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220813 DW 111Ashburton College's Tessa Morrison lines up a shot over the Rangiora defence during yesterday's inter-school sports exchange. Photo Donna Wylie.Ashburton College dominated their annual winter sports exchange with Rangiora High School yesterday. Ashburton hosted all of the 14 matchups and won 10, losing three with one draw. On the basketball court the Ashburton senior boys' won 52-43 and the junior boys 74-50. The under 15 rugby went the way of the hosts 39-29 and the Ashburton 2nd XV won 27-13. The Ashburton squash team won 4-0 at the Ashburton Squash Club. The Ashburton boys' football 1st XI won 4-2 but the girls' went down 0-1. The girls' hockey was a 1-1 draw but the Ashburton boys' had a 10-1 rout over Rangiora. Ashburton won the 9A netball 36-26, the 10A netball 27-26 and the senior B 39-26 but Rangiora won the A-team clash 35-27. The shooting had Rangiora more on target to take the win. The college sports field will be quiet next week for practise exams before teams spread out across the south Island for the annual winter tournament week.

By Jonathan Leask © The Ashburton Guardian - June 2013

Attended College from 2013-2017
nic thomassenHe was an active participant of Blue House, became the Year 12 Rep in 2016 and was Head Boy in his final year, 2017. Being Head Boy was an experience of a lifetime yet also challenging. Nic became Head Boy the same year as Ashburton College assigned principal Ross Preece and Nic enjoyed working with Ross on most school activities. Nic was the Ashburton College Senior Basketball official between 2014-2017. He also represented Ashburton College at a few regional sports awards in the officiating category. Nic played tennis for Ashburton College representing the school from 2014-2017. Some teachers that played an important part in Nic’s college life were: Stacey Monk, Liz Carrick, Jason Vannini, Michael Clark, Claire Bubb and Andrea Griffin.

Nic is currently enrolled at The University of Canterbury in his second year of studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary).

nikita krugerNikita attended AshColl from 2005 - 2010.

As a keen member of Red House she was involved with athletics, swimming, 1st XI Hockey and House Sports.

Nikita said her group was a tight click that went right through secondary school as mates. Names included: Sarah Hayman, Steph Poulson and Hayley Whiting to name but a few.

When asked about teachers that had an impact on her, Mr Millichamp "Milli" who taught Year 9/10 Horticulture and also Red House Leader was first up. Mr Baird - Physics, her Family Form teacher Mr Gunn and Mr Cochrane - PE all got a mention.

Year 13 had highlights. Along with being elected as House Captain, Nikita was also Queen of the Ball that year. Happy memories from her secondary education.

If she was to go back to her school days and give herself some advice, it was pay more attenton!

After leaving school Nikita attended Queenstown Resort College (QRC) and achieved a Diploma in Hospitality Management. From there she was scooped up by the George Hotel in Christchurch. In 2017 she took a leap of faith and is now a successful business owner of Cleavers Corner Gastro Pub in Ashburton with her husband Andy.