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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 3 – Week 8 – 10th September 2020

Term Dates 2020
Term 3 Mon 20th July – Fri 25th Sept
Term 4 Mon 12th Oct – Mon 14th Dec (finish at 12.00pm)

Term Dates 2021
Term 1 Thurs 4 Feb – Fri 16 April (includes Waitangi and Easter)

Term 2 Mon 3 May – Fri 9 July (includes Queen’s Birthday)
Term 3 Mon 26 July – Fri 1 Oct
Term 4 Mon 18 Oct – Thurs 16 Dec (includes Labour Day)

Important Dates
11 – Whole School Assembly – Music – 1.30pm – Postponed to Term 4
17 – 1.45pm – 2.45pm – LZ2 – Open afternoon for parents
18 – 9.00am – 10.00am – LZ2 Open morning
23 – Production –  Matinee & Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4
23 – 9.30am – 1.30pm – Year 3- 6 Cricket skills
24 – School Fun Run (midday start)
24 – Production – Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4
25 – Term 3 ends – End of Term Assembly – Alert Levels permitting

12 – Term 4 starts
12 – Whole School – End of Term 3 Assembly – 9.00am
17 – Ag Day – 8.00-2.00pm
19 – 6.30pm – Year 6 Positive Puberty Parents Evening
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
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
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



Zoe Knight van Biljon for excellent effort and perseverence
Alyssa Mackie for consistently trying your best
Kieina Takarangi for effort in writing
Skyla Good for focus, control and creativity with your art
Elizabeth Pivac for making wise choices, being focused and on task
Tyreese White for focus and effort in art

Janae Ma – Responsible
Hemi Wharerau – Responsible
Kaisey McHool – Responsible
Isabella Howard – Responsible

Riley Baker for trying really hard to not get distracted during learning time
Vaseegaren Shanmugiam for trying to be more focused on his work and trying really hard not to get distracted by others
Charlotte Bowmar for a focussed learning attitude this week and a calm approach to our Papier Mache art

Sergey Livingston – Resilience
Kingston Wegner – Responsible
Aro Mayn – Responsible

Zoe Bittner for excellent progress in reading
Ruby Hodgkiss for excellent progress in reading
Lachlan Taylor for your efforts and positive attuitude towards learning
Sophia Miller for always having a poisitve attitude to all aspects of your learning

Elea Lucas – Resilience
Breeze Hackney – Responsible
Fletcher Reid – Responsible

Luca Travis for great maths work in class
Kayden Els for an awesome effort in reading
Harley Logan for excellent reading
Lilah Lloyd for a great effort sounding out her words during reading
Esme Oxford – You have made a great start to school. Well done.

Lance Westley – Resilience
Angelina Livaja – Respect
Luna Rose Wech – Respect
Sophie Voigt – Respect
Albert Menday – Respect


Lucky Book Club – Issue 6

There is a short turn around on this issue – please have all orders into the office or entered online by Monday 14 September at 1 pm.  Cheques need to be made out to Scholastic New Zealand.  While every effort will be made to get orders out to children prior to the next school holidays, we can not guarantee this during the current Covid 19 response. However, if your items have not been received by the school by the end of term, these will be given out promptly at the commencement of Term 4.  All orders attract a 20% reward for the school that is used to purchase new library books. Your support is appreciated.
Ag Day
Ag day on the 17th October
Hope all your preparations are going well for Ag day. Animals are being trained and items for judging in both the classroom and on the Saturday are well under way.
It’s not too late to get your Mystery seeds. Available in Room 1 every morning before 9 and each afternoon after 3 – $2

Please see attachment below – Information sheet of choices avail;able

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

Ag Day Baking


Ag Day Grocery Collection:  Can you believe it? It is week 9 next week. The week 9 the theme is Candyland … marshmallows, lolly pops, chocolate fish, party mix, jelly snakes … anything yummy! Please leave in the donation box in your child’s classroom.

Seeking Ag Day Food Stall Coordinator: We need a Food Stall Coordinator to oversee all the school run food stalls (Lamb Spit, Hot Chips, Bacon & Eggs, Sausage Sizzle). The Food Stall Coordinator will help with set-up on Friday 16th and make sure things run smoothly on Saturday 17th. You will have other volunteers and rostered parents manning the food stalls. If you are interested in this role please let us know at [email protected]

Seeking Ag Day Parking Supervisors: As per prior years we will have use of the paddock across the road for parking on Ag Day. We need a couple of volunteers to supervise parking between from 7am-10.30am on 17th October  – you will ensure that people park in an orderly fashion and that the best use of the space available is made. If you can help please let us know at [email protected]

Lamb Donations: The lamb spit is one of the most popular food stalls at Ag Day and often sells out early. If you have a lamb that you can donate please let us know at [email protected].

Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets are available for sale – buy one, two or a book of 10. $5 each with the chance to win $1,000 cash, an iPad, a night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland, a Micro Rocket Scooter and a wheel barrow full of groceries.  Prizes drawn on Ag Day.  To purchase please contact Michaela Vermeulen by Text: 0211-888-404 or Email: [email protected]. A big thanks to our raffle sponsors – Debs Wallace of Harcourts Cooper & Co, Coordinate Limited, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Micro Scooters NZ and Bunnings.


First drop off will be on Sunday 11th October. Other times to be advised.

Books, toys and games. Soft toys.  Small appliances and household items in working condition. Clothes and shoes.

NOTHING broken, rusty, with parts missing etc. No oil column or gas heaters.

Any questions or queries regarding the White Elephant please contact Susan: [email protected]

Second hand school uniforms pop-up stall is cancelled. Second hand uniforms will be available at the White Elephant on Ag Day.

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 (we would love more goods) or services (vouchers) for the silent auction please reach out to Paula in the office ([email protected]).

Honey Orders: If you have not received your honey order please contact Sarah Richardson: [email protected]. Honey is still available to purchase $40 for 1kg. 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.

Next PTA Meeting Friday 18th September 3pm School Staffroom: Next meeting is set down for Friday 18th – hopefully the Auckland gathering limit will be increased by this date. Watch out for details in next week’s newsletter.

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

Teams will be: 
Year 0-2 Mixed or Boys or Girls
Year 3/4  Mixed or Boys or Girls 
Year 5/6 Mixed or Boys or Girls
A hard copy of the form is available at the office or is in your child’s school bag!  


Keep active this summer and come join Dairy Flat Tennis Clubs Junior

Hot shots coaching sessions

Starting Saturday the 12th of September kicking off with the: 

JUNIOR SQUAD (AGE 5-7 YRS) – Saturdays 9am – 9.45am, followed by the INTERMEDIATE SQUAD (AGE 7-9 YRS) – Saturdays 10am – 10.55am And finishing with the SENIOR SQUAD (AGE 9-12YRS) – Saturdays 11am – 12 midday.

For More information please visit or contact Mike Renwick – 021 422 968


Tetraplegic requires a care giver, approximately 10 hrs per week
Situated in Blackbridge Rd
Experience not essential as training will be given
Please phone Derek; 09 4263281 after 5pm

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