New Lynn School

Rimu Team Newsletter Term 3 2022

28th July 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Kia ora everyone and welcome back to term 3.

Our topics of study this term are:


  • Number: Percentages, Decimals and Ratios

  • Strand: Geometry (Shape and Space)


  • Narrative - myths & legends, poetry


  • Strategies for comprehension: Making Connections, Predicting and Inferring, Questioning, Visualising and Summarising


  • Positive Behaviour for Learning (P.B.4.L.): School values, Bully free school, Respect

  • Science: Living World - Based around a book by Kate Parker, Kowhai and the Giant

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

Maori: Te Reo Maori - integrated across the curriculum

Phys Ed/Health: Large ball skills, team games - Sports Activator sessions, hockey & Rugby, Hauora, Relationship with others

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

Art: Using different mediums - scratch art pastel & crayon, paper cutting, paper mache

Important Dates for Term 3:

Zoo Trip: Wednesday, 7th August

Year 6’s BBI Visit: Thursday, 29th September (9am - 11am)

Last day of term 3: Friday, 30 September

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.

For iPhone Download Skool Loop (Requires iOS 9.0 or later on iPhone or iPad)

For Android Download Skool Loop

Homework/ Home Learning

In senior school this year we will not set formal home learning. We will instead set passion projects (research-based work), a spelling list and 3 tasks will be uploaded on seesaw every week. Part of their homework will also be to learn their times tables and read daily for 20 minutes.


Face masks are required to be worn in all indoor settings for staff and students in Years 4 and above so please send your child to school with a face mask every day. Masks will be provided for students who come to school without one.


All sporting activities organised for the whole school/whole syndicates are compulsory, as it is part of the curriculum. If for any reason a student can not participate, a note or email will be needed from parents/guardians/whanau.

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