North Shore Schools

Dairy Flat School

Dear Parent,

Term 4 each year, Swimming Lessons at Dairy Flat Primary School, students will be participating in the skillz4life swimming program. All details, dates/times, will be confirmed by the School, if you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Next term - Term 4 2019, Skillz4life will be running swimming lessons at Dairy Flat school. These lessons will be run in the school pool during school hours. Contact School office to confirm dates. Each class will come to the pool during the school day for a 30min lesson. Children are split into 3 ability groups and then taught skills appropriate to their current skill levels by one of our amazing instructors.

Having lessons in term 4 will help prepare the children for summer - improving swimming technique and fitness and teaching them valuable survival skills. Children participating will need to wear appropriate swimwear, (rash shirt or wetsuits permitted) and hair tied up if long. Goggles and swimming caps are encouraged but optional.

We teach all four competitive swimming strokes (Free, Back, Breast and Fly) and also 2 survival strokes – Survival back (breaststroke kick on back with sculling arm action) and side stroke. We also teach many personal survival skills during our lessons such as treading water and basic rescue techniques.



Swimming & Water Safety in Schools

New Zealand is a Country surrounded by Coastlines. Bringing awareness of swimming & water safety to all children is a must.

The skillz4life swimming programs main focus is assisting kids to learn to swim. It also works towards achieving physical education and health curriculum objectives. Teaching the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to educate and enhance personal health and physical development. Programs include specialized skilled instruction, using fully qualified teachers at all times. All students will benefit and all students can participate regardless of their swimming ability. Also this Programme is a win win situation for parents, teachers & most of all students. Children being taught during the day at School so parents don't have to worry about rushing or waiting on waiting lists at swim schools. A lot less money to pay, students get qualified swim, water safety teachers to teach, this also takes the strain off the school teachers, all students are assessed and put into the appropriate level for us to get the best out of each individual.