Curriculum

Academic Programme
 
The Lynfield College Curriculum is built on the framework provided in The New Zealand Curriculum and supports our aim to "inspire students to achieve educational excellence through a rich learning and social environment".

Lynfield College provides a broad-based junior school programme as a general introduction to each subject area so that students will be in a position to make an informed choice in their senior programme when specialisation is required.
 
The senior school caters for students of all abilities and offers a quality, relevant programme through its flexibility and exceptional choice of courses. Students are introduced to a range of qualifications and have an excellent springboard into careers or further education and training.
 
Most students plan their courses with five years secondary education in mind and stay for Year 13. It is essential to regard NCEA Level 2 as the minimum qualification. In selecting courses, students should determine what they need when they leave, then plan back from there (see the Course Flow Chart).

The Lynfield College Learning Charter was developed during 2011 and introduced to the whole school in 2012.  The project was initiated by the Deans' team as part of a response to providing high quality student support and pastoral care within the context of the NZC and in support of our Lynfield College Curriculum.   The Student Council, Board of Trustees and whole teaching staff contributed to the Learning Charter in a staged consultation process over two terms. 
 
The Learning Charter aims to build awareness of the unique identity of Lynfield College represented by our school crest, and to affirm widely held values within the College which focus on learning. 
 
Learning Charter
All staff are encouraged to use the Learning Charter as the basis for guiding high expectations of behaviour in their classrooms.
 
 
Timetable
 
Lynfield College runs a 5-day timetable (Monday to Friday). Each day is made up of six periods, each 50 minutes in length.
 
Students are expected to be on the school grounds at 8:40am each day ready for an 8:45am start, except for Wednesday mornings when Year 9 have assembly at 8.45 and all students in Years10-13 students go straight to Period 1 for a 9:00am start.
Bell times - Normal School Day 
8:45 am Formtime / assembly
9:00 am Period One
9:50 am Period Two
10:40 am Interval
11:00 am Period Three
11:50 pm Period Four
12:40 pm Lunch
1:25 pm Period Five
2:20pm Period Six
3.10 pm End of school day
 
Belltimes - Wednesday 
8.45 - Assembly for Year 9
No form time for students in Years 10-13
9:00 am Period One
9:50 am Period Two
10:40 am Interval
11:00 am Period Three
11:50 pm Period Four
12:40 pm Lunch
1:25 pm Period Five
2:20pm Period Six
3.10 pm End of school day
 

WET WEATHER ROUTINE

  • Identified by a set of short bells ringing.
  • Lunchtime is reduced to 35 minutes (12.40 - 1.15pm)
  • Lunch activities are cancelled.
  • Pupils go to their form rooms for the entire lunch period.  They should sit quietly and eat, leaving the room as clean as they found it.
  • The fields and hard areas are out of bounds.
  • The library will be closed.
  • Foyers, corridors & stairwells are to be left clean and tidy.
  • Forms with specialist form rooms go to the hall.  Students are to stay off the stage.
  • Period 5: 1.15 - 2.05pm, Period 6:  2.05 - 2.55pm.
  • Duty teachers are to do 15 minutes each, from 12.40 - 1.10pm.
  • Teachers on duty on the lower courts, turf or fields should help out in other areas as there should be no students on the lower courts, turf or fields.

Belltimes - Wet lunchtime  
8:45 am Formtime / assembly
9:00 am Period One
9:50 am Period Two
10:40 am Interval
11:00 am Period Three
11:50 pm Period Four
12:40 pm Lunch
1:10 pm Period Five
2:05pm Period Six
2:55 pm End of school day


Homework

Information is in the Homework section of this website
Further information is contained in the Lynfield College Homework Leaflet.
Curriculum