Rector's Comment // Friday 17 August 2018
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Charlotte Whittaker (Year 13) and Mac Stodart (Year 12) have been selected as one of 40 basketball players to attend a special Steven Adam's Invitational Camp, to be held in Palmerston North this weekend.
The First XI Boys’ football team beat Rangiora High School 12–1 on Monday. Declan Hickford (Year 13) scored 10 goals, which brings his career total for St Andrew’s College to 102 goals. Declan also scored the fastest ever hat-trick for the First XI, with all three goals in the space of five minutes and 31 seconds.
Sara Yu (Year 5) competed at the 2018 Otago Rhythmic Championships and placed third overall, second in the ball routine and third in the free routine.
SKI AND SNOWBOARD
The Canterbury Ski and Snowboard Championships were held at Mt Hutt on Tuesday. Just over 200 competitors from 21 secondary schools in Canterbury took part in the event. St Andrew's College entered teams in the girls', boys' and mixed ski events, and for snowboarding in the individual girls' and boys' events. The racing was the total time for two runs down a slalom course. Thank you to Mr Mervyn Evans who assisted with transport.
Fastest Female Snowboarder: Isabella Roberts (Year 13)
Girls' Skiing: Alys Scott (Year 9) seventh, Coco Stach (Year 11) eighth and Monique Weber (Year 9) twentieth out of 63 competitors
Boys' Skiing: Luca Newman (Year 13) eighth out of 91 competitors
Three students represented St Andrew’s College last Sunday at the annual Canterbury Secondary Schools One Day Horse Event. Arianne Jones (Year 11) on Antontado, Georgia Spark (Year 10) on Miss Molly, and Hannah Glass (Year 10) on Blue Mountain Sunset achieved 15th place overall. This was an excellent effort for such a young team.
This week we welcomed students from Queen Margaret College, Wellington, who were billeted by the 10A netball team. They played two games against our 10A netball team, which StAC won by small margins. Next year, our 10A netball team will travel to Wellington for the annual exchange.
Isabella Drew (Year 11) has had a fantastic tumbling season this year, placing first in the Canterbury Superbounce Championships and first in the Upper South Island Championships, both in the International divisions, first in the South Island Championships and first in the CSG Trampoline Classic Competition. During the next school holidays, Isabella will represent Canterbury in the New Zealand National Gymsports Competition.
Lachlan Frazer (Year 10) has been selected to attend the New Zealand Water Polo U14 Talent Camp in Auckland in September. The National Squad, ultimately preparing to play in the World Youth Championships in 2022, will be named after the U14 National Championships in December.
Congratulations to Juliet Robertson (OC 2017) who recently played in the New Zealand Korfball team at the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship in Japan, where the team qualified for the Korfball World Cup to be played in South Africa next year.
Angus Gourlay (OC 2007) is currently playing in the number 12 singlet for the New Zealand men’s volleyball team at the Oceania Championships in New Caledonia. New Zealand have finished top of their pool and are playing Samoa in the semi-finals today at 5.00pm (New Zealand time).
The OCA Annual Golf Tournament is being held on Sunday 7 October at Waitikiri Golf Club.
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