Register 2020

PASTORAL CARE Flower’s House

Jarrad Hill have carried us in this competition over the last few years and did so again in 2020 – although we went down to Harper in the final. All the Year 13 T20 cricket paid off, with third place in the senior competition. Will Drummond joining the clay target shooting team helped shoot us into the placings of that competition. The juniors also had some promising results. They gained strong results in junior basketball, finishing in the semi-finals, performed well at hockey, tennis and volleyball, and also managed our first chess win in recent years. House Plays was again a highlight. Year 12 student Henry Briscoe took the lead for the play Don’t Count Your Ostriches . He ambitiously chose a young cast, all Year 11 or below, and to their credit the boys did an amazing job. Well done to Ralph Allen, Ben Donaldson, Tom Foster, Richard Harnett, Will Pryor, Jono Rookes, Lachie Short and, of course, Henry. Special mention also needs to go to Henry for his performance in Evita . Henry played two performances as Perón, one of the main characters. It was also great to see Ed Davidson, Ben Donaldson, Josh Peckitt and Lachie Short picking up roles in the Year 10 production of The Book of Everything . Finally, well done to Jake Cutler for gaining a place in the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir. An amazing achievement. Head of House Jarrad Hill and the Year 13 students were very proactive, and special mention must go to Ollie King, Owen Short and Tom Smith, who were particularly encouraging of the House to increase their positive participation in House events. Flower’s played hard but fair this year. The boys supported each other

well and were proud of each other's performances. One of the highlights of 2019 had been re-establishing the strong relationship with Ronald McDonald House. This resumed again at the start of 2020, but due to the impact of Covid-19 Ronald McDonald House had to restrict visitor entry, which meant our role was mainly left to fundraising. We enjoyed more House barbecues and takeaway nights this year. Senior students, Karen Adams and Ben Vink organised these at various times. The boys loved events such as dumpling night, which celebrated Tim Wang’s return from China. Thanks to Yvonne Wang and Catherine Lee for making well over 500 dumplings for the boys. The Year 10 boys also impressed with their collective effort in “Bringing a Dinner from Home”. They provided venison, lamb, vegetables and desserts from their homes all over the country and managed to recruit Karen to help with preparation. Flower’s House boys have continued to have a strong influence on College’s sporting achievement, representing the school in many different codes at high levels. Will Hocquard was in the 1st XI cricket team, and Eddie Dargue, on his return to the top tennis squad, enjoyed a successful campaign at the South Island Schools Tennis Championships. Ollie King, who had been a key member of the team for a number of years, played a pivotal role in 1st XI hockey. Will Hocquard also joined him in the team. Wil de Geest and Nale Fifita continued to provide strong leadership in the top basketball side, and Jarrad Hill played 1st XV rugby, continuing the success he had in 2019.

Housemaster: Ben Vink Deputy Housemaster/Mentor: Monique Ellis-Martin Mentors: Gill Kilpatrick, Zac Knight, Neil Nicholson House Matron: Karen Adams Residential Tutors: Zac Knight, Dan Sharples Non-residential Tutors: Bailen Thatcher, Kale Thatcher Head of House: Jarrad Hill Deputy Head of House: Owen Short It was great to see how highly motivated the Flower’s House boys were throughout 2020. It has been a stable and successful year for the House, even though we were a little up and down in the interhouse competition. We finished in the middle of the pack for the interhouse trophy – but were happy to once again be the top boarding House in the competition. Among the highlights of the year were finishing second in House basketball. The Flower’s team was ably led by Wil de Geest and Nale Fifita. In addition, in the best result Flower’s has had in the last five years, we came third in House Music. Max Luisetti did a great job leading the House in this competition. We were once again finalists in the senior House tennis. Eddie Dargue and


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