Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 2 – Week 7 – 17th June 2021

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 Day – Monday 30th August – School Closed – Curriculum Professional Development.  

Important Dates
23rd – Photolife Class photos
25th – PTA Lunch Orders
25th – Assembly – 9.00am

2nd – 2.00pm – End of term assembly
7th – Historical Day – Dress up
8th – Reports out to parents
9th – 2.00pm – Farwell Assembly for Mrs Marshall – All welcome
28th – Photolife Teams Photos
29th & 30th – Trees for Survival Planting Days

5th – 1.00 – 7.00pm – Share the Learning
19th – Year 5/6 Hockey tournament Metro Park – 9:30am – 2:30pm – 24th Rain saved day
27th – Daffodil Day – Gold coin donation
30th – Teacher only day – School closed

10th – WHOLE SCHOOL Cross Country event Shakespear Park TBC – 14th Rain saved day
23rd – Year 5/6 Cluster Cross Country event – Shakespear Park – 28th Rain saved day

21st – Individual Photolife Photos
30th – Ag Day


Angela Wang for consistent effort and on task behaviour.
Naia Carson Neufeld for your awesome contribution to whole class learning.
Meila Stanaway for focus and effort with decimal maths.
Ryan Bell for excellence in art.

Naho Wong – Respect.
Isabella Richardson – Respect.
Gabriel Meadows – Resilience.

Riley Baker for your participation and well thought out answers in our maths work.
Elea Lucas for trying really hard with your reading. Well done.
Charlotte Bowmar You are always strinving for excellence throughout the learning day.

Daniel Robertson – Respect.
Ruben Kloppers – Respect.
Leila Kanji – Responsible.

Vida Visaltanachoti for being a champion speller!
Charlotte Stutton for your efforts and attitude towards learning.
Abby Ma for designing an amazing taniwha and writing a great description of it.

Christian Comber Respect.
Eriquka Ruane – Respect.
Molly Spray Responsible.

Jacob Stitt for working hard at learning and using his Benson Bear words.
Chloe Evans for excellent reading, keep it up!
Adella – Jade Brooks Pompey for progress in writing.
Charlee Hamill-Whenuaroa for progress in reading.
Leila Brough Responsible.
Wolfgang Sielewicz – Responsible.

Ruhardo Geering – Respect.
Broghan Ortega Respect.


The Impact of being late for school
As part of our commitment to improving the attainment of our pupils we monitor pupil attendance on a regular basis.  During our regular monitoring of pupil attendance we idenify any pupil whose attendance causes concern, including those pupils who often arrive late to school on a regular basis.

Being late to school can have a considerable impact over the whole school year.  The table below shows just how much time can be missed over a year just by being 5 minutes late to school every day.

We  understand that the school mornings can be hectic, but when your child is late for school they are missing out on vital parts of their education.

5 minutes late every date = 3 days of school lost a year
10 minutes late every date = 6.5 days of school lost a year
15 minutes late every date = 10 days of school lost a year
20 minutes late every date = 13 days of school lost a year
30 minutes late every date = 619 days of school lost a year
Thank you to all the families and staff who worked at the working bee on Sunday. They achieved a huge amount and the Mindfulness garden is looking fabulous. Many thanks. This garden acknowledges our past and features a kuwaha. We have another working bee coming up on June 27th. We hope to see you there. 

BRUCE MASON CENTRE – Wednesday 16th June
Our percussion group performed last night at the Bruce Mason Centre as part of the Northern Bays    Art Festival.  They did a great job.  Many thanks to our music teacher, Blaine Austin, for organizing our item and teaching the students.


Aplus (Before and After School Care) have sponsored another awesome mural. This mural depicts the history of this area. We have used the amazing book ‘Hard Graft’ by Lynette Third to inform us of our settler history. The mural depicts the kauri forests which attracted the gumdiggers to this area. The steamer on the Weiti River brought settlers and provisions to the district. Gradually the area was developed into the farmland you see today. 
Many thanks to Jonny4Higher, the artist. 
Ag Day
All Ag day judging criteria is now available on the school website.
There is also an Ag day information folder in the office foyer.   Please feel free to take out any printed copies of the criteria.
Any questions please contact Robyn Mowat or Liz Cotter in LZ2 or email Robyn at


Skip Bin Day and Sausage Sizzle sponsored by Telos Group Real Estate. Saturday 19th June 2-4pm.  Dairy Flat School Carpark Clear out your junk.  Cost is a plastic note donation (minimum $5) for a car boot load (no trailers or trucks). One boot load per plastic note donation. Once the bins are full no further items will be accepted. Get in early so you don’t miss out. All proceeds will go back to the school.  Accepted items – Building and construction waste, general waste and green waste.   Fencing wire is accepted only if battens are removed.  Not allowed – Hazardous waste (gas bottles, car batteries and chemicals), tyres, concrete, asbestos, wet polystyrene, hot ashes.
Hot Dog Lunch Order to be delivered Friday 25th June: PTA will be running a hot dog lunch order. Forms went home this week. Please have your orders in the PTA box in the office no later than 3pm Tuesday 22nd June. We urgently need parent helpers in the school hall on Friday 25th between 11.30am-1pm to help prepare and pack the lunch orders. If you can help please let us know at
PTA Meeting Wednesday 23rd June 7pm in the School Library.  Planning for Ag Day, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is about to kick-off.  We are always on the lookout for new parents to help with fundraising activities. We would love to see some new faces at our meeting.  If you are unable to attend but have anything you would like to raise please email us at
Honey Fundraiser.  There are still a few pots of Manuka blend honey left. $40 for 1kg. Order form available in the School Office or contact Sarah Richardson:


Hot Dog Lunch Order – Friday 25th June
PTA will be running a hot dog lunch order. Please see order form link below, hard copy order forms went home this week. Please have your orders in the PTA box in the office no later than 3pm Tuesday 22nd June.


Football zone day: We entered a girls and a boys team into the year 5 / 6 zone day.  Both teams played brilliantly. Boys made it through to the semi finals and girls made it all the way to the final and finished 2nd overall. A huge accomplishment. Ex student Kaitlyn Bourhill was coaching. Go Dairy Flat!

Basketball: Year 1/2 basket ball game played 9th June – SB lions won 5-2
Owen Sangster got player of the day

Basketball: 15th June – Y5/6 – Win –  Dairy Flat – 20  Wentworth – 8
Player of day: Noah Magennis

Hockey: Dairy Flat School Tigers won their first game of the season on Monday night 1-0 against Northcote the girls worked really hard on teamwork, communication & hockey skills 
Player of day: Eva Cotter


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