Dairy Flat
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Striving for excellence while caring for others.

Week 3 – 31st October 2019

Term 4  Mon 14th Oct – Wed 18th Dec

Important Dates
1 – South Kaipara Group
4 – PHOTOLIFE – Portraits & Sibling Photos
7 – 9am-2.30pm – Year 5/6 Cricket Cluster tournament
15 – 9am-2.30pm – School Athletics day
19    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
10 – Final Assembly – 1.30pm
12- Prizegiving Yr 0-6 6.00pm – 7.00pm
13 – Leavers Lunch 12.00pm
18 – End of Term 4

Van Chambers Cox for excellence in spelling
Rosie Richardson for excellent improvement in Maths
Keina Takarangi for enthusiastic ‘moment in time’ writing
Pippa Lloyd for overall effort and focus across the curriculum
Elizabeth Pivac for overall effort and focus across the curriculum

Jaxon Leano-Lesavua – Responsibility
Samantha Syme Responsibility – with the chickens
Amber Woolford Responsibility – with the chickens

Oliver Grantham For your engagement in all of your learning this term. You have taken responsibility for your learning to make sure you are set up for each lesson. Well done!
Tai McKenna For your enthusiasm towards your learning, especially maths. We love seeing you engaged and achieving your goals on Mathletics. Keep up the amazing effort!
Isla Bourhill For always being where you need to be. You are always organised for your workshops and ready to learn! Well done!

Ines Ramon-Moreno – Respect
Phyllis Dryden – Responsible
Harley Comber – Resilience

Kingston Wegner For having a can do attitude to all aspects of his learning
Lily Rainsford For consistent effort and focus in all areas of learning
Naia Carson Neufeld For consistent effort and attitude towards all curriculum areas

Ashalia Comber – Responsible
Lane Neal – Resilient
Summer Pudney – Responsible

Guillermo Ramon-Moreno – Excellent effort all the time with all his work
Kiri Matene  Happy member of Room 7 and always willing to help
Braxton Wootton for trying his best at everything
Cole Cutler  – Effort in reading
Dolce Buchanan-Castillo for trying her best at everything

Maddy Edwards – Respectful
Zoe Bittner – Responsible  
Elias Shah – Respectful
Kaylah Scott – Responsible  
Alex Ogg – Respectful

‘Show, don’t tell’ writing’


His scales thundered. He can take down a 500 villages in one flame. He can also fly at the speed of light and his shadow is astounding. He’s really skilled. 

by Tyler West



Hot fire bursting through the rain forest, killing all the plants, trees and even animals.
Jaguars trying to defeat it.  Foxes hiding in their burrows. Bears protecting their cubs.
In the tower, surrounded by bushes, Princesses get saved by it and no, no, no, your probably thinking it is a Prince, but it is more dangerous than a Prince, move and go hide!

by Kassidy Boucher

EPro8 Challenge
Last Friday two Dairy Flat School teams competed in the EPro8 Challenge. The Vector EPro8 is the inter-school science and engineering competition. At the event the teams competed with other schools in the area to try and finish a variety of interesting science and engineering based challenges. Unfortunately the Circuit Breakers – Sophie Hoogerland, Nya Leqeta, Rhea Bourhill, Pippa Lloyd just missed out on a place in the last few minutes. The Electric Jolts -Trystan Henwood, Cayden Young, Sam England, Jaxon Leano-Lesavua came first equal and will now represent the school at the semi finals in November. 


AG Day 2019 raised a grand total of $23,362.14. A fantastic result for our wonderful school! The PTA thanks all the families that helped to make this possible. A big shout out to all the families who donated items to the grocery collection in Term 3 – these were used to create gift baskets for the silent auction and prizes for the raffle. Special thanks to those who donated goods and services for the silent auction. The silent auction raised $8,968 and the raffle $3,634. Other big contributors were games $2,124 and the White Elephant $1,516. Thank you for making it a great day!

Athletics Day – Friday 15th November: A form will be sent home so children can pre-order sausage sizzle and hot chips.  Drinks will also be available for sale at Athletics Day. The Harcourts coffee and cone van will be serving barista coffee and ice cream.  Kids – don’t forget to pre-order your sausage sizzle and chips when the form comes home, and bring extra money on the day so you can enjoy some yummy treats!

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Scholastic – Lucky Book Club – Issue 7

Christmas is coming and there are lots of great gifts ideas in this issue!.  Please get your cash or cheque orders into the office by Friday 1 November at 9 am.  Online orders also need to be done by then please. Cheques must be made out to Scholastic New Zealand.  If your order is a gift, please make this clear on your order form or check the gift box if ordering online.  You will be notified when the order arrives so you know to pick it up from the office.

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.


Children can experience the joy of building and playing with Lego, along with others.

WHERE: Browns Bay Bahai Hall (just down from the Scout Hall), 712 Beach Road

WHEN: 2nd of November, then every Saturday (except 9th Nov)

TIME: 1.30 to 2.30pm

ENTRY: Gold Coin per child (to cover the cost of the plastic containers for the Lego and in the future for the purchase of more Lego).

TYPE OF LEGO:Chima, Ninjago, Friends, Star Wars, Lego Movie, Creator, City, etc

AGE GROUP: 6 to 11 years old{with parent/caregiver supervision}

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