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. New Lynn School believes in providing students with a rich, varied education that supports children’s passions for learning, preparing students for their future. We are a culturally diverse community that is inclusive of all students and we focus on strengths and not weaknesses. We believe as a school community that it is important for their future lives for young people to have experiences beyond their own culture and to be able to connect globally. As a school that is part of the Kōtuitui Community of learning, our school has the opportunity to participate in a network of 12 schools. This means we are able through professional inquires to develop common understandings around teaching pedagogies. This will assist with meeting the learning needs of all students within our Kotuitui network and create shared pathways and understandings that our students can travel safely through their education.
This is my New Lynn in-school Community of Learning team:
For 2020, Jess is working within the Wellbeing and Culturally Sustaining Practice workstream. Her inquiry question is in development.
Jo-Anna's Research Area of Focus: ORAL LANGUAGE ESOL STUDENTS - How can we best meet the needs of our diverse learners through our oral language programme in the junior school, and in withdrawal groups for middle and senior school students? New Lynn School is an urban primary located in an area with a diverse population. Many of our students have English as a second (or third) language. Many of our families are new immigrants to New Zealand, or our children’s parents are first generation born here with ESL parents themselves. Our school values the richness of our children’s cultures and encourages families to keep their first language strong.
Linda's Research Area of Focus: ORAL LANGUAGE BEGINNING SCHOOL - How can we best meet the needs of our diverse learners through our oral language programme in the junior school, and in withdrawal groups for middle and senior school students?