View this email in your browser

16 March 2021

Reminders - Photos, Learning Discussions, Bulbs, Electives and Winter Sports!

Tena koutou,

This is a reminders Byte - details are recorded below, and a summary of dates up top for your easy reference!
  • School Photos - Orders due back by 9am, Friday 26 March
  • Learning Discussions - March 29 - April 1. We have 114 booked now so 183 whanau have yet to book a time
  • Easter Bulbs Fundraiser - Orders and money due back Tuesday 30 March
  • Electives Sign Up - Registrations close Wednesday 31 March
  • Winter Sports Sign Up - Registrations close Thursday 1 April

Learning Discussions
You are invited to a fifteen minute three-way (student, caregiver and teacher) conference which will be held across week 9 (March 29 - April 1). At this meeting we will share the baseline assessment from Term 1, a key competencies report, along with a link to your child's online assessment folder.

Over the year more and more assessment will be added to this folder, and you will be able to look at it anytime. 

To book a time go to and use this code 35UQ4S26  Or if you don't have internet access, call the Office on Ph: 473 9027 and they will assist you with making a booking.

Easter Bulbs Fundraiser 2021
Information Communications Technology (ICT) is such a large part of schooling today, and we are always looking to upgrade and expand our ICT resources at DNI. We try and hold a couple of fundraisers each year to top up the money that we already spend on ICT. 

Our first fundraiser this year will be garden bulbs (full info linked here). We’re going to tie this in with Easter as a more healthy alternative to selling chocolate (this is a big call for us because chocolate sells, but we are trying to promote healthy options!)

Our thinking is that Easter Eggs are (intended as) a representation of new life. Reducing the amount of chocolate given and adding the gift of bulbs to plant (which will bring new life in the spring) is a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative.  

The bulbs will be here in late April/Early May, we really hope you can support us in selling them.


Winter Electives
Winter Electives run for Week 3 of Term 3 (August 9-12). Please find, at the link below, the most popular options as voted by the students and an approximate budget (the final budget will be within 10% of the estimate). We ask that you discuss the options with your child and select the elective that suits your child's interest and your budget.

Registrations for electives close on Wednesday 31 March and we will then determine which electives will go ahead based on numbers. We will be able to confirm which elective your child is registered in, and the final cost by Friday May 7.

School Photos - Orders due back by 9am, Friday 26 March
All students will have received (last Tuesday) their order envelope, with their individual photo proof attached along with instructions for how to order. The class photos are on display in the school office if you wish to view them.  

Winter Sports 2021
Please find, at the link below, the winter sports options available at DNI. We appreciate that Summer Sports are still in full swing but Winter Sport entries are due before the end of term so we need to start organising our teams in preparation. The first step is to register your interest on this Google form.

We do not have confirmed dates and details for most sports yet, but working from previous seasons we can provide a guide below. Please note we have included sports which begin in Term 3 as well as sports that run through both terms. Further information, with confirmed costs and full dates will come home once registrations have closed.

Registrations need to be entered by Thursday April 1, 2021. Trials (if they are necessary) will take place after this date.  As always, all offers to coach/manage teams are greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions about Winter Sports, please contact Chris Marslin (

Note: Our information is based on what has traditionally happened during 'normal' years. Any Covid level changes may cause some adjustments to start dates and other details.
Copyright © *2017*

Our mailing address is:
Our web page address is:

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences