Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 2 – Week 10 – 8th July 2021

Farewell Dairy Flat.

  As I approach my last day at Dairy Flat school, I remember back over the last 14 years.  I have been hugely fortunate to have had very supportive Boards of Trustees and great PTA members who have all provided positive support for the school and myself.  The school has a very stable experienced and enthusiastic staff who work tirelessly to provide quality education for their students.  The school has doubled in size since 2007 and grown from strength to strength.  I am very proud of our 4/5 year ERO review received in 2018.  Thank you to all the wonderful staff who make the school what it is.

Lastly, I recall all the students who have been at the school.  They are all unique and bring passion, enthusiasm and laughter to our school.  They are the life of the school and I will greatly miss them.  Thank you to all of you for your support over the last 14 years.  The school is in good heart and I know it will continue to grow and do well into the future.

Debbie Marshall


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
9th – 2.00pm – Farwell Assembly for Mrs Marshall – All welcome
26th – 10.00am – Powhiri to welcome Mrs Hills
28th – Photolife Teams Photos
29th & 30th – Trees for Survival Planting Days

5th – 11.00am – Opening of Whakaaio Whenua Mindfulness Garden
5th – 1.00 – 7.00pm – Share the Learning
17th – 9.00am -12.00pm – Year 6 Student Visit to Orewa College – only for pupils who have returned signed permission slips.
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
17th – Tu Maia Festival at Orewa College Arts Centre
23rd – Year 5/6 Cluster Cross Country event – Shakespear Park – 28th Rain saved day

21st – Individual Photolife Photos
30th – Ag Day


Principals Award – Term 2
LZ1 – Sierra Boucher, Skyla Good,Maddison Logan, Isabel O’Connor-Siale.
LZ2 – Seb Twyman, Skye Crossan, Ryan McLeod, Kaylah Hedley.
LZ3 – Zafina Booth, Ibaadat Sudhu, Ryder Heath.
LZ4 – Milla Hedley, Oliver Dutchburn,Ethan Rogers, Eilidh Robinson.

Sergey Livingston for great organisation for your Historic Presentation.
Robert Mackie for great effort and creativity for your Historic Presentation.
Noah Magennis for showing awesome leadership when creating and presenting your Historic presentation.
Mason Woolford for effort in the Parihaka play.
Charlie Tobin for your resilience and presentation when delivering your inquiry project.
Maddison Logan for enthusiastic engagement in your inquiry project.

Anzel Potgieter – Respect.
Amaya Oddy – Respect.

Mason Walker for having a positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning.
Alina Merriman-Crane for showing all the school values and having a great attitude towards learning. 
Lily Rainsford for being an excellent role model.

Zaavier Moore -Resilience.
Carter Williams – Resilience.
Lachlan Taylor – Resilience.

Maryam Ahmad for your positive attitiude towards all areas of learning.
Eriquka Ruane for excellent progress with your writing and trying hard with your maths.
Aiden Wilson for being an enthusatic and positive learner, and always having a smile on your face.

Roman Chapple-Houia Resilience.
Luke Bylevedt Resilience.
Skylah Hawkins-Horvath Responsible.

Levi Budden for trying hard with your reading.
Gus Coughlan for working hard in all areas of his learning.
Braxtyn Scaife – For effort in writing.
Harper Israelson for a great start to school.

Toby Rosser Responsible.
Corban Beach – Responsible.

Esmé Oxford – Respect.
Zeke Roos Respect.


Bookings are now open for
Share the Learning Interviews
will be held on

 Thursday 5th August – 1.00pm – 5.50pm
Please go to the following link: and enter the event code emgrt to make a booking


Farewell and a big thank you to Mrs Marshall: The PTA would like to thank Mrs Marshall for leading Dairy Flat School for 14 years and her ongoing support of PTA fundraising efforts, including fabulous appearances in our High Tea fashion shows. We wish her well and know she is looking forward to spending more time with her family.
Next Meeting Wednesday 4th August 7pm:  The next meeting is set down for Wednesday 4th August – so pencil it into your diaries – we will confirm early in Term 3.
Ag Day Donations – Can you help? We are keen to secure products or services/vouchers that we can include in the silent auction.  In past years we have had amazing items such as gym memberships, club memberships, weekends away, as well as amazing hampers and many other items.  If you own or work in a business that can help please let us know at
Do you have a business that can sponsor an animal ring? You get the chance to advertise your business with signage on the day and social media promotion in the lead up to Ag Day.  If you would like to sponsor an animal ring please reach out to us at or talk to Paula in the office.
Honey Fundraiser.  There are 4 pots of Manuka blend honey left. $40 for 1kg. Order form available in the School Office or contact Sarah Richardson:


Tuesday 6th July – Dairy Flat Warriors played so well in their nail biter of a final they fought hard right to the end but unfortunately came away with a one basketball lost in their game against Orewa Primary.  Final Result – Dairy Flat School – 8 – Orewa – 10
Player of the day: Everyone full team effort


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