Last week, in light of the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19, the Diamond Harbour School 75th organising committee made the difficult decision to cancel the anniversary.

We realise this will be disappointing for many people and we would like to thank everyone who had registered their interest in the event. Registration fees are not refundable, as these are used to cover administration and advertising costs already incurred.

For people who have signed up, and paid for the Friday evening ‘Meet and Greet’ and/or the Saturday night ‘Formal Dinner’ we will be able to refund costs.

For this to happen could you please send an email, with contact details and the bank account you would like the refund paid into, to jill.pears@diamondharbour.school.nz. Please put ‘Diamond Harbour 75th Refund’ in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, if you wish to donate any monies paid for the Friday evening ‘Meet and Greet’ and/or the Saturday night ‘Formal Dinner’ to the school this would be highly appreciated.

Our school library is currently rather sparse in the genre of colourful non-fiction books to engage our young students and sophisticated picture books used with older students to explore visual language techniques.

For those people who wish to donate to the school, we would love to purchase some of these books. These kind donations would be recognised by a “Donated by …” book plate pasted inside the front cover.

If you would like to donate to the school could you please send an email, with the name you would like printed on the book plate, to jill.pears@diamondharbour.school.nz. Please put ‘Diamond Harbour 75th Donation’ in the subject line of the email.

Thank you all again, for your interest in the 75th and we hope you all have a safe and enjoyable remainder of 2021.

Nga mihi,

Jill Pears, Tumuaki DH School