later in the year that the final five plays were performed. Corfe received several awards and Remy Fitzgerald was recognised for his service to the technical side of drama productions. He would later receive an Honours tie in assembly. Despite the Covid-19 disruption, once back at College, this spirit of support continued. With an adjusted end-of-year programme, the House competition was concluded with two junior events still to finish. This left us in 2nd place for the second year in a row, this time losing narrowly to Somes House. A big part of the success of the year was due to the Year 13 cohort and the support they have had for one another. Sam Dickie calmly led his team and I thoroughly appreciated his honest and up front approach.

immediately made an impact with his organisation of mentor time and our SPCA charitable support. His past experience as a boarding Housemaster and his enthusiasm for the House and the boys makes me very fortunate as a Housemaster. I am also very grateful to welcome Tony O’Connor into Corfe House upon his return to College. Tony has been around College for many years and recently coached the NZ Men’s 8 to a gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Thanks also to Hannah Clarkson, Josh Kim and Amanda Lester for their input into Corfe life. We wish Ben Sheat well in his move to School House.

HOUSE PRIZE-GIVING JA Standring Cup for Excellence in

Arts and Culture Jono Henderson

Jono led by example and played a key role in the House play but also made a significant contribution to the successful House Music competition as conductor.

Andrew Levenger completed his first year as my deputy and


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