Dairy Flat
School Newsletter
Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 2 – Week 12 – 2nd July 2020

Term Dates 2020
Term 1 Mon 3rd Feb – Thurs 9th April
Term 2 Tues 28th April – Fri 3rd July
Term 3 Mon 20th July – Fri 25th Sept
Term 4 Mon 12th Oct – Mon 14th Dec (mid-day) – TBC

Important Dates
3   – End of Term 2 Assembly – 2.00pm
20 – Start of Term 3
21 – Parent/Teacher Interviews – 1.00pm -7.00pm – Booking are now open
       School will close at 12.00pm
22 – Photolife Team photos
31 – Talent Quest Auditions 1.00pm – 2.00pm

3 & 4 –  Talent Quest Auditions 1.00pm – 2.00pm
6   – Teacher Only Day – School closed
13 – TBC – Year 5/6 Hockey Cluster tournament – 9:00am – 2:30pm

14 –
Cross Country event at Shakespear park – 9:00am – 1:30pm
17 – RAIN save day – Cross Country event at Shakespear park – 9:00am – 2:30pm
27 – TBC – Yr 5/6 Cross Country Cluster event – Shakespear park  – 9:00am – 1:30pm


Keina Takarangi for a great effort across the curriculum
Nya Leqeta for pushing yourself to do your best work
Skyla Good for an interesting piece of creative writing
Charlie Vermeulen for focused effort in your novel study
Adriano Montague-Brown for an improved effort in getting started and staying focused on your work
Mia Hislop for effort in writing and trying to use new skills taught

Matthew Crampton – Responsible
Rosalee Young – Respect
Isabel Milton – Respect

Van Thomas for settling to learning quickly and focusing on the task at hand. Well done
Ashton Yap I love how you have been making great learning choices this week and settling into your work quickly. Keep it up
Naia Carson Neufeld for your enthusiams and effort in Mathematics – your maths ability is outstanding and your speed and timing is improving each week

Eliot Eves – Respect

Amaya Jamie-Pennell – Resilience 
Charlotte Howard – Responsible

Kiri Matene for always being focused and on task
Farrah Sweeney for your efforts and attitude towards all areas of learning
Dre Carter for focusing and finishing your tasks in a timely manner

Daniel Poulter – Resilience
Mason Walker Responsible
Delta-Cruz Smith – Responsible

Umar Sajjad – Great Effort with reading
Erica Murphy – Great start to school
Ruben Francis-Stead for being an enthusiastic learner
Luna-Rose Wech for your outstanding effort in writing

Lance Westley – Respect
Alexander Yap – Respect

Luke Byleveldt – Respect 
Kasper NielsenRespect 


FREE N4L safety filter for all students
We’ve set up a safety filter that parents can set up on their child’s learning devices from home. Just go to to find clear instructions on how to do this.  
Below is a link to   Helping students stay safer online from home    
  This is the link 

Basketball and Miniball 
Year 1-6 
Please click on the link for more information and how to sign up.

Don’t miss out! 

  Parent Help Needed

Please email [email protected] if you are able to assist on a Wednesday lunchtime with cooking and serving sausages!
You need to be here from 12.15 to about 1.15!


We would like to welcome Miss Aimee Coombe who will be joining us after the holiday as a new entrant teacher in LZ4

Ag Day
Ag day on the 17th October
In the Ag day folder (on the table, in the office foyer) and on the Dairy Flat school website is all the information sheets for animals and exhibits
Calves are back this year and there is new criteria on the judging sheets that you need to be aware of.
If entering a lamb, goat or calf they are eligible to be entered in Ag day if born from the 1st July.
Have attached an order form for chickens.
Forms must be in by the 3rd July-last day of the term.
Forms are also in the folder and on the website.
Please see attachment below – Information sheet of choices avail;able

Open attachment, select more options, select Word (desktop)

Parent/Teacher Interviews – Tuesday 21st July
1.00pm – 7.00pm


A Plus will run from 12.00pm & school buses will run from school at 12.00pm

Bookings are now open
Please go to the following link 
and enter the event code b9uwv to make a booking


Next meeting of the PTA will be held first Friday of Term 3 – Friday 24th July, 3pm in the School Staffroom
In the meantime we are still looking for more volunteers to help with Ag Day organisation. If you are able to help please talk to one of the team or email us at: [email protected]. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday break.

Ag Day Donations & Sponsorships:  
Do you own or work in a business that can help with Ag Day fundraising? We are seeking donations of products or vouchers that can be used for the Silent Auction. We are also looking for sponsors for various activities such as animal rings on the day. If you are able to help  please contact Paula Lucas: [email protected]. Vouchers and products can be delivered to the school office, or we can arrange collection. Please see attached letter and sponsorship form.


Orewa College Enrolment

Applications are submitted online for our 2021 enrolments.

Please visit our website under Information/Enrol

Out of zone applications will be entered in a ballot which will be completed in September 2020.

Students enrolling at other year levels are invited to book a school  tour, the link to book is on our website.

Information Evening – Thursday 27 August, 7.00-8.30 pm in the Orewa College Arts and Event Centre. 

Email: [email protected]

Download flyer below of all the tours we have on offer in NZ and the Chatham Islands, the Chatham Islands are private tours the others are coach tours.  
For every tour booked the school will receive a $50 

Details attached if you have any questions please let me know
Joanne Saunderson – BDM, Innovative Travel, Mobile 021 119 1211

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