Here are some more beautiful and creative photos, taken by our talented student Juhee Park. She has captured the cold frosty mornings and low sunlight of early winter very well.
This week is ‘languages week’ and there have been lots of fun activities to promote the many languages and cultures at Lincoln High School. The Cultural Council is doing a great job of organising some of these events. Here are some photos from the spicy noodle eating competition and the African face painting. On Friday a limbo dancing competition will take place. Students have also loved eating German pretzils, rice balls and pain au chocolate. In one photo, Yang is wearing one of the special Cultural Council teeshirts, which Naomi designed. Great work everyone!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!