Notice: 9 September 2023

Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday 20th September BBI Transition Visit for our Year 6 students

Thursday 21st September Showcase 6.00pm

Friday 22nd September Last day of Term 3, early finish at 2pm

Monday 9th October Term 4 begins

Wednesday 25th October Board of Trustees Meeting

School Concert 6pm Wednesday 8th November and Thursday 9th November

Wednesday 29th November Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday 12th December School Prizegiving

Thursday 14th December Year 6 Graduation 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Friday 15th December Last day of Term 4

Notice: 11 August 2023


It is with great sadness to tell our school community that Miss Linda (ex-teacher of Matai 7) passed away early this morning. This is a very sad day for us all, as Miss Linda was a huge part of our school and the wider community. She was loved by all and only saw the good in everybody. She was a master teacher who taught thousands of children, helping them become successful contributors to their futures. Funeral details will be available shortly. Our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time.

Pictured left to right: Miss Linda on the courts, at one of our Pink Shirt Days, and her most recent visit.

Notice: 14 July 2023

Matariki Feast

Kia ora Whᾱnau!

On Thursday 20th July we will be celebrating Matariki with a shared lunch at school. Please can your child bring a small plate/container of food to share on this special day.

* nothing with nuts or meat, please

* clearly name all plates and containers so we can return these

* if homemade please list ingredients on the container to ensure that we know what is in it

Any questions at all please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher directly.

Thank you for your continued support.

Notice: 18 June 2023


Notice: 12 June 2023

***Parent/teacher interviews***

Thursday, 29 June - school closes at 1pm

Phone: 09 827 4382


Please make arrangements  to have your child/ren picked up at 1pm

Skids will be operating from 1pm for those registered.

Notice: 2 June 2023

***Public Holiday***

School Closed 5th June - Monday

King's Birthday is on the 5th June, Monday. This is a public holiday throughout New Zealand and schools will be closed for this day. Our school will resume Tuesday 6th June at 8.55am as usual.

Notice: 28  May 2023

***Important Date***

School Closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday

Instead of a strike there will be primary teacher paid union meetings on Wednesday 31 May from 12.30pm-3pm. This is so teachers can attend meetings to discuss the latest government offer together and consider what their next steps should be.

Please ensure your child/ren are picked up promptly at this time. 

What do teachers want?

Teachers believe that every student should receive the attention, time and support they need for their education. This isn’t always the case, and we are calling on the government to improve the working conditions for teachers, which affect children’s learning conditions. This means: 

• Better support 

• More staff 

• Recognition for the work we do

Thank you for your continued support of our hard working staff.

Greg Roebuck


Notice: 17 May 2023



Tuesday 23rd May - Class and individual student photographs

Wednesday 24th May - Sibling photographs will take place

You will be able to order your photographs online. 

Notice: 17 May 2023

 Pink Shirt Day - FRIDAY

This Friday is Aotearoa’s national PINK SHIRT DAY!

We are asking children to dress up in anything pink for school on Friday to celebrate this important day.

There will be a parade on the courts at 9.15am (weather permitting)

Anything PINK is perfect!

Gold coin donations would be appreciated to support this cause going to teenage mental health.

Poster competition winners will be announced Friday in school.

Notice: 31 March 2023


Kia ora e te whānau
Here are a few important dates to be aware of.

Last Day of Term 1 - Thursday 6th April 2023

Please note that we will be finishing at 2pm on the last day of term, Thursday 6th April. Please ensure that your child/ren are picked up promptly at this time. Skids after-school care will be operating from this time for students enrolled with them.

Teacher Only Day - Monday 24th April 2023
The school will be closed this day for a teacher-only day. Please also note that the following day 25th April 2023 is a public holiday for ANZAC day.

First Day of Term 2 - Wednesday 26th April 2023

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you all at 8.55am on Wednesday 26th April. 

Notice: 9 March 2023

Whanau Day - Event

Notice: 1 March 2023


New Lynn School, New Lynn, Auckland

How to apply: 

Email your CV with a cover letter stating your suitability for the position to:

Mr. Greg Roebuck

Nga mihi

Notice: 10 February 2023

Important Notice:


Please note that our school will be CLOSING EARLY on the following dates:

Wednesday 22nd February at 1pm - Meet the Teacher Interviews (Interviews start from 2pm).

Tuesday 28th February at 12.30pm - NZEI Teachers Paid Union Meeting (offsite)

Please arrange for your child/ren to be picked up on time on these dates. Our SKIDS

(After-school care) will be operating on both dates at these earlier times.

Notice: 14 February 2023

Important Notice:

School to remain closed on Wednesday

Mōrena e te whānau

Due to the continuing effects of Cyclone Gabrielle and the National State of Emergency being declared, I have consulted with the Board of Trustees and we have decided that New Lynn School will remain closed tomorrow Wednesday 15th February. New Lynn School will re-open on Thursday 16th February.

This decision was based on the interests of health and safety for our students, whānau and staff. 

We hope everyone is safe, bearing in mind the severity of this national disaster.

For continued up to date information about Cyclone Gabrielle you can visit the Auckland Emergency Management Website

Ngā mihi nui

Greg Roebuck


Notice: 12 February 2023

Important Notice:

School is closed Monday and Tuesday

Kia ora e te whānau,

Due to the uncertainty of the current situation regarding Cyclone Gabrielle New Lynn School will be CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday (13th-14th of February) to ensure the safety of students, teachers, staff, and whānau.

We will continue to keep you updated as we get closer to reopening on Wednesday.

Ngā mihi nui / warm regards

Greg Roebuck

Tumuaki / Principal 

Notice: 1 February 2023

Important Notice:

** School will be OPEN FRIDAY 3rd February **

Kia ora whānau,
Students will be able to attend school this FRIDAY for our first day of Term 1 starting at 8.55am.

Whilst the school has been dealing with some flooded areas we will be ready to open for 2023.
We look forward to seeing you all Friday.

Noho ora mai,
Gregory Roebuck, Principal
New Lynn School

Notice: 31 January 2023

Important Notice:

*** School closure directed due to severe weather events ***

Kia ora e te whanau,

Due to Auckland being in a state of emergency, the Secretary for Education has directed that schools, kura, early learning services, including Tertiary Organisations in the Auckland region closed for physical onsite attendance and instruction until Friday, schools are able to open for onsite attendance after Waitangi weekend on the 7th February.

With further rain forecast, our thoughts are with you all and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able to open. Please stay safe whanau.

We will continue to keep you updated when can as we get closer to opening for Term 1. If you haven't downloaded our Skool Loops app yet please do so for instant notifications to your device. This is a free app to download.

Ngā mihi nui,

New Lynn School

Notice: 23 January 2023

Are You Ready?

Notice:  5 December 2022

Year 6 Graduation

Notice:  5 December 2022

Prizegiving - New Date

Notice:  28 November 2022


Notice:  1 November 2022

School closing early - NZEI Teachers Union Meeting

Notice:  27 October 2022

School Showcase - Kowhai and the Giants by Kate Parker