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DNI Newsletter -  Friday 9 July 2021

Dates to remember:

  • Friday 9 July - Last day Term 2 
  • Monday 26 July - First day Term 3
  • Thursday 29 July - DNI Open Night, school closes at 2pm
  • Monday 9 - Thursday 12 August - Winter Electives
  • Friday 13 August - Teacher only day, DNI closed for instruction

DNI will again be taking part in the annual ICAS assessments. These are external assessments and are totally optional and this year the assessments are all undertaken online.

For the full information notice: click here     Hard copies of the notice were also given out to interested students yesterday.

DNI Office hours over the Holidays
Our office staff will be taking the opportunity for a break over the holidays too, but the office will be open both Monday 12 and Monday 19 July, 9am to 3pm. 

Open Night - Early closing Thursday 29 July at 2pm
In order to prepare for Open Night, and to give the students who are helping a bit of a rest, school will close at 2pm.  The buses will run at their normal time.

Student Success!

Isla McQ (Room 11) competed in the Diving NZ National Skills Testing & C/D Age competition held at Moana Pool from 25-27 June.  

Isla competed in the Level 1 Skills for 11 year olds and under. This involved her performing 5 dives at three different heights: Poolside, 3m and 1m. She came away with a bronze ribbon for Poolside, a silver ribbon for 3m, and a gold ribbon for her 1m event. The combination of these ribbon events earned her a silver medal. Great effort and great action shot too!

Congratulations to the DNI Droids (made up of Ridima J, Rowan B and Xavia H) for winning the Rescue section at the Dunedin Robocup competition!  

Congratulations also go to Raymond Y who won the Intermediate section of the Dunedin Chesspower competition.

Three of our talented students have had writing published in national publications. Lily C was published in Beyond Beneath Below, whilst Dara H and Hana S were both published in Toi Toi. 

Emily A won the Otago Museum Youth Photographer of the Year with the following amazing photo!

Lunchonline Changes
Starting from next term, Subway will be available to order on every second Thursday. Sushi and Hell Pizza will still be weekly, but sushi will be on Wednesdays now. 

See below for full details.
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