On Wednesday night the school celebrated the awarding of the Summer Blues to our sporting teams and individuals.
Students received their certificates at the school assembly, and for the first time we held a presentation evening to allow family and friends to be part of this very special presentation for the boys.
Mr Hall in his speech highlighted the significant role parents and caregivers play in the journey the boys make towards achieving success in the sporting arena, and this evening was as much about them as the boys. The night was highlighted with the awarding of 5 National Honours for boys making New Zealand teams or becoming national champions. I know these boys will be wearing their blazers with enhanced pride having that recognition attached to their blazers.
The criteria for receiving Blues includes a strong emphasis on the behaviours that align to our School values of: Perseverance, Respect, Courage, Honour and Excellence. We look forward to seeing these behaviours demonstrated in our winter codes.
The recipients were:
Jackson Toms, George Vare, Michael Manson, Joshua Friend and Joshua Potter.
Thomas Wilson, Xavier Chisholm, Jacob Cumming, Cameron Elliott, Max Meffan, Seb Kyle, Charlie Marsh, Reuben Bouman, Michael Ruske, Mitchell Sims, Shaedon Miller and Alex Wilson.
Oliver Bixley, Moss Pelvin and Luke Geddes.
Ben Mason, Thomas Ryan, Jack Webber, Teddy George, Jake Burgess, William Haley, Freddie Pankhurst, Reuben Cook, Jono Burnside, Louis Sabonadiere, Ben Burrow, Cody Campbell, Jacob Bolwell, Jake McClean, Peter Rowe, Scott Alexander and Henry Wilson.
Jarvis Cross, Jack Densem, Boudewijn Keenan and Thomas Hamilton.
Charlie Marsh, Winston Ward, Will Challis, Hamish Faulks, Hamish Moore, Jacob Greer, Matthew Gray, Oliver Bugden, Angus Faulks, Jackson Toms, Tyler Diack and Jack Holland-Spinks.
Mitchell Lee and Ben Masterton.
Jack Divers, Matthew MacDonald, Luke Geddes and Tyler Summers.
Alex Boomer, Noah Rooney, Nicolas Sharp, Cody Taylor, Masyn Opetaia, Xavier Toeke, Adrian Branzuela, Jacob Whitty, Angus Henderson and Peter Keenan.
Ben Mason and Thomas Ryan.
National Honours were also presented to Boudewijn Keenan who has been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra.
Certificates of Achievement in Athletics
Ashton Booth, George Hamilton, Jamin Millar and Cole Gibbons.
Congratulations to all of the above boys.