Rector's Comment // Friday 7 December 2018
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ICAS GOLD MEDAL
Last weekend, Russell Boey (Year 13) received his ICAS Gold Medal for Science at the Awards Ceremony in Auckland. Russell achieved the top mark in New Zealand for Science and his gold ICAS medal is a wonderful recognition of his outstanding academic excellence.
Last weekend, 25 students represented the College at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships in Dunedin, achieving excellent results, with lots of top 8 and top 16 finishes.
Maia Broughton (Year 12) won gold in the senior girls 100m and 200m sprint races. Maia was selected into the New Zealand Secondary Schools 2018 Championships Team as a result and named as one of the senior athletes of the meet.
Tapenisa Havea (Year 10) won the junior girls shot put and silver in the 80m hurdles. Luke Murray (Year 13) won silver in the senior boys’ high jump, jumping over 1.90m to place. Ayrton Shadbolt (Year 12) placed fourth in the 2,000m Open steeplechase. Eva Pringle (Year 12) placed sixth in the senior girls 1500m. Neve Moulai (Year 10) placed sxith in the junior girls 1500m.
The senior girls 4 x 100m relay team of Bella Caughley (Year 11), Maia Broughton, Brianna Fidow (Year 12) and Tapenisa Havea, placed fourth, only 0.05 seconds off a medal. The senior boys’ 4 x 100m relay team of Harry Cockram (Year 13), Cameron Trumper (Year 13), Angus Gilbert (Year 13), Hugh Montgomery (Year 11), placed seventh.
At the New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English (NZATE) 2018 Poetry Competition, Russell Boey (Year 13) attained a Highly Commended award for his poem By Zero.
Lachlan Frazer (Year 10) has been selected for the Canterbury U14 Water Polo team to play at the New Zealand Nationals U14 Water Polo tournament in Wellington.
Congratulations to Blair Currie (Year 13) who is a member of the New Zealand U17 women's football team, winning bronze at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup last week! The team made history with their 2–1 win over Canada to finish third. Well done Blair – what a fantastic achievement!
Congratulations to Jack Wang and Jenny Zhu who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Oceania Junior Mixed Team Championships next February.