Dairy Flat
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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 3 – Week 3 – 6th August 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
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 
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
12 – Whole School – End of Term 3 Assembly – 9.00am
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

7th August Teacher Only Day
School closed

(Please note this is an amendment date)

Tuesday August 18, 2020 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  School Hall
Information Evening for all Learning Zones regarding our school’s policy on behaviour


Anaruihi Westley for thinking of others and showing caring
Saxon Parker for thoughtful contributions to discussion
Sophie Cotter for your brochure explaining all about Matariki using paragraphs
Mia Hislop for recording and representing data on a bar graph

Meila Stanaway – Respect
Connor Underwood – Resilience 
Matt Crampton – Resilience 

Jaxon Gillard for your focused learning this week
Tristin Gaerlan welcome to dairy flat school. It has been great having you in our school
Theia Cornes for completing her learning in the given timeframe and to a high standard 

Bella Taylor- Resilience
Charlotte Bowmar – Responsible 
Naho Wong- Respect

Jacob Hollis for displaying a more positive attitude to his learning
Kaylah Hedley for your positive attitude and showing more focus towards your learing
Henry Moss for your enthusiasm towards writing
Xavier Grant for your enthusiasm towards writing

Arabella Wijlens -Resilience
Brody Walker – Responsible
Aubrey Ding – Responsible

Luca Church for being a keen learner
Braxton Wootton for trying hard with all his work in class
Oliver Dutchburn – Enthusiasm for learning
Zahn Bull for his creative skills during play based learning
Vida Visaltanachoti for outstanding effort with her reading and writing

Austin Van Den Heever – Respect
Bella McKeown – Respect
Kaice Renall – Resilience

Isla Newman – Responsible
Abby Ma – Respect


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
available from Room 1 before 9 and after 3pm every day
$2 for a packet of seeds & a small pot to start growing your plants in
Please see attachment below – Information sheet of choices avail;able

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will arrive at school on Friday 14th at approximately 2.00pm
You will need to come back to school after the school cross country to pick them up
Please bring a box or suitable container to carry them home in
Entry forms will be handed out next week. First class to get them all handed back in will get a class prize


Ag Day Grocery Collection: It’s Week 3 Around the World: Tacos or Curry, Stir Fry or Pasta, Chow Mein or Chilli. Marmite and Chippy sandwiches. What’s your favourite? Next week’s theme is Fancy or Fun: Something a little fancy for entertaining or something fun for celebrating. Groceries and related items are used for our raffles and silent auction gift baskets – both of which are big fundraisers. Please leave in the donation box in your child’s classroom.

Manuka Honey Blend $40 for 1kg – orders are due Friday 14th August.  Please pay at the school office or directly into the PTA bank account: 12-3046-0270392-00 and drop your order form in the PTA box in the office.

Silent auction donations: The silent auction is a big fundraiser at Ag Day – last year the silent auction raised almost $9,000. If you work in or know a business that can contribute goods or services (vouchers) for the silent auction please reach out to Paula in the office ([email protected]).

Next PTA Meeting: Will be held Friday 21st August at 3pm in the School Staffroom. 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].

Pyjama Disco will be held on Friday 28th August 5.30-7.30pm in the School Hall. Wear your onesie or pyjamas. $5 entry includes a sausage sizzle. Other food and drink items will be available for purchase. Looking forward to a great night!

Second hand school uniforms: On Friday 4th September the PTA plan to run an after school pop-up stall selling a variety treats and second hand uniforms. If you have uniform items to donate you can drop them off in the school office.

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

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]

RIPPA FUN DAY – Monday 3rd August


Aubrey ELC is a family owned boutique centre (est. 2008) catering for a maximum of 12-15 children in the Teina cottage and 35-38 in the Tuakana house. We are fortunate to have long term dedicated teachers who make every day at Aubrey a fun and learning experience. We have 5 acres to explore and friendly animals to feed. Our Tuakana children also have a large bike area and carpentry table (with real tools). The schools are children leave us for, have informed us that Aubrey children are confident, competent learners, who are very well prepared social, emotionally physically and cognitively for their school years.

Aubrey children all know each other, and it is a family friendly environment.

We currently have a number of children leaving for school and have limited places available-if you want your child to learn and grow in this unique environment please contact Linda or Victoria [email protected]. Visit us at

Victoria Howard, Centre Director- Aubrey ELC,

Dip Tching (Kdgn), BA, Adv Cert Adult Tching, Postgrad Dip Early Years

Hi, I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all the staff at Aubrey ELC. 

I am very happy with the care my son receives. I have never had any concerns or issues. I am blown away by the kindness and professionalism of the staff, and how they take the time to chat even when they are busy. My son is always happy to leave my side and say goodbye. Sometimes he hardly even looks back at me.”

(Kelly Sims (mother of T aged 2 years 3 months and been attending Aubrey in the teina cottage for approx. 1 ½ years)

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