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Week 8 – 12th September 2019

TERM DATES 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
September
13 – Tu Maia Festival Silverdale
13 – Dairy Flat Vets – Docking & Vaccinations – Lambs & Goats
19 – 1.30pm – Winter Sports Prize Giving
Science Display  (In conjunction with
sports prizegiving)
20 – 9.00am – School Assembly
27 – 2.00pm School Assembly – End of Term 3

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

November
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

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

STARS OF THE WEEK
LZ1

Armani Stanaway – For creativity and focus with your art
Van Chambers Cox – For focus and effort with your science investigation
Cole Hampson Tindale – Application in science
Trystan Henwood – For application in science
Caja Eves – For resilience when completing science inquiry
Khloe McNair – For resilience when completing science inquiry
Oscar Cornes – for effort and focus on your Science investigation

VALUES
Charlotte Davis Roe – Resilience
Khloe McNair – Responsibility
Caja Eves – Responsibility

LZ2
Mia Thomson-Barber – Welcome to LZ2! You have settled in well and your lovely smile is a great addition to our space!
Oliver Grantham – For showing enthusiasm with researching and completing your science investigation
Isabella Milton – For participating and being more focussed during classroom activities.
Taya Ronkowski – For always approaching learning with a can-do attitude and giving everything a go!

VALUES
Naho Wong – Respect
Jacob Prevezanos – Responsible
Arabella Garrett-Hill – Resilience

LZ3
Sophie Black – For always being a role model in our class
Mayson Highet – For trying to be focused in class and having a positive attitude towards his learning.
Anzel Potgieter – Form making amazing progress in your areas of your learning

VALUES
Aro Mayn – Resilient
Daniel Robertson – Resilient
Grace Gray – Resilient

LZ4
Zoe Bittner – A constant pleasure to have in Room 7
Campbell Shriane – For learning to work through distractions.

VALUES
Ken Huang – Responsible
Bradley Tucker – Respect
Lachlan Taylor – Respect

 

AG DAY

Don't give up on your mystery seeds, they are starting to sprout. Keep them damp and warm.

We are still accepting entry forms for lambs and goats until the 27th September.

Vets are coming to school on Friday 13th at 2.30 for lambs and goats 2nd injection and tail docking. Please let Mrs Mowat know ASAP if bringing in animal.

Hope your chicken diaries and caged animal fact sheets are coming along.

All should have received a letter explaining the criteria for the indoors activities to be made at school on Friday 18th October. If you haven't received this letter by now see your classroom teacher.

Vet Visit

The vets will be at school on Friday 13th September at 2.30 to administer the 2nd vaccine for AG Day lambs and goats.

Yummy stickers  are due in by Monday 23rd September so please keep collecting stickers off your fruit. Forms can be downloaded and printed from the yummy website. We get some awesome sports gear through this promotion so please keep collecting.

PTA

Next PTA Meeting: The next PTA meeting will be held in the school staffroom on Tuesday 17th September at 7pm. All welcome.

Honey Fundraiser – Manuka Blend Honey $40 for 1 kilogram (not 1 litre as per the flyer):  Dairy Flat School has been lucky enough to be offered surplus stock of Manuka Blend Honey.  All funds raised go towards the School Hall upgrade.  Please pay at the school office or direct debt into the school PTA account:  12-3046-0270392-00.  Please fill in the details on the form that has been circulated and leave in the PTA box in the office by Friday 27 September.

Old Crockery: We are seeking donations of old crockery for our Smash Palace game. No glass please. If you are able to help out could you please contact Rebekah: rebekah@insighteds.co.nz Crockery 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 Around the World – International Foods: Tacos or Curry, Stir-fry and Pasta, Chow Mein or Chilli, Marmite and Chippy Sandwiches!!!  What’s your favourite?

 Raffle Tickets:  AG Day raffle tickets available for sale in the school office Mon to 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.

AG Day Market Stalls: Do you or someone you know have something to sell at AG Day as part of our market stall section.  If you are keen to secure a spot then please contact Kevin Blakeman at chefblakeman@yahoo.co.uk

 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 dairyflatschoolpta@gmail.com  Baskets can be dropped off at the school office or we can arrange pick up.

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 at the school hall the week prior to AG Day:

  • Sunday 13th October 11am-2pm
  • Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th October before and after school
  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October all day

Any questions or queries regarding the White Elephant please contact Susan: Susankitchen86@gmail.com

 A home for what we don’t sell: When AG Day finishes our White Elephant is often left with a variety of goods. Do you know of a worthy organisation who would be willing to pick up what remains and put to a good cause when AG Day closes? Items will need to be removed on Saturday 19th October between 2.30-4pm. Please contact Susan with suggestions: Susankitchen86@gmail.com

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Entries are now open for the 2020 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, to register as part of the Dairy Flat school group follow this link https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=35585&G=100932

Event date: Sunday 22 March – Location: Hibiscus Coast

Early bird entries are open now until 1 March 2020

Splash and dash available for 6 and 7 year olds

TRYathletes need to be 7+

Further reminders to come out closer to the time.

Orewa Baseball

Register now to play Kiwiball this summer. The Kiwiball program is for students Year 1-4 and starts in term 4 on a Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning at Sharks Sports Club ️

Everything is provided by Orewa Baseball including coaches and sports equipment, each player receives a free Sharks T-shirt 🦈

You can enter a team or register individuals.

Register online
https://www.sporty.co.nz/orewabaseball/Sharks-Baseball/Kiwi-Ball
 

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