February 2017

NCEA Information Evening Thursday 2 March 7pm in Staffroom


Parents/caregivers are invited to attend this informative evening to strengthen their understanding of NCEA and to learn how they can best support their students in their academic endeavours.

If your student is in Year 11, 12 or 13 or in a Year 10 class that is sitting a Level 1 course this year, then this is an opportunity to hear an overview of the NCEA system and to have your questions answered.

Mr Tatsuo Moriya (21 April 1928 - 13 February 2017)

On 13 February 2017, Tatsuo Moriya passed away.  Mr Moriya was a very good friend of Lynfield College.  In the late 1980s as an Executive at the Shinagawa-Ku International Friendship Association, he worked with the Town Clerk of Mt Roskill borough, Murray Smith and Jim Sinclair the then Principal of Lynfield College. These three men established the relationship between Shinagawa (a ward of Tokyo) and Lynfield College.  Later this developed into a friendship agreement between Shinagawa and Auckland City.

The relationship with Lynfield College was aimed at fostering cultural understanding between young people in Tokyo and Lynfield College.  Over time thousands of students have had the opportunity to travel between the two countries, develop language skills and better appreciate the differences and similarities between our cultures.  Staff and adults from Shinagawa have also benefitted from the association.

It was with great sadness that we learnt of Mr Moriya's passing.  The College was represented at his wake and funeral by the current Principal - Steve Bovaird and the incoming Lynfield Principal Cath Knell. They were treated as honoured guests at both ceremonies.

Mr Moriya’s legacy is the lasting relationship between our two communities which fostered greater understanding between our people.

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Scholarship Exam Results

31 Scholarships were awarded to 20 Lynfield College students in 2016.  8 Outstanding Scholarships were awarded.  This is a fantastic result and indicates the high achievement by this group of students. 

Of particular note is the outstanding result gained by our 2016 Dux 
Nithya Narayanan who achieved top placing in Economics in New Zealand. Congratulations Nithya!

Top achievers in the Scholarship results were:

Nithya Narayanan – 3 Scholarships
Top in Economics in New Zealand
Outstanding Scholarship in Biology
Scholarship in English
Receives an Outstanding Scholars Award

Alan Wu – 5 Scholarships
Outstanding Scholarship in Chemistry
Scholarships in Physics, Statistics, Biology, Calculus
Receives an Outstanding Scholars Award

Kate Heslop – 3 Scholarships
Outstanding Scholarships in Biology, Classical Studies, English
Receives an Outstanding Scholars Award

Deenisha Khatri – 2 Scholarships
Outstanding Scholarship in Accounting
Scholarship in Economics

Two successful students were from Year 12:

Kitty Sun – 2 Scholarships
Scholarships in Biology, Geography

Sarah Zhen – 2 Scholarships
Scholarships in Biology, Chemistry

A special breakfast was held to honour these students and celebrate their superb results.(photo below)


ATHLETICS DAY is on Thursday 2 March

We are aware the weather forecast suggests some sun and some showers so students need to come prepared for sun, wind and showers by bringing:




Pen & paper (should the weather chase us inside)


Athletics Day - Important Information

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers but this definitely does not cover all info needed to have a smooth, enjoyable day:

Q.  What should the Y9 & Y10 students wear?

PE gear or PE shorts and an official House T-shirt (sold through the Sports Office – some spares available $20).  

Q.  Can Y9 & Y10 wear PE gear to school?

Yes.  Any extra adornments in House colours to enhance their PE uniform is to be brought to school in their bags and added once at school.  NO body paint of any kind.

Q.  What should the Y11, 12, 13 students wear to school?

Appropriate mufti in House colours, suitable for participating.  Any extra adornments in House colours to enhance their mufti are to be brought to school in their bags and added once at school.

Q.  Will the school day begin and end at the usual times?

Yes, 8.40am – 3.10pm as usual.  

Q.  What if it is wet or the forecast is promising rain?

If there is a passing shower or it is overcast when students leave home and the rest of the day is likely to be fine students should come prepared for Athletics day dressed in PE gear.

If it is pouring with rain when they leave home all students must bring their normal Thursday books and wear their usual full school uniform.

Q.  How will a cancellation be communicated?

If the decision is made to cancel Athletics Day this will be communicated to parents by 7.45am via the website, email and twitter and normal Thursday classes will run throughout the day.

Q.  What should the students bring?

  • Sun protection – sunscreen, hats
  • Mature, responsible behaviour
  • Loads of House support
  • Water bottle

Q.  What must the students leave at home?

  • Water pistols
  • Water balloons
  • Face or body paint (brought or applied)
  • Masks
  • All valuables
  • Electronic devices

Q.  What is the golden rule?

  • Normal school rules apply

We look forward to an enjoyable and successful day.

Thank you,

Felicity Walbran
Director of Sport

New Year, New School for Year 9 Students

Over 300 students have begun a new era in their young lives as they begin secondary schooling.

After a welcome by the Principal Mr Bovaird and the senior leaders, the students went to meet their new form teacher and their form class.

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