Dyer Street School is a contributing school, centered in the southern part of Avalon, close to the Park Avenue shops. It is accessible from Oxford Terrace through Roberts Street, or Lincoln Avenue off High Street.
Our students are part of the Dyer Street Learning Community which includes School, Kindergarten, and Before and After School Care.
We are fortunate to have a large playing field, surrounded by mature trees, netball/tennis courts and two playgrounds.
Our school is proud of the learning programmes that we offer. We have developed a local curriculum that enables students to not only get targeted academic learning programmes but also a variety of student interest and creative opportunities.
Regular news of the school can be found on our web page, newsletter, Facebook page, or the school noticeboard in the foyer.
At this stage we do not need to enforce our enrolment scheme, but may need to in the future.
Health and Safety at school
Hours of Attendance
School hours are 8.55am-3.00pm
For health, safety and security reasons, all visitors arriving during school hours are required to sign in and out using the device at the office. Students leaving and arriving during operating times also need to report to the office.
School Entrances, Patrols and Wardens
Entrances are at both ends of the main block for the students. New Entrant Students are encouraged to use the playground entrances for road safety reasons.
Patrolled crossing are at both entry points to the school.
All students must wear a full brimmed sun hat for all outdoor activities during Terms 1 and 4.
We are a fees free school.
A Stationery List is issued each year, and copies can by obtained from the office. Some stationery can also be purchased directly from the office.
A swimming programme operates once per year. Families may be charged for each student.
Board of Trustees
Meetings are twice a term and are open to all parents. Minutes are displayed on the noticeboard in the foyer.
Students have many opportunities to participate in special activities such as choir, Kapa Haka, sports events, visits and performances. Parents and staff work in partnership to offer these opportunities, and we welcome parent expertise and help. Families are informed of upcoming events through the newsletter, the Skool Loop app, Seesaw and specific notices.
Social Worker in Schools
Dyer Street School is fortunate to have a Social Worker based part-time at our school. She is available to support children and their families. Pamphlets are available from the school office, class teachers, or the Principal.
Reporting to Parents
Conference meetings called “learning conversations” for all other students are held during Term 1 and Term 3. You will also receive an interim report in June and a written report at the end of the year.
Informal information and showcase evenings are held throughout the year. We promote these through the school newsletter and on our Facebook page.