October 2017

2017 Festival Awards Evening


The Festival Awards Evening, held on Thursday 19 October at Eden Park, was a special occasion which recognised the efforts of students, parents, staff and members of the wider Lynfield community, who have contributed to the College extra-curricular activities in 2017.

Our guest speaker was Dr Susan Lane, Head Girl at Lynfield College in 1999. We celebrated the success of sporting, arts and cultural aspects of the College, with awards for outstanding achievement and contribution at the senior level.

Congratulations to all those who have won awards, with particular mention of the following students who have achieved the supreme awards:
Dux Ludorum (Boys) 
Runner-up to Dux Ludorum (Boys)
Rupin Kumar
Jackson Sue

Dux Ludorum (Girls) 
Runner-up to Dux Ludorum (Girls)
Maddison Wesche

Dux Artium
Runner-up to Dux Atrrium
Andrew Isdale
Karan Kalsi

Most Outstanding Sporting Performance Maddison Wesche

Lynfield College Sports Scholarship
Lynfield College Arts and Culture Scholarship
Tommy Antal
Nathan Varney

Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year
Runner-up Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year (Equal)
Runner-up Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year (Equal)
Year 12 Sportsman of the Year (Equal)
Year 12 Sportsman of the Year (Equal)
Runner-up Year 12 Sportsman of the Year
Year 12 Musician of the Year
Danielle Matthew
Rowena Brunt

Jacqui de Pont
Kieren Chhiba
David Stein
Josh Boasman
Stefenie Pickston

Year 11 Sportswoman of the Year
Runner-up Year 11 Sportswoman of the Year
Year 11 Sportsman of the Year
Runner-up Year 11 Sportsman of the Year
Year 11 Musician of the Year
Felicia Fakafanua
Samantha Martin
Mishaan Doolabh
Jake Runting
Tamilo Lamositele

Sports Team of the Year (Equal)
Sports Team of the Year (Equal)
1st XI Boys Hockey Team
UNISS Netball Team

Group of the Year Lynfield College Big Band

Team of the Year
Runner-up Team of the Year
Robotics A Team
Premier Advanced Debating Team

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big band
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Mr Paul Norman
Mr Craig Yearbury
Director of the Lynfield College Big Band
Teacher in Charge of Robotics


Reid House and Zoricich House
Zoricich House
Reid House
Lewis House
Bray House
Bray House
Zoricich House
Athletics House Competition
Indoor Football / Volleyball House Competition
Road Race House Competition
House Quiz Competition
Touch Rugby House Competition
Netball House Competition
Winning House Award

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Junior sporting, arts and cultural achievement will be recognised at our Junior Festival Awards Assemblies and parents/caregivers are most welcome to attend:

 YEAR 10  |   Tuesday 28 November, 8.45am in the Hall
 YEAR 9    |   Wednesday 29 November, 8.45am in the Hall

New Zealand Defence Careers Experience Week

I found the DCE was a big ‘eye opener’ as it helped me choose which career path I want to follow. It was also a chance to meet and ‘bond’ with new people who were of the same mind set as me.

I would definitely recommend anyone who is thinking of joining the NZ Defence Force, to apply for this experience. You will meet new people from all over the country and be treated as if you are actually in the Defence Force. My experience was so good, that at the end of our time there, I didn’t want to leave.

Anthony Jones-Lewis

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The DCE was a great opportunity to fully experience what the Defence Force has to offer, with their wide variety of jobs. It has definitely helped me decide what is possible for my future.

Connor Mellis

Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

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During the October holidays, eight Lynfield college refugee students took part in a camp and tramp for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, with funding courtesy of Blue Light NZ.

For both groups, the five hour tramp, a lot of it uphill, was strenuous and challenging, but the students agreed that it was exciting and enjoyable and a unique experience for them.

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The organiser congratulated the Lynfield College participants who had a 100% attendance and all successfully completed their Adventurous Journey component. Well done!

The students who took part were:

Girls: Sa Nay Ma, Rahil Sultani, Eskedar Yerga, Anegach Gebreyesus, Basma Alasaad, Zaina Alasaad
Boys: Ali Akbar Sultani, Ali Asghar Sultani

1-Minute Film Competition


Congratulations to Lynfield College Film Club members Raymond Feng, Matthew Tribble and Joseph Hisayasu for their film Welcome to Tomorrow which has been selected as one of only six finalists in the upper secondary section of the Australian 1-Minute Film Competition. This competition provides Australian and New Zealand primary and secondary school students with the opportunity to make a 60-second short film or animation and win fantastic prizes in the process. The boys wrote, produced, shot, scored and edited the film entirely in their own time.

You can view the film at this link: Welcome to Tomorrow

If you like it, please click 'Vote Now' for the Audience choice (you will have to confirm your vote via email).

Raymond and Joseph have also had their second short film Wall IV accepted into the International Youth Silent Film Festival. They had to choose a piece of Wurlitzer organ music then write, produce and edit the film to compliment and dramatise the music. We look forward to hearing how that film goes in the regional competition. Screening will be held in Tauranga at the end of November. Good luck!

ICAS Reading Competition Results

ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools), is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. Congratulations to these 16 students who did so well in this competition.


Tony Feng (10YB) and Jasmine Pickston (9WG)


YEAR 9: Logan Davies, Andy Davy, Guo Xiaojian, You Ting Lei, Hason Lu and Hassaan Mohammad.

YEAR 10: Jensen Benard, Samuel Boasman, Puja Laxman and Aiken Shadbolt

YEAR 11: Raymond Feng, Michael Howell and Rachael Ling

YEAR 13: Daniel Adams

Chinese Short Film Contest Recognition for Lynfield Students

chinese short film contest

In a prizegiving ceremony held on 20 October at St. Peter’s College, four films made by Lynfield College students have gained recognition in the New Zealand School Students Chinese Short Film Contest.

Filmed wholly in Chinese, this competition highlights Chinese language and culture in a fun and engaging way. Several groups of students worked to produce a ‘Fun with Chinese’ themed video, animation, or cartoon in the hope of winning one of seven awards.


‘A World of Friends’ made by Harriet Barber, Rachel Rao and Hannah Hubert


我们爱吃中国菜(I Love Chinese Food), made by Shyla Mani and Kristen Talbot.
‘Chinese Movie’, made by Joshua Lobo, Alan Chen, Jake Runting, Natasha Matson and Bianca Tso.
‘Speaking Assessment’ made by Danielle Hewett, Racquel Govender and Amy Johnston.

The New Zealand School Students Chinese Short Film Contest is hosted by International Languages Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP) and the New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association

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