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