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DNI Byte - Important Reminders

DNI Disco - Thursday 19 November!!!
Just a reminder our annual disco is on tomorrow night.

Tickets will still be on sale tomorrow at morning tea and cost $3pp.
  • The doors will not open until 6.30pm, please don’t send your children earlier than this as they will not be able to get inside.
  • The Disco is for DNI students only and they must have pre-purchased a ticket (no door sales).
  • The Disco finishes at 8pm - please ensure you arrange to collect your child at this time as staff will be keen to go home by then :)
  • You may like to drive around behind the school to find a park - please feel free to do so but drive SUPER SLOWLY.
  • We are trying to reduce waste as much as possible so please send your child with a named drink bottle for water, or to purchase a drink (see below)
  • There will be icecreams & drinks for sale for $1 each.

Reminder - Teacher only day - Friday, 20 November
As previously advised DNI will not be open for instruction this Friday.

Staffing Updates for 2021
DNI has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years. We have recently appointed an additional teacher for 2021 so we'll have 11 homerooms in 2021. The Ministry of Education has advised that we are pretty much at capacity now and we have started discussion about zoning. This will likely come into effect in early 2021 once the community consultation has taken place (keep an eye out for a separate email) - it will not affect anyone who has enrolled before it comes into place. 

Meanwhile we are in the process of appointing a new co-deputy principal. Scott Klenner has been on leave for most of 2021, and has recently confirmed that he will take a permanent positon at the Otago Polytechnic. We will miss Scott very much, but we wish him all the best and hope that he will continue to enjoy this change of pace. We are delighted that Scott will continue to work with us through Pakiki Kids - Scott is a real treasure in NZ around Gifted and Talented Education and we welcome his insight in developing our own curriculum for Pakiki Kids. 

We'll farewell Scott formally at the end of this year. 

Scholastic Book Fair - Next Week
Our annual DNI Book Fair runs next week in the school library - check out the dates/times below:

Monday 23 Nov:        9 - 10.40am, 12:40 - 1:20pm and 3 - 3:30pm
Tuesday 24 Nov:      12:50 - 3:30pm
Wednesday 25 Nov:  9 -10.40am, 12:40 - 1:20pm and 3 - 3.30pm 
Friday 27 Nov:           10- 12noon

Students will be given wish lists to fill out and bring home.  EFTPOS is available.
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