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)
Teacher only Days – School Closed Curriculum Professional Development. School will be closed for teacher only days on the following dates. Monday 3rd May, Friday 4th June & Monday 30th August
Important Dates FEBRUARY 12th – 9.00am – Assembly 15th – LZ3 and LZ4 Parent information meetings 22nd – LZ1 and LZ2 Parent information meetings 25th – Vision and Hearing Testing – Parents of children affected will be notified 26th – 9.00am – Assembly
MARCH 3rd – LZ1 Swim Sports – Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre 5th – School Picnic – Wenderholm Regional Park Site 2 -Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm (School closed) Information & permission slips will be sent home next week 10th – 1.45pm – LZ3 Swim Sports 11th – 1.30pm – LZ2 Swim Sports 11th – (16th – Rain saved day) – Ultimate Frisbee Year 5/6 Metro Park 12th – 9.00am – Assembly 17th-19th – Year 5/6 Camp at Marsden Bay 23rd – Parent Interviews 24th – LZ4 Swim Sports 25th – Year 5/6 Swimming Northern Arena 26th – 9.00am – Assembly
APRIL 2nd April – Good Friday – School closed 5th April – Easter Monday – School closed 6th April – Easter Tuesday – School closed 8th – (13th Rain saved day) Year 5/6 Softball Victor Eaves – TBC 10th – High Tea -PTA Fundraiser event 16th – End of Term
Update on the Water Issue – The first of three required re-tests has come back clear.
STARS & VALUES
LZ1 Olivia Hogefjord – For thoughtful engagement in Treaty of Waitangi discussions Aiden Lucas – For thoughtful engagement in Treaty of Waitangi discussions Amaya Jamie-Pennell – For thoughtful engagement in Treaty of Waitangi discussions Jamie Simpson for great listening in class and a focused start to the year Charlie Tobin – For helping others with their work Illusion Fenton for awesome focus on his work this week. Great start to the year TeRangi Wilson for a positive start to your first week at school
LZ4 Levi Budden for a great start to the school year Keagan Tarr – Enthusiastic start to school Oliver Dutchburn for being a helpful and kind member of the class Lily Barnes – Helpful respectful and kind!
Values Wyatt Jackson – Resilient Erica Murphy – Respect Maddy Gates – Respect Holly Simpson – Resilient
School Uniform – Argyle website closure We have been notified by Argyle that due to declining sales on the website since the opening of the retail store in Silverdale they have decided to close the website Uniform is now only available to purchase direct from Positive Image, Unit B, 16 Silverdale Street, Silverdale
Reminder If your child is not attending school would you please inform the school office either by phone, email – email@example.com or using the school app It is a Ministy of Education requirement to notified school of any pupil absence Could we also ask that if your child is late arriving to school that you come through the office to sign the late arrivals book – this will avoid us having to contact parents of children that are in school but have not been marked as present
A warm welcome back to school to both existing and new DFS families. If you would like to help the PTA with fundraising activities this year please watch this space. Major fundraisers are the High Tea in April and Ag Day in October. We also run food stalls at events during the year and offer lunch orders from time to time. If you are interested in helping please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of our meetings.
Next meeting: The next meeting of the PTA will be on Tuesday 16th February at 7pm in the School Staffroom. All welcome. If you are unable to attend and would like to raise anything at the meeting please email the team at email@example.com.
Honey fundraiser: We still have a few Manuka blend honey pots left. $40 for 1kg. Please contact Sarah Richardson to order: firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Tea: Will be held on Saturday 10th April. Tickets will go on sale soon. If you own or work in a business that can donate items for the Silent Auction please contact Sarah Richardson: email@example.com.
Farewell and best wishes: We say goodbye to Sarah Lloyd (PTA Board Rep) and family. Thank you for your support over many years. You will be missed! Good luck with your new adventure.
After school programmes
Our after school programmes are back for another term and we are really excited to get back outside with the students and have some fun! These programmes are for the year 0-4 students and we focus on 4 different sports each term throughout the year
Aubrey Early Learning Centre
We have limited places becoming available as many of our children leave for school. Some of our toddlers (teina cottage) are moving up to the tuakana house (2 to 5 year olds), so we have a couple of places available in this area too.
If you would like a small family run centre with long term, dedicated teachers who are passionate about providing a stimulating learning environment, please get in touch…….. firstname.lastname@example.org or 4211097. We have a learn through play based philosophy and we have five acres to explore, and lovely animals to interact with. www.aubreyelc.co.nz. 71 Aubrey Rd Silverdale/Stillwater
For ages 6-15 years. Spot prizes, food trucks and loads of fun for the kids.
Early bird entries are open until 7 March 2021
Come and join in a great day with fellow school families!
This is a new funded and ALL FREE initiative for kids aged 5-12 to come down to Western Reserve in Orewa any time between 3:00-5:00pm from Tuesday the 19th Feb – Thursday the 1st of April. We will have loads of equipment that the children can play with for the allocated time in whatever way they see fit! It’s a great way to get them off the devices and out active.