HOUSE PRIZE-GIVING At the end of the year we had the junior, senior and Corfe House prize- givings. The following students were recognised: Student Awards – best attitude, House spirit and displaying Corfe virtues Jack Mckenzie – Year 9 Oli Aikawa – Year 10
basketball commitments on the same day. We were certainly looking at first or second in both junior and senior basketball, so will have that situation sorted for next year! The end of the year seemed to race upon us. The House dinner was another successful event. There was no time to hold a senior tug of war, however, the junior tug of war was run on the final Thursday lunchtime and Corfe put up two competitive teams. Both teams did well but neither secured the top position. Outside all the demands of College, three of our boys managed to fit in other activities and perform at a high level. Year 12 student Sam Barnett and Year 10 student Luke Moore, both continuing from 2018, competed in their respective categories at a high level in the national jet skiing championships held throughout the year. Both boys gained some outstanding results and showed tremendous dedication, especially considering they also participate fully in the life of the school. Year 9 student Jack Mckenzie had an incredible year on the national surfing ladder. Competing in several competitions, he was placed in the top three surfers for his age in New Zealand. He is a boy with a huge future in this sport, so humble, but competitive and driven to succeed. The Book brothers – Year 11 student Josh and Year 9 student Nic – were both ranked nationally in their respective age groups and have participated in several basketball training camps outside their school training commitments. Josh was the star of the Senior A team this year and, with two years of high school left, his basketball future looks incredibly exciting. In summary, the boys of Corfe have done a lot and shown great dedication this year. It fills me with tremendous pride to be part of each boy's development, and I am excited by the prospect of our Corfe House Head Prefect Dominic Edmond leading the school in 2020.
overall. An absolutely great effort again from the boys in green. Cross Country The annual cross country in Hagley Park was always going to be a great day for the green machine, as Corfe had Kyle Houston and Dominic Edmond who were in peak form. Both went on to comfortably win the Intermediate and Senior grades respectively. Others gave it a good go, and several made the top 20, not quite enough for us to gain the overall House cup, but very close. House Music Every year I am impressed with the boys’ efforts in the House Music competition, and this year was no exception. Corfe’s full House song came from the movie Moana – slightly courageous in my opinion, but they were not to be deterred. A last minute change to the lead role saw us put on a slightly faulty performance, however, the passion showed was obvious and clearly caught the judge’s attention. Winning the full House trophy was certainly the highlight of the year, as it involves every single boy in the House. The small group – consisting of Dominic Edmond, Max Toth, Tom Rose, James Griffin, John Wong and Sam Barnett – were outstanding. There was no doubt we would be placed first and we were. A wonderful night for Corfe House. Reaction House Plays Festival Under the leadership of Alex McKenzie-Rimmer and Aidan Lynch, the boys again put on a fabulous show. A script written by a student a few years ago about trench life in World War I was brought to life by a small but committed Corfe cast. I do not think too many will forget the play, as it was the only serious play amongst much comedy. Although we didn’t win the overall prize, we received a number of commendations including best director and best actor. The House rugby and football tournament was cancelled due to poor weather and, unfortunately, our senior basketball players were unable to play in the interhouse competition due to more important
Jonathan Huo – Year 11 Kyle Houston – Year 12
JA Standring Cup for Excellence in Arts and Culture Dominic Edmond Dominic has had another outstanding year in all facets of school life. He has led by example in the arts, being lead in the school’s senior production, and for Corfe played an important role in the House drama production. He contributed significantly to the full House and small group performances in House Music. McGoldrick Cup for Excellence in Sport Kyle Houston Kyle has performed to an exceptional level in school athletics and cross country competitions, as well as in out of school triathlons and ironman events. He is a great role model for the boys in Corfe. Corfe Cup for Service to the House Oliver Beresford Oliver received this award as Head of House. His calm and kind approach was an example to all the boys. ATM Moore Cup for Fellowship Max Toth In a year that saw much anxiety and tension for many of our senior boys, Max was the calm and sensible boy that anyone could turn to at any time. Not always offering a solution, Max was able to steer the boys in the right direction often to a very satisfactory end point.
Ian Stevenson Housemaster, Corfe House
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