Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All



Term 4 – Week 2 – 22nd 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

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



Caja Eves for excellent descriptive language in your writing
Ethan Voigt for effort and good focus during writing
Ruby Hollis for a helpful and positive attitude in the classroom
Maddison Logan for using paragraphs to group your ideas in writing

Melia Meissenheimer Respect
Andrew Lucas – Responsible
Harri Coggins – Respect

LZ2 – Principal’s Award Term 3 – Olivia Hogefjord (error Ben Hogefjord) Apologies from last week’s newsletter 

Izzy O’Connor-Siale for being on task and doing what she wanted to do and not following others when doing learn through play
Neeve Higgins for enjoying learning through play sessions this week
Anzel Potgieter for always being on task anf a focused learner

Morgan Eves – Responsible
Isabella Richardson – Resilience
Ashalia Comber – Resilience

Maddy Edwards for your efforts and improvement in reading
Wyatt Williams for knowing many high frequency words
Riley Malligan for huge improvement with his attitude and focus with Reading
Eden Renall for efforts with her Written Language and focus towards learning

Enzo PepersResilience
Farrah Sweeney – Responsible
Lyvia Dai – Responsible

Mateo Carson-Neufeld for always trying his best and being a keen learner
Cole Cutler for his amazing effort in reading and learning his Clown Card words
Ruben Francis Stead for becoming a confident reader
Izzy Brickhill for always trying her best with all her classroom work
Addien Evans for always trying his best and being a keen learner

Oliver VoigtResponsible
Luke ByleveldtResilience
Vida VisaltanachotiRespect
Zoe HarfordRespect
Braxtyn Scaife Resilience


Principal’s Pen

We had a wonderful day on Saturday, our annual Agriculture Day.  Over $20,000 was raised, which is a huge boost to our resourcing for the school.  

A huge thankyou to Liz Cotter, Donna Baker, Robyn Mowat and their teams.  The PTA worked tirelessly to get the day underway despite the challenges of the year.  Their hardwork and dedication is greatly appreciated.  Thank you also to our staff for their support and hardwork on the day.

Going forward, we have a very busy month in November, with production and athletics day.  We hope to see you all at these events.  Production tickets will be on sale next week.

Fundraising is going to be especially important to us next year as we will not have our international students attending school due to our border restrictions.

Despite the interesting year we have had to date we are growing strongly and will finish the year at almost 350 students, a huge leap in growth.  We will be opening an additional class next year.

Planning is underway for 2021 and we are looking forward to a settled and positive year. 


AG Day Round-Up

AG Day continues to be a great community event. With the sun shining on Saturday the turn-out was fantastic.  The PTA would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came along and supported Dairy Flat School’s biggest fundraiser of the year! 

AG Day could not run as it did without the help of so many of our parents, grandparents, past parents, past pupils and judges giving up their time and skills to fill the rosters, help with set-up and clean-up, and much more.  Thank you!

A huge thank you to all our sponsors and donors, from the big to the small, every bit makes a difference!  Thank you for getting in behind our little school!

Funds raised this year will go towards upgrading the concrete court area into a bright and vibrant engaging space for our children.

Thank you all for your generous support!



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

Swimming Lessons
Skiiz4life will be back in November/December offering their fantastic lessons at Dairy Flat School. We have run this programme in school for a few years and we highly recommend it.
Please see flyers below on how to sign up and pay.
Please do not forget to put your child’s name and LZ/ Class number when signing up! 


An evening with Nigel Latta Dealing With Stress & Anxiety

Westlake Boys High School, 30 Forrest Hill Rd, Westlake, Auckland

Tuesday 10 November 2020 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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