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Week 5 – 22nd August 2019

Term 3  Mon 22nd July – Fri 27th Sept
Term 4  Mon 14th Oct – Wed 18th Dec
Ag Day – 19 Oct
Labour Day – 28 Oct

Important Dates

16 – Ag Day Entry Form to be given out
16 – Dairy Flat Vets – Docking & Vaccinations – Lambs & Goats
22 – Rippa Rugby Tournament Day
Rain save day is the 27th August
26 – School Fun Run – Cross Country Dairy Flat School
29 – Year 5/6 Cross Country cluster
30 – Daffodil Day – Mufti Day. Wear YELLOW!! Gold Coin Donation


6 – 9.00am School Assembly
10 – Hibiscus Coast Netball Zone Day
13 – Tu Maia Festival Silverdale
19 – 1.30pm – Winter Sports Prize Giving
Science Display  (In conjunction with
sports prizegiving)

20 – 9.00am – School Assembly
27 – End of Term 3

15 – PHOTOLIFE – Portraits Photos
19 – Ag Day
28 – Labour Day – School Closed

1 – South Kaipara Group Day
7 – 9am-2.30pm – Year 5/6 Cricket Cluster tournament
15 – 9am-2.30pm – School Athletics day
19th Rain Saved Day
18 – Kids 4 Kids Choir, Bruce Mason Centre
19 – LZ1SG & LZ2 Yr 5’s – Russell Coutts sailing
22 – LZ1PJ & LZ2 Yr5’s – Russell Coutts sailing
22 – 9.30am-2pm – Te Kotahitanga, Orewa Nth

26 –  Year 5/6 Athletics cluster

28 – Rain saved day
29 – 5.30-7.30pm – PTA Disco

3 – LZJF & LZ2 Yr 5’s Russell Coutts sailing
18 – End of Term 4


Maria Walker-Kinnell – For your impressive new web based newspaper

Saxon Parker – For an enthusiastic approach to learning

Amber Woolford – For excellent novel study work

Luther Marks – For focus and effort in your well constructed novel study.


Elizabeth Pivac – Respect

Declan Reid – Resilience

Ethan Wales – Respect


Sascha Henwood – For your positive and happy attitude towards your learning. You are always organised for your workshops and know where you need to be. You are a role model in assisting your peers with their learning also. Well done!

Alanys Lusby-Garcia – For having a wonderful first week in our space.Welcome to LZ2!

Briella Buchanan-Castillo – For settling in well to Dairy Flat School and our space. Welcome to LZ2!


Olivia Hogefjord – Respect

Phyllis Dryden – Responsible

Nevaeh Thomson – Resilience


Jaxon Gillard – For becoming an Independent writer

Hollie England – For trying hard with her learning and making good choices.

Lane Neal – For his enthusiasm and effort with inquiry learning


Taylor Barnes – Resilient

Kieran Murrell – Resilient

Ella Young – Resilient


Ava McNair – Trying very hard with all her learning

Nevaeh Brown – Constantly trying her best in all areas of her learning and always smiling!

Paige Archibald – For being very enthusiastic with her Clown cards

Harley Logan – Always ready to give things a try with a smile


Eleanor Buckley – Resilience

Vivienne Meyer – Respect

Dayton Rata – Respect

Georgia Gillard – Resilience


Sat 17 August – Dairy Flat Hornets vs Forrest Hill Tuis – 12-9 Win

Player of the Day – Courtney Joss, Sportsmanship Award – Mackenzie Emirali

Calendar Art

Art available to be viewed in class, orders will start 26 Aug and close 4th September.  Orders will be online.


Next Meeting: The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday 26th August in the School Staffroom at 7pm. AG Day planning will be a key focus. All welcome!

Raffle Tickets:  AG Day raffle tickets available for sale in the school office Mon – Wed, cash or eftpos please see Paula Lucas. Win $1000 cash plus lots of other fantastic prizes!!! If you are interested in helping to sell a book of 10 tickets to friends and family please contact Michaela 0211888404.

Games Helper Needed: Our wonderful AG Day games organiser needs a helper to make the day a success; if you would like to join the fun please contact

Cane Baskets: We are seeking donations of medium/large cane baskets (diameter approx. 30cm plus) to create gift baskets and hampers for the silent auction. If you are able to help out could you please let us know at Baskets can be dropped off at the school office or we can arrange pick up.

Grocery Donations: Thank you for all the AG Day grocery donations to date. The theme for next week is Chocoholics … all about chocolate; we need a ton to make our Ag Day games loads of fun!

White Elephant:  Time to start saving your precious goods to donate to the AG Day White Elephant stall:

Books, toys and games. Soft toys. 

Small appliances and household items in working condition.

Clothes and shoes.

NOTHING broken, rusty, with parts missing etc. No oil column or gas heaters. 

Drop off time will be at the school hall the week prior to AG Day, times TBA.

Any questions or queries regarding the White Elephant please contact Susan: 

Ag Day

Entry forms are now available and due back to school by the 6th September. The first class to get them all in gets a pizza lunch, 2nd class an ice cream treat. All information sheets are on the website or in the Ag day folder in reception.

Vets coming tomorrow 16th August at 2.30pm. Please contact Mrs Mowat – email if you are bringing in a lamb or goat.

It is recommended pet lambs get small feeds often-200-250 mls right up to Ag day. Judges will be looking for healthy well fed lambs. Make sure they also have adequate shelter and are wearing a collar and used to being led as soon as possible.

Ag Day

Thank you to the Cornes family for donating $1500 cash and hot chips for Ag Day.

Introducing Jo Walker, of Trebla Mortgage & Insurance Services.  Jo is part of our school community and she is a registered financial advisor specialising in the area of mortgage and insurance.  Jo and her team at Trebla provide tailored lending and insurance advice for personal and business owners, including ACC advice for self employed and Kiwisaver. Best of all it’s free. They are in business to educate so that you can make well informed decisions and be sure you are getting the best value out of your lending or insurance covers. Please get in touch with Jo for all services relating to Mortgages, any insurance (life, Trauma, income cover, medical, house and contents, business), ACC and Kiwisaver. If it’s been a while since you reviewed any of this pick up the phone for a hassle free chat. 

Any referrals from Dairy Flat school and 10% of Jo's commission will be donated to school so by supporting her you are supporting your child’s school. 

021 660 307

Friday 30th August 19 – PTA Lunch Orders

Please return completed form and monies by 3.00pm on Tuesday 27th August to the PTA box in the office.



Love Tennis”.  We’re holding the “Love Tennis” activities over the weekend of 7th& 8th September.


Coast Basketball is proud to present "Girls Got Game" Basketball Programme

This is a free community programme for girls only. We would like to encourage girls to participate in a fun and friendly environment for all levels. 

This will include:

Monday Skills Sessions: 6pm – 7pm @ Whangaparaoa College 

Saturday 3 v 3 League:

Junior Division – Year 4 – 6 @ 10:30am 

Senior Division – Year 7 – 9 @ 11:15am

Girls are not required to do both sessions and are free to choose if they would like to do the league and or the training. 

Registrations are now open for our Term 4 Girls Got Game Programme.

Players will register as individuals and be placed into 1 of 4 teams for each division.  Each team will consist of 5-6 athletes so there is a total of 20-24 registrations per age group.

YEAR 4 – 6 | YEAR 7 – 9 GIRLS – 3 v 3 LEAGUE 


7 weeks | 4 teams per division

45” games

Saturdays – 10:30am | 11:15am 

Games starts 2nd November


Sports Information

YEAR 0-6 

Spring will come soon and we are taking expression of interests for the following sports:



Please go through Enrolmy on the school website. Look under the Information tab for Sports and put in your expression of interest. If we do not get enough children with coaches and managers teams will not be entered.

Daffodil Day – Mufti Day. Wear YELLOW!! Gold Coin Donation

After looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow and the unpredictability of this we have decided to postpone the School Fun Run/Cross Country at Shakespear Park – Friday 23rd August.

Tomorrow will now be a normal school day and the day will start at the regular time of 8.55am and a normal school programme will run.

We will have our School Fun Run/Cross Country on Monday 26th August at School.


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