First Day for new students at DHS
First Day for new students at DHS
With such a whirlwind start to the Year it was great to finally have our new students join us for their first day.

While the weather did not play nice it was great to see so many of the new students getting involved and meeting our Year 13s. It is always a daunting time finding your way and figuring out where everything is, so again a big thank you to all our seniors and staff for their time. 

The day as always was made easier with a free sausage and some fruit and again our seniors stepped up behind the BBQ to keep things running smoothly. A huge thank you to Design WIndows who provided the BBQ and to the Walker whānau from McIntosh Orchards, who provided a supply of fresh fruit. We would also like to acknowledge Fowler Painting and Decorating who offered their services in getting the whare all cleaned up for the start of the year. 

Birthright NZ 

Birthright specialises in working with families led by one person and have done so for over 65 years, they have proudly worked to strengthen and enrich the lives of New Zealand children and families.Through their services and advocacy work they put the family/whānau at the centre of what they do and the wellbeing of the child is their priority. Birthright comprises of, a National Office, as well as 11 affiliate organisations located around New Zealand. Each regional affiliate offers a range of social services for children and parents of families and focuses on advocating at a national level for the rights and wellbeing of the children of families led by one person. 

This year Birthright have sponsored a small number of loan laptops for Year 9 students who come from a single caregiver whānau. We would like to acknowledge them for this support and any families who would like to know more about this can contact Bryce Clapham at [email protected]  

If you want to know more about Birthright you can also check out their website,

This article was originally posted on: February, 10th 2022