Lynmore School is a large, popular, decile 9 school on the Eastern side of Rotorua. There is a school bus for children living at the Lake Okareka and Lake Tarawera but most children either walk or are driven to school each day. The school has an enrolment zone and the roll ranges between 600–680 pupils each year. Most children attend an early childhood centre before starting at Lynmore School and there are several in the area from which parents choose from.
When children leave Lynmore School at the end of Year 6 students most attend the local intermediate, Mokoia Intermediate School, and then onwards to Rotorua Lakes High School.
When students enrol they are placed into a whanau/house group (Waitawa, Te Papa o Ruamoa, Tāwaenga or Kaipakau). These names were given to us by our kaumatua and they represent local landmarks in the area. 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
We have a native bush area called Waitawa bush which children can use for enviro. studies and which also contains a pump bike track. The school has a strong focus on science, health and sports, swimming and cultural activities.
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
Michael Cunliffe and Billinda Connolly-Tevendale
Winners: Showquest 2019, 2021
Winners: Rotomaths 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Winners: Baymaths 2018 AND 2019
Winners: TVNZ Fair Go Ad Awards 2017, 2018
Winners: EPRO8 Technology Challenge 2018
Winners and Runners up: ERPRO8 Technology Challenge (Rotorua Heat) 2019
Winners: Rotorua Association of Triathletes and Multi-sport Duathalon 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Winners: Rotorua Top School 2019, 2020
1st and 2nd place: Young NZ Writers Competition 2019
Winners: Central Bay of Plenty Rugby League 9's 2019
3rd place - National Chess Championships 2019 in Christchurch
2nd place - National Aquabots Competition 2019 in Nelson
1st place - Medal winner - ICAS English 2019
1st place - Medal winner - ICAS Spelling 2019
1st place - Medal winner - ICAS Digital Technologies 2019
1st place - Medal winner - ICAS Mathematics 2020
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th - Central Bay of Plenty Orienteering 2019
1st place - Senior Flippaball (water polo) 2019
2nd place - Touch Rugby 2019
1st place - Rotorua Schools Amazing Race 2020
1st place - Bay of Plenty Regional Chess Championship 2020
1st place and 3rd place - Bay of Plenty EPRO8 Technology Challenge 2020
Finalists in the NZ MPI Biosecurity Awards 2020
1st place in Robocup Theatre 2020