Lynmore School (Te Kura ō Ōwhatiura) established in 1956 caters for children from Year 0 - Year 6. Situated on the eastern side of Rotorua bordering the breathtaking Waitawa bush and less than 5km from the world renown Redwood Forest. Our school is part of the Rotorua East Kāhui Ako of 3 Primary Schools, 1 Intermediate School, 1 High School and over 20 Early Childhood Centres. 2022 will see a focus on how the new Whare Ako structure named Ihenga, Kupe and Hinemoa consisting of students from Year 0-6 will enable more opportunities for tuakana-teina and student leadership.
We aim for all children to be emotionally engaged through holistic, child-centred learning opportunities with elements of blended learning, where we encourage curiosity, celebrate different learning styles and explore meaningful and high interest contexts. We foster an inclusive school culture underpinned by our Positive Culture 4 Learning (PC4L) approach that is focussed on developing self efficacy, understanding diversity and celebrating success to establish a sense of belonging for everyone who walks through our gates.
Our teachers strive to provide equitable learning outcomes and opportunities for all children. We focus on the foundations of learning, take the time to develop quality over quantity and promote collective efficacy with particular energy towards collaborative teaching and learning opportunities to ensure no child is left behind. We value our three languages of New Zealand - English, Te Reo Māori and Sign, continue to grow the use of te reo me ona tikanga across the school, ensure STEAM is a growing part of our curriculum, share maori histories and te ao Māori, explore Science, Biosecurity and Environmental studies and are actively involved in hapū, iwi and community based projects. We are working towards agile teaching and learning to create environments where our students are motivated to do their best work and feel invested in their class and school as a whole.
When students enrol they are placed into a whare ako/house groups (Kupe, Ihenga & Hinemoa). These names were given to us by our school kaumatua. We elect whanau group leaders from our Year 6 children each year and encourage leadership opportunities for our students.
The FISH! Philosophy is central to the way we behave at school along with our school values of Aroha, Maui - Curiosity, Maia - Courage and Pono - Integrity.
Our Vision Statement is: Keep Moving, Keep Learning, Keep Growing - Tupungia te aroha o te ako hei anga mua.
There are a huge range of opportunities for the children to be involved in including all the regular sports codes (touch rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, football) chess, skiing, duathalons, spelling bee, maths and reading competitions, swimming, flippaball, enviro club, boxing, kapa haka, coding and technology, Showquest, etc. We have a very good international student programme and currently have excellent English Second Language support, we warmly welcome international students from all over the world. We endeavour to support you and your child in developing a personalised curriculum approach and are a strongly future focussed school with good family/whanau information sharing opportunities through the Seesaw online digital portfolios. We have an outstanding and dedicated team of teachers, teacher aides and support staff and we LOVE our jobs!
Drop us an email anytime and come along to meet the staff at #teamlynmore
Winners: NZ Biosecurity Awards 2021 - Kura section
Finalists: Aquabots 2021 - 2 teams
1st place in Robocup Theatre (Primary) 2020, 2022
1st place in Robocup Rescue (Primary) 2022
Winners: Showquest 2019, 2021
Winners: Rotomaths 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Winners: Baymaths 2018 AND 2019