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DNI Newsletter - Friday 25 August

Important Dates:
  • Otago Primary Schools Cross Country, Friday 1 September
  • DNI Disco, Thursday 7 September
  • BOT Meeting,  Tuesday 12 September

DNI Cross Country Results:
Firstly a big thank you to all our adult helpers who made the event possible and well done to all students who participated in our DNI Cross Country.

          Year 7 Girls Race                              Year 7 Boys Race
1st      Zara Geddes                                         Jake Owen
2nd     Taya Kain                                              Nico White
3rd      Caitlin Hewson                                      Taddy Kleffman
4th      Isabel McNaughton                               Ethan Lambeth
5th      Ellamay Taikato                                     Logan O'Neill
6th      Briar Gager                                            Caspar Rennie-Weston

          Year 8 Girls Race                              Year 7 Boys Race
1st      Abby Ward                                            Nick Brett
2nd     Paris Cooper                                         Vinnie Gable
3rd      Charli Stevens                                      Alex Parkes
4th      Amelie East-Giles                                 Wil McKay
5th      Paige Fox-Harris                                   Beau Lundy
6th      Greta Mutch                                          Scott Greenfield

The top five individuals from each of these races will go on to represent DNI in the Otago Primary Schools Cross Country on 1 September. 6th place getters are reserves.

Chocolate Fundraiser:
Just a reminder that the deadline to return money/or unsold chocolate was last Friday, so could we please have these returned to school ASAP.
And also a big thank you for the incredible support shown for this fundraiser for our ICT equipment. We'll update on the total raised once all the money is in.

DNI Disco!!
On Thursday 7 September, we will be having a school disco from 6:30 - 8pm.
Entry tickets are $2 each and will be on sale at the Office from the school council members, during morning tea time daily.

There will also be a sausage sizzle, icecreams and drinks for purchase on the night.  The theme for the night is - Your Favourite Movie Character.

Summer Sports Registrations - on now
Summer sports registrations are now being taken. You can sign up using the following link:

We need all registrations by 18 September.  Firm costs and details will be made available after this date once we have numbers and info from the organisers.

Otago Science Fair
Following on from the great work for our DNI Science Fair, a total of 51 students were then entered into the Otago Science Fair, with either their individual or joint projects which pairs of students worked on together.

We'd like to congratulate the following students who went on receive prizes at the Otago Science Fair:

Holly Mount                              Maddie Hannah                             Max Mayhem
Nicola Cox                                Zara Geddes                                 Jasmine Fagg
Riley McGregor                        Isabel McNaughton                       Naomi Jutel
Laura Cowles                           Hannah Yeardley                           Eddie Wright
Jonathon Dubyk                       Jack McLeod                                 Liam Scaife
Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag            Flynn Ellison                                  Rowan Metreyeon
Oe Hayward                             Harvey Mullins                               Ryan O'Donnell
Greer Brittenden                      Thomas Dixon-Stewart                  Talia Stuart
Sam Gradwell                          Jordan Hannon

Jordan Hannon also won one of the three supreme prizes!  

We noted also that a good number of ex-DNI students won prizes too.

Student Achievements!
Naima Woodrow has been busy again, having competed at the Canterbury GymSports Aerobics championships and placing first in Individuals. She then completed in Invercargill at the Southland GymSports Aerobics Championship and place first in Individuals and second in Pairs. Great effort Naima.

Grayson Small and Abby Ward have been competing recently in the Luge competitions held in Naseby.  

Grayson placed 3rd in the Naseby One Cup Race Challenge for 2017 and Abby not only placed 3rd in her Naseby Cup race, but for the second year in a row is the New Zealand Junior Women's Luge Champion!!!  Awesome!
Moving away from sports ... we've had ICAS results back for the Spelling, Science and Digital Technology tests and are very proud of the following students for their outstanding efforts:

Distinction in Digital Technologies - Zara Geddes
Distinction in Spelling - Felix Telfer, Arthur Howard and Max Cunninghame
This places their results in the top 10% of students in New Zealand who took part in these tests.

We're also especially proud of Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag, who gained High Distinction in Spelling, placing his results in the top 1%!

So please remember to email Andrea and Anne if there are other great achievements worth celebrating. This will ensure the information gets through for the newsletter and also if they qualify for colours too.

Community Notices
Badminton Coaching for all:
Beginners casual, all ages   $3
Sunday: Girls 2-3pm, Boys 3-4pm

Beginners  (more formal and for Intermediate school age)
Friday 5-6pm 
First night free then $5

Contact Jim Hoffman (coach) 027 411 3529

Stop texting – let’s go fishing! 
Otago Fish & Game Council is running two FREE Take-a-kid-fishing days at the Southern Reservoir (located off Reservoir Road) on Sun 24th and Sat 30th September 2017.
Registrations for the event start on Monday 28th August and are essential. To register, visit and click on register. Alternatively, come into the Fish & Game office on the corner of Hanover & Harrow St, Dunedin.
Registrations are limited to 80 kids per session.
Spare fishing rods will be available along with experts to help kids get started. Parents or care givers must be present to supervise children.

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