November 2018

Junior Festival Awards Assemblies

This week on 20 and 21 November we held Junior Festival Awards Assemblies where we celebrated the extra-curricular achievements of our junior students in sport, arts and culture. Thank you to family members who were able to join us at these special events. Congratulations to all award winners, and in particular the following students who have achieved special awards:

Year 10 Sportsman of the Year
Year 10 Sportswoman of the Year
Runner Up Year 10 Sportswoman of the Year
Nicholas Curin
Serina Daunakamakama
Aahana Shetty

Year 10 Performer of the Year (Equal)
Runner Up Year 10 Performer of the Year
Junior School Service to Arts and Culture Award
Jasmine Pickston and Isha Ramanlal
Thomas Wandstraat and Sanat Sabharwal Singh
Eliana Competente (Y10)

Junior Musician of the Year (Equal)
Excellence in Junior Drama Cup
Junior Group of the Year
James Liston (Y10) and Jasmine Pickston (Y10)
Tiva Daniell-Wiig (Y10)
Premier Junior Lynfield 1 Debating Team:
Isha Ramanlal, Roshni Bhatti, Sanat Singh, Tanvi Kher

Year 9 Sportsman of the Year
Year 9 Sportswoman of the Year
Year 9 Runner-Up Sportsman of the Year
Year 9 Runner-Up Sportswoman of the Year
Year 9 Performer of the Year
Junior Sports Team of the Year
Kartik Malik
Kaia Samuel
Caleb Phillips
Summer van Gelder
Catherine Zhang
9 Gold Netball: Petrea Akauola, Amelia Perry, Kaia Samuel, Fenoga Taylor-Elima, Uinise-O-Koseni Vaipulu, Summer van Gelder, Brianna Wines-Corlett, Sophie Yang
 
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A Taste of Lynfield

The College welcomed over 300 incoming students for ‘A Taste of Lynfield ’ this week. The Year 8 students had opportunities to have lessons in Technology, Māori, Japanese and other subjects. Year 9 students were available to answer questions about what life was really like in Year 9.

The purpose of the day was to show students that, while starting a new school can be daunting, Lynfield is an exciting, interesting and fun step forward in their learning journey. We are looking forward to seeing them start at Lynfield in 2019.

Feedback from the students and Year 8 teachers has been very positive, and we look forward to making this an annual event ...

Thank you so much for leading this new idea of a taster at Lynfield College. I can say that this has had a real impact on the students from BBI as I am in the intermediate a lot and I have overheard their conversations. They were are so excited to have had the opportunity to have been in a real class along with the Year 9 and 10s.

Hearing them talking amongst themselves about the cool things they learnt in class and how eagerly they told each other their different stories about what they had seen and done in different areas of Lynfield life.

I know personally from my boy Evan, how really excited he was to tell us about what he had learned. I asked him if he felt better prepared for life at Lynfield and his words were “ yes I feel so much more comfortable and relaxed and so looking forward to it now.“

So again thank you for giving our young intermediate students this opportunity - its outstanding. Mark and Leanne Hewett

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Junior Piano Competition 2018

Year 9 and 10 students were invited to participate in this competition on Wednesday 21
November in the Rehearsal Studio at lunchtime. Performances were expected to be between 1 - 3 minutes each.

Congratulations to winner 
Zelda Truong (Y10), and to runner up Lorelle Kemp (Y9).

The winner will be awarded the Vivace Cup and a music gift voucher at the Junior Festival Awards Assembly.
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Ngati Whatua Marae Hui

On Tuesday 13 November representatives from the Kahui ako and Maori Focus Group (including Ms Knell, Whaea Maihi, Whaea Tebay and Whaea Leauga) attended a hui at Ngati Whatua Marae.

Kaumatua, Kui, Board representatives and whanau of the iwi welcomed us with a karanga and Whaea Tebay responded, being our kaikaranga. We shared korero about our kahui ako and were informed about the iwi and the struggles within their hitori.

To connect with the iwi who described themselves as 'Ahi kā' - the occupant group with whakapapa links to the whenua 'burning fires' was very humbling and the feedback from participants was positive.

He mihi mahana ki te iwi me nga kaiako, tumuaki, mema poari, whanau hoki kia tautoko tenei kaupapa.
 

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Elika Stanley: Life Skills Graduate

 
From Monday 5 to Friday 9 November Elika Stanley (year 10) attended a week long Life skills programme at the Army's Tamaki Leadership Centre in Whangaparaoa, Auckland.

She completed the programme successfully which included military training, visiting the Navy marae, an on-board experience on one of the Navy ships along with some fun activities like bowling. The Leaders spoke highly of Elika as being an outstanding participant' who could be a future
Navy officer.
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Whaea Maihi, Mr John Peri and Whaea Leauga attended
the graduation ceremony for Elika who wore a korowai which her Nan had made for Mr Peri's Father.

Thank you to Holly Kairua, Francis Meli, Hannah and the team at Bluelight for offering this opportunity to Lynfield College once again.

Ka nui te mihi ki a koe Elika.



Tremaine's Acting Skills Win Award

Tremaine Leaso won best supporting actor in the Showdown Secondary Schools’ Competition Awards on Saturday 3 November at the Mercury Theatre. In the Lynfield College production of Wheeler’s Luck, he played Perry, an aging farmer who constantly babbled and had a crush on Miss Piggy.

Tremaine played the role with imagination taking every opportunity to get a laugh out of the audience. No one can forget his hilarious hobbling gait every time he entered or exited. His larger than life interpretation of this character won him the award.

Tremaine has produced many unforgettable performances at the school and he will be sorely missed now he is moving to the next stage of his life.

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Senior Academic Prizegiving

 
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On Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November we acknowledged our senior students for their academic achievements, and for service to their peers and the College. Congratulations to all prizewinners, particularly to the following students:

Dux Litterarum Katherine Diep

Proxime Accessit Jacqueline de Pont

 TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS
University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Auckland Top Academic Potential Scholarship
University of Auckland Top Academic Potential Scholarship
Harry Ashley
Jacqueline de Pont
Katherine Diep
Marco Chui
NIamh Masterson
YongShan Zhao

University of Otago Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship
University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship
University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship
Kevin Chen
Eve Gabor
Sarah Donald

University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Stefenie Pickston

AUT School Leaver Scholarship Engineering Daniel Hao Lin

Victoria University Tangiwai Scholarship
Victoria University Tangiwai Scholarship
Maire Dobbs
Danielle Matthews

Crown Institute of Studies High School Leaver Scholarship
Crown Institute of Studies High School Leaver Scholarship
Riva Navue-Fletcher (Y12)
Daniel Dalhousie (Y12)

Cadzow Family Trust ICT Hi-Tech Award Aldi Ting

THE TRUSTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Cathy Lai, Ritisha Khatri, Rishabh Baptista, Shreya Singaraju, Kavina Mistry, Samita Roshan Ali, Rowena Brunt, Jinny Cho, Karina Thompson, Emma Lee, Jacinta Chia, Daniel Dalhousie (Y12)

THE TRUSTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: CERTIFICATE / DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIPS
Briana Cassidy-Hughes, Ale Netane, Leuia Latu, Kristofa Manu, Esau Esekielu, Teigan Cedric, Sione Falala, Tanmay Arora



  SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Sir John Turei Award
Ben Te Ninihi Tawhiti Memorial Award
D H Thurston Award, Top Service Award, Equal
Cathy Walker Cup, Service Award
Rotoract Cup for Service to the Community
Hannam Cup for Executive Efficiency
Mellor Family Cup, Learn to Live 
Challenge Award Cup
Danielle Matthews
Melina Samuels
Danielle Matthews & Jackie de Pont
Niamh Masterson
Eve Gabor
Maya Micklefield
Harry Ashley
Amy Bernstone

  SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS
Glassey Cup (Y13 writing)
Lorraine Wilson Cup for Public Speaking
Blockhouse Bay Lynfield Lions Peter Schultz Memorial Award
         (Top Y13 Music Student)
Neil Scott Memorial Prize, Equal (Top Y13 Languages Student)
Pauline Gillett Scholarship (Top Y13 Humanities Student)
Maya Micklefield
Danielle Matthews
Stefenie Pickston

Jackie de Pont and Jinny Cho
Santiago Blanco

  YEAR 12 AWARDS
Dux Ignatius Maher Memorial Prize Raymond Feng

Academic Honours: Rachel Ling, Nene Matsuki, Tashia Siew and Emily Gossen

Senior Merit Cup (Girls)
Senior Merit Cup (Boys)
Emily Gossen
Raymond Feng

Merit Awards: Nene Matsuki, Eve Zhang, Michael Howell, Daniel Torrey, Aaron Tahu, Ishaan Bhide, Rachel Ling, Rachel Barrowman, Harshal Damania, Vedant Kaduskar  

Lynfield College International Student Award Zhongtian Jessica Xi

Blamires Trophy Michael Howell

G H Blair Shakespeare Cup Kyus Rodger

Creative Writing Cup Joseph Hisayasu
 
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 YEAR 11 AWARDS
Dux Griffen Memorial Prize Puja Laxman

Academic Honours: Devan Bhikha, Kristijan Ilievski, Kendall D’Souza, Ankur Chakraborty, Sam Boasman

Merit Cup (Girls)
Merit Cup (Boys)
Celesti Tan
Sam Boasman

Merit Awards: Shinel Nadan, Iris Huang, Kimberly Saldanha, Kendall D’Souza, Min Lee, Winona Lee, Trizhia Amon, Becky Cheng, Freda Chui, Noah Tikoinamaka  

Creative Writing Cup Abeera Afzal

Speech Cup Rahul Reddy

Trevor McConchie Memorial Cup for Skills in Cabinetry Mei Pepe

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