Register 2019


the top group who took part in the programming competition. Year 10 student Yusef Elnahas presented his research at the NIWA Canterbury–Westland Schools’ Science & Technology Fair in September. Yusef explored using rice water as a fertiliser and won first prize in the resource management section of the competition, which put him in the running for Environment Canterbury’s prestigious Wrybill Trophy. Sport Jordan Braithwaite was named Junior Sportsman of the Year. As a Year 10 student, Jordan has already made appearances for the school's 1st teams in both of his chosen sports. In cricket, Jordan is a member of the College Colts group and is currently one of the leading wicket takers in the grade. He was a member of the Canterbury U15 cricket side last year and has been selected to travel to Sydney in January with the College 1st XI squad for the annual Trans- Tasman tournament. In basketball, he was named the top junior basketball player at College and was an integral member of the junior team that won the South Island tournament. Over the season he has been a member of the Senior A basketball team, playing in many crucial matches. He attended the South Island schools’ basketball tournament as a member of the top squad. Kennedy Payne represented New Zealand in gymnastics at the Valeri Liukin Invitational men’s gymnastics competition in Texas in February. Kennedy’s team competed in Level 9 in the over 15 age group. Kennedy was 1st at vault, and 3rd in both rings and pommel, and individually placed 4th overall for his level.

Year 13 student Rupert Limbrick was awarded his summer Sports Colours for sailing. He won the South Island schools’ regatta and has also been selected in the New Zealand 420 sailing team which will travel to Portugal to compete. Michael and Thomas Audeau, Year 12 and Year 9 respectively, represented College at the national school road race championships in Manawatu in September, with Michael taking 2nd place in the 40km race. Michael, along with Will Simcock, Jack Drage and Fearghus Bratten, then headed to Invercargill for the South Island and national school track championships. The team came 2nd in the team sprint and 3rd in the team pursuit, and Michael came 3rd in the U17 individual competition. Toby Beale was one of a number of College boys in the Canterbury Association U18 side and he captained the side to the national title at the tournament. Year 11 student Alex Hickman competed in the surf ski nationals, finishing with one bronze, five silver and one gold medal. He also represented New Zealand in canoe racing. Year 11 student Isaac Aitken was in the Canterbury U16 water polo team that took part in the national tournament in October. He has also been coaching The Cathedral Grammar School’s Year 8 team. Culture Year 12 student Will Simcock was a member of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra. Year 11 students Sam Willems, Janindu Pahalawatta and Justin

Housemaster: Matt Thatcher Deputy Housemaster: Caroline Black Assistant Housemasters: William Bell, Robyn Peers, Maria Riveros, Chris Sellars, Elaine Tang

Head of House: Jack Glass Deputy Heads of House: Toby Beale, Charlie Bushell

2019 has been another successful and swift year. We started, as always, with a very busy first term, welcoming 17 new Year 9 students into the House. They soon settled and it was wonderful to see them engage so positively in College life. There have been plenty of highlights for our boys across all year levels as they all achieved successful outcomes in their own right throughout the year. As the year ends, we farewell our Year 13 students who have led the House well under the guidance of Head of House Jack Glass and his deputies Toby Beale and Charlie Bushell. We also farewell two Year 12 students Sam Boyd and Jack Minson, and Year 11 student Kennedy Payne. Academic Year 11 student Janindu Pahalawatta received an award for the Informatics Olympiad. He was one of 48 people across Australia and New Zealand to be given the award for being amongst


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