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 (finish at 12.00pm) – TBC
Important Dates AUGUST 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
SEPTEMBER 4 – Assembly – LZ4 sharing – 9.00am 11 – Whole School Assembly – Music – 1.30pm 23 – Production – Matinee & Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4 24 – Production – Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4 25 – Term 3 ends
OCTOBER 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
NOVEMBER 2 – Kids for Kids Rehearsal and Concert 11 – Production – Matinee & Evening Performance – Date change 12 – Production – Evening Performance – Date change 16 – 9.30am start – Athletics day – Whole school – Date change 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
Hi to all our Dairy Flat School Community
I have been impressed with how seamlessly we have all adapted to this new lockdown. I am, as I am sure we all are, hoping that we will all be back to school next week.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the positive support we have received from the Ministry of Education. They are in touch daily and able to answer any queries we have.
The teachers have swung into action and have been able to make hard copy packs for students who request them. I am proud of our team and am aware that there is lots of work going on in the background.
We have been informed that the upgrade of rooms 6 and 7 will commence in the September break so the students and teachers in these classrooms will be moving for a short time. The upgrade of the toilet block is in the planning stage with quotes coming in. We are also looking at increasing shade around the school and upgrading the turf outside the hall. Other projects in the wings are an upgrade of the road outside school,including a footpath, and more planting for our waste water recycled water. These last two projects are out of our control as they are planned and implemented by other entities.
You will note, that due to the lockdown, a number of scheduled events have been postponed or cancelled. These will be announced and will be on the calendar. Please note these date changes. (See the calendar dates above) We are planning a colour run later in the term to replace our cross country run. Keep a lookout for this date.
Lastly, to our parent community, thank you for your support during this time. If we can help with anything, please contact us. If we don’t know the answer, we can try to find out for you.
We’ve got this! Kia Kaha! Look after yourself first and you will be better able to look after others in your bubble. We miss you! Looking forward to seeing you all back soon!
Ka kite anō au i a koe.
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
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
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]. EVENT CANCELLED
Pyjama Disco will be held onFriday 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! – EVENT CANCELLED
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.
Honey Order Update: The honey will be delivered to the students as soon as school reopens. We have plenty of stock so please get in touch if you haven’t placed your order yet
Given we have now gone into Level 3 lockdown there is uncertainty about whether we will be able to proceed as planned
We will provide an update next week when the situation in Auckland becomes clearer
Please see link below showing the Ag Day Poster & the items required each week though out this term