October 2022

Festival Awards Evening 2022

On Thursday 20 October, we held our annual Lynfield College Senior Festival Awards Evening celebrating student success in sports, the arts and cultural activities.

It was wonderful to be able to host a live prizegiving again, while simultaneously live-streaming the event to enable all our students and their families to join us in looking back on what our students were able to achieve in 2022. Our guest speaker was Eroni Leilua, a past pupil who represented Samoa at the recent 2022 Olympics.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our students’ sports, arts and cultural activities this year.

We are very appreciative of the sponsorship we received from Countdown Lynfield and New Era Technology for their livestreaming production.

A livestream of the event can be watched at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW_KL3wuTN4

Congratulations to all our award winners:

Dux Artium
Dux Ludorum (Boys)
Dux Ludorum (Girls)
Dux Artium Runner-up 
Dux Ludorum Runner-up Equal (Boys)
Dux Ludorum Runner-up Equal (Boys)
Dux Ludorum Runner-up Equal (Boys)
Glen Fetuani
Stanley Long
Summer van Gelder
Carey Chen
Percy Maka
Jamie Hall
Eric Nanai

Outstanding Sporting Performance Equal
Outstanding Sporting Performance Equal
Kevin Zhang
Mia Powell

Lynfield College Sports Scholarship
Lynfield College Arts and Culture Scholarship
Carey Chen
Divyanshi Chauhan

Year 13 Musician of the Year Equal
Year 13 Musician of the Year Equal
Year 12 Musician of the Year
Year 11 Musician of the Year
Jazz Musician of the Year
Carey Chen
Jack Harken
Caleb Young
Daisy Chen
Glen Fetuani

Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year
Year 12 Sportsman of the Year
Year 11 Sportswoman of the Year
Year 11 Sportsman of the Year
Rina Maka
Caleb Young
Fiona Siaopo
Kevin Zhang

Sports Team of the Year
Sports Team of the Year Runner Up
Team of the Year
Squash Open A Team
Football 1st XI Girls
VEX Robotics World Championships Team

Cultural Ambassador Award
Kapa Haka Leadership Award
Rathe Savieti
Hunter Savieti

Winning House
Staff Award
Faumuina House
Neil Waddington

Special thanks to our Festival Awards Evening Sponsors:
countdown logo new era logo

2022 World Robot
Olympiad Results

Congratulations to Evan Huang and Daisy Chen on their joint second placing in the Future Innovators: Junior Category of the New Zealand Finals of the 2022 World Robot Olympiad.

A total of 33 teams (16 elementary, 13 junior, 4 senior – all in the future innovators category) participated. This is the first World Robot Olympiad to be held in New Zealand: https://wro.org.nz/2022results/

The WRO® theme for 2022 was 'My Robot My Friend'. The combination of robotics and artificial intelligence can change the world and especially the environment of humans. The season challenges are connected to the ways that robots can help humans: https://wro-association.org/competition/2022-season/

Many thanks to Lynfield Robotics Club coaches Craig Yearbury and Doug Bryan for their support.

  daisy evan

Vishwa Jayswal, Auckland Zonta Award

Congratulations to Year 13 student, Vishwa Jayswal!

Vishwa has consistently shown her dedication and diligence in all aspects of her school life. She is an excellent role model for those around her and frequently demonstrates manaakitanga. Vishwa’s wonderful character has been noted by Zonta Auckland and from a number of very high calibre applicants and she was chosen to receive the Young Women in Public Affairs Award. This award recognises young women for their commitment to volunteerism, leadership achievements and dedication to empowering women worldwide.

Vishwa was presented with her award at a special dinner function organised by Zonta on Monday 17 October where she was also one of the featured speakers.

  zonta vishwa
After having received this regional award, Vishwa is now a candidate for the Zonta New Zealand Award. If she is successful at this level, Zonta International will then be made aware of her. Zonta International overall have supported young women (across 60 countries), pursuing education and careers in the traditionally male-dominated fields of aerospace sciences and engineering, business and business management and public affairs. Overall, the judges were extremely impressed with Vishwa and believe she has a very promising future ahead. Well done Vishwa!

Josie Wells Outstanding at New Zealand Nationals

Josie Wells competed at the NZ Nationals Artistic Swimming Competition held at Splash Palace in Invercargill from 30 September to 5 October 2022. This was the first ‘in person’ competition in over a year! Congratulations to Josie and her team on achieving the following placings:

FIRST: Junior Free Team
SECOND: Junior Tech Team
SECOND: Open Combo

For more information visit North Harbour Synchro: https://northharboursynchro.co.nz/

synchro team b synchro team c
synchro team a


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