Register 2019

Matthew Todd

Somes Prize for Outstanding Overall Contribution to the Arts and General Scholarship Matthew is an excellent role model to our students in the arts, in his leadership and service to the school, and in his scholasticism. He has been in the Chapel Choir since Year 9 and was head of this choir in 2019. He was also a member of Schola Cantorum and co-leader of Collegium, the combined choir, and a member of the Big Band for four years, as well as the combined orchestra. He was the drummer for West Side Story in 2018. Matthew has also acted in school and House drama productions. He has participated in Model United Nations since 2015 and has been a debater for last the two years, which included serving as an adjudicator for junior debating. He received Honours Ties for choral and instrumental music in 2019. Matthew has a very good academic track record in NCEA and was awarded Gold Badges in 2018 and 2019. He also received Bronze Awards in the Chemistry and Biology Olympiads. He has recently been awarded a University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship. Matthew has achieved all this while also being actively involved in our sports programme. He has done all this positively, willingly, and with cheerful aplomb.

Max Heywood

Maling Memorial Prize for Outstanding Service to the School Max provided service to the school which went well beyond his role as Deputy Head Prefect. In his final years at College he threw himself into the life of the school with great enthusiasm and positivity. He won two medals at the 2019 Maadi Cup regatta, after taking up rowing as a novice in Term 4 last year, and was a highly effective and committed co- captain of the 2nd XV. He will be remembered for his presentations on various issues at assembly, and for his enthusiastic “team of the week” nominations. Max was dedicated to the idea of more student voice in the life of the school and supported our commitment to the ideals of Round Square. He helped chair the Student Senate and did an outstanding job as student chair of the senior ball committee, handling the challenges of a new venue and format with great skill and dedication. He also managed to squeeze in mentoring junior students, community service, House sport and House plays, and participation in the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Challenge competition. The recent award of two scholarships – the University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship and the University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship – is acknowledgement of his calibre.

Finn Brokenshire

Runner-up to the Wacher Prize for Academic Head of the School At College, our top scholars are very competitive and set impressive standards. Therefore, it is a fine achievement to be in the running for dux of the school. Finn has a track record of outstanding academic success, and was awarded Gold Ties for his NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 results. He has applied himself to his studies in a positive and energetic way. His teachers have commended him on the way he has engaged with ideas and content in the classroom, and he is keen to learn and enthusiastic about new concepts, which shows he is using his top strength, curiosity, to good effect. Finn has recently been awarded three university scholarships: the University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship, the University of Auckland Faculty of Business and Economics Scholarship, and the UC College of Business and Law Scholarship. He has the attributes required for scholastic success and we wish him all the best for his future studies.


Christ’s College Canterbury

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