|The Junior Waterpolo team has successfully taken out their C grade for the season. In a remarkable turnaround, the team, who lost every pre-season game at the beginning of the year, has developed significantly to become a force to be reckoned with in the pool. They sucessfully defeated every opponent this season.
Much thanks to Mario Sinocvic (and Zoran) for coaching the team! And to Ms Bunce for managing the team.
Congratulations Lynfield College Junior Waterpolo!
Junior Festival Awards Assemblies have been held to celebrate the efforts of our junior students in sport, arts and culture. Congratulations to all of our prizewinners, with particular mention of the students who have achieved special awards.
Excellence in Junior Drama – Aiken Shadbolt (Y9)
Most Promising Junior Debater – Raymond Feng (Y10)
Best Junior Debater – Kyus Rodger (Y10)
Junior Musician of the Year – Emily Gossen
Junior Team of the Year – Junior Boys Premier Football Team
Runner-Up Junior Group of the Year – Junior Championship Debating Tournament Team
Junior Group of the Year – Year 10 Kiwi Challenge Robotics Team
Year 10 Sportsman of the Year – Ishaan Bhide
Year 10 Sportswoman of the Year – Sophie Booth
Year 10 Performer of the Year – Luke Tahu
Year 9 Runner-Up Sportswoman of the Year – Gloria Fononga
Year 9 Sportswoman of the Year – Danielle Hewett
Year 9 Sportsman of the Year – Sam Boasman
Year 9 Performer of the Year – Celesti Tan
|Auckland Transport has acknowledged the Travelwise group’s efforts this year with a Silver award.
It has been a worthwhile year of activities promoting sustainable travel plans that avoid Congestion at the School Gate. The staff and students involved have worked hard and deserve their award.
Before departing for their NCEA exams our senior students from Years 11,12 and 13 honoured and celebrated academic achievement, service and leadership.
The major prizewinners from Senior Prizegiving (Years 12 and 13) are:
Year 13 Awards
|Dux Litterarum||Nithya Narayan|
|Proxime Accessit / University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship||Alan Wu|
|The Trusts Charitable Foundation Degree Scholarship||Nisarag Bhatt
|Victoria University Excellence Scholarship||Joel Boasman|
|University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship||Numa Wadhwania|
|University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship||Renee Ju
|Otago University Alumni Appeal Entrance Scholarship||Shania Rao|
|Otago University Maori and Pacific Peoples' Entrance Scholarship||Kiriffi Leilua|
|University of Otago Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship||Adya Choudhary
|UNITEC Partner Schools Award||Jade Guptill
|ICT Hi-Tech Award (Cadzow Family Trust)||Steven Barker|
|First Foundation Scholarship||Gus Barrowman|
|PriceWaterhouseCooper Scholarship||Rishab Goswani
|The Head Boy and Head Girl Trophy and Medallion||Aman Reen and Grace Kaleta|
|D H Thurston Award (Service to the College)||Elizabeth Fa’amamafa|
|Rotoract Cup (Service to the Community)||Rosie Kennedy|
|Hannam Cup (Executive Efficiency)||Sarita De Pont
|Boys' and Girls' Leadership Cups||Gianni Gambassi
|Sir John Turei Trophy (Outstanding Maori Student)||Henry Samuels|
|Mellor Cup ("Learn to Live")||Fiona Liu|
|University of Auckland Business Scholarship||Aman Reen|
|Academic Captains Cups||Kate Heslop
|Year 12 Awards
Year 12 Dux
|Academic Honours||Angela Zhang
|Year 12 Merit Cups||Karan Kalsi
2016 Dux Litterarum Nithya Narayan with Principal Mr Bovaird
Henry Samuels with the Sir John Turei Award
From left: Deputy Head Students Gianni Gambassi and Elizabeth Fa'amamafa; Head Girl Grace Kaleta and Head Boy Aman Reen with their Leadership Awards.
The Year 11 students had their own prizegiving and the major awards went to:
|Year 11 Dux||Jacqueline de Pont|
|Academic Honours||Katherine Diep
|Year 11 Merit Cups||Aldi Ting
Congratulations to Junior Debaters Michael Howell, Raymond Feng and Kyus Rodger (image below) for being runners up in the 2016 ASD Junior Debating championship tournament.They narrowly lost the cup in a 1-2 split decision to Westlake Boys negating the moot (sic) "That quotas for female MPs should be supported".
|Kyus Rodger was selected for the Tournament Team, naming him in the top 3 debaters in the tournament.
Mrs Wagner and Mrs Wiggins hosted the tournament at Lynfield over the November 12/13 weekend, and four of our junior teams took part. The moots of the first day were topics around issues such as single sex schools vs. co-ed, the ban of boxing and other combat sports, and the favourite moot of the day: "you've been given a bottle containing a magic potion that would allow you to live forever. This house would drink it."
It was a great day and the friendly Lynfield vibe was felt by all! - even David Cunliffe, whose son competed, spoke to many of our students about his time as a young debater. He happily showed off a photo of his Student Youth Parliament Representative (and our student coach) Karan Kalsi and himself at a Parliament ceremony where Karan was presented with his award for his win in the Youth Parliament essay competition.
At the end of the first day, one of our teams advanced to the semi final, held on Sunday. With a convincing win in their semi final against St. Peter's College (where they successfully negated the moot "This house would prioritise state care for those with a healthy lifestyle"). Lynfield advanced to the final against Westlake Boys.
This is the first time Lynfield has ever made this tournament final. We are very proud of the hard work and progress these students made over the past year which resulted in reaching this final!
|Head Girl||Emma Gomes|
|Head Boy||Dylan Kay|
|Deputy Head Girl||Jia Dua|
|Deputy Head Boy||Rupin Kumar|
|Sports Captain (Girl)||Vishaka Murtha|
|Sports Captain (Boy)||Nathan Maisey|
|Arts and Culture Captain (Girl)||Melissa Paet|
|Arts and Culture Captain (Boy)||Kieran Murphy|
|Academic Captain (Girl)||Jessica Zhang|
|Academic Captain (Boy)||Dave Sharma|
|International Students Representative||Fiona Cheng|
|Board of Trustees Student Representative||Karan Kalsi|
|Assistant Sports Captain - Girl||Elena Euese|
|Assistant Sports Captain - Boy||Tommy Antal|
|Assistant Arts and Culture Captain - Girl||Renee Prasad|
|Assistant Arts and Culture Captain - Boy||Andrew Isdale|
|Assistant Academic Captain - Girl||Kitty Sun|
|Assistant Academic Captain - Boy||Reeve D'Cunha|
|Social Committee Year 13||Junior Laveaina, Damien Prasad, Caidyn Kita|
|Year 12 and Class Rep Coordinators||Euvan Goh, Irisha Inamke|
|Ambassador Coordinators||Aleece Monkman, Joanne Castellino|
|Year 12 Executive|| Tanmay Arora, Josh Boasman, Rishabh Baptista,
Rowens Brunt, Niamh Masterson, Danielle
Matthews, Maya Micklefield