Register 2020


the situation instead of what they were missing out on; and the seniors doing examinations, managing the added pressure of having to look at what the future could hold and what it meant for them now. Through everything we have still seen what young men can do. Here is our year. Following the 2019 NZQA examinations, Thomas Clarke and Shyam Hari were awarded Gold Badges for achieving over 90 Level 1 Excellence credits, and Jack Belcher and James Currie were awarded Gold Ties for achieving the same standard, as well as being in the top five of the year level. From Year 12 results, Charlie Owens was re-awarded his Gold Badge, and Angad Vraich was awarded a Gold Tie. At the end of the year, tertiary scholarships for 2021 were awarded to Hamish Bell (University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship), Cormac Dods (Lincoln University Ma¯ tauraka Ma¯ ori Scholarship), Charlie Owens (University of Waikato Ko Te Tangata School Leaver Scholarship, University of Canterbury Hiranga Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship), Liam Pratt (Lincoln University Rugby Scholarship), and Angad Vraich (University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship). Away from the College programme, a number of students achieved highly in sport in 2020. Jacob Clements and Sam Chittock were in the Canterbury water polo U14 team that gained a silver medal at the national championship, and Jacob, Callum Gard and George Grace competed in the surf life saving nationals in Mount Maunganui. Previously, Callum had been the top overall U13 athlete at both

the Canterbury championships and Southern Region junior championships. Alex Churchill won a number of podium finishes at the Canterbury Classic Karate Tournament, and in Australian football, Angus Hammett was named in the New Zealand AFL Academy squad and then in the AFL New Zealand Level Two team, as well as being awarded the 2020 AFL New Zealand Rising Star Award to recognise his achievements in this sport. In swimming, James Currie suffered disruption after gaining multiple 1st places in the Canterbury & West Coast championships when the national competition was cancelled at the end of Term 1. Although a number of the regular winter national tournaments were also cancelled, Somes House students involved in shooting continued their success from last year. Henry Lassen was 1st in the junior South Island single rise and 3rd in the South Island overall at the South Island championships, and 1st in the junior New Zealand single rise, while George Nehoff was selected for the South Island skeet team of three who competed against the North Island after the championships. Competing at the North Island Secondary Championships, Henry Lassen and Harry Trolove were part of the team that won the North Island Secondary School Skeet Team Shield. In drama, Ederick He, Sam Kirby, Ciaran Huntley, James Drury, and Oliver Du Toit, were involved in the on again, off again senior production of Evita . The commitment they needed to show was huge and included a lot of doubt about whether it would go on stage at all, with changes at the last minute to

Housemaster: Dr Craig Aitken Deputy Housemaster/Mentor: Dr Tom Hawkins Mentors: Kate Belton, Emma Bracken, Nick Coxon, Dr Neil de Joux, Steve Everingham Head of House: Charlie Chubb Deputy Head of House: Charlie Owens House Prefects: Hamish Bell, George Coats, Cormac Dods, Ederick He, Seb Hudson, Samuel Kirby, Ethan Manera, Oscar Nott, Liam Pratt, Jack Satterthwaite, Angad Vraich When we reflect back upon this year, it is sometimes difficult to remember everything that has happened. We started, we had lockdown, we came back into a temporary home in the Assembly Hall, and we were continuously under the possibility of doing it all again. Covid-19 has proved a challenging time to say the least. I am proud of how our young men showed resilience through the weeks leading up to the early closure of College. From the Year 9 students who got their feet secure in the House, only to have to do it all again after the disruptions of lockdown; the Year 10 students who really took to their new Assembly Hall facilities and looked at the advantages of


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