About Us

 Principal's Message

Lynfield College has a proud tradition of serving the central-west Auckland area for over 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 1800 students we offer an extremely broad curriculum to meet the needs 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 beside students to ensure they understand their options and future career pathways 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 additional learning needs have access to advice and guidance offered through the Learning Support department to support them with learning and assessment.
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An advanced learner programme 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 participation is the expectation.

As 21st century learners, our students are increasingly engaged with digital technology. Our blended e-learning programme, along with the best of traditional classroom practice, ensures that all learners have the opportunity to become digitally capable individuals. Lynfield students learn skills to facilitate their success in our rapidly-changing and increasingly digital world. Learning is supported anywhere, anytime, at any pace. For more information see the eLearning 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 Schoology, 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, in September 2018, endorsed by the Ministry of Education Review Office as providing strategies to achieve 'equitable and excellent outcomes for all students.'

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