This archive contains articles on:
|Workchoice Day||NZ Youth Jazz Orchestra||2011 Cross Country||Guys and Dolls preview||Pacific Pride Badges||Former student Lincoln Wood|
|Winter Sports Underway||Text Savvy Teens teach Elders||Galaxy of Sports Stars||Anzac Day Reflections||Culinary Club||OZ Regulations change|
31 May 2011
Fifty Year 12 students spent May 17 increasing their learning about different employment options by visiting companies and seeing them in action. Eight companies opened their doors to our four student groups, with employers encouraging students to further their studies and learn to be adaptable to change in life.
Student feedback reveals how valuable they thought Workchoice Day was to their career planning:
“I found the most interesting thing was to be able to look & learn about the variety of roles available in the workplace, the technology used and the personalities of the people involved.”
“Watching and sitting through a TVNZ News Update ‘live’ in studio was so cool.”
“It was awesome to be able to sit down with the Heads of the company and departments and be able to listen to their career stories and advice.”
“Well worth it, learnt a lot, great experience, found seeing ‘behind the scenes’ very interesting.”
Michael and Charlie both play in Lynfield College's premier jazz groups - the Big Band and Jazz Combo A under the direction of Paul Norman. Additionally they play in the semi-professional jazz band - Queen City Big Band - outside of school.
May 23 2011
Although recent rain made the course a little unreliable underfoot, the sunny afternoon was perfect for the annual cross-country event. The winners at each level were as follows:
|Year 9||Alice Neville-Smith||James Edwards|
|Year 10||Juee Bhide||Brock Dormer|
|Year 11||Holly Sun||Jason Sun|
|Senior||Tyla Nathan-Wong||Gage Loomans|
May 19 2011
This year Lynfield College will be presenting a production of the classic “Guys and Dolls “. This Hollywood musical promises drama, laughs and catchy musical numbers that will have you tapping your toes and dancing in your seats. Once again we have a talented cast, with Shawn Cleaver, Chantal Van Weelie , Dion Pritchard and Holly Stokes playing the lead roles. Arneet Singh and Billy Scarfe provide some comic relief with their interesting characters Benny and Nicely. There is also a fabulous chorus of dancing girls for your entertainment.
Guys and Dolls, by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows with lyrics and music by Frank Loesser, is the story of a hardened gambler who arrives in town only to fall for a trick bet with Nathan Detroit. He bets that he can take any woman he likes to Havanna for the night. To his horror, Nathan Detroit selects Sarah Brown, a Salvation Army member who is full of religious fervour, as the woman he must persuade. As the unlikely couple fall in love, the rest of the gamblers are forced to confront their sins.
The show will have some surprising visual touches which will be revealed on opening night. Suffice to say, technology will be well-employed. This year’s band will be larger than usual to accommodate the wider range of instruments. Mrs Lisa Norman the musical director, has assembled some fine talent to play one of Hollywood’s most famous musical scores.
The show opens at 7pm, on Wednesday 29th June at Lynfield College Hall and runs until Saturday 2nd July. Tickets are $6 for students and $15 for adults. To purchase tickets, please contact reception.
May 19 2011
May 23 to 27 senior students will be sitting a number of assessments. Please access the exam timetable to support your child in attending assessments when scheduled.
There is study leave involved and the details of this and other important information relating to, for example, unavoidable absence from assessments, has been given to all students.
Parents can access this information and so be assured of the requirements of this important assessment week by opening Exam Instructions May 2011.
Parents are welcome to enter our e-Learning site (e-LynC). Just click on E-Learning on the front page of this website, under Course Categories click on Student Information. Assessment information on NCEA and on the exams next week can be found there.
May 19 2011
On Thursday 12 May at the Pacific Islands Parents meeting Pacific Pride badges were presented to 12 girls and 7 boys from Years 12 and 13. The criteria for selection was for Pacific Islands students to be good role models, to be responsible in their behaviour and to model a commitment to learning. The badges were presented by our principal, Mr Bovaird. Following this the Achievement Report for Pacific Islands students for 2011 was presented by Deputy Principal, Mr Aitken. A pleasing improvement in achievement was noted among these students across a number of areas.
Further Pacific Islands Parents meetings will be held:
The meetings are held in the college staffroom beginning at 6pm.
Lincoln Wood who attended Lynfield College 1997-1999 graduated on 6th May as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the Business school at Auckland University.
18 May 2011
With the cooler weather making an unwelcome return, the students were very pleased that last weekend was sunny for their first games of the winter season. TheLynfield sports uniforms will once again be visible in all major sporting codes, with the students very keen to do their best for themselves and their school. We look forward to reporting their successes.
As part of the Caring for our Community project at the end of 2010 a group of our students worked with Age Concern to teach a workshop on how to use mobile phones and send text messages. Due to the workshops success it was decided that we would continue with this in 2011. Last Friday a group of Year 10 students ran another workshop. The students enjoyed their experience as teachers and the older people appreciated their efforts.
9 May 2011
Participating in sport has obvious links to our motto “Learn to Live” and Lynfield College has rising stars across a number of sporting codes.
Katie Bowen, Year 13, is in the New Zealand Football Ferns squad, playing in Australia and China qualifier matchers for the World Cup to be played in Germany later this year. Katie has been training with the Football Ferns since the beginning of the year and we all know her dedication and skills make her a very worthy member of this elite New Zealand squad.
Tyla Nathan-Wong, Year 12, has been selected for the Touch Blacks, the Open Womens team competing in the World Cup in Scotland . Tyla is a superb sportswoman having enjoyed success in rugby, league, soccer,and cross-country, as well as gaining a red belt in Taekwon-do. Making the Black Ferns and the 2016 Olympic rugby sevens are not unrealistic goals for Tyla.
An impressive number of Year 11 students are establishing themselves as rising stars :
Khusboo Patel has just toured Australia in the Auckland Women’s Under-18 Cricket team. She is increasingly recognised as a very proficient pace bowler and played her part in the 5 wins from 8 games.
Akshay Chauhan is in the Auckland Under-18 Premier Hockey Team. National Tournament is in Hamilton in July. With school 1stX1 and AISC premier 2 team commitments each week as well as the Auckland Team schedule Akshay spends upwards of 20 hours a week on the hockey turf. A Black Sticks selection is Akshay’s obvious aim for the future.
Danielle Bradley has been accepted into the new Zealand Football National Talent Centre. She is hopeful she will be given a place in the NZ under-17 Squad to be announced in 2 weeks’ time. This squad will train for the 2012 World Cup in Azerbaijan.
Nataly See won Gold, two Silver and Bronze medals at the recent NZ Open Taekwon-do Championships (this is an Ocees.ania competition held annually in Auckland). In her sixth year of martial arts and training 15-20 hours a week, Nataly has her heart set on gaining selection for the New Zealand Team in October. Then she will have the chance to compete in the larger international events.
Natalie Woodgate competes regularly in the Ocean Swim series. In the recent Sand to Surf Swim at Mt Maunganui she was the seventh woman home, came first in the 15-19yr age group and first in the non-wetsuit division.
Year 10 students are also beginning to rise to the top in their various sporting codes. Juee Bhide plays squash and has been selected for the Auckland Under-15 Team.
3 May 2011
Lynfield College Culinary club is in its third year and each year sees more students getting involved. Meeting after school on Tuesday afternoon, a group of enthusiastic students comes along to learn new skills and experience different foods.
The club originally started because of our strong involvement in Culinary competitions. We needed a time where we could prepare and practise for the growing number or competitions and also we needed to cater for the growing number of students interested in participating.
To enable us to purchase food for this club and pay for competition entries, we need to fund raise. This year we have chosen to sell ‘Entertainment Books’. The new 2011 | 2012 Auckland Entertainment™ Book is packed with 50% off, 25% off and 2-for-1 offers from the best restaurants, hotel accommodation, attractions, and leisure activities. To see more valuable offers, flip through the Book online here
The new Entertainment Book is only $65 and you will receive $15,000 worth of valuable offers that can be used from now until 1 June 2012. Plus, $13 of your Book purchase goes towards our community fund-raising - so please forward this information to your family and friends, as the more Books we sell, the more funds we raise.
Order your new 2011-2012 Entertainment Book by contacting us :
Lynfield College Culinary Club
Tel: 09 627 0600
Having purchased your Book from us, please don't forget to reference Lynfield College Culinary Club when registering your 2011-2012 Entertainment membership. Thank you for your support and contribution to our fund-raising efforts.
2 May 2011
Families of prospective students who live outside a secondary school's zone need to be aware that the government has added a new priority category to enrolment applications. The category is "Children of a former student" and we know this will be good news for those parents/caregivers who are former students of Lynfield College.
We are often asked whether the fact that the mother or father used to attend Lynfield College makes any difference to the chances of getting in to Lynfield when the family lives outside the school zone. Up until now no special provisions existed for this situation, but that is now changed.
For 2012 enrolments if Lynfield College receives more applications from out of zone students than there are places available, priority will be given to applicants in the following order: