Learning Leader

Natalie Hayes



Julie Kertesz


Learning Assistant

Mez Muir


In year 5 students make the momentous transition into the Bayfield senior school. Our goal is to make this exciting step up an engaging and rewarding experience. This increase in individual accountability requires all team members to take an active part in their learning pathway and we welcome your support to enable this.

He Waka Eke Noa

We're all in this together

Term Overview and Newsletters

Click on the images to read the Term 3 and 4,

2022 Overview & Team Newsletters

Rimu Term 4 Overview 2022
Term 4 Rimu Newsletter.pdf

Trips and Events

We are planning several trips and events throughout the year to promote the learning themes of the team. Photos and artefacts will be recorded in the photo diary as the year progresses

Tuning in to our Discovery and Exploration Inquiry

We begin the year with an integrated inquiry. This year we were lucky enough to launch our study of the ecology of the Waitemata Harbour and Haurakei Gulf with a trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island Bird Sanctuary.

Rimu Photo album

Click on the photo diary above to ask your teacher for access to this collection of photo's of the Rimu team year

EOTC Highlights

One of the highlights of term 1 is EOTC (Education outside the classroom) week. Activities include Sailing, Orienteering, and an awesome beach cleanup throughout the week culminating in an awesome night at Shakespear lodge in Whangaparoa for Year 5 Camp.

Student Showcase

Click on the images to view a collection of work from the Rimu Team

Maori Settlement Inquiry Plays and Stop Motion Movies

Kupe and the Wheke Cynthia, Magdo and Georgia.mp4

Cynthia, Georgia & Magdo

Kupe's Journey Noah, Abbie and Tilly (1).mp4

Noah, Abbie and Tilly

The Last Fight for Moa's Rights Abigail, James, Milo, Sally and Mimi.mp4

Abigail, Milo, James, Sally and Mimi

Zara S, Olivia, Emmeline and Stella


Boston and Hugo

Caroline and Josh.MOV

Caroline and Josh

Emily and Emily.MOV

Emily and Emily

Milly and Olive.MOV

Milly and Olive


Francesca, Meika, Alexis and Lucy

Henry and Lucia.MOV

Henry and Lucia

John Zara k

John and Zara K

Koa_the_kiore joe and jackson.mov

Jackson and Joe


MJ and Summer


Matthew and Ryan


Sam and Ezra

Tikapa Moana Inquiries

Please come into the learning space to see the poster versions

Supporting your child's learning

How can you help at home

Click on the image to find examples of learning and ideas for helping your child reach the expected levels by the end of year 3 in reading, writing and maths.