Kia ora te Whānau,
What a great time was had at the cluster athletics last Tuesday. With the whole school involved over the two venues, it was a positive experience for all involved. Thank you to all parents who offered support on the day - it was hugely appreciated.
It was great to see so many families at the hockey on Wednesday. This is such an important part of Term 4’s calendar.
These are all getting underway by the end of this week which is very exciting.
The planned order of works at this stage is:
The works will carry on over the school holidays and it is envisaged that there will be some of the fencing still to do when we return to school in 2023 however the majority will be complete.
There will be no impact on the running of the Country Fair on Friday or any of the fixtures in the hall.
Attached is the plan for the upgrades and once completed the new native planting will have to get underway(this is our goal here at Dalefield to have 10% of the land in native plant ground cover). The new planting, playground reassembly/creating will be a major focus for 2023 at Dalefield School.
The senior students (Year 6 up) will be away at camp from the 7th to 9th of December. They will be camping at Mt Holdsworth and involved in tramping, swimming, mountain biking and waka ama at Henley Lake. I will be accompanying them on the camp. Thank you as usual to Jeanette for the excellent organisation.
Mangatarere, Waihakeke and Whetū are arranging some excellent trips and activities also. From movies, swimming and outdoor fun, there will be a memorable end to 2022 at Dalefield.
This will be held as usual in the Dalefield hall on the 13th December. The celebration will last for around an hour from 6:00pm. Once again this is a hugely important part of the year and all children and families attend. It is also a formal send off for our Year 8 students and for others leaving the school.
The families of the Year 8 students are then invited to a dinner to celebrate the end of their time here at Dalefield.
The excitement is certainly building for this school community event on Friday. We look forward to seeing you here at school to celebrate the Dalefield School Whānau and to meet up together. Again huge thanks go to the Home and School Committee for pulling this family event together.
Have a great week everyone.
Ngā mihi nui
Newsletter: The beginning of Week 6 at Dalefield School
November 21, 2022