The Dargaville Primary School Newsletter is sent home most Wednesdays.
The online version is usually posted on the same day. If you would like
a paper copy please call in at the Dargaville Primary School Office, Portland
9 April 2003
11th April—Last day of Term 1
28th April—Start of Term 2
DPS JMB NETBALL
Thank you to all children who have returned their netball forms. The teams
are now full however if you have missed out and would like to play you
can phone St Josephs Convent School or Arapohue School as they sometimes
need extra to fill the teams.
It is really important that children develop the habit of eating something
for breakfast time. So you need to give your children something which
not only tastes good, but is good for them and which they’ll eat
with as little fuss as possible.
E.G. FRUIT SMOOTHIE
Blend together some milk and fruit, you might want to add yoghurt to make
it a bit thicker. Any sort of fruit is fine. For 1 serving allow 1 cup
of milk as below.
FRESH FRUIT 1/3 -1/2 banana, 4-5 berries eg Strawberries, blueberries,
½ Tamarillo or Kiwifruit, ½-1 stone fruit eg peach, pear,
Just a reminder that school fees are due at $35 for the year. These are
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.
Many children are bringing these cards to school which is causing unruly
behaviour and as from today they are banned from the school, this includes
any photocopies of cards. Any children caught with cards will have them
OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS
Meadow Fresh Natures Energy April Holiday Programme 2003. Costs are $12
per person each day plus for second family member $10 unless otherwise
stated. Hours are 9am—4pm unless otherwise stated.
Monday 14th April-Te Atarangi Stud Day
Action day at the Multiplex, inline skating, hockey coaching, etc plus
making Sport Collage. Age 7yrs +
Tuesday 15th April-Harts Services Fun Day
Loads of games, Easter Egg Hunt, poster painting, walk (water game on
land.) Age 7yrs +
Wednesday 16th April-Kaipara District Council Day
Egg throwing competition, indoor netball, table tennis, games and painting
of Sports Collage. Age 7yrs+
Thursday 17th April-Dargaville Motors Away Day
Cinema City 5 to check movies out, Whangarei Aquatics and McDonalds $25p.p.
Tuesday 22nd April-Harts Airwaves Day
Visit Big River FM then back to the Multiplex for more sports activities
arts and crafts plus Easter Quiz. Age 7yrs +
Wednesday 23rd April-Te Atarangi Stud Strategy Tag
We are off to Mangapai for this fun game with paintballs. Limited to 15
people so we will be car pooling. Cost $35 per person. Petrol vouchers
given to those who help with transport. Check programme for more information.
Leave 11.15am from Multiplex.
Wednesday 23rd April-Dargaville Motors Ford Gym Day
Join us at the Dargaville High School Gymnasium. Swimming, Pirates, Who
dares wins, Mini Top Town. Age 7+
Thursday 24th April-Kaipara District Council Lakes Day
Visit to the Kai Iwi Lakes, beach volley ball, design sand sea creature,
walk, Nelson Parkers Kauri Shop. Age 7+
All enquiries phone Janne 025 236 7132 or Multiplex 439 6093
Rugby head gear and shoulder pads. Size-small suit 8-11yrs $50
Rugby boots size 8 ½ suitable for 10yr old with large feet. $15
Enquire at office.
Lego comes to Sky Tower, have your chance to win $1000 worth of lego.
Every child receives a free School Holiday Fun Pack which includes:
*FREE entry form to win $1000 worth of lego
*FREE limited edition, exclusive LEGO/Sky Tower giveaway
*FREE Scotty Sky Tower colouring sheet and colouring pencils
There is also heaps of free live entertainment featuring:
*LIVE Story tellers with tales of Johnny Thunder’s adventures from
LEGO’S Orient Expedition series. (11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm daily)
*Scotty Sky Tower! As usual he’s there to meet the whole family.
From 13th-27th April, 10am-4pm daily for more information and further
entertainment details phone 0800Sky City
Many head lice infections cause no symptoms, probably less than half cause
itch. So it’s important for you to examine your child’s hair.
The easiest way to do this is to apply conditioner to wet hair and comb
with a fine tooth lice comb then wipe the conditioner from the comb onto
a tissue and look for lice or eggs, they stand out quite clearly this
way. Should you find lice or eggs, your child should be treated. This
is also an ideal way to check your own hair as you can do it yourself.
If you find head lice DON”T PANIC, most families get head lice at
some stage of their children’s school life. It’s no big deal.
The school and pharmacy stock products recommended for the treatment of
What about bedding? Much confusion surrounds this issue! As lice cannot
live off scalp for more than 24 hours, carers should not go to great lengths
to treat bedding or the environment. So drastic is the dehydration of
a louse that after 12 hours away from the scalp it cannot resume feeding.
Simply denying lice the food they require (human blood) is sufficient
to kill lice.
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