New Lynn School

Rimu Team Newsletter Term 2 2024

Welcome to Term 2 of 2024! We hope you had a relaxing term 1 break. Term 2 is full of new learning and exciting tasks for our tamariki.


Rimu Syndicate homework will commence in Week 1. This will be sent home with a spelling list and some activities at the beginning of each week and is due back on Fridays. Students will also bring home a reader each day, except Fridays. Please read with, or listen to your child read every day. You can help them sound out any tricky words, then talk to them about their opinions of the characters and what they learned from the book. Homework can be completed in their homework book or uploaded onto Seesaw.

Important Dates:  

Year 6 Kelston visit 10 May (Friday Week 2)

Clay art Week 3

Puberty talk 14 & 16 May (Week 3)

Pink Shirt Day 17 May (Friday Week 3)

School Cross-country 23 May (Thursday Week 4)

Teacher only day 31 May (Friday Week 5)

King's Birthday 3 June (Monday Week 6)

Science fair TBC

Matariki 28 June (Friday Week 9)

Reports TBC

Student lead conferences 4 July (Thursday Week 10)

Last day of Term 2 5 July (Friday Week 10)

Our topics of study this term are:

Topic: Science/History: Te Whau changes over time, climate and ecology changes, humans impact on the environment

PB4L: School Values and Building Learning Focused Relationships

Mitey Wellbeing programme

Maths: Number: Fractions  Strand: Statistics 

Writing: reports, instructional, scientific writing    

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

Māori: Treaty of Waitangi principles - protection, partnership and participation, basic classroom phrases and whakataukī 

Phys Ed: Cross-country, setting personal goals, ball skills: passing, throwing, bouncing,sportsmanship,  Matariki games 

I.C.T: developing our digital capabilities, creating content using our devices, internet safety and Seesaw (for storing and sharing work with our families)

Art: connected to the Science programme

School Day

Our school starts at 8.55 a.m. We encourage children not to arrive before 8am as teachers are not available for supervision before this time but if they do they will need to wait outside until the teacher arrives. 

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is open from 8:00 am to 8:45 am every morning in the Learning Center next to the office.


Please talk to your child about what to eat for morning tea and what to save for lunch. We are a water only school, so please - no juice or flavoured milk drinks. 


With winter around the corner, students are allowed to wear plain simple colour (dark blue, black) long tights or long sleeve t-shirts under their uniform, and only the school jumpers are to be worn at school.

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! 


It is very important your child attends school every day so they will not miss out on any learning. If your child is away please contact the school prior to 9am on 827 4382. 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, Leitu Vaega, Christina Fortes, and Ji Gao

Mrs Singh  - Rimu 1

(Team leader)

Mrs Vaega - Rimu 3

Miss Gao - Rimu 6