Newsflash – 15/10/2021

Dairy Flat
School Newsletter
Strive for Excellence – Care for All



Kia ora e te whānau
Kia ora,

Government has kept with their cautious approach when responding to COVID-19, and as a result, we will stay at Alert Level 3 for a bit longer.

We are proud of how our community has responded to this outbreak, but the mahi isn’t yet done. Please continue to follow all the alert level requirements including staying at home and getting tested for COVID-19 if you are feeling unwell, and for your own sake and for the health of your whānau, please get vaccinated. I have included some information about vaccinations to support decision making.

At full Alert Level 3 you legally must stay within your household bubble unless for essential personal movement, including going to work and going to school. We are therefore open once more on Monday for only the small number of children who need to attend. All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place which include all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means students will be kept in bubbles of no more than 10.

  • Please fill in THIS FORM if you require a hard pack or due to no other option of care, need to have your child attend Bubble School.  CLOSING 8.30PM 15/10

Our staff on-site will also have been tested for COVID-19 before they get back to work and we are moving toward having 100 percent of our staff double vaccinated – so we are all playing our part in keeping our community safe.

You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell and please do contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about getting tested.

  • Online learning will resume on Monday.  Classroom teachers will be in touch with students and whanau.
  • Online learning will be a mixture of online instruction, and  self paced and self directed learning with support of caregivers.  We are not able to provide 9-3pm ‘online’ instruction
  • We value all the experiences children get engaged in through play.  
  • Caregivers are not required to become expert teachers of reading, writing and everything else.
  • The best learning happens when children are engaged, happy, discovering new things.  (eg exploring rock pools, studying bugs, climbing trees, playing with mud etc)


  • We will have ‘AG day’ in some shape or form.  How this will look will depend on next week’s announcement.  Continue with the preparations as if were back at school 


My email address is 

Ngā mihi nui

Katie Hills 





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