Rector's Comment // Friday 8 February 2019
Please note: for all student successes please email to RC@stac.school.nz
COAST TO COAST
The St Andrew’s College Coast to Coast team of Henry Spark, Benjamin Leech (both Year 12) and Fiona Murray finished an outstanding seventh overall, from around 500 two-day competitors. The team also won the schools grade by 1.35 hours. Well done!
Joel Wilson, Year 11, is part of the track cycling development squad and at a recent track event he won the overall trophy for the highest overall placing in the five races, which included sprint, scratch races (450m, 1600m and 2400m), and elimination races.
Angus Laing (Year 5) playing on Saturday for StAC 6 against East Christchurch Shirley Cricket Club, took a hattrick, a rare feat in cricket. All three of his victims were bowled!
Congratulations to the following Year 6 students from StAC 5 for being selected for Christchurch Junior Cricket Association teams in the upcoming representative CJCA Summer Tournament – Spencer Ballinger, Josh Blackman, Daniel Liu, Tom Simpson, Jack Shearer and Alessio Viettone-Smithson.
Congratulations to the 12 students who competed at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Senior Tennis Championships. The standard was impressive and congratulations to Jamie Garbett (Year 13) for finishing runner-up in the Senior Boys’ singles competition and to Farrah Richards (Year 11) for placing third in the Year 11 Singles competition.
GIFT CARD BUSINESS
Zoe Elmey (Year 10) has for the past three years run a successful gift card business, selling her products throughout New Zealand. Recently Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden was the recipient of her cards and baby gifts as part of a Christmas card competition.
NEW ZEALAND REPRESENTATIVES
Finn Emslie-Robson (Year 10) came second in the 14s Doubles at the recent New Zealand tennis nationals. He is now playing in the Men’s Division 1 and will be competing in the Rod Laver Tournament in Brisbane in July.