Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 4 – Week 1 – 15th October 2020

Term Dates 2020
Term 4 Mon 12th Oct – Mon 14th Dec (finish at 12.00pm)

Term Dates 2021
Term 1 Thurs 4 Feb – Fri 16 April (includes Waitangi and Easter)

Term 2 Mon 3 May – Fri 9 July (includes Queen’s Birthday)
Term 3 Mon 26 July – Fri 1 Oct
Term 4 Mon 18 Oct – Thurs 16 Dec (includes Labour Day)

Important Dates

17 – Ag Day – 8.00-2.00pm
19 – 6.30pm – Year 6 Positive Puberty Parents Evening
22 – Individual Photolife Photos starts at 8.00am for families with pre-schoolers
23 – Teacher Only Day – School closed
29 – 9.30am – Year 5/6 Cricket cluster tournament – Metro Park
28 – Orewa College Year 6 visit – Enrolled Students only – 1.00pm
29 – 2.00pm – LZ2 Open Afternoon
30 – 9.00am – Whole School Assembly

2 – Kids for Kids Rehearsal and Concert
6 – 9.00am – Assembly
11 – Production –  Matinee & Evening Performance – Date change
12 – Production – Evening Performance – Date change
16 – 9.30am start – Athletics day – Whole school – Date change
14 – 1.00pm – Compost Collective – composting course
24 – 9.00am – Year 5/6 Cluster Athletics tournament
26 – Year 5/6 RAIN save day Athletics Cluster tournament
27 – 9.00am – Whole School Assembly
30 – Start of Skillz for life swimming runs until 3rd December

4 – 1.00pm – Final Assembly
8 – 1.00pm – End of Year Prizegiving
9 – Year 6 Graduation Lunch – 12.00pm
11 – Reports to go out to parents
14 – End of Term 4 – (finish at 12.00pm)


Please ensure your child has their hat in school at all times

These are available from
Positive Image, 16b Silverdale Street, Silverdale. Shop hours are Mon – Thur 8.30am-4.30pm & Fri 8.30am-3.30pm, online from Argyle Schoolwear or from the school office



Principal’s Award Term 3

LZ1 – Alyssa Mackie, Ryan Bell, Sophie Cotter
LZ2 – 
Ella Van Den Heever, Olivia Weaver, Ben Hogefjord
LZ3 – Mia Rootman, Caleb Upperton, Daniel de Wet
LZ4 – Oliver Blakeman, Cole Cutler, Lily Barnes, Ibaadat Sidhu, Deklyn Hazelwood-Stoneham


Juandre Barnard for making an effort at staying more focused in class
Briella Buchanan-Castillo for great effort in writing
Zoe Knight-van Biljon for great effort in writing

Skyla Good Resilience

Ocean Hunapo – Welcome to our space. It’s been great having you start with us
Jeremy Jalandoni – Welcome to our space. It’s been great having you start with us
Keira Jalandoni – Welcome to our space. It’s been great having you start with us

Lucas Matene- Respect
Jack Killeen – Responsible
Tyler Coburn – Resilience

Ella Nicholson – Welcome to Dairy Flat School
Guillermo Ramon-Moreno for writing an interesting holiday recount
Nevaeh Brown for always being focused and on task
Lientjie Van den Berg – Welcome to Dairy Flat School
Luke Miller for trying hard at all activities and focusing with learning

Teague King – Responsible
Xavier Grant – Respect
Liam Els – Responsible

Ryder Heath for excellent reading
Braxton Brough for trying hard with all his work in class
Zara Harris for having a great attitude towards her learning
Blair Howard for working hard at following instructions
Albert Menday for always trying his best

Lennox HamblinResponsible
Emily-Rose SenekalResponsible
Zafina BoothRespect
Evie KilleenRespect
Eriquka Ruane Respect


22nd October 2020
Individual Photolife Photos
starts at 8.00am for families with pre-schoolers
Family/Sibling photos can now be ordered online!

On-line order form below (one form per family)
This form must be signed and returned to the school office before photo day for the photo to be taken
Spare copies are available from the office

Ag Day
Ag day on the 17th October

Only 1 sleep to go and then all the hard work will be put into place for 2 enjoyable Ag days


Lego in the hall before 9am with Ag day number

All items needed to make indoor activities


Animals for judging-please keep feeding them

 Judges are looking for fat healthy animals

must have something to drink during the day

Bring in Mystery seeds and scarecrows.

all must have Ag day numbers

make sure they are put in the correct place.

Caged pets – in a secure cage that the judge can see your pet. 

Must have water

Prefer 1 pet per cage. Don’t forget information sheet

Ag day number

Chickens– in a secure cage and the judges will need to see the chicken

 1 chicken per cage

Must have water 

Ag day number 

Ag Day Baking


Ag Day this Saturday: We are all looking forward to seeing you this Saturday 8.30am-2pm – there will be lots to see and do – classroom displays, animals, young farmer competition, white elephant, silent auction, games including a giant obstacle course and mini-quad bikes, yummy food stalls and other market stalls. Below is some information which will help the day be a great success.

Friday set-up volunteers: If you can spare a few hours on Friday to help with set-up please stop by the hall and we will put you to work.

Saturday Rosters: Hopefully by now at least one parent or caregiver from each family will be rostered for 30 minutes on a school run activity for Ag Day (games, food stalls, white elephant etc). If you haven’t been rostered on for a timeslot yet please contact Jennifer Jamie, there are still gaps. Please support the kids and school by showing up at your rostered time on Saturday. It takes all of us to make the day a great success. Any last minute queries, about rosters please contact Jennifer Jamie:  [email protected].  Printed copies of the rosters will be available near the gate to check on Ag Day.

Cake boxes: Should have come home with your eldest child early this week.  Please fill your box with a delicious cake, slice, loaf or any other baking. Please make sure it is beautifully presented as these will be sold at our school run cake stall. You can drop your baking off at the school staffroom either Friday afternoon from 2pm or first thing Saturday.

Games ticket pre-sales: Games will be paid for with tickets only, no cash. There will be a ticket stall on Ag Day. Avoid the queue – games tickets will be available for sale near the school gate Thursday & Friday 8.30-9am and 2.45-3.15pm.

Egg donations: Calling out for egg donations for the bacon & egg stall. Please drop at the hall kitchen on Friday 8.30-5pm or first thing Saturday.

White Elephant: Drop off your quality used goods before/after school Monday through Thursday and all day Friday.

Ag Day Parking: Parking will be in the paddock across the road from the school. Please remember to bring a gold coin donation.

Please see link below showing the Ag Day Poster & the items required each week though out this term

Summer Soccer
Year 5/6 Boys had an awesome start to the season, with a 4-0 win + a strong second game against a rep team which they defended their goal.  Superb!
Coach: Rebecca Hogefjord


From Term 1 2021 Fonterra will be stopping their Milk for Schools to concentrate on their Kids Breakfast in School programme


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