College – Issue 41

CHARACTER STRENGTHS Towards the future

Every College boy has his own unique set of strengths and talents. Here we showcase a selection who are thriving on College life and building character strengths for the future.

Joey Young – Year 12, Julius House Creativity, Leadership, Bravery

Joey is a talented musician, both as a solo artist and band member, whose interest was nurtured when he came to College. Signed up to the band programme from the outset, he quickly found his niche, and has taught himself drums, guitar, bass, and piano. Foremost a singer, he has made recordings and performed gigs in restaurants and bars. As a member of the band Taking Back Friday, he has also enjoyed Smokefree Rockquest success. “I really love performing and put a lot of effort in.” Like all musicians, performing in front of a massive audience is his dream. “I just need to work towards it.” Right now, Joey is also focused on the books – English, Mathematics, Geography, Photography, Drama and Music. “I’m doing my best and things are going well so far.”

Jack Hastie – Year 9, Condell’s House Love of learning, Perseverance Jack came from Cobham Intermediate School, and

rapidly settled into life in Condell’s, becoming part of the brotherhood and making some good friends. He rates Science, Mathematics and Physical Education among his favourite subjects and has adjusted to the daily prep requirements, managing to organise his time well and allowing plenty for sport practices. He’s playing in the under 55kg grade rugby team, a group he enjoys bonding with, and says he’s keen on any sport. Being in the outdoors is his happy place, and he and his family have already walked the Abel Tasman, Milford and Heaphy Tracks, with the Paparoa Track and the Kepler Track next on their list. Jack loves being in these wild environments.

Christ’s College Canterbury


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