This has been a busy week. Many students have been sitting exams and the students not sitting exams have continued their special programme. On Monday they learnt new skills at Circus Arts, and they’re going ice skating on Friday. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they made paper mache, mosaics, played table tennis and badminton and watched the movie ‘Paddington Bear.’ They’ve also now finished the 2018 International Student Magazine. Everyone has written an interesting article about their time in New Zealand and we’ve published it into a magazine. Here’s a photo of some of the mosaics we made. The materials we used were old broken plates, and natural materials such as pebbles, shells and broken paua shell. Some students are going to take them home as a memory of New Zealand. The special programme finishes on Friday.
Last week the students not sitting NCEA exams had a fantastic trip to Nelson. Students from Ashburton College and Christchurch Boys’ High School also joined the trip. The bus travelled to Nelson via Kaikoura and students enjoyed seeing many seals basking in the sun! The trip included kayaking in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, rafting, go-carting, a visit to the WOW (Wearable Arts) Museum, relaxing on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach and much more. The weather was perfect, with blue skies every day. Students are now back at school. Today they wrote about their trip and also started to make paper mache masks and bowls. All the other students are sitting exams, so are hard at work! Today it’s pouring with rain….it’s definitely ‘raining cats and dogs.’
No phones….puzzle fun instead!
Yesterday the 10 students who aren’t sitting NCEA started their ‘at school’ end of year programme. They’ve been busy doing vocabulary and writing work and are also enjoying playing sports such as tennis, table tennis and basketball. Today we learnt a Maori waiata (song) and ti rakau (game played in pairs with short sticks) We’ve also put a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle in J1. This is very popular. It’s wonderful to see students working together on the puzzle during lunchtimes instead of being on their phones!!!
Here are some photos of students learning ti rakau and one of the jigsaw puzzle so far.
On Thursday night Year 13 students, their parents and caregivers attended Lincoln’s graduation ceremony at the Lincoln Events center. Congratulations to all students who graduated and especially to those who won major awards. It’s an exciting time in life for our young people, as they leave school and start their journey to tertiary education, employment or travel. We also wish everyone success in their NCEA exams. These start on Wednesday. All the best, everyone!
Congratulations to Haruma Okazaki, who has been given a sports achievement award for tennis. Haruma is an excellent tennis player and has represented Lincoln in the senior tennis team for several years. He was presented his award in our special assembly on Wednesday. Well done, Haruma.
Every year we celebrate the success of our students by having a special early Christmas graduation lunch. This was held on Wednesday. It was a happy event, with certificates being presented by Mrs Aker and Mrs Paterson to students who are leaving Lincoln. The food was delicious, with traditional Christmas food such as ham, chicken, new potatoes, beautiful salads, pavelova, fruit salad and icecream. A big thank you to the tuck shop (canteen) staff who prepared the wonderful food. Father Christmas also came with a small gift for everyone! Mrs Aker and Jan dressed in funny Christmas costumes. We especially liked Mrs Aker’s glasses. Here are some photos: