The first week of this final term of the year was an extraordinary one for College as we received the gifts of korowai.
The ceremony has been captured here. It was a truly emotional moment for Head Prefect Dominic Edmond and I as we accepted the responsibility of our roles to progress along the path of bicultural acknowledgement and growth for all here at College. I would particularly like to acknowledge our Bicultural co-ordinator Dr Mike Field who along with the support of our Parents’ Association and Old Boys’ Association made this moment possible.
As an outcome of the Covid-19 level changes, it is three months since College has gathered together in the Chapel. The importance of this was obvious when we did so once again on Sunday evening and Monday morning this week. It can never be forgotten that our faith-inspired foundation is the essence of all that we do and how we maintain our culture of inclusiveness, equity and justice through our Gospel-based virtues. As always, I encourage members of our community to attend our publicised Chapel events and services. Under the leadership of our Chaplain Bosco Peters and Director of Music Robert Aburn, you will never be disappointed.
With wellbeing at the heart of all we do here at College, I am pleased to tell you that from the beginning of 2021 our counselling services will be further enhanced with the appointment of two counsellors attending to boys’ needs, as Dr Sarah Anticich and Emily Baird move to complement our Centre for Wellbeing Programmes alongside John Quinn. This increased provision will further support our Housemasters, mentors and teachers in their work and provide both guidance and learning for students, staff and parents.
In other staff news, Caroline Black will be taking over our library for 2021 as Lisa Trundley-Banks has a year of leave and Henry Smith has been appointed as the HoD Physical Education and Health.
It is my sad news to let the community know that after 23 years as being Director of Drama, David Chambers will be retiring at the end of this year. David’s advocacy and delivery of all things drama over his time at College leaves an extraordinary legacy that will be celebrated over upcoming weeks and at year end.
Finally, it is a thrill to announce the Christ’s College 2021 Prefect Group and I know you will join with me in congratulating these young men on the roles they will fill in the coming year.
Head Prefect – Jack Belcher (So)
Deputy Head Prefect – Jamie Barr (H)
Head of Boarding – Henry Briscoe (F)
Condell's – Sam Idiens
Corfe – Sam Dickie
Flower's – Sam Hadley
Harper – Charlie Cameron
Jacobs – Isaac Aitken
Julius – Hanjun Kim
Richards – Nathan McKenzie
Rolleston – George Geary
School – Louis Elworthy
Somes – Tom Clarke
Head of Academic – Jeremy Kinley (C)
Head of Arts & Culture – Josh Jolly (C)
Head of Biculturalism – Bradley Shearer (C)
Head of Character & Leadership – Oliver Hlavac (J)
Head of Chapel Choir – Joshua Erasmus (J)
Chapel Prefect – Kosei Oikawa (H)
Chapel Prefect – Freddie Sudell (J)
Head of Environment – Janindu Pahalawatta (Ja)
Head of International & Round Square – Claude Tellick (Ro)
Head of Service – Charles Lord (J)
Head of Sport – Liam Alexander (So)
Head of Wellbeing – Thomas Stephens (Ja)