2014 Highlights

Lynfield Students Prominent in Goethe Society Exams

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:

Year 10

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
Year 11
Deenisha Khatri Prize of Distinction
Maghana Moturu Prize of Distinction
Elysa Negi Prize of Distinction

Year 12
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

Year 13
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

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

To celebrate Matariki and Maori Language week a group of 22 students from Te Kaareti o Pukewiwi (Lynfield College) visited the Blockhouse Bay Li​brary and performed 3 items: He Honore (A hymn), Whakarongo Mai ra (Te haka o te Kaareti o Pukewiwi) and He mihi (an acknowledgement waiata, thanking all of the guests (including the Librarians) who came to support them. Whaea Leauga accompanied the group.
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Arohatia te reo! Whakanuitia nga mahi Maori i te Hapori.
Love the language! Celebrate Maori activities in the community!

Language Perfect Perfection

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: 

  • 22nd across all languages globally (out of 1152 schools)
  • 6th across all languages in New Zealand (out of 246 schools)
  • 7th across all languages in the 251-500 students category (out of 233 schools)
  • 3rd in New Zealand for the 251-500 students category (out of 37 schools)
  • 5th in the world in German (out of 893 schools)
  • 3rd in the world in Chinese (out of 809 schools)
  • 21st in the world in Japanese (out of 932 schools)
  • 1st for German in New Zealand (out of 177 schools)
  • 1st for Chinese in New Zealand (out of 150 schools)
  • 4th for Japanese in New Zealand (out of 178 schools)

This Wednesday there is an award ceremony for our top students and details of them and some photos will be uploaded shortly after.

Te Reo Students Return from Rarotonga

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...

Rarotonga College sign arrival at Titikaveka College
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Highland Paradise umu prep(copy) leaving Titikaveka College(copy)