Most finals have been played as we wrap up the Winter Sports Season

Friday 26th August 2022

We had a great assembly to acknowledge our Winter Sporting Successes.


In Basketball we had both our Senior teams play in Semi Finals last Friday. The Blue team lost to Kings in a close match which featured a great comeback from our boys 84-88. The Red team eventually lost to Iwi Katea Te Ra 51-55. Thanks to all coaches of our Basketball teams and good luck for your last games this Friday.


Well done to Jack Steele, William Loe, Harry Ryan, and Jed Nevill who won the South Island Secondary Schools Curling Champs in the weekend.


Division 4

The JMC Blue Year 10 team were the top ranked team after the regular competition going into the final on Monday night. They won 11 games during the season and drew one, amassing 73 goals for and 13 against. In Monday's final they beat South Otago High School 3-0 to win the title. Thanks to Nick Friedlander and Sam Gradwell who coached the team.

Division 3

The U15B were the 2nd ranked team in the grade at the end of regular competition with 7 wins, 2 losses and a draw. They scored 50 goals total and only let in 18 over the main season. They won their semi-final last week against Kavanagh College 1st XI 3-2 and on Monday night they continued to perform well beating Bayfield 1st XI 3-2 to take the title. Thanks to Thomas Meder and Jack Cotton for coaching the team.

Division 2

The U15 A team came out of the regular competition in 3rd place. During the season they won five, lost four and drew one match. They scored 36 goals with 19 against. They also played in the Tanner Cup in Hamilton over the holidays and built on this experience to finish the Dunedin competition strongly. In the semi final they beat Otago Boys High School Blue 6-0 and in last night's final they beat Logan Park High School 1st XI 4-1 to take the Division 2 title. Thanks to coach Sam Doran and manager Melissa Marks.

Division 1

The 1st XI came out of the regular competition in top place having an unbeaten run during pool play. Throughout the Dunedin competition they scored 76 goals and only let in 6. In last night's grand final they beat Otago Boys High School 1st XI 7-2 to retain the premier title, the Rowe Shield.

The team will be heading to North Harbour on Sunday to compete at the top national tournament, Rankin Cup.

Thanks to coach James Nation, assistants Jakob Anniston and Craig Turner, and manager Russell Cotton.

And a huge well done and thank you to Director of Hockey Mr Stewart McDonald for the commitment and all his hard work that he has put into Hockey over the years which is showing in all these results.


In Football our 1st XI and Junior A teams both lost their semi finals. Congratulations to the Senior Reserve team won their grade. Thank you to staff Mrs Anderson, Mr Porter, Mr cotcamp, Mrs Bowden, and Mrs Marks for all you hard work with the Hockey teams.

Well done to Mitchell Thorn, George Baker, and Quinn Coutts who have played 40 games for the 1st XI and received their Football caps


What a great rugby season. At lot of firsts

191 boys registered to play rugby from Year 9-13

8 rugby team in the school which is the most we have ever had and of that we made 5 rugby finals and 3 teams winning these, 4 teams also the 1st, 2nds, 3rds and under 16 teams finished first in their grades leading up to the finals.

The under 14s split into two even teams this year to work on mixing the boarders and day boarders. Both teams had a really good seasons and the under 14 Blue team made it into the U14 plate final, after being down 34-10 at half time, the boys pulled together at half time and stepped up another level and won 53-48 with Ethan McSkimming scoring 6 tries in the second half securing the under 14 plate cup.

The under 15 Blue team lost their semi-final against Dunstan High School in Alexandra, and the Red team battled hard in every game.

The under 16s got to play at the stadium in their final against Kings High School. Last time these two teams played Kings won the game by 30 points. This time John McGlashan came out firing and controlled the first half and were unlucky not to score a couple of tries. Half time they were down 10-3, but quickly drew this up in the second half with Alex Piebenga scoring a try. They boys fought back and forth, but eventually Kings got the upper and hand and won 24-15.

The 2nd XV rugby team has been the inform team over the last two season being undefeated in their grade for two years. This year’s team has carried on this great unbeaten run with a hard fought and tense win over Kings 2nd XV 35-30. After being down 30-14 Jonnies came back to score three impressive tries, leaving the best one until the last minute of the game to Finn Aitken who scored a solo 30m chip and chase to win the game.

The 3rd XV has worked really hard all season improving every week, their final was against a team they had not played before and who had a similar winning record. The game was back and forth between the two teams and unfortunately, they went down to OBHS 31-24.

The 1st XV finished off a great week of rugby finals. The 1st XV have made history this season with impressive wins over Otago Boys, Kings and Southland Boys both home and away – this has never happened before, going into the finals undefeated, there was a lot of pressure on the boys to finish off this fairy tale season and with 15 minutes to go it looked like this would not be the case being down 27-10. With the injection of key players to lift the tempo when we needed it, Jonnies over powered Southland boys with 3 quick tries and eventually won 36-27. What a season, with a South Island final still looming.

Congratulations and thanks to coaches Russell Lundy, Stu Forster and advisor Jamie joseph plus managers Rob Fowler and Tori Fleming, and other support staff

As we approach the Winter Sports week we wish the following teams all the best and safe travels.

Basketball Juniors in Nelson, Senior Red in Dunedin, and Senior Blue in Invercargill

1st XI Football in Invercargill

2nds Hockey in Blenheim, and the 1st XI at the Rankin Cup in North Harbour

The U15 Rugby are in Hurricanes tournament in Wellington, the U16s at the Quad in Christchurch, and the 1st XV for whoever they play, either Nelson College or St Bede’s in the South Island final.