Sunday, February 23, 2020

Waterwise writing

Splash! Freezing salt water stings my eyes as waves crash against my optimist boat. I push the tiller to the other side of the boat. The boom swings round barely missing my head. A gust of wind hits the main sail. I get up and quickly sit down on the other side of the boat and and I pull the main sheet. My fear slips away. I feel so excited. I turn round. I have just finished a real tack/turn!

by Nya L

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Mrs Jefferson's homeroom was the first class to go to Manly Beach for Waterwise. We had a magnificent day. The students tried sailing Optimists, paddling kayaks, practicing life saving and swimming. Many students were doing some of these activities for the first time. Lots of courage and learning. Many thanks to the wonderful parents who gave their time and energy to help....we couldn't do these activities without you.

Thursday, January 30, 2020



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Mrs Jefferson, Mrs Forlong, Mr Grice and Mrs Sutherland are looking forward to teaching your child in LZ1 (Learning Zone 1) this year. 
To find out what is happening in LZ1 please refer to:
 * Dairy Flat School Public Calendar
* School Newsletter

Swimming togs: Children should bring their togs every Monday and Friday. We are working towards our Interhouse Swimming Sports in Week 7 - Thursday19th March.

Stationery: Please bring your stationery to school in week 1.

School hats: Compulsory in Term 1.

Permission Slips: We have two class trips in the first weeks of this term - Waterwise and the Auckland Art Gallery. We are also going to Camp Marsden in week 6. Therefore, there will be a number of important permission and information notices arriving home over the next few weeks, these can also be accessed on our team blog, which can be found on the Dairy Flat Website under Notices.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Home Learning:  Will begin next week with our Homework Bingo, Mathletics, Basic Facts and Reading, to be handed in every Friday.

Digital devices: are encouraged and welcome from day two. These are not to be used before school, morning tea, lunch or after school.
Our learning for Term 1:
INQUIRY:   Identity: Who Am I? I can learn to work well with others and be the best person I can be .
Integrated into our Inquiry:
Growth Mindset
Problem solving
Place Value
Basic Facts
Writing - Bio Poem
Persuasive & Report
Treaty of Waitangi
Purposes & Audiences
Colin McCahon- words

Digital Technologies:
Digital Ciizenship
Outdoor Education:
Camp - Marsden Bay
Many thanks
Penny Jefferson (Team Leader)

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Birds on Balustrade

The last of the birds have been added to the LZ1 balustrade...well done to all the artists from the Creative Kiwi Art Groups - 2019.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Japanese Class Cooking

Year five and six were lucky to do cooking for their Japanese class this week. They made onigiri or rice balls.  Nigiri comes from the verb nigiru, meaning to grasp the students needed to squeeze the rice to form their shape and make it hold together. They also had to thank the cook in Japanese, and if they enjoyed eating they said, "Oishii!" or "Delicious."

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cricket Cluster Field Day

Cricket Cluster Field Day

Thanks to Ms Ryder, the coaches and parents for helping to make a very successful day. Congratulation to the Dairy Flat Black team for winning the Field Day.

Well done Dairy Flat Yellow for showing awesome sportsmanship and team work.

Friday, November 8, 2019