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Week 10 – 26th 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
27 – 2.00pm School Assembly – End of Term 3

15 – PHOTOLIFE – Portraits Photos
15 – Chicken Diaries due into the Office by 3.00pm
18 – Lego/Block construction to the hall by 9.00am
19 – Ag Day
27 – 9am – 3pm – Library Visit for Book Week
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


Phoebe Eliasen – Effort and focus writing your learning report
Taylor Horwood – For a fabulous descriptive piece of Rocket Writing
Ruby Hollis – Effort and focus in art
Phillipa Ah-Vui – For Focus and effort on your Science Investigation
Charlie Vermeulen – For enthusiastic approach to inquiry learning
Gemma McLeod – For effort in your learning report

James Wong – Respect
Nathan Tucker – Respect
Becky Hydes – Responsible

Olivia Weaver – For being an LZ2 superstar! You are a delight to have in our space. We love your willingness to help others and offer your support whenever it is needed.
Luke Tucker – For your positive and happy attitude you bring to our space each day. Your peers and teachers love being in your company, and we enjoy seeing you so eager to learn. Keep being a star, Luke!
Tai McKenna – Welcome to LZ2! We hope you have enjoyed your first week with us in our space.

Kassidy Boucher – Respect
Rowan Horwood – Responsible
Grace Paranihi – Resilience

Jericho Hunt – For excellent efforts and attitude towards learning.
Ellie Harford – For becoming a more focused and an independent learner in LZ3MW
Jaxson Wilson – For being a very caring and responsible member of the class
Amber Hazelwood – For your effort and positive attitude towards your learning
Sergey Livingston – For having a more positive attitude towards your writing

Caleb Upperton – Resilient
Bronwyn Acheson – Resilient
Olyvia Joyce Thomson- Barber – Resilient
Quade Rowley – Resilient

Sophia Miller  – Doing a great job at using strategies for sounding out words in Reading.
Jack Newcombe – For his enthusiasm for reading
Eleanor Buckley – Always working hard with all your classroom learning
Cole Cutler – Progress in literacy

Emma George – Responsible
Harley Black – Responsible
Leo Cook – Resilient
Opal Johnson – Responsible

Only 3 weeks

Holidays perfect time to get everything organised.

  • Tuesday 15th October- chicken diaries due into the office by 3pm 
  • Friday 18th October    – lego/ block construction to the hall by 9am   
  •                                     – everything to make the 2 classroom activities
  • Saturday 19th October – lambs. goats, chickens, scarecrows,mystery seeds, caged pets-with info sheets

NEXT MEETING: AG Day is fast approaching. The next PTA meeting to finalise AG Day arrangements will be held in the School Library on Thursday 10th October at 7pm. A confirmation/reminder email will be sent from the PTA email account closer to the date.

LAST DAYS – 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 27th September.

Lambs: We are seeking donations of lambs for the AG Day lamb spit. If you can help out please let us know:

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:

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.

White Elephant:  First day to drop off items at the school hall is the last day of the School Holidays – Sunday 13th October 11am-2pm.

Other drop off times:

  • Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th October before and after school
  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October all day

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.

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.


Rippa Rugby
Last Saturday night the Dairy Flat year 5/6 boys rippa team was lucky enough to be invited to play a curtain raiser match before the North Harbour vs Otago Mitre10 Cup Rugby game at QBE Stadium. 

We played against Albany Primary. Most of the game was try after try but unfortunately towards the end Albany scored a few tries in a row and we lost 12-7.

In conclusion it was a fun and cold night and it was cool playing our last game as a team at the stadium.

The team was Machrie, Saxon, Armani, Drew, Andrew, Ethan, Zac, Lockie & Eli. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who supported us and to Lockie and Eli from Zac’s rugby team who came to play for us.

By Andrew Lucas

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