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Newsletter - Friday 22 June 2018

Dates to remember:
  • Term 2 Swimming at Moana Pool, Mondays Rms 13, 14 & 16;  Wednesdays Rms 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11
  • Tuesday 26 June - Music Festival Rehearsals for Orchestra and Choir
  • Thursday 28 June - Paid Union Meeting - Pick up students at 12:30pm
  • Monday 2 July - Jump Jam Dunedin Event
  • Friday 6 July - School Swimming Sports AND last day of Term 2
  • Monday 23 July - First day of Term 3
Integrity in Action...
I received an email last week regarding a tough netball game. One of our teams played another school who behaved appallingly. They were the better team by far so it is not clear why they insisted on playing dirty, but they did. At the end of the game some of them even spat on their hands before shaking. 

Our girls conversely upheld their mana (and ours) all the way. They did not give up, and they did not resort to the same outrageous behaviour. I was very proud to hear this and congratulate them all. 

Heidi Hayward - Principal

Oxfam Ration Challenge
Mrs Taylor (Room 1) and Shannon McNatty (Taya from Room 8's Mum) are taking part in the Oxfam Ration Challenge to show support for our Syrian students and ALL Syrian refugees currently living in refugee camps.

They want to raise as much money as possible so please open your hearts and wallets to support them on this journey! From the 17th - 24th of June they won't be allowed to eat anything but the rations a refugee is given when entering a camp (which is very little). As they raise money they are allowed wee treats when they've met thresholds such as a vegetable, so the more you give them the more they're allowed! 

Please visit the following link to make a donation - dnischool           Thank you in advance to everyone who supports.

Student Successes!
We love to celebrate the current achievements of our talented students whether it be in sports, music, art etc. But if it's outside of school, we often don't hear about it or don't know the full details.

Please help us, by emailing Rebecca Steers and also  This will ensure the information gets through to the newsletter and Rebecca who co-ordinates the Achievers Wall that is completed at the end of each year.

ODT Extra! Spelling Quiz:
Congratulations also go to the 4 teams representing DNI this week at the ODT Extra Spelling Quiz - you all did DNI proud.  And a special congratulations to Ruby (Rm 16), Felix and Emily (Rm 14) (right) who were placed 3rd out of the 50 teams. Another amazing effort!
Movie Success:
As part of the 48 hour film competition James (below) and Ren (from Rm 14) and Bridie and Willa (from Rm 11) along with their team 'Studio Giblets' made a film titled 'Mum', which they all acted in.

The Otago/Southland finals were held recently and 'Studio Giblets' were nominated for Best film and out of 10 finalists they came 3rd! The film now moves onto the next stage of judging, to see if it makes it to the Grand National final later this year.  Good luck!

Sporting Success:
Naima from Rm 4 (left) represented DNI last weekend in the New Zealand Sport Aerobics and Fitness Open, placing 3rd.  Amazing!


Science Fair - Viewing at DNI Hall - Tuesday 3 July, 3-6pm
Students have been putting a huge effort in to Science Fair this term and all science boards are to be complete the morning of 3rd July when they will be taken to the hall class by class. The displays will then be judged throughout the day and will then be open for viewing to the parent/caregivers, from after school until 6pm

Students that get through to the Otago Science Fair will have a chance to work on their display further throughout the holidays so they are ready to be judged again by the Otago Science Fair judges on the 26th July. As the Otago Science Fair judging clashes with our Electives Week, the organisers have kindly agreed to judge a week earlier as long as we can get the boards to the museum for display on Monday, 6th August. I will be in contact with these students and their caregivers closer to the time to organise this. 

The Otago Science Fair prize-giving will be in the St David Lecture Theatre on August 12th starting at 3:00pm. 

If you have any questions/queries, please contact Greer Taylor

Lunch Online Sushi
We've been advised by Lunch Online that their Sushi supplier won't be carrying on with the service, so the last Thursday for Sushi will be 28 June.  

Lunch Online are working on getting a replacement provider, so we'll keep you posted.

Vision Screening - Final Reminder - Thursday 5 July
The Vision Hearing Technicians from Public Health South will be visiting your school to screen all Year 7 students for distance vision (and a few Year 8's that missed it last year).

•    Distance Vision (Amblyopia & Hyperopia)
This determines how well your child is able to see at a distance.  It involves reading an eye chart. (Not required if child wears glasses)

If you do not wish your child to be screened please fill out an opt-out slip, which are available at the school office before the visit.

Check out all the winter sports information via our website, and if you have any questions contact Chris Marslin or the TIC of each sport. 

Here's an action shot from one of DNI Red Hockey team's recent games:

Community Notices:

Musikids Holiday Programmes July 2018
Who’s it for?  Children from year 2 to year 8 who are interested in music.
First Week of the Holidays – Choir.
What will we be doing? Basic singing training, rehearsing fun songs, singing and moving to some elementary choreography.

When?  Monday 09th July, Tuesday 10th July, Wednesday 11th July from 1pm to 3pm.
We will perform a short concert for families and friends at the end of the workshops.

Second Week of the Holidays – Have a Go!
 What will we be doing?
Trying out a wide variety of musical instruments – strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion.
When?  Monday 16th July, Tuesday 17th July, Wednesday 18th July from 1pm to 3pm.
Where?  The Music Suite at Logan Park High School, Butts Road, Dunedin
Who’s running the programmes?  Sara Brown, a music teacher with extensive experience working with children and choirs.
Tanara Stedman, a music teacher who conducts the Dunedin Rock Choir
What to bring?
A water bottle, a snack, and warm, comfortable clothes.

How much?  $30 per child per programme     What to do next?   Fill in the relevant form at the link below:
Choir Link:
 Have a Go Link:     or email if you have any questions or check us out of Facebook/musikidsdunedin
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