Open night 2019

Our annual Open Night was held last Thursday. This is a special opportunity for children and their parents/caregivers who are going to come to Lincoln next year (or who are thinking about coming) to visit school, talk to lots of teachers and current students and see what happens at Lincoln. Some of our International Students gave up their time to help. Yang, who is a member of the Cultural Council, welcomed visitors and helped to show them round the school. Saho performed a dance with her dance class. Other students helped in Chinese and Japanese classes. The ESOL students made origami and bookmarks with messages in many languages to give to the children as ‘welcome gifts.’  Here are some photos of the evening:

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Market Day

Last Wednesday, the Year 12 Business Studies classes held ‘Market Day.’ They set up small businesses and sold food and other items to Lincoln students. They put a huge amount of work into their stalls.

They sold food such as cinnamon rolls, hamburgers and chips, chicken and chips, coffee and fruit juice, French sweet treats and friendship bracelets. Music students entertained everyone with their band. The sun shone and everyone had a great time. It was also mufti day, which added to the relaxed atmosphere. Lots of money was raised for the Westpac Rescue helicopter.

 

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Holiday poems

Some students have been writing holiday acrostic poems (poems where the first letter in each line spells the word ‘holidays’.) They’ve been careful to use the correct verb tenses! Here’s also a nice photo of one of the trees in the school grounds, dressed in Autumn colours.

 

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Welcome back to Term 2

Term 2 has just started. Everyone had an enjoyable holiday. Several students travelled to Auckland to attend English language school and they enjoyed sightseeing around New Zealand’s largest city. Some students visited Queenstown with their host families. A group of students went iceskating in Christchurch and showed great skills on the ice! It’s autumn now and the leaves on the trees are beautiful colours: red, orange, yellow and  gold. Here are some photos taken around Christchurch. This is a gorgeous time of year.

 

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Easter celebration and end of term farewells.

It’s hard to believe that Term 1 is at an end. It’s been a long term: 11 weeks. Everyone’s ready for a holiday! Last week we held our annual Easter celebration, which was a little early as Easter falls in the holidays this year. Mr Rout dressed as our special Easter bunny again and gave everyone chocolate eggs. We also had hot cross buns. Yesterday we had an end of term lunch, with sushi and pizza. During both events, we said goodbye to the students who are leaving Lincoln to return to their Japanese and German schools and to university in Thailand. It’s been great having them at Lincoln and we wish them all the best for the future. Happy holidays everyone!

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An excellent presentation.

Yesterday, Minami, Yuna and Momoka, from Fuji Girls’ High School, gave an excellent presentation about Japanese traditional culture to Mrs Currie’s Year 9 Social Science class. Their topic was origami. They told the class about the history of origami and taught them how to make different origami. They also gave the students Japanese sweets! Everyone enjoyed their presentation and they spoke very well. They are also going to give their presentation to Kiwi students who are learning Japanese.  Well done girls! Here are some photos:

 

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Snackchat!

Last Thursday, the Cultural Council organised a ‘snackchat’ at lunchtime. The council bought chocolate brownies, potato chips, hot chips and cookies and everyone enjoyed chatting in English and eating. This was a great way to meet new people and practice speaking English. Three members of the council stayed in J1 after lunch and helped the elementary class students by reading them the book ‘Yi-Yan’s New Homestay. They did a great job. Thank you so much to the Cultural Council.

 

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