Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 3 – Week 1 – 29th July 2021

Important Dates
29th & 30th – Trees for Survival Planting Days

5th – 11.00am – Opening of Whakaaio Whenua Mindfulness Garden
5th – 1.00 – 7.00pm – Share the Learning – School closes at 12 noon
6th – 9.00am – Whole School Assembly
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 – 9.00am – Whole School Assembly
27th – Daffodil Day – Gold coin donation
30th – Teacher only day – School closed

3rd – 9.00am – Whole School Assembly
10th – WHOLE SCHOOL Cross Country event Shakespear Park TBC – 14th Rain saved day
17th – 9.00am – Whole School Assembly
17th – Tu Maia Festival at Orewa College Arts Centre
23rd – Year 5/6 Cluster Cross Country event – Shakespear Park – 28th Rain saved day

1st – 2.00pm – End of Term 3 Assembly
21st – Individual Photolife Photos
30th – Ag Day

Izaac B for your awesome work in writing when learning about similes.
Anzel P for being caring and supportive for our new student.
Zoe K – For effort in Maths.

Robert M – Responsible.
Zayd W – Responsible.

Dre C for making good choices for your learning and moving yourself away from distractions. 
Seb T for the excellent progress you are making with all your learning.
Xavier G for your incredible effort in writing this week, you were so focused and enthusiastic that you continued writing through lunchtime!

Caleb U – Responsible.
Henry M – Responsible.
Ellie H – Responsible.

Isabella M for a positive start to Term 3 – focus and learning in LZ3MW
Lochlan H – Welcome to Dairy Flat School and for having such an amazing start.
Harper K for an awesome start in Room 1. We love your bubbly and positive attitude.

Charlotte S Respect.
Willow H Respect.
Aiden W Responsible.

Deion S for a great start to the term an awesome and positive attitude to learning.
Millie vT for a positive attitude to her learning.
Tilly R for practising and learning all her Benson Bear words.
Jake LB for coming to school with a smile on his face!
Ethan R for always being on task and trying his best.

Harper I Responsible.
Eilidh R – Responsible.

Francesca R Responsible.
Blair H Resilience.
Isla DC – Responsible.


Thursday 5th August 2021
School will close at 12 noon
for Share the Learning Interviews.
School buses will pick up at 12 noon & APlus will also be available from 12 noon


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

Whakaaio Whenua Garden

You are invited to the Whakaaio Whenua Garden
When:    Thursday 5 September 11.30-12.00 
Where:  Garden next to the Junk box
What:   Students and Staff will officially open the garden. 
The garden celebrates ‘the Arts’ while providing a space for peace and mindfulness. Students have created sculptures, art pieces and a mosaic couch.

The garden is a place for students to explore nature and art through unstructured play, sensory experiences and exploration. 

Students have worked with our artist, Eliza, to create individual and collaborative art works.

Hope to see you there


The PTA would like to welcome Mrs Hills, our new Principal. We are looking forward to working with you on fundraising and other activities to support the school.
Next PTA Meeting – Wednesday 4th August – 7pm in the School Staffroom. We are a great bunch of parents juggling kids and other commitments, working together to raise funds to make our children’s school a better place. New parents are welcome. We hope to see you there. if you are unable to attend and have something you would like to raise please email
Ag Day Grocery Collection: It’s that time of year again where we start collecting groceries to go into our gorgeous Ag Day hampers and raffle wheelbarrows. Week 1 is Cans & Jars – baked beans are great but don’t forget the rest. We need a big variety to make our raffles the best. Week 2 is Summer Sizzle – everything for a family BBQ. Chips, nuts, snacks and sauce, kebab sticks, seasoning etc. Items can be placed in the donation box in your child’s classroom.
Ag Day Market Stalls: If you are (or know) a crafter or have (or know) a business you would like to promote, why not come and have a stall within our market area at Ag Day (Saturday 30th October). We have stall-holders who return every year because they have such a great day. To book or any questions email Jen – or text/call 021 138 3962.
Ag Day Silent Auction Donations – can you help? We are keen to secure products or services/vouchers that we can include in the silent auction. 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 in the lead up to Ag Day. If you would like to sponsor an animal ring please reach out to us at or speak to Paula in the office.
Honey Fundraiser: There are 4 pots of Manuka blend honey left. $40 for 1 kg. Order form available in the School Office or contact Sarah Richardson:


Monday 26/07/21 – Dairy Flat School Tigers vs Kristin Keas 5-3 in a nail biting game, girls played amazing and are now at the top of the table for their group! 

Trees for Survival 2021 – LZ1 29th & 30th July


Register soon – don’t miss out on a spot to play in a Dairy Flat team. Open to all ages Year 0-6.

Please fill in the attached form and return to the school office ASAP! 
Hard copies will come home with all children who are interested! 
Ag day
It is fast approaching. Time to start getting organised.
All information about the activities is on the web site and in the Ag day folder in the office.
Mystery seed will be available from Monday 2nd August –  $2 a packet.
Seeds are only for sale before and after school in LZ2 in Mrs Mowat’s space.

Music Education Centre

“Well done to all the students taking specialist musical instrument classes here at school.  Learning and instrument is a very special skill, which offer many benefits in other areas of a students’ overall development. 

The Music Education Centre programme at our school offers the convenience of specialist instrumental teaches on-site here at the school.  If you would like information about how the lessons work, or what times might be available for your child to start learning, please contact the centre directly on 0800 89 39 39.” 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Music Education Centre – or 0800 89 39 39. 

Thanks again 

The Team at Music Education Centre 


Fun run – September 2021


North Harbour Hockey – last registration is this Friday
Open registration link below to register

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