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REGISTER 2020 Contents
Culture, Groups & Activities
Executive Principal’s Prize-giving Address 6 The Chair, Board of Governors, Prize-giving Speech 10 The Head Prefect’s Prize-giving Speech 12 The 2021 Head Prefect’s Junior Prize-giving Speech 14 Our People 16 Board Notes 20 Governing Body 21 Prefects 2020 19 New Boys & Leavers 2020 22
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Senior Production – Evita The Book of Everything REACTION House Plays
Speech and Drama
Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
Instrumental Music Leadership Events Outdoor Education Eco-Action Nursery
From the Chaplain
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From the Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education
College Committee Reports
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NZQA Scholarship Awards for 2020
2020 NCEA Results Major Prize Winners Prize-giving Winners Scholarship Holders
Clay Target Shooting
Cricket Cycling Football Hockey
2021 University Scholarships
Rowing Rugby Sailing Skiing Squash
Swimming Table Tennis
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Volleyball Water Polo
Flower’s House Harper House Jacobs House Julius House Richards House Rolleston House School House Somes House
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LEADERSHIP Executive Principal’s Prize-giving Address
and the Board for their oversight through interesting times. To the boys assembled, thank you for your contribution this year. I would like to acknowledge the boys who are leaving, especially our Year 13 students. As recognised, the particular demands of 2020 have certainly made it different. I would ask you to reflect back and consider how you have grown in the skills of flexibility and adaptability this year – and focus not on what may have been lost, but what you have gained along the way. Your contribution this year was made special because it needed to be so, and you will be remembered fondly for the good humour and fun you brought along the way. You have, in various ways, been inspirational – and the boys who remain will always remember you. Your page has now been turned in College history, opportunities have been taken, friendships have been forged, glory days have been created ... thank you for your gifts of leadership and support. I would particularly like to highlight Head Prefect Dominic Edmond and his Deputy, Louis Gunn. From College Cribs to the articulation of brotherhood, you have both balanced your extraordinary talents with humility in an endearing way. You have been true leaders by example, modelling personal excellence along the way and, when asked, you have represented the views of your schoolmates with great empathy and forthrightness. As they leave school for the next exciting phase of their lives could I ask you to acknowledge, thank and wish well
Dom and Louis and all our leavers here today. There are two key groups that significantly influence the nature of College. First, our parents. Whether as members of the Parents’ Association, or through various “Friends of” committees, or by attending our various events, or just being alongside their boys, parents are involved in school life and make an appreciable difference in so many ways. I would particularly like to acknowledge Christ’s College Parents’ Association President Catherine McClean, who has so ably led her committee in this stop, start and plan again affair. Second, our Old Boys’ Association that, under the leadership of Richard Polson, has made huge gains in 2020 in moving the Association closer to its purpose and to College. Of course, this year it was these two associations that gifted College the beautiful korowai that Dom and I are wearing today. The fact that this gift was from our most significant traditional stakeholders should not go unnoticed, nor be understated. 2020 sees the conclusion of a four- year strategy that has focused on ensuring an equitable student experience across programmes, a higher level of personalisation, the introduction of Round Square IDEALS, and an emphasis on health and wellbeing. Much has been developed over that time, and indeed the boys who leave have in mind the graduate outcomes defined during this phase. Our next steps,
Ka tangi te titi, ka tangi te kaka, ka tangi hoki ahau.
Tihei mauri ora!
Te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, nga¯ mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura o ¯ te Karaiti. Warden of Christ’s College Bishop Peter Carrell, Ma¯ ori Bishop Richard Wallace, Chair of the College Board Hugh Lindo and members of the Board, special invited guests, staff, parents and students. Thank you for attending today for what I hope will be a celebration as we reflect back on what has been rather an extraordinary year and hand over the prizes. I am not intending to dwell on Covid-19 at this time, I think that has been considered enough, other than to say circumstances asked something of this community and we responded as best we could both individually and collectively. Thank you to staff, parents and boys for all that you did to make things work. I am proud of our response. Thank you to Hugh
toward our 175th anniversary, will rise through projects that
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consider motivation, philanthropy as a disposition, our connectedness through quality communication and commitment to others, and sustainability as a unique and thriving institution. All of us here should be encouraged by what we have done and what we will achieve as we seek to continuously improve our College in pursuit of its mission. As with any year there have been a number of staff changes throughout 2020. At the beginning of the year, we welcomed to the teaching staff Mathematics teachers Dr Neil de Joux and Amanda Lester, English teacher Claire Nicolson and Physical Education & Health teacher and basketball coach extraordinaire Ben Sheat. By way of farewells, at the end of Term 3 we said goodbye to Academic Data Systems Manager Claudine Forrester, from our Digital Services team. We thank Claude for all her diligence and hard work throughout the past 16 years and wish her all the very best as she embarks on a completely new challenge. At the end of year, after 11 years of care and attention to the medical needs of boys and staff, we farewell nurse Kay McKenzie from our Health Centre. We thank Kay for her love and service and are
pleased that she will still be in and about College as our relief nurse. We say goodbye and thank our two gap students, Devan Williams and Diwan Volschenk, who are both returning home to South Africa to begin their university studies. Of special note, we congratulate and wish our Head of English, Advanced Learning and TiC Debating Sian Evans well as she takes the next step in her brilliant career to join our sister school St Margaret’s College as Head of the Senior School. From boys at their best to empowering women, we wish Sian well. There have also been several transitions that will impact upon us in 2021. Our approach to student care and wellbeing will be subtly changed when John Quinn, Dr Sarah Anticich and Emily Baird become co-directors of the Centre for Wellbeing & Positive Education. We thank Emily and Sarah for their wonderful contribution as counselling psychologists over the last 12 months or so, and wish Emily well for her period of parental leave. Two new counsellors will complement this team next year. Also, on leave next year will be Teacher–Librarian Lisa Trundley-
Banks, who will be replaced by Caroline Black, and we congratulate Henry Smith who, having acted in the role for 12 months, has been appointed as the Head of Physical Education & Health. Matt Cortesi has been appointed as the Director of the Centre for Character & Leadership, a role made available as a result of Darrell Thatcher moving from this and his Director of Boarding responsibilities to become our first Assistant Principal – Planning, Co-curricular and Administration. As we congratulate Darrell on this change, we thank him for his significant contribution as our first Director of Boarding and developer and leader of our Immerse & Inspire programme. We also acknowledge and thank at this time Robert Aburn for his commitment and dedication to his work as Assistant Principal – Planning and Administration over the past eight years. As Darrell will discover, the general planning and day-to-day management of the school is an extraordinarily challenging task, and Robert has done an amazing job, while also retaining the significant responsibility of being Director of Music – the role he returns to substantively in 2021. I would ask us now to acknowledge Robert’s work for the past eight years and congratulate those that I have previously mentioned. Finally, we come now to farewell two esteemed members of the College Common Room. The first, David Chambers, was appointed Director of Drama at the beginning of 1998. His work in the school has been extraordinary in so many ways. During his 23 years here, through his academic leadership, quality teaching and his incredible passion and advocacy for drama, both in the classroom and in the co-curricular domain, David has been an ongoing positive influence in the lives of his students and an affirming, supportive and guiding hand for so many of his colleagues. His formal engagement in pastoral care has been exceptional and has complemented his natural flamboyance that focused on the enablement of boys to believe in
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themselves. Consequently, many, many boys have gone on to achieve so much more than they might have imagined, motivated and encouraged by David both on and off the stage. David's capacity to draw people together in the performing arts is an extraordinary gift and this has brought so much joy to so many from both within and beyond Christ’s College. Quite purposefully today, I choose not to highlight any single theatrical performance of whatever genre, that would be a touch like trying to pick your favourite child, for in each and every experience, David’s cast and crew will have grown in unique and special ways – and I know David himself would not play favourites in this outcome. David, this community has been very fortunate to have you as a constant, inspiring and affirming influence through all that College has faced over the time you have been a part of our journey. Your legacy is a thriving Drama department that provides extraordinary opportunities for boys. Your omnipotent presence around the campus will be missed. That booming voice and chuckle will be a sad absence from our daily lives. We wish you well in your retirement. Could I ask you to join with me for the final curtain call of David Chambers.
Christchurch Teachers’ College made the following comments: “He has a calm, friendly and organised manner. His appearance and presence lend a quiet authority to his teaching. With pupils and colleagues alike, his reassuring, can-do manner averts difficulties and gains cheerful cooperation and given the disruption of traditional family life in New Zealand society, many Principals might well regard him as a tower of strength in schools, being a role model for gentlemanly behaviour and a father figure for many pupils.” One might suggest then that in every way Peter has fulfilled every element of this recognised potential over his years here at College, while also being a wonderful colleague of support for so many. The Peter Cooper we celebrate today will be missed by all of us here at College. Could you please join with me in thanking him for his dedication and service, and to wish him well. Both David and Peter will help us in handing over our prizes today. Staff across the entire school, no matter what their roles, work tirelessly to achieve the very best for each boy. It is a collaborative approach from teaching and non- teaching staff that provides the opportunity for each boy to be at his best. I would particularly like to acknowledge the work of
the College Executive, especially Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson, who does so much and patiently deals with significant complexity in a compassionate and professional manner. And, in this year of emergency remote learning, the introduction of live reporting and the development phase of our College Diploma, our Assistant Principal – Curriculum Nicole Billante. Her work this year, her first full year in the role, has been truly extraordinary. To our Chaplain, Rev. Bosco Peters, who each week draws us to our centre, our heartfelt appreciation for another year of wise and measured guidance. To all staff, my deepest gratitude. It is your ongoing professional commitment that means boys in this school are taught brilliantly, known, understood and well cared for, irrespective of where the programme may take them on their College journey. May I ask all here to thank our dedicated staff. As some of you may know I have a daughter who lives in Chicago. Her husband works with a not-for-profit organisation called GRIP Outreach for Youth that seeks to serve the needs of fatherless youth in Chicago’s most disadvantaged areas. Their experience in the United States over the past 12 months had me occasion upon a piece of writing giving social commentary and espousing the
Peter Cooper joined the staff a decade earlier than David
Chambers. Over 33 years, he has been a leader in the Geography and Social Sciences academic domain, managed a plethora of sports and activities – aka badminton, shooting and swimming – and been the regular and reliable “Camp Dad” for Outdoor Education and, for 11 years, wrangled all within the then boarding Jacobs House. Respectfully, I would describe Peter as a schoolmaster in the old tradition – one who has been devoted to providing a breadth of opportunity for those he has served and, while doing so, setting the example of a gentleman and a scholar. In describing Peter’s personal and professional qualities, in 1987 the then Director of Secondary Programmes at the
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purpose of education that I thought laid down some challenge for all of us here, despite it being written almost 70 years ago by a young Christian human rights activist while in his formative years at university … one Martin Luther King Jr. In the Morehouse College Journal he wrote: “It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility, and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life. “Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half- truths, prejudices, and propaganda. At this point, I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose. A great majority of the so- called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass
of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge, but also the accumulated experience of social living.” Mr King tells us character, is a fundamental component of a quality education, and it is forged in culture. We all know that culture is created by what we do day-to-day, how we
speak and engage, the behaviours we advocate and commit to, and what we allow to occur between us. Our College virtues in practice is our culture. That culture is our individual actions in the face of collective will. It is whether we turn away or turn in. Through years past and in the years ahead, this school is only as good as the culture created by our considered actions, not our hope nor the platitudes of leaders. In every moment, we cannot allow ourselves to be compromised in what is right nor avert our attention from the consequences. What you learn at College is what you do and what you do at College is what you learn. One does not learn by osmosis. To those boys who are leaving, I trust the experience of this school has set for you a moral compass that is essentially uncompromising and reflects in your character and actions our most significant virtues of honesty, compassion and justice. For those of you who remain, the issue is to not stand by, but to courageously step up and to act in the face of anything that compromises another person’s rights to be who and as they are. Only if we consistently and unwaveringly act with total respect will we create a culture that enables the development of every positive feature of the graduate outcome and an environment that grows boys of integrity and strength of character to become men as we see in the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you again to the parents gathered here and the incredible staff for your ongoing support of all things College and thank you boys for being that Christ’s College. Have a wonderful Christmas and I trust that Christ’s example continues to guide you in all that you do. No ¯ reira, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ tatou katoa.
Garth Wynne Executive Principal
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LEADERSHIP The Chair, Board of Governors, Prize-giving Speech
Nau mai, haere mai E te manuhiri tu ¯ a¯ rangi, Haere mai mo tenei hui, Mo tenei kaupapa o te ra, No ¯ reira, te¯na¯ koutou, te¯na¯ koutou, Te¯na¯ koutou katoa.
Covid hurricane blowing around us has meant that our day-to-day world has been less disrupted than many others. The response by College to the significant challenges faced this year – led by Executive Principal Garth Wynne and his Executive team and all those who are part of College, whether they are on this stage today or not – has been incredible. I know I speak on behalf of the Board and our community in thanking you all for your unrelenting efforts to ensure that, as far as possible, our programmes were able to continue over the lockdown period. The fact that the school was able to be so nimble is a testament to your skill, resilience and hard work. I remember a conversation with one of Garth’s predecessors a few years ago, in which he said that the transfer of knowledge from a teacher to a student could not be delivered over the barrier of a bank of laptops but rather through pure classroom learning. Thankfully, we made the decision to embrace technology. On that theme, I want to give a “shout-out” to Director of Digital Services Paul Rodley and his team. I doubt anyone other than a few will know the amazing work Paul did to keep everyone connected over that period. Thank you, Paul. I hope you will have some quality downtime over the break to spend tinkering with the Land Rover. From the Board’s perspective, this year has been something of a roller coaster, reflecting pretty much
life for all of us. I am grateful to my colleagues for their continued commitment to their governance roles. We are blessed to have the benefit of some serious talent on a Board that is now more diverse, nimble and skilled, and tech savvy than recent Boards have ever been. Long gone are the days when governance diversity meant Old Boy lawyers from each House being on the Board. It has been years since a Board member shook his head and said, “This would not have happened in my day.” We are not all Old Boys and yet we do all have a passion for College and a commitment to enable Garth and his team to make College the best it can possibly be. We will ensure that the skills and competencies required around our table will always meet the needs of the school. Tim Kerr joined the Board this year as the Old Boys’ Association representative. Tim is Marketing
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Welcome to this meeting, to the important discussion of the day. Therefore, greetings, greetings, Greetings to you all. In particular, I want to welcome our Warden, Bishop Peter Carrell, and the Ma¯ ori Bishop, Richard Wallace. Thank you for coming. I also want to welcome and acknowledge Peter Cooper and David Chambers at their last prize-giving. A special welcome to those parents that have sons in both the junior and senior cohorts. I thank you for your commitment to College and your patience in having to listen to me again. Also, the good and well maintained tradition requiring the Board Chair to appear in this somewhat understated Potter-esque cloak was not disclosed to me by my illustrious predecessor Dr Ian Town – who, whilst indeed illustrious, was just too short to wear it. What a year we have had. All of us have been challenged in ways that we could not have imagined this time last year. It seems a reality of modern life that we will need to continuously learn from and embrace the seemingly more regular disruptions that confront us. The fact that our country has – touch wood – sat united in the eye of the
Manager at Ara Institute of Canterbury and has skills in
marketing, business planning and strategy development. We also said farewell to Peter Davie. Current CCOBA President Richard Polson joined a meeting during the year to discuss matters relevant to our alumni, and we appreciate the ongoing commitment of the CCOBA and the Parents’ Association, led by Catherine McLean, to College and its future. The 2020 strategy, initiated in 2017, is about to run its course, and we have just agreed the next strategic
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plan that will guide us through to 2025 – Our 175th anniversary year. Strategy 2025 continues to have the health, wellbeing and personal development of our students at its centre, and recognises that their character development is the sum of many parts, and will ultimately prepare them in the best way we know how for the “unknowable future” they face. In terms of our campus development, the immediate focus is on the Upper West project. The detailed planning work is underway with ground due to be broken in the middle of next year. I suspect the builders will still be able to hear the echo of the cheers after that try swirling around the site. At the moment the project is called Upper West – perhaps it could be simply “Jack’s Gym” and Upper could be renamed “Fletcher’s Field”. The need to renew, strengthen, rebuild and innovate our campus
is continuous, and to achieve the aspirations of our master plan we will continue to reach out for the same support that has enabled us to start building Upper West. I would like to thank all those who have generously supported the development of Upper West to date, and all those who kindly support or sponsor our scholarship, cultural, pastoral and sporting programmes. We believe College gives our students the best opportunity to shape their lives by adopting our Christian virtues, guided and mentored by our extremely dedicated staff – led so well by Garth –and built on rich traditions, but inspired by College’s much more rapid response in recent years to the challenges of student life in a complex and disrupted world. To our parents, thank you for your on-going support of College in a myriad of different ways. It is hugely appreciated.
To all Year 11 and 12 students and our juniors, I encourage you to embrace everything College has to offer. A teacher of mine once said that you can see and experience so much more if you look out and engage with the people and world around you. It is much more interesting than looking in the mirror. I always thought it was good advice. To Dom, Louis and all the leavers, thank you for your leadership and contribution, remember your time with us and take every opportunity to own your future wherever that may lead you. Thank you for listening. Have a great Christmas and enjoy the summer.
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option, but the silver lining is that we’ve gained perspective and built resilience, which otherwise we may not have done. We must be grateful for this and grateful for the fact that, despite the best efforts of Covid-19, we have still completed what has been an extraordinary year. The fact that we are able to assemble here today, without any restrictions, is a privilege in the global scheme of things. However, this year has certainly had its downs. I’ve had these two things in my blazer pocket just about all year. I’ve left them in there to remind me that I need to be grateful for everything I have. This pink origami flamingo is from the Al Noor Mosque, from when a group of prefects went to the mosque to show support at the year anniversary, and this is William Quin’s memorial programme. Will, who tragically died in a car accident this year, was a Year 13 student when the current Year 13 students were in Year 10. Both of these objects carry huge meaning to me. They remind me to be grateful for the here and now and to be grateful for everything I have. Nothing is a given and every moment must be savoured. To quote Will Quin’s favourite movie line, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.” This is an idea that our Chaplain Bosco Peters has preached time
2020 has been the year of many things: victories in basketball, rowing, rugby, hockey, debating; a first of its kind live-streamed senior production; an exceptional fundraiser for Shave for a Cure; and much more.
All of this, despite the virus.
More than anything else, 2020 has been a year of perspective. Let me take you back to Monday 16 March, to a beautiful sunny day in Twizel, on the final straight to Maadi, when the news broke that gatherings over 500 people were banned, and therefore Maadi and our hopes of bringing the silverware back home were dashed … Suddenly, the realisation that this year wasn’t going to go as planned really started to sink in. “But who wants the norm?” said my optimistic side. This year was going to be different, to bring new challenges and that was going to be exciting.
Te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai. Ki te wha¯ nau o ¯ te Kura o ¯ te Karaiti Nga¯ mihi ki a koe, Bishop Carrell, Nga¯ mihi hoki ki a koe, Pi ¯ hopa Wallace. Te¯ na¯ koe, Nga¯ mihi ki a koe hoki, te Hiamana o ¯ te¯ nei kura, te¯ na¯ koe Matua Lindo, Ki nga¯ mema o ¯ te poari o ¯ te Kura o ¯ te Karaiti, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou. Ke te tumuaki, Matua Wynne, te¯ na¯ koe, nga¯ mihinui ki a koe Matua, mo ¯ to ¯ awhi, mo ¯ to ¯ whakaaro, mo ¯ to ¯ aroha. Ki nga¯ kaiako o ¯ te¯ nei kura, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, nga¯ mihinui ki a koutou. Ki nga¯ ma¯ tua o ¯ nga tauira. Nau mai, haere mai.
Challenges and opportunities are synonymous in my eyes –
opportunities to grow and learn. Not often easy, challenges are what help us understand who we really are. Tony O’Connor, a former teacher and coach of mine, used to say, “Always take the challenging option so that when the time comes that you have to dig deep, you have already been there and come out the other side.” I have noticed that my Tony impression is slowly becoming more leprechaun than Tony, but that’s beside the point. The message is key. This year more than any other we have been forced to take the hard
Ki nga¯ tauira, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ tatou katoa.
He whakatauki te¯ nei: Ma te huruhuru, ka rere te manu.
Without feathers the bird cannot fly.
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brotherhood is in safe hands next year and I wish you all the best for the year ahead. At the end of this speech, I will give Jack the Head Prefect’s crest and will pass over the korowai. I want to take this opportunity to thank Gunny (Louis Gunn) and the prefect group for supporting me this year, and also the entire Year 13 group. Teacher and rowing coach Henry Smith has told me on many occasions that leadership is a lonely place but, looking back on this year, I can happily disagree. I have had the support of the year group and the school and I want to thank you all for that. To my fellow Year 13 students, as the seniors we set the tone of the school and every Year 13 this year has had a hand in making this year such a memorable and enjoyable one. I want to wish all the leavers the best of luck in their future endeavours. Stay true to the virtues of College and I know all of you will succeed. I want to thank Executive Principal Garth Wynne, Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson and Director of the Centre for Character & Leadership Darrell Thatcher for their support and mentoring over this year. Also, a massive thank you to my parents and family for supporting me and for allowing me the opportunity to attend this great school, this great brotherhood. This brotherhood doesn’t belong to 2020, it belongs to everyone in this room, and it is your responsibility to ensure that the ideals of this vision are upheld.
and time again in Chapel, namely mindfulness. Now lads, I know you are often not feeling inspired on a Monday morning at 8.15, but I urge you to really listen and take on board what the Chaplain talks about. We are truly lucky to have a man with his wisdom and open mindedness to be guiding our spirituality through our most radical time of growth. Other men to be acknowledged today are David Chambers and Peter Cooper. These long-standing staff are retiring after a combined 55 years of service to the school. Both have had a profound impact on their respective departments – and, on behalf of the boys, I want to wholeheartedly thank you for your service. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my Housemaster Ian Stevenson, who has been a huge part of my time at College. He has taught me many valuable lessons over the three and a half years at the helm of the mighty House that is Corfe – most valuable of which is not to take things too seriously. Your laidback nature has taught me to not sweat the small stuff, which has allowed me to really enjoy this year, so thank you.
The idea of a brotherhood is something I introduced in my speech last year. At that time, I defined the brotherhood as a collective of people who all have each other’s backs and continually try to lift each other up, all the while showing the values of respect and integrity to a high degree. We have made leaps and bounds towards this vision, and throughout the year there have been exceptional cases of this concept being seen. The most vivid of which in my view was the head shave – 75 boys and staff from different years and Houses shaving their heads for a very worthy cause and raising an incredible $64,488, smashing the previous record by $25,000. I believe that the droves of lads getting their locks chopped is largely due to the collective will to contribute and to support each other. This year has seen the cultivation of this idea and it is my sincere hope that future generations of boys will build and celebrate this brotherhood. This leads me to congratulate Jack Belcher and Jamie Barr for being named Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefect for 2021. I know the
Good traditions must be maintained.
Tiakina tika, nga¯ tikanga tika
No ¯ reira, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ tatou katoa.
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the teachers and how much they sacrifice for each boy's development cannot be taken for granted, along with the amazing facilities we have on offer. But boys, these resources are only what you make of them. If you put the effort in, you will reap the rewards – effort both when everybody is watching, and when nobody is watching – a situation we have experienced more than ever this year with the lockdown. When everybody is watching, our fear of what others may think often means we simply conform to what our mates are doing, passing up on the opportunity to try something new or take part in something that looks interesting. This is evident in all aspects of College life: our academic and sport choices, participation in the arts, or singing in Chapel. Being bold and taking the risk is often far more enjoyable and may also open your eyes to something you truly find fascinating. Many students go through high school not knowing what they want to do afterwards, perhaps because they didn't have the audacity to try something new and discover their passion. In my time at College, I stepped out of my comfort zone by joining the choir, having come from intermediate school with little singing or music experience. In doing so, I have grown as a musician and realised the passion I have for singing, as well as forming a lot of friendships with the others in the choir. When nobody is watching to congratulate or encourage us, we often stop working as hard. If you put in that extra mile, do an extra practice question or play your
instrument a little bit longer, you are already ahead of the pack. Don't mark your own success by comparing yourself to others – instead, let your motivation be intrinsic. Set goals for yourself that you aspire to, but remember: if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. Having started to learn the saxophone in the Year 9 music programme, a goal I set for myself was to play in the Big Band before I leave College. I achieved this goal last year, after lots of practise in my own time when nobody was watching. Seeing the progress along the way, not just reaching my goal, was satisfying not only for me, but also for my family who had to listen to me practise. What are the attributes that this school believes will allow College
Te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai Chair of the Board, members of the Board, Executive Principal, staff, parents and boys.
He whakatauki te¯ nei:
graduates to flourish? It is not academic, sporting or cultural prowess as you may think, but
Wha¯ ia e koe te iti kahurangi. Ki te tuohu me he maunga teitei. Seek the treasures of your heart. If you bow, let it be to a lofty mountain. I am continually amazed at what we have accomplished as a school this year, despite the challenges we have faced with Covid-19. The lockdown and the following restrictions served as a strong reminder that we cannot take anything for granted, and to enjoy our opportunities and freedoms. Today is one of these opportunities, as we celebrate the junior prize winners who have shown such diligence and tenacity. Yet, it is the collective effort of parents, teachers, coaches, classmates and the wider school – not the work of a single student – that enables each boy to thrive. The quality of
character attributes such as courage and resilience. I believe our virtues can be a point of difference between College and other schools, because we are not alone in fostering excellence in academic, sporting and cultural fields. While there are a range of virtues and attributes that make up the ideal College graduate, I believe the one that underpins them all is respect – respect of self, respect of others, and respect of the environment. What does this look like at College? Being proud of your appearance and your uniform, keeping your shirt tucked in, seeing past the differences of others, and looking after the school – your classrooms, common rooms and kitchen appliances. You don't have to have a lead role in a production or be
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a prefect to be a successful College student. If after five years you can see yourself in the mirrors with our school's virtues, you can be proud of your efforts. College’s motto is Bene tradita, bene servanda – Good traditions, well maintained. Without the hierarchy of the past, you all have a unique opportunity to establish your own “good tradition” where everyone is treated with kindness and respect, and people are continually lifted up. I have experienced this behaviour in my rugby team and believe there is no stronger sense of camaraderie and trust between teammates than when you are performing a haka together. Embrace New Zealand's biculturalism and Ma¯ ori culture at College. Teacher David Chambers is leaving behind a legacy that I trust
you will not only maintain in the future, but also build upon. In closing, I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Reflect on the advice I have given and take this unique time we find ourselves in to explore the beauty of our own backyard. Ahakoa nga¯ ueue, Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui. When you find things that are difficult in life, Stand strong, stand tall and be of great heart No ¯ reira, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ koutou, te¯ na¯ tatou katoa.
Jack Belcher Head Prefect 2021
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LEADERSHIP Our People
Executive Principal Garth Wynne BA DipEd (Queensland),
Art Darryn George BFA (Canterbury), MFA (Melbourne), DipTchg, Art Kate Belton BFA (Otago), DipTchg Art History Robyn Peers MA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, Art History Biology Dr Graeme Swanson BSc(Hons) PhD (Edinburgh), DipTchg, Biology Callum Bell BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Kirsty Howatson BSc(Hons) (Stirling) Emily Priest BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Careers Chris Sellars BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg, Careers Advisor Chemistry Scott Franklin BSc (Otago), GradDipTchg, Chemistry Dr Craig Aitken BSc(Hons) PhD (Canterbury), DipTchg, Chemistry, SOMES Dr Briar Wait BSc MSc PhD (Canterbury), GradDipTchg, ROLLESTON Classics Olivia Austin BA (Canterbury) GradDipTchg Commerce Katie Southworth BBA Business Management (Lancaster University, UK), GradDipTchgLng, Economics and Accounting (Teachers College, Christchurch) William Bell BCom (Canterbury), DipTchg Graeme Christey BCom (Canterbury), CA, DipTchg, Commerce Jennifer Wong BCom (Lincoln), GradDip (College of Education) Design & Visual Communication Monique Ellis-Martin BDes, DipTchg Digital Technology Paul Rodley MSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, ICT
Drama David Chambers BA (Otago), DipTchg, Drama Robyn Peers MA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, Art History Earth & Space Science Dr Anna Johnston BSc(Hons) PhD (Canterbury), DipSecTchg (NZGSE) English Sian Evans BA (Johannesburg), Cambridge CELTA, GradDipTchng (Canterbury) Zac Knight BA (Canterbury), GradDipTchLn (College of Education) Caroline Black BA (Canterbury), DipTchg Nikki Bleyendaal BA BSc(Hons), GradDipTchg Emma Bracken BA (Auckland), GradDipTchgLn (Canterbury) Melissa Campbell BA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg Rob Donaldson BA(Hons) (Cape Town), BEd (Rhodes), MPhil (Waikato), HDEPG (Sec) Claire Nicolson BPhysEd (Professional Studies, Exercise Prescription and Management), GDSE (Otago) Ginny Patterson BA (Canterbury), DipTchg Geography Peter Cooper MSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, Geography Neil Nicholson BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg, Geography Neil Porter BSc (Canterbury), PGDipSportMgt (Massey), DipTchg History Warren Lidstone BA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, GCertOTL, History Samantha Stevenson BA (Canterbury) BA(Hons) (Canterbury), GradDipTchg (Canterbury) Ben Vink BA(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, FLOWER’S Learning Centre & ESOL Lesley Anderson-McKenna BA (Otago), DipTchg, Literacy and Tuition
MEdAdmin (New England) Deputy Principal
Rob Donaldson BA(Hons) (Cape Town), BEd (Rhodes), MPhil (Waikato), HDEPG (Sec) Assistant Principal – Planning and Administration Robert Aburn MusB(Hons) DipTchgDist PGDipEdLead MTchgLn (Canterbury), LRSM LTCL (London), AIRMT Music Assistant Principal – Curriculum Nicole Billante MA(Hons) (Canterbury), GradDipTchgLng (College of Education) Assistant Principal – Community Engagement and Special Projects Neil Porter BSc (Canterbury), PGDipSportMgt (Massey), DipTchg Director of Boarding and the Centre for Character & Leadership Darrell Thatcher BSc (Otago), DipTchg Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education John Quinn BA, DipSocWk, MEd, Cert Counselling Clinical Psychologists – College Counsellors Dr Sarah Anticich BSc BA(Hons) MSc(Hons) PGDipClinPsych (Canterbury), PhD (Queensland) Emily Baird BA (Psych), MEd, PGDip (ChFamPsych) (Canterbury) Chaplain The Rev. Bosco Peters BSc (Canterbury), BTheol(Hons) (Melbourne), DipTchg TEACHING STAFF Agribusiness Dr Mike Field BA (History), MAppl Sci (Lincoln), PG Dip Tchg (Physical Education and History), PhD (Education – University of Queensland), JULIUS
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Shelly Jackson BA (Canterbury), GradDipTchgLng (College of Education) Gill Kilpatrick BA(Hons) (Leeds), PGCE Kate Morris BA (Canterbury) GradDipTchgLn (College of Education) Alexandra Robertson BA(Hons) (University of Lancaster), PGCE (Secondary University of Newcastle upon Tyne), TESOL (Trinity College) CONDELL’S Mathematics & Statistics Samantha Squire BEng(Hons)
Victor Sue-Tang PEng, BESc Civil (Western Ontario), MBA (Ivey), GradDipTchLn (Canterbury) Dr Andrew Taylor BSc(Hons) PhD (Canterbury), DipTchg, Physics Religious Education The Rev. Bosco Peters BSc (Canterbury), BTheol(Hons) (Melbourne), DipTchg Nicholas Sutcliffe BMus (Auckland), GradDipTchgLn (Canterbury) General Science Callum Bell BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Emily Priest BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Sport Rob Clarke BPhEd (Otago), DipTchg, Sport Stephen Dods Kris Miller BPhEd (Otago), PGDipPC Technology Eloise Nevin BDes (CPIT), GradDip (NZGSE) Kevin Harris BEd DipTchg (Sydney), RICHARDS Sam Leary BPR&TM (Lincoln), Dip Advanced CAD, GradDipTchgLn (Canterbury), Nat Cert Furniture Making Gavin Love NZTradeCert, AdvNZTradeCert, MITO, CertAdultTchg Carey Prebble BDes (Massey), DipTchg (NZGSE) Teacher Aide Susanna He Maria Riveros Annemarie Winstone INSTRUMENTAL & ROCK MUSIC Big Band Claire Oliver LTCL, AIRMT, Cert Jazz Studies Brass Antonio Dimitrov MMus, GradDipTchg Clarinet Jonathon Prior LTCL, LRSM Drums Greg Donaldson Dip Jazz Studies Flute Margo Askin MMus Music Tutor & Organ Tutor Nicholas Sutcliffe Piano Shelley Spang MusB (Canterbury), LTCL (Piano & Singing), RMTH SRATH (London), CPSM, NZSMT Saxophone Claire Oliver LTCL, AIRMT, Cert Jazz Studies Voice Shelley Spang MusB (Canterbury), LTCL (Piano & Singing), RMTH SRATH (London), CPSM, NZSMT Violin Jennie Goldstein DipMus (Auckland), LTCL
Violoncello Alison Hansen BSc, FTCL, AIRMT, DipTchg Rock Music Nolan Hungerford LTCL, AIRMT, Cert Jazz Studies ITINERANT SPEECH & DRAMA Tomascita Edgerton BA (Canterbury), LTCL Tania McVicar ATCL (Speech & Drama), CertTESOL ARCHIVES Jane Teal MA (Otago), PgCert (Strathclyde), DipTchg LIBRARY Lisa Trundley-Banks BA(Hons) (Surrey), PGCE Lyn Feterika DipILS HEALTH CENTRE Kay McKenzie RN Nicky Taylor RN Medical Officer Dr Jacques Marchand MBChB DIGITAL SERVICES Director of Digital Services Paul Rodley MSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg Web Services & Digital Services Support Manager James Brand Digital Services Solutions Architect Mark Gillette Digital Services Technician Ben Smith Academic Data Systems Manager Claudine Forrester Data Management Assistant Kerry McLorinan SCIENCE TECHNICIANS Biology Sally Kersey BSc (Canterbury) Chemistry Vicki Bennie NZCS (Biology) Physics Edwin Flores DipAppTech (Electrotechnology, Electrics and Computer Technology) EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS Executive Assistant to the Executive Principal Mel Libeau Executive Assistant Academic Management Sara Ball
(Liverpool), PGCE (Bristol) Tamara Lerios BEd (FET) (Witwatersrand), Mathematics Dr Neil de Joux PhD (Applied
Psychology) (Canterbury), GDipT (NZGSE) Dr Tom Hawkins BSc(Hons) (Newcastle), PhD (Victoria), GDipTchg (NZGSE) Amanda Lester GradDipTchLn(Secondary) (Mathematics, Science and Chemistry) (Christchurch College of Education), MEd (Canterbury) Andrew Levenger BA(Hons) PGCE Secondary (Durham) Ian Stevenson BSc(Hons) (Canterbury), DipTchg, CORFE Darrell Thatcher BSc(Otago), DipTchg Arthur Wood HDE SecEd (ECE Kwa-Zulu Natal University), SCHOOL Modern Languages Susan Harding BA (Canterbury), DipTchg, CertTESOL (CCE), CELTA (Cambridge), Modern Languages Steve Everingham BSc (Canterbury), DipTchg Elaine Tang BA(Hons) (Southampton), PGCE Teryl Yogeeswaran BA, MA (USA) Music Robert Aburn MusB(Hons) DipTchgDist PGDipEdLead MTchgLn (Canterbury), LRSM LTCL (London), AIRMT Music Nick Coxon BMus GWCMD (Cardiff), DipMus (Wales), LTCL (London), PGCE (Bristol) Nicholas Sutcliffe BMus (Auckland), GradDipTchgLn (Canterbury) Physical Education & Health Henry Smith BEd (Canterbury), GradDipTchg Matt Thatcher BEd (Physical Education), GradDipTchg Matt Cortesi BLS (Waikato), DipTchg, Physical Education & Health, HARPER Ben Sheat BEd (Physical Education), GradDipTchg (Canterbury) Physics David Newton BHortSc(Hons) (Lincoln), GradDipTchg
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Susanna He Teacher Aide, Learning Support 27 January 2020 Lauren van Zyl Advancement Coordinator 2 March 2020 Annemarie Winstone Teacher Aide,
Executive Assistant to the Director of Finance & Operations and Board Secretary Shari Clunne BA (Canterbury), DipLegalExec (NZ Law Society), GDipBus (HRM) (Massey) FINANCE & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT Director of Finance & Operations Rob McFarlane BCA (Victoria), CA Finance Manager Connor Phipps BCom, CA Financial Accountant Lisa McCleary BCom, CA Compliance Manager Darren Dean Accounts Janelle Masson KJ Smith Attendance Officer Amanda Glennie Custodian Margaret Goodall MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS Mike R Tovey (Manager) NZTradeCert Robert McKeon (Supervisor)
Alumni Manager Lizzie Dyer Senior Development Manager Shelly Keach CFRE, MFINZ Bequest & Relationship Manager Peter Davidson Advancement Coordinator Lauren van Zyl BA(Hons) (London) Receptionists
Learning Support 27 January 2020
NON-TEACHING ROLE TRANSITION Janelle Masson Accounts Receivable (return from parental leave) 9 March 2020 Kerry McLorinan Database Systems Administrator 12 October 2020 NON-TEACHING RESIGNATION Claudine Forrester Academic Data Systems Manager 2005–2020 Kaye McKenzie Health Centre Nurse 2010–2020 Deanne Gath International Student Manager 2016–2020
Jan McCook Penny Whyte
TEACHER NEW APPOINTMENTS Dr Neil de Joux Mathematics 24 January 2020 Amanda Lester Mathematics 24 January 2020 Claire Nicolson English 24 January 2020 Ben Sheat Physical Education & Health 24 January 2020 TEACHER ROLE TRANSITION Robert Aburn Relinquished role Assistant Principal – Planning and Administration to Director of Music 4 December 2020 Peter Cooper Relinquished role HoD Geography to Geography teacher 29 January 2020 Tamara Lerios Assistant HoD Mathematics 27 January 2020 Neil Nicholson Relinquished role Rolleston Housemater to HoD Geography 27 January 2020
2020 GAP STUDENTS Ruth Simms English Tutor (UK) 22 July 2019–20 July 2021 Diwan Volschenk (SA) 27 January 2020–December 2020 Devan Williams (SA) 28 January 2020–December 2020
Peter van Arendonk Eoin Cook NZTradeCert Aiden Dempsy Peter Domigan Level 1V TurfCert Jeremy Hopewell
UNIFORM SHOP Ann Shaw (Manager) Ange Bosworth
Henry Smith Acting HoD (cover for teacher LWOP) 27 January–30 November 2020
PERFORMINGARTS &EVENTS TECHNICIAN Grant Bennett ADVANCEMENT Director of Advancement Claire Sparks Admissions Registrar Sarah Fechney International Student Manager Deanne Gath Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant Melissa Hogan
TEACHER RESIGNATION David Chambers Director of Drama 1 February 1998–4 December 2020 Peter Cooper Geography 1 February 1988–4 December 2020 Sian Evans HoD English, Head of Advanced Learning 26 January 2018–4 December 2020 NON-TEACHING NEW APPOINTMENTS Lizzie Dyer Alumni Manager 27 January 2020 Kevin Guttmann Residential Boarding House Tutor 27 January 2020
College Writers Catherine Hurley Jocelyn Johnstone
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LEADERSHIP Board Notes
Hugh Lindo’s first year as Chair of the Board of Governors has been both challenging and rewarding, as he described in his prize-giving speech, published in this issue of Register . During the disruption created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the guidance provided by the Board of Governors was invaluable. Their attention is not limited to the short term, however, and their strategic vision for College, the wellbeing of its students and engagement with our greater community, was resolute. In spite of the difficulties, a feature of 2020 has been a focus on health and wellbeing, the maintenance of academic standards, and planning for the future. The end of 2020 marked the conclusion of a four-year strategy for College. A new plan has been set for the next phase, through to our 175th anniversary celebrations in 2025. Our next steps will occur through projects that consider motivation, philanthropy as a disposition, our connectedness through quality communication and commitment to others, and sustainability as a unique and thriving institution. Financially, College has undertaken a review of its Foundation Assets and prudently addressed the weighting of property investments away from a concentration of Christchurch-centred commercial property in favour of a more diverse sector and geographic spread via professionally managed funds.
One of the most exciting moments occurred in July, when the Board approved the construction of a new multi- purpose sports and wellbeing facility on Upper – known as Upper West – with physical works to commence during 2021. This will enhance the campus and is a much- needed facility for a growing roll. In July, the Board of Governors was pleased to welcome Old Boy Tim Kerr as the new CCOBA Board representative, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Peter Davie. Tim has a broad strategic and commercial background founded on a commerce degree from the University of Canterbury and has pursued a career in marketing and organisational strategy. He brings more than 10 years’ board experience in non-government organisations, social services and sport sectors, and is currently Marketing Manager at Ara Institute of Canterbury. Following Tim’s appointment, the Board again comprises nine Governors. Board Chair Hugh Lindo is ably assisted in his official role by Deputy Chair Jeremy Johnson and Chair of the Finance, Investment and Audit Committee Catherine McMillan.
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