College – Issue 40

THE QUADRANGLE From the President

The past year has certainly been challenging for many and, in particular, the Old Boys working and living outside New Zealand who are facing ongoing difficulties.

to present Senior Honours Ties to Peter Penlington (5517) and Derek Banks (6247), who have both represented and supported College and the community with distinction for many years. It was fantastic to recognise and celebrate these two Old Boys in front of the school and their families. Korowai It is not often at College that new traditions are created for future generations, but it was a privilege to be involved as part of the Old Boys’ Association, along with the Parents’ Association, to present two beautiful handmade Korowai cloaks to Executive Principal Garth Wynne and Head Prefect Dominic Edmond. The top row of feathers on the Head Prefect’s Korowai signifies the mantle of leadership and mana carried in the role. The rest of the cloak is adorned with feathers representing every boy at College, past and present, whom the Head Prefect serves. The Korowai will be passed to each successor and will be worn on special occasions. This is proudly on display at College. Events Over the last year, we have had to adapt and change events because of Covid-19 restrictions, but the events we have held have been very successful and in high demand. We are mindful that our overseas and Auckland Old Boys were

not able to join us for Reunion Weekend in February, and that was very unfortunate. Many events, including the Christchurch Golf Day and the Long Lunch held at the Christchurch Club, were sold out. Please keep an eye on The Quadrangle for upcoming events and register early to ensure you do not miss out. If you have any questions about events,

please contact me or Alumni Manager Lizzie Dyer – email Reunion Weekend

In these times, we have been privileged to still be able to enjoy various College successes, including the enthralling Evita , which was performed live in the Assembly Hall and simultaneously streamed to other locations across College and Christchurch. The win over Christchurch Boys’ High School was also a fantastic occasion on Upper, which I was able to enjoy and support in person. Reunion Weekend was a fabulous event, with more than 200 Old Boys and partners joining us for the cocktail party and lunch. It was great to meet and connect with them. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many Old Boys were unable to attend and they were missed. Senior Honours Ties We are privileged to have many Old Boys who are living and demonstrating the College virtues locally and globally on a daily basis. Last year I was fortunate to be able

Reunion Weekend was a great time to celebrate and reminisce about days gone by. This year, we had Old Boys from 20, 30, 40, 41, 50, 60, 70 and 80 Years On groups. Photos have been posted on Facebook, so please go online and have a look. Board appointment Following the departure of Peter Davie (8882), we undertook a search for a replacement CCOBA representative and appointed Old Boy Tim Kerr (10296). I would like to acknowledge and thank all who applied and note the calibre of applicants was very high. Old Boys as role models In 2019, we unveiled the first four Old Boys’ posters, which was the start of a programme designed to enlighten and encourage current boys by sharing the achievements of their predecessors. We hope

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