About Us

 Principal's Message

Lynfield College has a proud tradition of serving the central-west Auckland area for 60 years. In that time it has developed a reputation as a centre of academic excellence in a safe, caring, positive environment. Students are encouraged to take full part in the busy life of the college, and participate in the many and varied sporting, arts, cultural, and leadership opportunities.

 With over 1900 students we are able to offer an extremely broad curriculum that meets the needs of most of our students. For this reason the overwhelming majority of our Year 9 intake complete five years of secondary education and leave well-equipped for the opportunities and challenges of tertiary study, trades training and employment. Our careers and academic staff work with  students to ensure they are aware of their options and future pathways and so make sound decisions prior to leaving Lynfield College.

Lynfield College also offers a wide variety of extra support for students. Our ESOL programme caters for the needs of our second language students. Students with learning difficulties have the advice and guidance offered by the Learning Support unit to help them with their learning.
Cath Korowai
The Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator oversees the advanced learner programme that is provided in the junior school. In the senior school advanced courses in a range of specialist subjects provide pathways that extend our most able students; scholarship and co-curricular competition success is the expectation.

As 21st century learners, our students are increasingly engaging with digital technology. Recent improvements in device mobility have led us to implement a blended e-learning programme, which combines the best of traditional classroom practice with the opportunities provided by digital devices. Learning is supported anywhere, anytime, at any pace. Lynfield College is committed to equipping our students with the skills relevant to success in this rapidly-changing and increasingly digital world, and continuing to extend our e-learning resources is very much part of this process. Following the successful implementation of Bring Your Own Device 2014, this has been expanded to all year levels, (see the E-Learning section of the website).

This website introduces Lynfield College to potential students and families, provides information and news in our ongoing relationship with current students, their parents / caregivers and our community, and importantly, incorporates e-LynC, the e-learning portal for our students.

We are extremely proud of our students and their successes across all aspects of college activities. We have the confidence and respect of our community and Lynfield College was again, in May 2014, endorsed by the Ministry of Education Review Office as a 'high-performing school'.

Ms Cath Knell
PRINCIPAL

The Education Review Office visited Lynfield College in September 2018

The following are excerpts from the 2018 report.

"Students are confident and thoughtful young people and have high levels of participation in co-curricular activities. They benefit from opportunities to realise their potential and develop new interests through experiences in varied sporting events, the performing arts, debating and cultural performances. Student voice increasingly contributes to school decision making. Students’ sense of compassion is reflected in the way in which many are involved in service to the school and to the wider community. Student leaders also support their peers through a wide variety of different initiatives."

"Teachers use collaborative cross-curricular inquiry to focus on strategies and initiatives to address disparity in relation to a range of student outcomes. Students are being positioned to achieve well in national qualifications. This is particularly evident in Years 11 to 13 where there is a range of evidence of students experiencing accelerated success."

"Comprehensive pastoral care systems and collaborative work among students and staff provides students with high levels of support. This helps to reduce barriers to students’ learning and promotes their wellbeing. Well established relationships with agencies, networks and community groups enhance opportunities for students to access meaningful learning pathways within and beyond the school."

The full 2018 report and earlier reports, are available on the ERO (Education Review Office) website www.ero.govt.nz