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A Few Important Reminders...

DNI Triathlon - Friday 21st Feb (Postponement Friday 28th Feb)

We hold this annual triathlon in Term 1 as an opportunity for students to participate and challenge themselves. 

This event is held between three locations, Alhambra Grounds, Botanical Gardens, the DNI Field/Swimming Pool.

Students should by now know whether they are participating as a team or challenging themselves as an individual. We really promote individual participation, but if this is just too challenging then a team is the perfect way to complete the triathlon in a supported way.

Please discuss this with your child tonight and ensure that their classroom teacher knows if they need some support.

Dunedin Primary and Intermediate Triathlon
This is NOT THE SAME as the DNI triathlon. 

This triathlon is competitive and requires a high level of fitness. We are only allowed to enter a limited number of teams so a selection process will take place if we have too many entries.

Children have already been issued information about this but please contact Jane Matthews before Weds 19th Feb if you think your child has missed out.  Click here for further information.

Date: Wednesday 11 March, 8am - 2pm
Postponement Date: Friday 15 March
Venue: Watson Park, Port Chalmers (same as last year’s event).
Cost: $6.00 per athlete - $18.00 per team

The event consists of a 2.5 km run, a 6 km bike ride, and a 155m swim (5 laps of pool)

This event is separate to the DNI school triathlon and the ONLY way to gain entry to the Otago Primary and Intermediate Triathlon.

Camp (Outdoor Education Stay)
Please note that the one night (two day) camp we previously advertised is an outdoor education camp and not a noho Mārae in 2020. This will take place at Waihola during the last week of term (April 6-9). 

This is an opportunity for students to get to know each other and their teachers better, challenge themselves and most importantly, have a good deal of fun! The cost of the camp is being confirmed, but will likely be $50-70. Please contact  the office staff if you would like to spread payments out over Term 1. 

A little parent help would be appreciated - please contact your child’s teacher asap if you can help. Teacher emails are generic first name and last name initial (for example

Dates are as follows:
Monday night (6th April) Rooms 1, 3, 4, 6. 
Tuesday night (7th April) Rooms 13, 14, 16.
Wednesday night (8th April) Rooms 8, 10, 11.

Lunch Options 
We offer the following lunch options at DNI:
  • Lunch-on-line on Wednesday (Subway), Thursday (Sushi) and Fridays (Hell Pizza). Lunches online can be ordered by parents via their website up until 8:45am on the day of delivery. All further information can be found on their website.  
  • On Mondays and Tuesdays students who need to purchase lunch are expected to do so before they enter the school grounds in the morning. Once at school we do not expect students to leave again.

Please note there will not be Pizza's this week due to the triathlon.

Community Notices:

Have a go at Fencing!
The next beginner’s fencing class for adults and children starts on Wednesday the 19th of February. This five-week course costs $80 including use of gear.

If you’ve always wanted to give fencing a try, email us at
for more information.

Help Keep Hospice Services Free
The Otago Community Hospice Street Appeal is on Friday 6th March +Saturday 7th March.

We are looking for more collectors to help us out with this appeal. Would you like to give your child the experience of giving back to the community?

We need collectors for Friday afternoon or Saturday.  One hour shifts. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Please contact Rebecca for more information Ph: 473 6005

Girls Brigade
The 30th Dunedin Girls Brigade Company is held at St Marks Presbyterian Church Hall, 304 Pine Hill Road and starts back Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6.00 – 7.30pm.

Juniors 5-8 years old, Seniors 9-12 years and Pioneers 13 and up
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