rimu syndicate - term 1

Welcome to a new year at New Lynn School. There are four classes in our syndicate, all have year 3 and 4 students. Our contact details are listed below:

Our topics of study this term are:

Topic: Positive Behaviour for Learning (P.B.4.L.) The Treaty of Waitangi, History of NLS, EOTC

Maths: Number: Addition & Subtraction, Measurement: length and use of measurement tools

Writing: Rich descriptions and recounts based on language experiences

Science and Education Outside the Classroom: Environmental issues and a conservation project based on the longfin eel

Key competencies: Relating to others, Managing Ourselves, Participating and Contributing

Maori: Identity, mihimihi, Treaty of Waitangi principles - protection, partnership and participation

Phys Ed: swimming, teamwork, cross country training; working with the sports activator fortnightly

I.C.T.: Internet safety, Google Docs, Seesaw (for storing and sharing work with our families)

Art: sketching skills, self portraits

Mandarin: To begin in March

Important Dates:

Thursday 13th February: 2 - 7pm Parent-Teacher interviews there will be an opportunity for you to share information about your child and for teachers to explain our systems and the learning program. School will close at 1pm on this date.


Rimu will have swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

From 24th February to 6th March we will have swimming every day as part of the Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan (GAAAP). Professionally trained swimming instructors will work with our students on swimming skills and water safety.

Every student is expected to participate.


Please make sure that all uniforms are clearly named. Talk to your child about putting clothing straight into their bags when they take something off. Check clothes regularly as names do come off in the wash!

Arrival to School:

School starts at 8.55am. It would be helpful if all children could be at school by 8.30am so they have the chance to organise their belongings and get ready for the day, as well as having some time to socialise with other children in the classroom or playground. Breakfast Club is open from 8am every morning in the Learning Centre next to the office.


It is very important your child attends school every day so he/she will not miss out on any learning. If your child is away please contact the school prior to 9am on 8274382. If this is not possible please send a note the next day. If you need to take your child out of school during the day you will need to get a permission slip from the office.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. If you have any queries, questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher directly.

Kusum Singh (team leader), Neelesh Desai, Christina Fortes and Leitu Vaega.

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