Kia ora te whānau,
Welcome to this week’s newsletter from Dalefield School.
We warmly welcome Molly to the Mangatarere hub. We know you’re going to love it here. Molly is in Year Four.
A reminder that the Dalefield School Hangi and Science Celebration are jointly happening on 22 June. We look forward to everyone sharing
our Hangi together in Mangaterere and Waihakeke from 3:00 on Thursday. Classrooms will be open from 2:30 to view all of the science our tamariki have been working on this term.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the support wehave received for our hangi. Thank you to Mandy, Daniel Craig andAndrea Dyer for providing meat. Thank you to QEll Trust for providingvegetables, Corrianne for making the stuffing (no pressure Corrianne),and to everyone else who has helped with the preparation. I would like tomake a special acknowledgement to Heka our Hangi specialist.
In May Liam Westhead represented Dalefield School at the Wairarapa chess championships and did himself and Dalefield proud.
He got 1st place rookie against 11 others(competing against kids up to year 6). He also came 13/40 in the junior section. There is another Wairarapa Chess regional competition on August 21st which he wants to attend. Liam is super-keen to get a Dalefield chess club off the ground and get others as hooked as he is. Congratulations Liam.
We are working to get our new playground started. All reusable equipment from the old playground has been recycled and we have also sourced a range of second-hand equipment from Auckland. The playground will be rebuilt in stages and as this happens we will reach out to the parents and community for help. We understand this process has not been as quick as hoped, but be reassured that we are working to give the students a playground as soon as possible. Our next task is to see what help we can get with timber and bark. If anyone has any contacts or can help in this area it would be greatly appreciated, please contact me.
“You will have noticed that I have not been at Dalefield School over the last couple of weeks. The head injury I received whilst on the school camp last December is taking longer to come right than anticipated and I have been on medical leave to actively aid recovery. I will be returning to Dalefield next term under the direction of the medical team. I acknowledge the staff team and board for their mahi and Willy Jephson inhis role as acting principal - thank you. I am really looking forward to re-engaging with students, whānau and staff.”
Due to a number of changes in staff this term and Eric’s unplanned absence, mid-year reports will be sent via HERO in week 1 of term 3. If you need help accessing HERO please come and see Lisa in the office.
A rhino is moving into Whetū over the school holidays.
Earlier in the year Dalefield School won a competition run by Carpet Court and has received $2000 towards new rhino carpet.. The carpet will be laid in Whetū over the school holidays. This should help improve the learning environment and keep our new-entrant students warm and comfortable next term.
Sierra Delta should (hopefully) complete the fencing activity around the pool over the school holidays. Once this is complete no more trucks should need access through the grounds enabling the fields to recover.
It is going to be a very busy two weeks leading into term break. From theteam at Dalefield School, Stay safe and have fun!
All sorts of fun at Dalefield.
June 21, 2023