|Daisy Chen sat her Grade 8 Violin exam, and gained a staggering 95/100 for her performance. Daisy once again showed just how talented of a musician she is, and did herself and the school proud!
|Maxwell Bancroft sat his Grade 5 Violin exam, and gained Distinction for his exam as well. He was accompanied by Music Teacher Sigmund Sue, who said he played exceptionally!
Musicians from Year 10 ventured out to local retirement village Powley House in Blockhouse Bay to bring some joy and entertainment. The performances brought joy and laughter to the residents, with some even getting up to dance. They were moved by Taylor Griffin’s performance of ‘Where did all the Time Go’, mesmerised by The Funky Foot Pigeons rendition of ‘I Want You Back’, and marveled at John Mahe and the classes energy during ‘I Feel Good’.
Following the performances, the students were treated to a cuppa and some Christmas snacks, before decorating the Christmas Tree and chatting with the residents. The students were great ambassadors for the school, and even got an open invite back any time we want to perform again!
|Powley House Performance
|Naimah Manchandra at the Play it Strange Awards Ceremony
Off the back of her win of the Youthtown Songwriting Competition, Naimah Manchanda was invited to perform at the end of year Awards Ceremony. She performed her song Sugar and Spice, and received her award from Big Fan Studios producer Noema Te Hau who she recorded with. Naimah’s Family and friends were there supporting, and were super stoked with her performance! ‘Sugar and Spice’ can be streamed at the link below: https://tinyurl.com/5e242awp
|The 49th New Zealand Secondary School Track, Field and 46th Road Race Championships took place 9 - 11 December 2022 at the TET Stadium and Events Centre in Inglewood, Taranaki.
The New Zealand U20 400m champion and 2022 World U20 representative Mia Powell is one of New Zealand’s most promising young sprinters. Mia won Gold (and set a new record) in the Senior Girls 400m at the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics in Mia broke Toni Hodgkinson's 1989 senior girls 400m record of 54.92 with a convincing
|Percy Maka (Lynfield College) climbed the top of the podium in the senior boys discus with a PB of 57.82m.
Auckland’s Lynfield College boasts a rich throwing tradition with former world discus champion Beatrice Faumuina and Commonwealth shot bronze medallist Maddison Wesche among former students at the College.And they might have found another one as Troy Maka claimed gold in the junior boys discus with the best six throws of the competition – highlighted by a 50.08m throw. “I feel good, I want to thank all the boys here and my parents for supporting me,” he said. “It feels nice (to win gold).”
On Friday 2 December the Learning Support Department held their prizegiving. Wairua Kaha, so evident in these resilient students, was celebrated because they thrived despite a number of changes in the year. The students performed a Samoan Sasa and sang a song, ably coached by Poto Laulu one of our teacher aides.It was bittersweet to farewell Caleb Kaukau, Kyle Zhuguo, Matthew Doyle and Naheeda Nisha and although we will miss them, we know that they will keep in touch.
It was a beautiful evening at Sorrento in the Park on Monday 5 December, where the Year 13s enjoyed their last chance to get together. Signaling the end of their Lynfield College journey, the students celebrated by dining, dancing and sharing memories.
Evan Huang was honoured at the Whau Youth Awards held on Friday 2 December. He received Young Innovator award for his outstanding achievement this year.
As a young innovator, Evan developed a personal assistant robot named DrinkBot which can grab a cup, walk around a room, and deliver the cup to those who struggle with mobility issues to drink. Evan Huang is one of 100 Global Rise Winners, and he is the first Winner from New Zealand.
Evan is a young robot developer. He designed robot parts for VEX, and won the World Champion in the 2022 VEX Robotics Engineering Online Challenge. Evan also won the 2022 New Zealand VEX Robotics National Champion and attended the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship.Whau Youth Awards honour inspirational young people who are striving for and achieving greatness in the Whau community.