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2 April 2003

COMING EVENTS
10th April—Triathlon
11th April—Last day of Term 1
28th April—Start of Term 2

DPS NEWS

PTA NEWS
The PTA would like to express their thanks to all parents who gave up their time to help out with the sausage sizzle at the DPS Swimming Sports and the NW Swimming Sports. Also to those who helped out with the baking and catering at the National Male Choir of NZ.
The newly appointed officers at the AGM held last night are
President: Heidi Dreyer
Vice Presidents: Sue Patterson, Bronwyn Barlow
Secretary: Carlrine Gillespie
Treasurer: Eileen Nauman
Fundraisers planned for Term 2 include a Pizza Drive, Sausage Sizzle and we also are looking at having a Talent Quest for the children one evening, as this is a new event we need to know if there is going to be enough interest with the children. Please let your teacher know if you will be interested. Next PTA meeting is 7th May at 3pm in the staffroom.

MY MISTAKE
At a meeting earlier this year the Board decided to pay for the Australian English and Maths tests. This means most year 4, 5 and 6 children will be sitting the tests. My apologies to those who have sent in the forms and money. For parents who have paid the $6.50 or the $13 we will send a refund. If you have any questions please contact me.
John Houston

SCHOOL SORES
These are highly contagious and there are a growing number of children with these at the moment. What do they look like? They look like an ordinary sore with a crusty ring around their edge and they get larger instead if healing. What to do? You need to see the doctor to get an antibiotic medicine to kill the disease. Sores should be kept covered and your child should be kept at home for a few days until the sores start to heal.

JMB RUGBY
Forms for children wanting to play rugby and have not already filled out a form are available at the school office

SCHOOL FEES
Just a reminder that school fees are due at $35 for the year. These are tax deductible.

NO PARKING
There is to be no parking on yellow lines on the roads around the school area. The Police will be taking action if this continues.

LIBRARY
All library books must be returned to the Library by Monday 7th April.

DPS JMB NETBALL
All children wanting to play netball must have their forms and money returned to the office by Monday 7th April at the latest this has been bought forward due to registrations for NW required next week. Some forms have been returned with no payment this also needs to be paid.


OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS

OTAMATEA REPERTORY THEATRE
Presents “Frank & Evans” on Saturday 5th April 2003, 7.30pm till late. This 60’s band is still swinging, Ragtime, lively rendition of the 20’s & 30’s and more. Sing along, dance along, easy listening. Cost $18 supper included and bar sales. Tickets at Garnett Electrical, Maungaturoto. Village Crafts, Paparoa.

HEARTLAND SERVICES
Heartland Services provide access to government agencies for rural New Zealand towns. This service is available in Dargaville and is based in the Work and Income Building, Normanby Street.
Government agencies currently represented include:
*Housing NZ Corporation—fortnightly on a Tuesday.
*Maori Land Court—2nd Thursday of every month.
*Inland Revenue Department—2nd Thursday & last Tuesday monthly.
*Health Advocate—Each Monday 1.30--2.30pm.
*Te Puni Kokiri—1st Wednesday monthly.
*ACC, CEG, Tenancy Services—by arrangement.
MAF, Dept of Labour and OSH—information available.
For more information or to make an appointment with one of the above agencies contact Melissa Rae on 901 5310, or call into the WINZ Office Monday-Friday.

CHILD CANCER FOUNDATION
The annual appeal for this is on Friday 7th April and volunteers will be selling candles down town. More helpers are needed for this, if you are able to help out for an hour phone Leanne 439-7749


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