Lynfield students have again been well-represented in the awards following this year’s Goethe Society exams. 26 students out of 37 participants were invited to the official prizegiving at the University of Auckland which is a very pleasing result.
Congratulations to the following students:
|Jessica Zhang||Second Prize|
|Rachel Clarke||Prize of Distinction|
|Maddy Freeman||Prize of Distinction|
|Aleece Monkman||Prize of Distinction|
|Angela Zhang||Prize of Distinction|
|Tanya Aggarwal||Diploma of Excellence|
|Andrew Isdale||Diploma of Excellence|
|Ashleigh Pinner||Diploma of Excellence|
|Deenisha Khatri||Prize of Distinction|
|Maghana Moturu||Prize of Distinction|
|Elysa Negi||Prize of Distinction|
|Hannah McIntyre||Prize of Distinction|
|Claudia Paine||Prize of Distinction|
|Annabelle Larsen||Diploma of Excellence|
|Holly MIlls||Diploma of Excellence|
|Vahishta Patel||Diploma of Excellence|
|Alice Purdie||Diploma of Excellence|
|Ellie Davies||Prize of Distinction|
|Anna Stringfellow||Prize of Distinction|
|Thomas Woodbridge||Prize of Distinction|
|Casey Crooks||Diploma of Excellence|
|Adam Dewar||Diploma of Excellence|
|Charlotte Gutteridge||Diploma of Excellence|
|Andrew Kim||Diploma of Excellence|
|Levi Rusden||Diploma of Excellence|
|Anton Stuart||Diploma of Excellence|
Arohatia te reo! Whakanuitia nga mahi Maori i te Hapori.
Love the language! Celebrate Maori activities in the community!
Once again Lynfield College students have excelled in the Language Perfect global competition. Below is an excerpt from a letter received by Mr Bovaird (Principal) from the organisation responsible for this competition.
" I would like to congratulate you on the outstanding results language students at Lynfield College have achieved in the 2014 Language Perfect World Championships. Over the 10-day period, nearly a million questions were answered across Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, French and many other languages.
Lynfield College ranked 22nd out of the 1151 schools worldwide that participated in this year’s competition. Particular mention must go to the Chinese as well as German department for coming 1st place in New Zealand, and 3rd and 5th respectively worldwide. These amazing results would not have been possible without the ongoing dedication and support from Judy Fang, Heike Zimmer and Adam Burden.
Congratulations once again on this year’s tremendous success."
Obviously we congratulate our students, but we also are pleased that our staff in our International Languages Department were mentioned and applauded in the letter above.
Language Perfect World Championships 2014 Lynfield College Achievements:
This Wednesday there is an award ceremony for our top students and details of them and some photos will be uploaded shortly after.
From Friday 2 May to Saturday 10 May, 10 senior Te Reo Maori Students visited Rarotonga for a Cultural Exchange. The students were: Lute Sikalu (Head Girl), Eli Kaleta (Head Boy), Sarai Mckay, Hudson Read, Olivia Riggs, Shanaia Panapa-Ruri, Devoe Allen, Rosie Kennedy, Henry Samuels and Aussie Koha. Whaea Leauga accompanied the group and Ms Ridling arrived soon after to join the group.
Titikaveka College was our host school and our students enjoyed learning skills such as Lei and ei making, preparing kai for an umu, hula dancing, drumming and weaving.
Furthermore the group were invited to perform at the Award Winning Highland Paradise as guests on stage for a large audience. Basic Cook Islands Maori words were learnt and many great friendships were made during our stay.
One evening all students presented speeches expressing their gratitude to their host families and the school, and presented gifts and a taonga to the Principal Mata Hetland and families (Mr and Mrs Rangi. Mr and Mrs Tuoro and Mr Napa, and their children).
Lynfield Students also performed the School Haka and a repertoire of waiata as appreciation towards all who displayed manaakitanga.
Mihi atu ki nga tangata katoa kia pukumahi mo tenei haerenga. Hei hua he wheako miharo ma matou.
Some images of a memorable experience...