December 2013

Socially Responsible Success for Business Students

Year 10 students - Ryan Xavier, Dhaval Tailor, Keely Hall and Latisha Chandra ran their very successful scented candles business in Term 3 with a profit focus. They had no problems achieving record sales.

In Term 4, together with their teacher Mrs Raneeta Prasad, they thought of an innovative way to demonstrate social responsibility by running a new Workshop for the Caring For our Community Project. The 4 student leaders led their student production teams, produced a total of 190 strawberries and champagne scented candles and packaged them into gift packs. They sold each pack for $10 each at the College and outside The Block Café, Blockhouse Bay. They sold out and raised a total of $400 to donate to the Mercy Hospice Shop.

The students felt very proud of their philanthropic efforts and learnt the valuable lesson that successful businesses are socially responsible businesses. They cannot wait to do it all over again, next year!!!

Pictured from left to right: Latisha Chandra, Keely Hall, Michelle Nola (Manager), Dhaval Tailor, Ryan Xavier and Mrs Raneeta Prasad (Business Studies Teacher)
C4C Scented Candles Workshop

Madison a Golden Shot-putter

Madison Wesche, Year 9, has excelled at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships. With a throw of 14.59m she won the junior girls' shot put. Only 14 years old, Madison's winning effort was doubly impressive as her throw would also have won the senior title! She was only 91cm shy of the qualifying distance for the world under-18 champs.

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Caring for our Community

Lynfield College junior students have again done themselves proud in the superb way they have contributed to our annual Caring for our Community project. For two days Year 9 and Year 10 students, led by staff, have participated in a record number of 37 workshops and given active support to many organisations and causes in our local and wider community.

As a result of the effort, donations of goods, services and cash were made to many organisations. These included:

  • 120 Christmas Cakes to the West Auckland Hospice and Age Concern - Avondale
  • 230 Decorative Soaps for the Auckland City Mission and the Salvation Army – West Auckland
  • $500, canned food and toys for the animals at the SPCA
  • $60 to the Lynfield Play Group
  • $500 to Mercy Hospice Shop
  • 40 Jars of Jam to Age Concern - Avondale and a local retirement village
  • Food and toiletries to the Auckland City Mission
  • 63 Santa Sacks to Starship Children’s Hospital
  • $230 to St Johns Ambulance
  • 3 quilts for Glenburn Rest Home
  • 10 Gingerbread houses to Age Concern – Avondale and 40 gift bags of Gingerbread Stars for the West Auckland Hospice
Time was spent:
  • Tidying the local parks beaches and reserves
  • Visiting the elderly residents of Peacehaven Rest Home
  • Making 3750 Angel Wings for the City Mission
  • Painting murals at Sunset Rest Home and Glenavon School
  • Helping out at Chaucer and Marshall Laing Schools
  • Entertaining children and tidying at several local childcare centres
  • Making morning tea and singing Christmas carols for the elderly
  • Replanting seedlings
  • Making decorations for the Santa Parade
  • Helping out at the Dolphin Theatre in Onehunga
  • Playing sports and teaching science at local primary schools
  • Knitting for Middlemore babies
  • Helping out at the Hospice Shop in New Lynn
Feedback from the community has included: 
  • "We were also very impressed with how your students conducted themselves and directed our kids in a responsible and kindly fashion. Please pass on our appreciation to the students involved and thanks for all your hard work and input. Please count us in for future ‘Caring for our Community’ opportunities."
  • "Please extend our heartfelt thanks for all the help today, with the food, table service & choir, to your fellow staff and Students. What a fantastic bunch of supportive people you are."
  • “Eileen is over the moon with the work undertaken in her garden yesterday”
  • “My " angel " helpers were amazing!! They achieved so much and were friendly ,helpful and kind to the children. Thanks so much would welcome them every week”

A great time was had by all the students who enjoyed giving back to the community. All the organisations appreciated the students help. We look forward to working with the community again next year in what we hope will be another successful Caring for our Community project.




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The images from some of the workshops show our students enjoying themselves as they care for our community.





Junior Softball Finals Results

Form class rivalry on the sports field provided a very spirited end to the junior softball tournament. The finals were held on Monday with the following form classes being deserved winners after some very close matches:

Year 10 Boys - 10BR
Year 10 Girls - 10ET

Year 9 Boys - 9ZM
Year 9 Girls - 9BN

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Numerous Successes for Daniel Adams (Year 9)

Hard work and a love of learning have contributed to a string of external competition successes during this year for Year 9 student Daniel Adams.

Daniel is pictured holding his certificates which include:

Australian Mathematics Competition - High Distinction and Prudence Award (highest number of consecutive correct answers)

University of Otago Junior Mathematics Competition - Top 100 Placing

University of New South Wales International English Competition - High Distinction

Australian National Chemistry Quiz - High Distinction

Congratulations, Daniel!


Daniel Adams Yr9

Year 9 Quilts Heading to Malawi

Throughout 2013  Year 9 Technology Soft Materials students have produced  class quilts for World Vision.  Six quilts have been made and all have been inspired by a Kiwiana theme. Students used a variety of machine and hand stitching to create and embellish their piece.

These beautiful quilts were initially thought to be going to Bangladesh, this has now changed and they will be going to Malawi instead. Aleisha Hadwin from World Vision came in to be presented the quilts by the students.

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Waterpolo Juniors End on Season High

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The Lynfield College Junior Waterpolo team is the Grade C champion team after the final on Sunday.

The mixed team played Sacred Heart C and beat them 4-1.

Jatin Singh did an amazing job as goalie and Mario Sinovcic scored most of our goals. 

As well as congratulations going to the members of the team the college's sincere thanks go to
Mr Sinovcic for his enthusiastic coaching and to Mrs Bunce for managing the team.
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