Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 3 – Week 1 – 23rd 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 – Fri 11th Dec – TBC

Important Dates
31 – Assembly – LZ1 sharing – 9.00am
31 – Talent Quest Auditions 1.00pm – 2.00pm

3 & 4 –  Talent Quest Auditions 1.00pm – 2.00pm
7  – Teacher Only Day – School closed (Please note this is an amendment date)
13 – 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
21 – Assembly – LZ2 sharing – 9.00am
27 – Yr 5/6 Cross Country Cluster event – Shakespear park  – 9:00am – 1:30pm
28 –
Mufti Day – School Environment, dress in GREEN. Gold coin donation

4 – Assembly – LZ4 sharing – 9.00am
11 – Whole School Assembly – Music – 1.30pm
23 – Production –  Matinee & Evening Performance
24 – Production – Evening Performance
25 – Term 3 ends

12 – Term 4 starts
17 – Ag Day – 8.00-2.00pm
22 – Individual Photolife Photos starts at 8.00am for families with pre-schoolers
23 – Teacher Only Day – School closed
29 – 9.30am – Year 5/6 Cricket cluster tournament – Metro Park


2 – Kids for Kids Rehearsal and Concert
13 – 9.30am start – Athletics day – Whole school
14 – 1.00pm – Compost Collective – composting course
23 – 6.30pm – Year 6 Puberty Parent Meeting
24 – 9.00am – Year 5/6 Cluster Athletics tournament
26 – Year 5/6 RAIN save day Athletics Cluster tournament
30 – Start of Skillz for life swimming runs until 3rd December



LZ1Jacob Prevezanos, Nevaeh Thomson, Nya Leqeta
LZ2 – Nathan George, Naia Carson Neufeld, Isla Bourhill
LZ3 – Skye Crossan, Breeze Hackney, Zoe Stitt
LZ4 – Tiria Tuinanumea, Emily Good-Charalampous, Mateo Carson Neufeld
         Eriquka Ruane


Rosalee Young for focus and clearly thought out answers in group discussions
Grace Win for responsibly helping whenever asked
Caja Eves for responsibly helping whenever asked
Matt Crampton for trying hard in maths

William Weaver – Responsible
Connor Underwood – Resilience 
Dylan Prouse – Resilience 

Nathan van Wyk – Welcome to our school, it is great to have you here with us
Riley Baker for your leadership during our morning waiata. You showed bravery and resilience – great job
Jericho Hunt for beginning to show more responsibility during learning time by completing tasks in the given timeframe and to a high standard

Tai McKenna – Resilience

Lily Rainsford – Responsible
Camila Fouche – Respect

Alina Merriman-Crane for having such a positive and focused start to Term 3
Ava Mc Nair for having such a positive and focused start to Term 3
Lyvia Dai for being a focused and conscientious learner

Guillermo Ramon-Moreno – Resilience
Mayson Highet – Resilience 
Eden Renall – Responsible

Piper Ashford for always being helpful to others
Leo Neal for being an enthusiastic learner
Jasmine Smith Armitage for settling in very well at Dairy Flat School
Jayden Greene for settling in very well at Dairy Flat School

Maryam Ahmad – Respect
Christian Comber – Respect

Aiden Wilson – Resilience
Annabel de Wet – Resilience



After the increased digital use this year we decided it would be a good time to explain the responsibilities of safe social media use. 

At school students have no access to Tik Tok, Instagram, ( these programmes require users to be over 13 years old) or gaming sites such as Fortnite. Students found trying to access to inappropriate sites or acting inappropriately online at school will have their accounts blocked. 

It is important that our students understand responsible behaviour online and families are also aware so that they can support students. It is illegal for anyone to harass, be intimidating, threatening or make false allegations or intend harm to an individual using social media. 

Bullying is an increasing issue using the platform of social media and schools and children can become targets. It is of course, preferable that students don’t have access to these platforms but I would be neglectful to not acknowledge that many of our students and their siblings  are using these platforms. I would like to encourage parents to help their children understand the Harmful Digital Communications Act and how it may affect them. It is also useful for us adults to be reminded as it is so much part of our lives now. 

Below is a part of the act for discussion. 

The Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) was passed in 2015 to help people dealing with serious or repeated harmful digital communications. It lays out 10 communication principles that guide how to communicate online.

What type of communication does the Act cover?

It covers any harmful digital communications (like text, emails or social media content) which can include racist, sexist and religiously intolerant comments – plus those about disabilities or sexual orientation.

What are the 10 communication principles?

A digital communication should not:

  1. disclose sensitive personal facts about an individual
  2. be threatening, intimidating, or menacing
  3. be grossly offensive to a reasonable person in the position of the affected individual
  4. be indecent or obscene
  5. be used to harass an individual
  6. make a false allegation
  7. contain a matter that is published in breach of confidence
  8. incite or encourage anyone to send a message to an individual for the purpose of causing harm to the individual
  9. incite or encourage an individual to commit suicide
  10. denigrate an individual by reason of colour, race, ethnic or national origins, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability

Many thanks for your support

Debbie Marshall

Ag Day
Ag day on the 17th October
Yah! We are going ahead with Ag day on the 17th October.
In the Ag day folder (on the table, in the office foyer) and on the DF 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.
Mystery seeds will be available to buy from Room 1 before 9 and after 3pm starting this Friday.
$2 for a packet of seeds and a small pot to start growing your plants in.
Please see attachment below – Information sheet of choices avail;able

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


PTA Meeting this Friday 3pm:  The PTA will meet this Friday 24th July at 3pm in the school staffroom. Agenda items include Ag Day and lunch/tuck shop planning for key events. We really need more parents to help with Ag Day and other fundraising activities – we hope that you can join us to find out how you can help. If you are unable to attend but would like to raise something at the meeting please email the team at [email protected].

Ag Day Grocery Collections:  A grocery collections flyer should have come home this week. Please check your child’s school bag or ask their teacher. Groceries and other items are used for our Ag Day Raffles and Silent Auction baskets. During Term 3 each week will have a theme – this week is Cans & Jars: Baked beans are great but don’t forget the rest. We need a big variety to make our raffles the best! The theme is to provide inspiration and fun however we are happy to take any items you are able to donate. Items to be placed in the donation boxes provided in each classroom. Spot prizes for outstanding donations, an ice cream treat for the top two classes that collect the most items, and a mystery prize draw at the end of term for those that have ticked off an item for every week.

Please see link below showing the Ag Day Poster & the items required each week though out this term


Aubrey Early Learning Centre
We have limited places becoming available as many of our children leave for school.
Some of our toddlers (teina cottage) are moving up to the tuakana house (2 to 5 year olds), so we have a couple of places available in this area too.
If you would like a small family run centre with long term, dedicated teachers who are passionate about providing a stimulating learning environment, please get in touch…….. [email protected] or 4211097.
We have a learn through play based philosophy and we have five acres to explore, and lovely animals to interact with.
71 Aubrey Rd Silverdale/Stillwater
Give Linda or Victoria a call

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]

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