October 2019

Te Pou o Rongo brought to Lynfield College

On Tuesday 24 October, 'Te Pou o Rongo' (Anchor of Peace), was brought to our Te Ringa Awhina Marae at Lynfield College. This impressive work was  created from the drawings and voices of those who attended wananga, Lynfield College where the marae-based Hui was held in February.

It was welcomed with a pōwhiri by students and attended by Whaea Frances Maihi, Principal Cath Knell, Whaea Jennifer Leauga, Deputy Principal Sandy Harris, Gabrielle Clark and Teacher Aide Vini Laga’aia. Tamati Patuwai, Eleanor Ah Chee and David Mitchell from Nga Herenga Waka were guests at the ceremony.  Tamilo Lamositele, Arts and Cultural Captain, spoke in Samoan at the pōwhiri.  
The pou was carved by Len Phillips and Te Aroha Witika of Ngati Whatua. The wood originally came from the St James Theatre. The kaupapa is cultural inclusiveness and shows stories gathered from Lynfield community hui.
Thank you to Hone Peri and his groundkeepers team who helped move the pou to where it currently stands, at reception. We welcome you to come and view this work while it is on site.

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2019 Festival Awards Evening

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At this special occasion, held on Thursday 17 October at Eden Park, we celebrated the success of sporting, arts and cultural aspects of the College, with awards for outstanding achievement and contribution at the senior level. This is an evening of recognition and acknowledgement of the efforts that students, parents, staff and members of the wider Lynfield community have contributed to the College extra-curricular activities in 2019.

Our guest speaker was Sarai McKay, Deputy Head Girl at Lynfield College in 2015.

Congratulations to all those who have won awards, with particular mention of the following students who have achieved the supreme awards:

Dux Artium
Dux Ludorum (Boys)
Dux Ludorum (Girls)
Raymond Feng
Tanishq Tailor
Felicia Fakafanua

Dux Artium Runner-up 
Dux Ludorum Runner-up (Boys)
Dux Ludorum Runner-up (Girls)
Kyus Rodger
Callum Boulton
Lepa Finau

Lynfield College Sports Scholarship
Lynfield College Arts and Culture Scholarship
Ishaan Bhide
Nene Matsuki

Year 13 Musician of the Year
Year 13 Runner-up Equal Musician of the Year
Year 13 Runner-up Equal Musician of the Year
Tamilo Lamositele
Timothy Sanvictores

Emily Gossen

Year 12 Musician of the Year
Year 12 Runner-up Musician of the Year
Jazz Musician of the Year
Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year
Year 12 Runner-up Sportswoman of the Year
Year 12 Equal Sportsman of the Year
Year 12 Equal Sportsman of the Year
Sam Boasman
Celesti Tan
Sam Boasman
Danielle Hewett
Gloria Fononga

TJ Piacun
Ankur Chakraborty

Year 11 Musician of the Year
Year 11 Sportswoman of the Year
Year 11 Runner-up Sportswoman of the Year
Year 11 Sportsman of the Year (Equal)
Year 11 Sportsman of the Year (Equal)
Jasmine Pickston
Serina Duanakamakama
Shreeya Prasad

Luke Paton-Beverley
Nicolas Curin

Sports Team of the Year
Group of the Year
Team of the Year
Senior A Boys Tennis Team
Lynfield College Big Band
Impromptu Cup Debating Tournament Team
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Athletics House Competition
Indoor Football / Volleyball House Competition
Road Race House Competition
House Quiz Competition
Touch Rugby House Competition
Netball House Competition
Bray House
Fatialofa and Reid Houses
Lewis House
Faumuina House
Zoricich and Fatialofa Houses
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Overall Winner of the House Award Fatialofa House

For their highly valued contribution to a range of extra-curricular activities: Lisa Norman and Sherry Wagner

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

  YEAR 9    |   Wednesday 27 November, 8.45 am in the Hall
  YEAR 10  |   Tuesday 26 November, 8.45 am in the Hall

Child Cancer Foundation Hospitality Gala Dinner

Lynfield College was one of a group of six Auckland secondary schools to work with a top cookery training provider to prepare and present a three-course culinary feast for 100 guests on 9 October.

The charity dinner was hosted by Manukau-based private training provider Ignite Colleges, with five-star service provided by Ignite’s hospitality and cookery students. Event organisers raised more than  $8000 from ticket sales, with all proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation.

Melissa Nicholson and Alicia Taito will be preparing the chocolate and orange tart with citrus curd. Nikita Khatri and Reet Banga will be doing the bread for the tables (kumara crescent rolls) with a home-made date and rhubarb chutney and tomato relish, as well as one of the mains - and slow roasted horopito chicken breast stuffed with pancetta and buffalo mozzarella. The dishes are technical and will give students the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary prowess.

As well as raising money for children with cancer and their families, this event provided a fantastic platform for student chefs to get a taste of life in the hospitality industry.

Photographs courtesy of Lynette Hay Photography and Stephanie van Niekerk
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Danielle Hewett: NZ Gymnastics Championships

The 2019 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships were held during the first week of the October school holidays (2-5 October) in Auckland where all five codes competed together under the one roof in an outstanding week of competition.

Congratulations to Danielle Hewett (Year 12), on her impressive performance at the 2019 New Zealand Gymnastics Nationals.
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