Welcome to Rimu
Rimu on Senior Camp at Green Pastures, Whanganui.  Term 1, 2019
Learning in Rimu
The opening scene for our senior production
- Flatties -
Programme for Flatties
Term 4 Update

Welcome to Term 4 2019!  We have a fantastic class of 51 keen students ready for a year of diverse learning experiences.

This term we are looking to "Tell Our Story in Images".  We are researching some key ideas about our school, local and wider community over time and telling the story through a series of Triptych's which will be carved in wood and printed.

Gymnastics is always a favourite, with Abe and Jared from Big Air coming in weekly to coach our students.  Our final session is on their premises.

We are underway with our next round of Literature Circles.  Students highlights reflect how much they enjoy the book meetings where they talk deeply about what they have read with the challenge of sharing their own ideas and debating different points of view.

Our students have Tech at Mt Cook on Thursday's. We walk to and from Tech so students need to be prepared for all weather!

There are some simple things you can do to support your child at home.  Talk to them about their learning, including deadlines.  Information for this can often be find in the "My Student Dashboard" which they can access online at anytime using their school login details.  Keep doing the basics; learning timestables and reading regularly.  There are options for maths online learning through studyladder and our Rimu Maths website (a work in progress). Many seniors suffer from tiredness - please try to have your child well rested ready for a day of learning.  

If you have any queries don't hesitate to ask.  We can be contacted through our class email rimu@clydequay.school.nz.

Nga mihi

Mel and Sandy

Learning in Rimu

The Year 7 and 8 seniors of Clyde Quay School belong to Rimu whanau. We are one whanau, two teachers, and two learning spaces. Students are supported to use our space and set up flexibly and fluidly.


Our learning in Rimu is highly student directed, with learners identifying their learning goals, next steps and how to plan their time to meet these goals. Workshops are offered based on learning needs, allowing students to access the teacher input they need. This is balanced with independent consolidation tasks, group activities and follow up tasks, both digital and hard copy. There are accountability checks factored into this modern way of learning, and students are regularly monitored, with reflection time being a part of our programme.


Both Mel and Sandy plan and teach collaboratively, building the learning power of individuals, alongside our unique culture as the leaders of our school. Seniors are strongly encouraged to give back to our school and local community and plenty of opportunities are provided to this end.


We look forward to sharing our successes with you all, be sure to check back regularly to see what we've been up to!


For more information about specific aspects of our senior learning programme, please read our Year 7-8 prospectus.  

Ngā mihi mahana, 

Mel and Sandy