As the school year comes to a close and we head towards Christmas, it is a good time to reflect on what has been a rather interesting and challenging year. But it is also a time to look forward and to connect with friends and family as the sun starts to come out.
Gifting of Korowai
It is not often at College that new traditions are created for future generations. It was a privilege to be involved as part of the Old Boys’ Association along with the Parents’ Association to present two beautiful handmade Korowai cloaks to Executive Principal Garth Wynne, and Head Prefect Dominic Edmond.
Marking a momentous day in the 170-year history of Christ’s College, the Korowai recognise Garth’s leadership over the past five years and the contribution of Dominic in his 2020 role. The Korowai will be on display and I encourage you to visit to view these in person; they are spectacular items to add to the rich history of College.
The top row of feathers in the Head Prefect’s Korowai signifies the mantle of leadership and mana carried in the role. The rest of the cloak is adorned with feathers representing every boy at College, past and present, whom the Head Prefect serves.
The Korowai cloaks were specially created by Jared and Merenia Riwai-Couch and woven by hand and with care by Heni Cook.
Garth’s Korowai was kindly donated by the Parents’ Association. It was wonderful to work with the school and Catherine McClean from the Parents' Association for this significant event, and we were honoured to donate the Korowai for the Head Prefect. The Korowai cloaks will be passed from each party to their successor going forward and will be worn on special occasions.
Year 11 students Hamish Falls-Anderson and Jasper Johnson designed and produced College branded laptop sleeves last year as part of a Year 10 Economics challenge. These embossed College laptop sleeves are available for sale at the Uniform Shop, and the boys have now created a website to make buying them even easier, with free shipping within New Zealand. To protect your laptop, show your love for College and support these enterprising young businessmen, order now at www.christscollegelaptopsleeves.com