Notice: 22 May 2024

Do you have spare kitchen equipment that you don’t need anymore? Can you help us by supplying the

following equipment for our Garden to Table programme?

- Chopping boards – we will need a total of 10, either wooden or plastic boards 18-20cm big.

- Mixing bowls – we need a total of 12 mixing bowls in various sizes

- Crockery – we need plates and bowls

- Cutlery – knives, forks and teaspoons

- Box graters – we need 1

- Big water jugs – we need 4

- Tea towels

- Table cloths

- Colander/strainer – we need 2 – 1 stainless steel, 1 plastic

- Muffin trays – preferably non-stick - we need 4

- Cooling rack for baking – we need 2

- Kitchen measuring scales – we need 2 (ideally electronic)

If you can supply any of the above, please contact Joanne Gardner by email
or phone the school office on 09 827 4382

Notice: 18 May 2024

Mataī Cross Country

On Friday 24th May the Junior School (Mataī) will be running the cross country. This will take place in two separate parts depending on which class they are in.

Mataī 1,2,3,12 will run their cross country at 9am on the bike track on the field.

Mataī 7,8,9,4 will run their cross country at 2pm on the bike track on the field.

Mataī 14 will not be doing the cross country as they have just started school.

If you are free on Friday you are more than welcome to come and watch your child race.

If you have other children in Kahikatea or Rimu they run the big cross country at 9.30am.

Please can you make sure that on Friday your child has a water bottle as I am sure they will be very thirsty.

Any questions or queries please see your child’s teacher.

Thank you

Claire Jackson
Assistant Principal

Notice: 12 May 2024
Notice: 2024

Wednesday 10 April Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday 12 April Last ay of Term 1, closing early at 2pm
Wednesday 22 May Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday 17 May PINK Shirt Day

Wednesday 22 May Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday 23rd May School Cross Country

Friday 31 May Teacher Only Day (Kotuitui conference) school closed

Wednesday 26 June Board of Trustees Meeting

Notice 25 February 2024

Teachers Union Meeting (offsite) 27th March

The school will close at 12.30pm on Wednesday so teachers can attend a Teachers Union Meeting with NZEI.

SKIDS will be open for those students enrolled with them already, for any queries contact SKIDS directly.

Notice 19 February 2024

Meet the Teacher

Kia ora whānau/families,

The school will be closing at 1 pm on Thursday 29th February as we are holding Meet the Teacher interviews from

2 pm that day. This is a chance for our teachers to introduce themselves to our school families. Interviews can be

booked via Booking Interviews on our Skool Loop app, which will be operational from today. SKIDS is available.


Notice 5 February 2024

Term 1 start - Back to School

Kia ora whānau/families,

We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break and is ready to start Term 1 at New Lynn School.

The school bell will ring at 8.55 a.m. on Wednesday 7th February for the start of class for all children.

For your child/s school stationery list, if required

New Lynn School uniform is available from NZ Uniforms, 7 Rata Street, New Lynn.

New Lynn School uses SeeSaw and Skool Loops app for communication, please download these to your phone

look forward to seeing you Wednesday,

nga mihi nui

Notice Updates: 11 November 2023   18 November 2023   1 December 2023 14 December 2023

Upcoming Important Dates

Friday 24th November Cultural Dress Day

Thursday 30th November Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday 12th December School Prizegiving 10am, courtyard

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

Friday 15th December Last day of Term 4, school finishes at 1pm

Notice:16 October 2023

The Legend of Matariki - School Concert

When:  Wednesday 8th November & Thursday 9th November 2023

Where:  Avondale College Theatre, Victor Street, Avondale, Auckland

Time:  6:00pm 

Cost:  $12.00 each per person

Tickets are on SALE from our school office, during school hours.

Pre-school children are FREE if sitting on an adult's lap.

*** Matai 9 classroom is performing ONLY on Wednesday night and
*** Matai 1 classroom is performing ONLY on Thursday night

Notice: 9 September 2023     Updated: 15 October

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
Monday 23rd October Labour Day, Public Holiday - School is closed

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, school finishes at 1pm

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