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Week 9 – 19th September 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
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

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


Sophie Cotter – For focus and diligence in all areas of the curriculum
Sofia Thornton – For collaboration and creativity in your science investigation.

Donovan Pivac – Resilience

Jamie Simpson – Welcome to LZ2! We are lucky to have you joining our space
Matt Crampton – For your participation and contribution in your writing workshops

April Young – Respect
Willow Crossan – Responsible
Briella Buchanan-Castillo – Resilience

Bronwyn Acheson – For showing commitment to the Gardening Club
Henry Blakeman – For excellent progress in all Curriculum areas
Charlotte Bowmar – For consistently working hard in all areas

Nicole Douglas – Resilient
Aaliyah Camelo – Resilient
Chloe Chand – Resilient

Miller Bowmar – For consistently trying his best

Dolce Buchanan-Castillo – Respect


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.

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.


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.


LAST WEEK – 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.

 Hay Bales: Do you have any rectangular hay bales we can use for AG Day? If you have any that you would be happy to donate or lend (they can be picked up when AG day closes, although may not be in pristine condition) please let us know:

 Grocery Donations: Thank you for all the AG Day grocery donations to date. The theme for next week is Rainy Day Fun. Thinks to brighten up a rainy day, kids craft, paper and pens. Books, games or even a yummy treat.

 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: Crockery can be dropped off at the school office or we can arrange pick up.

 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.

 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:


AG Day – Cake Stall
These school holidays would anyone be willing to make some fudge or coconut ice or other sweet treats that we can sell at the AG Day cake stall? These are our best sellers and there is nothing better than a piece of homemade delishiousness!! Please let me know if this is something you can help with, I can come and collect, bag and store ready for AG Day. Please contact Erin Travers or 021 215 3035, thanks so much!

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

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.

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