Groups and Leadership

As part of our College's comprehensive support system we have several student groups with specific responsibilities amongst their peers.

Students appreciate the chance to be involved in a helpful way in the support of each other. Training is provided and accessed for these groups and in most cases there is affiliation with community organisations.


Student Executive and House Captains

This is an elected body, which comprises the student leaders of the school. All positions are gained by application and preliminary shortlisting by the appropriate Dean and senior management. In some cases this involves individual interviews with the Principal, Deputy Principal and Dean. 

Leadership training for the Student Executive and House Captains begins every year with a training camp and a team building day. Deputy Principal Gabrielle Clark is in charge of overseeing Student Executive projects and activities.

YEAR 13 EXECUTIVE

Victoria Noah Rosalyn Shinel
Head Girl
Victoria Tofilau
Head Boy
Noah Tikoinamaka
Deputy Head Girl
Rosalyn Fononga
Deputy Head Boy
Shinel Nadan
 
Kendall Senu Bhakti Sam
Academic Captain
Kendall D'Souza
Academic Captain
Senu Senathirajah
Asst. Academic Captain
Bhakti Tailor
Asst. Academic Captain
Sam Boasman
 
Celesti Abhay Becky Frank
Arts / Culture Captain
Celesti Tan
Arts / Culture Captain
Abhay Verma
Asst. Arts / Culture Captain
Becky Chang
Asst. Arts / Culture Captain
Frank Lin
 
Sophie TJ Danielle Devansh
Sports Captain
Sophie Stanimiroff
Sports Captain
TJ Piacun
Asst. Sports Captain
Danielle Hewett
Asst. Sports Captain
Devansh Chand
  
Imaan Trizhia Romina Sheila
Social Co-ordinator
Imaan Brown
Social Co-ordinator
Trizhia Amon
Ambassador Co-ordinator
Romina Leilua
Ambassador Co-ordinator
Sheila Macdonald
 
Ankur Kimberly Simote Adamb
Y12+Class Rep Co-ordinator
Ankur Chakraborty
Y12+Class Rep Co-ordinator
Kimberly Saldanha
BOT Student Trustee
Simote Funanitao
International Representative
Adam Doan
 

YEAR 12 EXECUTIVE

Eliana Amanda Rahul Michael
Eliana Competente Amanda D'Souza Rahul D'Souza Michael Jury
 
Evana Shreeya Luviah Sanat
Evana Chan Shreeya Prasad Luviah Saito Sililoto Sanat Singh


HOUSE CAPTAINS

Joanna Zoe Serina Ronan
                                                                                                                                                                        
HOUSE: BRAY
Joanna Wu
HOUSE: BRAY
Zoe Demmler
HOUSE: Fatialofa
Serina Duanakamakama
HOUSE: FATIALOFA
Ronan Monteiro
 
Nathan Thomas Sourav Eliza
                                                                                                                                                                        
HOUSE: FAUMUINA
Nathan Monteiro
HOUSE: FAUMUINA
Thomas Watson
HOUSE: LEWIS
Sourav Shastri
HOUSE: LEWIS
Eliza Blamey
 
Noam Keerthanraj Paris Aditya
                                                                                                                                                
HOUSE: REID
Noam Lazarus
HOUSE: REID
Keerthanraj Vaidyalingam
HOUSE: ZORICICH
Paris Phillips
HOUSE: ZORICICH
Aditya Shenoy
 


Student Councils


ACADEMIC COUNCIL
The Academic Council’s brief is to promote and model commitment to academic studies and to raise the profile of Academic Achievements (individual or group) so that they can be celebrated by the whole school. This Council, comprising of staff and student representatives, is chaired by the Academic Captains and liaises with Deputy Principal Richard Winn.

SPORTS COUNCIL
The Sports Council, attended by the House Captains, initiates and administers inter-house competitions as well as promoting all sporting activities in the school. It liaises with the Sports Director, Felicity Walbran, and can engage itself in particular projects, e.g. sports facilities and equipment, sports exchanges, etc. This council is chaired by the Sports Captains and their Assistants.

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council aims to be a decision-making body which represents suggestions made by any school pupils to improve conditions at, or attitudes to, the school community. The Council meets each term in the school hall and is chaired by the Board of Trustees Student Representative.

The Student Council is made up of one elected representative from each senior form class, two elected representatives from each junior form class and the members of the Student Executive. Year level leaders are appointed by their Dean from within this group. Student voice is gathered by class representatives and then is tabled with the Council Committee by the Year Level Council Leader.

PACIFIC PRIDE STUDENT LEADERS
Students are selected in Years 12 and 13. They must meet criteria which enable them to act as role models to their peers. These students take on additional responsibilities to mentor their Pasific peers and assist with the Homework Centre.


Student Committees

 
BALL COMMITTEE
The Ball is a major formal event and is organised by the Ball Committee, which comprises the Head Boy and Girl, the Social Committee Coordinators and a selected group of Year 13 students. Special helpers may be co-opted, such as ticket design and decorations. The Head Boy and Head Girl chair this committee.
 
COMMUNITY SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Open to juniors and seniors, this committee supports selected fundraising projects, e.g. World Vision) and many local charity collections. As well, it aims to provide service outside of the school in whatever form it sees fit, e.g.sponsorship or adoption of refugees, local community work. The Deputy Head Girl and Boy chair this committee.
 
CULTURAL COMMITTEE
Open to juniors and seniors, the committee involves itself with cultural school activities:

•    Drama productions (publicity etc.)
•    Aids the Multicultural group’s activities
•    Visitors to the school (musicians etc.)
•    Organises lunchtime concerts
•    Cultural programmes, e.g. Cultural Week

The committee can initiate extracurricular entertainment /performances and is responsible for promoting all cultural activities in the school. This committee liaises with Pauline Phelan, Cultural Co-ordinator and is chaired by the Arts and Culture Captains and their Assistants.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
The steering committee, HERC was formed in 2013. It acts as an umbrella group encompassing Lynfield College’s Human Rights Amnesty group as well as the Enviro Committee and Enviro Group. The Enviro Committee guides the larger Environmental Group (open to juniors and seniors) in working towards making Lynfield College an environmentally sustainable school and ensuring that related Human Rights issues are also on the agenda. The group adopts projects and becomes involved with outside groups, e.g. Waicare, GLOBE, Dawn Chorus, tree planting etc. It can also encourage interest in groups such as Greenpeace, and arrange outside speakers.

This committee reports to the Student Executive and has its chairperson sitting on the Executive Committee of the Student Council. Lynfield College is an Enviroschool. The group has coordinated successful Enviroschool applications earning Bronze Awards for 2003, 2004, a Silver Award for 2006 and 2009, and a Green-Gold Award in 2016.

PEER SUPPORT CO-ORDINATORS (PSSP)
Open to Year 12 students to register their interest, approximately 120 students are then selected, and undergo a three day programme in values based social skills training at the conclusion of the academic year. The programme equips these students with the skills to facilitate a ten-day orientation programme with Year 9 students at the beginning of the new year.

SAFE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
The Safe School Committee promotes and monitors the provision of a safe emotional environment, to ensure that all students feel safe, valued and connected. Senior student members are welcome and make contributions in identifying emotional safety needs of the school community, reporting issues regularly and providing input for the Safe School Committee meetings. 

STUDENTS AGAINST DRIVING DRUNK (SADD GROUP)
Open to all students to register their interest. The SADD committee (maximum of 12 students) ideally includes representatives from Years 11, 12 and 13 and meets on a regular basis. Members of the committee plan and deliver activities related to raising awareness of road safety and drunk driving, attend meetings in and out of the school and maintain links with the Auckland City Council, SADD students from other schools and the Regional SADD coordinator.