School holidays brought forward for 2020

School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period of Alert level 4 in response to Covid-19.

Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).

At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff or students. Teachers will be working offsite.

Greg Roebuck, Tumuaki

Whāia Te Iti Kahurangi - 'Reaching For The Sky'

Greetings, Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Sawadee, An Young Haseyo, Konichiwha, Bula vinaka, Namaste, Akwaaba, Jambo, Shalom, Dobra dan, Endeminalachu, Ni hao, Fakalofa lahi atu.

There is a professional staff of teachers at New Lynn School who have high expectations of your children and their learning.

Teachers are regularly engaged in ongoing school wide professional development. We have high quality educational programmes and high achievement occurring for all our students. This creates a strong learning community for both students teachers and parents.

At New Lynn we believe that education is a life long process which is a shared partnership between school and home. Parents are welcome at New Lynn School and are encouraged to participate in any way they can. We recognise the skills parents have to offer and the benefits they bring to a school community. We offer parents as many opportunities to learn about their children's learning as possible.

Our school motto is 'Whāia Te Iti Kahurangi: Reaching for the Sky' as we encourage everyone to strive to do their best. We take joy in promoting and celebrating their success.

We are a culturally diverse school with enormous strengths to share and learn from each other. We believe in highlighting the strengths of all our students and building a strong foundation of success for their learning.

Greg Roebuck - Tumuaki (Principal)

Notice to parents of teacher only days for 2020

Arising from the recent employment agreement negotiations for the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement, the Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement, the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement and the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement it was agreed that any one principal or teacher is entitled to a maximum of 8 teacher only days.

These days are to provide teachers and principals with additional time to:

  • Refresh and deepen their knowledge and practice around the local curriculum (within the context of the removal of national standards)
  • Strengthen their understanding of the use of assessment tools for learning and teaching
  • Respond to the recommendations of the education work programme in the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement (CPA) Report
  • Familiarise themselves with curriculum work changes that will become available over the term of the collective agreements.


New Lynn School will be closed for instruction in term 2 on Friday May 8th and term 3 on Friday 31st July.

2020 Term Dates

Term 1 3 February - 30 March Term 2 14 April - 3 July Term 3 20 July - 25 September Term 4 12 October - 18 December

Daily Schedule

8:55am First Block

11:00am Morning Tea

11:40am Second Block

1:10pm Lunch

1:50pm Third Block

3:00pm School Ends

Dates to Remember

23 March - School closed