2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Happy holidays!

The senior students have now finished school. Senior graduation was held on Friday. Congratulations to all Lincoln year 13 students who graduated and we wish you every success for the future. This week is the last week for juniors, with AKO activity days on Wed and Thurs.

Mrs Lancaster, the writer of this blog, is on leave next year so mrs Currie and Mrs Mc Kinnon will take it over! Have a great 2016 everyone.

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Exams and end of year programme

All NCEA students are now on exam leave, coming to school to sit their exams. Good luck everyone! International students who are not sitting NCEA have been doing an extra programme. First, they had 3 days of intensive ESOL with Catherine. This was a very valuable time and also fun! After that everyone had 3 days of activities with Mrs Lancaster, including cooking, making mosaics (smashing the plates was fun!) playing softball and writing articles for the end of year magazine. The ‘dance group’ also performed their energetic hip hop routine to the junior Japanese, music and dance classes. On Tuesday everyone is going on the ‘top of the South’ trip with Mrs Stone and Mrs O’Byrne.  Bush walking, kayaking, shopping in Nelson and sightseeing in the beautiful Able Tasman National Park are on the plan. Not long to go now before the end of the year.

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Last day for year 13 students

To celebrate the last day of classes for year 13, a special assembly was held. After that, year 13 students attended a beautiful morning tea in the staffroom with their teachers. Then the traditional ‘slippery slope’ was set up on the field. Students ran and slid on the slippery slope and of course got very wet! Yuan and Sara were very brave and here are photos to prove it! It was a very warm day, so everyone dried off quite quickly. All the best to everyone for their futures.

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International Student Graduation Lunch

It’s hard to believe that NCEA exams are about to begin and senior classes are finishing for the year. Last Thursday we held our ‘Christmas’ graduation lunch to farewell students leaving Lincoln. Yes, the end of October is very early for Christmas but it gives students the chance to eat N.Z. Christmas food as well as celebrate student achievements. Mother Christmas arrived at the end! Good luck to everyone for their exams. Here are some photos of the celebration:

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Viewer from Iceland!

I’ve just noticed that yesterday someone from Iceland looked at our blog! I wonder who this is? Iceland is so far away from New Zealand and we have never had a student from Iceland at Lincoln. It would be wonderful if that person could leave a message so we can say hello!

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International artists.

The year 11, 12 and 13 Art students have just finished their folios and today they were on display for everyone to see. What a huge amount of work! The works are really interesting and colourful. In many panels you can see influences from the student’s culture in the design. Here are photos of the proud artists with their folios. Mr Eng, the head of the Art Department, is in one photo. There is also a photo of Sara playing the piano. What talented students!

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