110609 CR 082Ashburton College Boy's A basketball captain Matthew Trott manoeuvres the ball around his Rangiora opposition during yesterday's match. Played at the Ashburton College large gym, Rangiora took out the game 79-54. Photo Carmen Rooney.It was a day of victories for Ashburton College yesterday. The school ended the day as champions over Rangiora after their interschool, multi-sport exchange. Of the 15 activities played, Ashburton College won eight, and drew two; allowing Rangiora to only muster 5 wins. Though the results may have swung in their favour, the event was an overall success on its own, said Ashburton College sports co-coordinator Deborah Kell. "It went really well and was one of our biggest exchanges ever." About 100 college students travelled to Rangiora, while approximately the same amount stayed to compete at the college, she said. Seven of the events, including hockey and chess, were held in Ashburton. The full results are as follows: Basketball: Boys A, 79-54 to Rangiora. Chess, 55 ½ - 11 ½ to Ashburton. Football: Boys 1st XV, 3-1 to Rangiora; Junior Boys, 2-1 to Ashburton. Hockey: Girls 1st XV, 7-0 to Ashburton. Netball: A Team, 42-32 to Ashburton. B Team, 24-30 to Ashburton. Year 10A, 37-20 to Ashburton. Year 9 A 21-19 to Rangiora. Rugby: 1st XV Boys, 38-24 to Rangiora. 1st XV Girls, 14-14 draw. U14 Boys, 55-20 to Ashburton. U15 Boys: 15-15 draw. Shooting: co-ed: 742.26-737.9 to Rangiora. Squash: co-ed, 9-1 to Ashburton. Ashburton College has two exchanges per year with Rangiora, in winter and summer.

By Jane Kingan © The Ashburton Guardian - June 2009

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).