March 2023

Parent Student Teacher Conferences

Our Term 1 Parent, Student, Teacher (PST) Conferences will take place on:

Thursday 30 March (from 1.00 to 7.00 pm) and Tuesday 4 April (1.00 to 7.00 pm)

Bookings open on Friday 17 March at 3.00 pm and close on Wednesday 29 March 3.00 pm
They will reopen Friday 31 March at 9.00 am and close on Monday 3 April at 3.00 pm

The appointments will be for 15 minutes. The meetings can be either face to face or online however, all bookings will receive a Google Meet link. Your child’s Hui mai teacher will ask which option you plan to use prior to the meeting.

The focus of the meeting will be goal setting and readiness to learn. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's Hui mai teacher and discuss their academic learning and goals for the first half of the year. Students are expected to attend these conferences with you, and to lead the conversation.

Watch this link from Mr Larsen and our students for more information: PST Conferences 2023

Lá Feile Pádraig daoibh!

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all! It is fantastic to see the amount of green around the school and staff wearing some amazing outfits.

The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Given it is a festival day there is so much more to St Patrick’s Day than what countries outside of Ireland observe. It is a day of celebrating all things Irish: food, art, music – all the aspects that make up a robust, well loved culture! As you continue to move through your day, take a moment to absorb this old Irish blessing:

May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.

May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!

Bíodh lá maith agat (have a great day!)

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NCEA Information Evening on 8 March 2023

On Wednesday, March 8, we held our NCEA Information Evening. Academic Advisor, Neil Waddington, delivered an informative and entertaining presentation to a packed staffroom.

Our Faculty Leaders were available for parents and caregivers to answer questions after the presentation and many parents took this opportunity.

Thank you to Neil, our Faculty Leaders, and whanau for making this evening such a success.

A link to the presentation can be found here: NCEA Information Evening Slideshow

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Year 9 Whanau Evening

We are delighted to welcome Year 9 parents and caregivers onsite on Thursday 9 March from 6.15 for a 6.30 pm start, finishing at 7.30 pm. Whanau are invited to meet in the Hall, then they will have an opportunity to meet with the Hui mai teacher and find out more about the Lynfield College home-student-school partnership.

Following the Hui mai session, supper will be available in the Staffroom along with support on how to access the Parent Portal and Schoology, along with opportunities to find out more about school processes.

House Sports Day 2023

Held on Friday 3 March, House Sports Day is a sporting highlight that makes for a great break from the classroom for the whole school. A brilliant example of teamwork and support within and across each of the six house teams made for a memorable but tiring day, thanks to some sunny weather for a change.

Links to the final results for House Sports Day are as follows:




Huge thanks to the 'water and food bearers' for keeping up the hydration and energy levels of the all the competitors and staff. Also to all the staff involved for their preparation and management of the day, especially the Sports Department: Felicity Walbran, Su Yim, Jo Smith and Kieren Chhiba.

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