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 St, Dargaville.

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Wednesday 18th February 2004

COMING EVENTS
Whanau Meeting—19th Feb
BOT Meeting 25 Feb
DPS Swimming Sports 23 Feb
PTA AGM—2nd March
NW Swimming Sports 11th March

DPS NEWS

PTA NEWS
Helpers are required at the NW Swimming Sports day to cook and sell sausages and drinks, phone the office if you can spare a couple of hours on the 11th March. The PTA’s first fundraiser for the year is a Pizza Drive. Order forms will be sent out next month.
Invitation to all parents/caregivers of Junior Syndicate:
You are invited to the AGM of the PTA on the 2nd March. This is an opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers and you don’t have to be afraid that we will give you more work than you already have.
We are all mothers who are over-worked and under-appreciated. What we want to do has been (more or less) planned already. New ideas would be appreciated and a good laugh can just do the thing.
Meeting starts at 7.30 in the DPS Staff room, followed by a cuppa at Blah’s after. See you there. All welcome.
Heidi—President PTA

BOT ELECTIONS
Important Dates:
• March 3rd – School Rolls close
• From March 5th – Nominations of Candidates called for
• March 17th – Supplementary roll closes
• March 19th – Nominations close, 12 noon
• March 24st – Voting Papers sent to eligible voters (if an election is required)
• April 2nd – Voting closes, 12 noon
April 8th Votes Counted and results ascertained
A roll of eligible voters is currently being compiled. You may check to see if you are on this roll by phoning or calling in to the school office between 9am and 3pm.
Nomination forms will be sent home on 5th March. If you wish to stand in the election you must complete and return these to the School Office by Noon March 19th .

TE KORU PUAWAI AOTEAROA
Nau Mai Haere Mai
Stand and be counted “E Tu Tangata” is the message that both Te Koru Puawai & NZSTA in partnership will be promoting throughout the elections 2004. Maori involvement & participation is being encouraged. We welcome all whanau whaanui to attend.
REIONAL HUI: 25th February 2004, Powhiri 1pm—5pm at Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Marae in Porowini Avenue.
An opportunity to meet face to face with some of the whanau and Kaumatua of Te Koru Puawai o Aotearoa who have been at the helm developing, creating and spearheading initiatives for Whanau Maori trustees. Please register interest in attending to m.kharrison@xtra.co.nz

DPS SWIMMING SPORTS
We will need helpers for the timing of races, please phone the office if you can help. All senior syndicate children and children in the middle syndicate aged 8 as at the 1st January 2004 and able to swim a length of the town pool will be going to swimming sports on Monday 23rd February. Any queries contact your child’s teacher. All children swimming must bring their lunch as lunch orders will not be delivered to the pool but sausages and drinks will on sale at the pool for $1.00 each.
TE REO
Haera ra: said if you are farewelling someone who is leaving.
Whanau Committee meeting 19th February 3.30pm in the DPS Staffroom. All friends and Whanau of the school are welcome.
OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS.

FIELD DAYS FESTIVAL
March 5th at Victoria St and Hokianga Rd intersection 5pm—10pm. Stalls, singers and children’s entertainment.
Join in the fun.

OSCAR PROGRAMME
We are now taking bookings for our before and after school OSCAR programme which we run at Selwyn Park Primary. Ritchies bus service provides transport from DPS to Selwyn Park. Ages are from 5-10yrs. Lots of fun and excitement and homework time offered also look out for our school holiday programmes. For further inquiries phone 439 6685.

RIVERSIDE
‘TAHA AWA’ GARDENS
Join us to celebrate the official opening with an Art Beat. Free entry 10am—3pm on the 20th March. A great family day out with Art, sculpture, hand crafted jewellery, craft entertainment and cuisine.

GIRLS BRIGADE
Starts up again on Thursday 19th Feb, meeting at the Dargaville Baptist Church, 185 Victoria Street. 5yrs—15yrs starts at 3.30 – 5pm. All girls welcome, this is a fun Christian programme. For more information phone Pauline 439 7507. Check out our website www.girlsbrigade.org.nz


KAURICOAST SURFCASTING CONTEST
Dargaville Primary has been nominated as a recipient for a share of any profit made from this event. A great family day out with children’s activities, quick fire raffles and an all day barbeque. To be held on Saturday April 3rd 2004 on Ripiro Beach centred at Omamari Gap. Tickets $30 and Junior section 12 years and under is free entry. Prizes valued at over $15,000 including spot prizes.
For ticket sales and enquiries phone Ruth Harvey 439 0736 and Jeannie Hindmarsh 439-0877 or email kcsct2004@hotmail.com

MIYACI KAN KARATE
Karate is now regarded as one of the best personal development programs.
Karate offers discipline, respect friendship, self belief, and self-defence. It also helps children with their concentration, and can help with asthma.
Classes are held in Dargaville. If you are interested in finding out more ph Craig on 09-437-6186.

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