Exams have now finished and only the junior students are at school. In ESOL class we have been having fun doing Christmas activities. We’ve learnt lots of Christmas vocabulary, have wrapped boxes of delicious chocolates to give to our homestays (we ate some too!) and have made Christmas cards for elderly people in Christchurch who don’t have family with them at Christmas.
The weather is hot and the sky is blue. There have been many lunchtime activities. The junior school band had a concert last week. The new mural on the tuckshop also looks great! Next week we have 2 AKO activity days to finish the year. AKO is a Maori word that means ‘learning and sharing together.’ Activities include tennis, table tennis, badminton, horse riding, craft work, trips around Christchurch, performing a Christmas concert for the Lincoln preschool children and many more. the last day of school is next Thursday. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE.
Last week, many of our students graduated from Lincoln High School. To celebrate their success, there were two graduation celebrations. On Tuesday we held the annual International student graduation / farewell lunch. This has a Christmas theme, to give students a taste of a Kiwi Christmas! On Friday night the LHS Year 13 Graduation was held. All year 13 students were presented with their graduation certificates and major scholarship and subject prizewinners were announced. Over 600 students and their proud parents and caregivers attended. The Kapahaka group performed and supported each Maori students as they received their certificate. This was very moving. Congratulations to all Lincoln students who have graduted and all the very best for your NCEA exams, and for your exciting futures. Here are some photos from both graduations.
Enjoy these photos of recent activities at Lincoln. You can see photos from the cross country, where many students dressed up in funny costumes. One photo shows students from Korea who studied at Lincoln last term. In this photo they are presenting their specch about Korea to their ESOL class. They worked hard and their speech was very interesting.
The other photo shows the boys playing chess. They look so happy!
We have now started Term 4. Many of our students travelled around New Zealand during the holidays. Some went on a school trip to Queenstown. The luge was very popular! Many ate delicious Ferg burgers and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Some students visited Auckand, Nelson, Tekapo and Hanmer Springs. Some students stayed in Christchurch and had a relaxing time with friends and their host families.
NCEA students are now getting their results from their derived grade exams, which were held at the end of the term. Students wil be able to learn from their mistakes and work hard for their final exams, which start in November. We also wish our Japanese students who have returned to Japan to sit University Entrance exams all the very best. Work hard this term everyone, and enjoy the warmer weather!
Our NCEA level 1 and 2 students who study Art have now finished their folios. Yesterday there was an exhibition of their work. It’s really amazing! Some students have studied design and others have completed paintings and drawings. Kyle and Peace also created animation movies. Here are some photos of Wut, Nontanit and Peace standing beside their work. There is also a photo of Mr Eng, who is the head of the Art Department. Thanks to our hard working Art teachers and congratulations to our talented students.
Last week we held a farewell lunch for some of our students who are returning home to Japan and Korea. These students have been on short term visits this term. It’s been great having them at Lincoln. Our Korean students, and one of our Japanese girls, prepared and delivered fantastic speeches about South Korea and Japan to both senior ESOL classes, and the Japanese boys have worked well in the elementary classes. We hope they are able to return to New Zealand in the future. Everyone enjoyed the yummy lunch of pizza, chips and delicious cake.
Last week, many students travelled around New Zealand to take part in the Winter Sports Tournament. The results were very good: Boys’ football: 6th, girls’ football: 2nd, boys’ hockey: 5th, girls’ hockey: 3rd, netball: 30th, under 15 rugby: winners of the second division. Teams from all over New Zealand compete in this tournament. Lincoln has also received many emails congratulating our students on their excellent behaviour and great attitude. Well done everyone. We hope that more international students join sports teams while they are at Lincoln. There are many great opportunities!