New Lynn School

Rimu Team Newsletter Term 4 2022

17 October 2022

Kia ora e te whānau,

We hope you are well rested and ready for another exciting term of learning. Be sure to keep an eye out for our fortnightly school newsletter with regular updates. These can be found on our school website or at the school office. Ms Gao will also be sending out weekly reminders via Seesaw so keep an eye out for those.

Here is an overview of what we will be learning about this term

Maths: Algebra and Measurement (time and temperature)

Writing: Recount & Report writing followed by Persuasive writing

Reading: Continue to focus on the nine comprehension strategies

Topic: Showcase work based on Kowhai and the Giants by Kate Parker, followed by the theme of ‘Celebration’.

Phys Ed/Health: Athletics, small-ball skills and team games - Sports Activator sessions

Arts: Dance (Year 6 performance), Drama and cultural art

I.C.T: Unpacking our Digital Technology Outcomes

Maori: Te Reo Maori - integrated across the curriculum

PB4L: Revisiting our school values - Respect yourself, Respect the environment and Respect others

Key competencies: Managing self, Relating to others, Participating & Contributing, Thinking, Using language symbols & texts

Important Dates for Term 4:

Showcase: Wednesday, 2 November @ 6.30pm

School Athletics: Thursday, 10 November

Piha Surf Day: Thursday, 1 December - (Year 6 students)

Prize giving: Thursday, 8 December @ 10am

Year 6 Graduation: Thursday, 15 December

Last Day of Term: Thursday, 15 December

Reporting Absences and Staying Informed

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 (09) 8274382.

If this is not possible New Lynn School uses the Skool Loop App. You can download this (for free) from the App Stores. On the App you will be able to report absences, see upcoming events, sign permission forms digitally and get notices as they occur. You'll also have access to our latest newsletter.

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School Day

Our school starts at 8.55am. We encourage children to arrive no earlier than 8am as teachers are not available for supervision before this time.

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club is open from 8am most mornings in the Learning Centre next to the office. They are always looking for volunteers, so please let us know if you are free to help out.

Homework/ Home Learning

In Rimu Syndicate we set passion projects (research-based work) which can be completed over a three week period. Each week we send out a spelling list and assign three homework tasks on Seesaw. Students are also encouraged to learn their times tables and read daily for 20 minutes.


It is important that children wear the correct uniform. All items of your child’s uniform should be named as it is easier to return if it gets lost. Any unnamed lost property that is found around the school will be sent to our lost property bins in the learning centre.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. We are always happy to see you to discuss concerns, queries, and contentments, although it is easier to make time before or after school. Alternatively, email the class teacher or the Team Leader (Kusum) and we will make appropriate arrangements.

Kind regards,

Kusum Singh (Team leader), Neelesh Desai, Leitu Vaega, Christina Fortes and Ji Gao

Rimu 1 (Yr 5&6)

Mrs Singh (Team Leader)

Rimu 2 (Yr 5&6)

Mr Desai

Rimu 3 (Yr 5&6)

Mrs Vaega

Rimu 5 (Yr 5&6)

Miss Fortes

Rimu 6 (Yr 5&6)

Miss Gao