Our School

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. To ensure the students are safe in the playground there is a school code of conduct, and senior pupils trained as peer mediators.

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.  

  • Reading Together
  • Kapa Haka
  • House Groups
  • Inquiry Learning and  teaching of thinking skills
  • Reading Recovery
  • Library skills
  • Literacy, oral language and maths support
  • Coding
  • Performing Arts participating in Artsplash
  • Swimming lessons each year
  • Technology to support learning

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

School Lunches
For 2021 all students will receive lunch every school day.  You will only need to send morning tea each day.

For health, safety and security reasons, all visitors arriving during school hours report to the office and are entered in our Visitor Book. Students leaving and arriving during operation 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. A school t-shirt is available for purchase.


Parent Donation
There is no parent donation required at Dyer Street School.

A Stationery List is issued each year, and copies can be 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.

Special Activities
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.     Students are reminded of upcoming activities through our daily school notices system, and families are informed through the newsletter 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
New Entrants receive a report after their first 6 weeks and again after 6 months at school.

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.