Congratulations to our Prime Minister and her partner.

Yesterday was a very exciting day for New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford, because they had a baby daughter! Jacinda is only the second woman Prime Minister in the world to have a baby while ‘in office.’ (While she is Prime Minister.) Jacinda will now take 6 weeks maternity leave. While she is on leave, the Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters, will be ‘acting Prime Minister.’ When Jacinda finishes her leave and returns to Parliament, her partner Clarke will be a ‘stay at home Dad’ and care for their baby. Everyone is now looking forward to hearing the name of their little girl! In ESOL classes today we are enjoying reading, watching and listening to some articles about the new baby on-line. It is big news around the world, not just in New¬†¬†Zealand. Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke!

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Fish and chip lunch

On Tuesday, we had a fish and chip lunch. It was very ‘traditional Kiwi,’ because the fish and chips were wrapped in newspaper and we had Wattie’s tomato sauce as well! Everyone enjoyed it, especially because it was so cold outside. Lots of students took photos. We’ll do this again…perhaps next time we might have a ‘pavlova day.’ Do you know what a pavlova is? It’s a sweet dessert, made with sugar and eggs. It’s famous in New Zealand and also in Australia. Here are two photos from the fish and chip lunch. There is also a photo of some of the clever visual/verbal images that the ESOL 102 class have recently created.

 

 

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Guys and Dolls Musical starts today!

Do you love dancing and singing and watching musicals? Lincoln High School students are performing the well known musical ‘Guys and Dolls.’ Performances start tonight and will continue this week. This is a wonderful musical, full of great songs and dancing and lots of laughter. Our students have been practising for months and we know they will perform wonderfully. Several International students are playing in the orchestra. Tickets can be booked online. Enjoy the show!

 

 

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Winter weather

It’s been raining cats and dogs for almost two weeks! We are definitely having winter weather now, although some trees still have their beautiful autumn colours. The ESOL students are working hard. The 102 class have just finished creating visual images on issues that are important to them. They are now writing formal magazine articles, persuading teenagers to visit their countries. The 202 class have been enjoying reading and watching different texts connected by the theme ‘meeting and overcoming challenges.’ One text that they really related to was the documentary ‘Waves.’ This documentary is about 4 Chinese students who are studying in New Zealand. They are now writing an essay about these texts. Keep working hard everyone, and keep warm!

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Lincoln High Open Night

Lincoln High recently held our ‘Open Night.’ This is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and students in year 8 who are coming to Lincoln next year (or who may come) to visit Lincoln. They can walk around the school, see the great opportunities in different subject areas and meet many teachers. Hundreds of people came to Open Night. Many children and parents were excited by what they saw! Here are some photos from this evening.

 

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Market day

At lunchtime today, students ran a market day. They set up many stalls and everyone could go and buy interesting things. Some students sold socks, some sold face scrub made from coffee and some sold food such as energy balls. The students had to organise everything themselves. It was very successful, even though it was raining!

 

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Film festival week

Here are some photos from today’s films. Today we watched three short movies from Europe. One was in French with English subtitles. The group of students standing up are some members of the Cultural Council, who have organised the festival. Thank

you, Council!

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