Term 2 Update #2

Britt Smith and Cole Mackie arrive at the Formal.

Golden Globes a Winner

The DHS “Golden Globes” formal was held on saturday night and I watched the senior hostel students arrive in all their finery for a Hollywood themed night.  They looked amazing and I am told the dance went very well.  A big thank you to many parents who made the trip to ensure their hostel students could have a special night of celebration.

Local Meetings Coming Up

Brent Russell and I will be holding a our normal series of meetings around the region beginning in early June.  We look forward to the opportunity to meet current and prospective parents in this small and interactive setting.  If you are aware of any parents in your district considering boarding for their child – please discuss the Dunstan option with them and let them know about the upcoming meetings.  Don’t forget to mark the date of the nearest one to you on your calendar now.

Venue Date Time
Arrowtown(venue to be Confirmed)  12 June  7:30pm
Home of Sue and Roger Lane338 Blackstone Hills Rd, Becks 19 June  7:30pm
Miller’s FlatMiller’s Flat School. 26 June  7:30pm

New Rules Relating to Aerosols

Junior Boys have been informed of new rules relating to use and possession of aerosol based products (such as Lynx deodorant) in the Junior Block.  I have reason to believe there is the potential for misuse, and therefore student safety concerns with these products.  I have decided that year nine and ten boys will not be permitted to have these items in their rooms at the hostel.  I look forward to your support in this area – particularly in ensuring that students are provided with roll-on or stick type deodorants.  Thank you.

Winter Weather and Illness.

As the weather cools, students become increasingly susceptible to cold and flu, which normally leads to time away from the hostel and school.  Please help us to prevent illness and the inconvenience of students needing to spend time at home this winter by ensuring that students have adequate warm clothing, including uniform jerseys and jackets, and stressing to them the importance of wearing them in cold weather.
A reminder that it is hostel policy that students who are sick are sent home, and parents are expected to be available to be contacted and to come and collect sick students from the hostel if necessary.

Winter Sport and Casual Boarding

With winter sports in full swing many five day students are requiring Casual Boarding during the weekend.  A reminder of the main points of our process for this:

  • Written request from parents received by 5pm of the Thursday Prior.
  • Request to detail arrival/departure times from the hostel and activity to be undertaken.

Full details of the casual boarding process and costs can be found on our downloads page.

Activity Fee for 7 Day Boarders

There will be no activity fee charged to 7 day parents this term as the amount used last term was very little and students are planning more activities during winter months.



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