Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 5 – Week 4 – 11th November 2021

Important Dates

19th – 9.30am – WHOLE SCHOOL Athletics and colour run rotation – 23rd Rain saved day 
22nd – Skillz4Life swimming Yr0-6 begins – Cancelled due to Covid Alert Level 3
30th – 9.00am – Year 5/6 Cluster Athletics Day – Metro Park TBC – 2nd December Rain saved day

3rd – 9.00am – End of Term Assembly
10th – 1.30pm – Prize Giving
10th – Reports to be sent home
14th – 12.30pm – Year 6 Graduation Lunch (Hall)
16th – End of Term 4

8th Term 1 begins


Kia ora koutou,

I hope this letter finds you and your whānau safe and well. 

We are delighted to be able to welcome tamariki back onsite under Alert Level 3 from next Wednesday 17 November.  

We know learning kanohi ki te kanohi is the best option for children and young people. It’s important for them to connect with their friends and teachers and it helps their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Even with the Delta variant, the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools is low because of all the public health measures we will have in place. What this will look like:

  •       we’ll keep those onsite in separate groups and classes
  •       we’ll ensure our classrooms are well ventilated
  •       we’ll continue to practice physical distancing where possible.

In addition to this, all staff and children in Years 4 and above are required to wear face coverings indoors (unless they have an exemption), and we’ll ensure all staff (and external contractors) who are on site are fully vaccinated or will have had at least one dose of the vaccine and return a negative weekly test.

Starting times and finishing times will be staggered between 8.30 and 9.00am.  2.30 and 3.00 pm  More information to follow

Busses will operate from Wednesday onwards

Please note, we’ll continue to support learning from home for those tamariki who will not be attending onsite.  Release teachers will be providing online learning, not the classroom teacher.  Learning packs will also be available on Wednesday 17 November from outside the office. (NO packs on Monday)

In order to prepare for onsite learning there will be NO online learning on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th.  Bubble school will continue as normal


Please fill in this form to let us know if your child is intending to come back to school on Wednesday 17th November or will be learning at home.


If you have questions or concerns, you can contact me, your child’s teacher or the school office.  

We look forward to seeing you back at school next week.

My email address is: 

Ngā mihi nui

Katie Hills 


Kia hikaka, kia māia, kia pono te ngakau. 

Learning together to create a better tomorrow


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