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
Wednesday 17th March 2004
School Photos—30th March
NW Triathlon—2nd April
PTA Meeting—6th April
Last day of Term 1—8th April
Nominations Close at Noon Friday 19th March. If you wish to stand for
the BOT please ensure your nominations are received at the School Office
before this time.
• March 19th – Nominations close, 12 noon.
Next meeting is 6th April, 7.30pm in the staffroom. The PTA is catering
for a conference dinner on the 30th April and are asking for donations
of kumaras, potatoes, cabbages, broccoli and carrots. Please phone Trish
439 4892 or Carlrine 439 7035 if you are able to help out with donations.
A big thank you to the parents who helped out at the NW Swimming Sports
Day. Also to the National Bank who generously supplied the sausages for
the day. Pizza order forms have been sent home and due back at the end
of next week. If you have not received a form and would like one, we have
spare at the office.
School photos are being taken by “Sharron Booth,” a photographer
from Whangarei. Sharron has recently photographed other local schools
including High School and Intermediate. Class photos will be taken as
a whole class group this year, not as a composite as previous years. The
photos come laminated and named. Individual photos of children can also
be taken for $10, you receive 2 identical 15x10cm prints. No family or
group photos will be taken. Payment needs to be returned with your form
and has to be back at school by 30th March. Please make cheques payable
to Sharron Booth. Photo forms have been sent home with your child.
This year rugby will start on Sunday 4th April 2004 at Rugby Park, Dargaville
with a 7 aside tournament. All registration weigh-ins will be done there
and subscriptions collected ($10). For all children aged 5yrs and older.
Times and teams to be advised. All children who wish to play this season
are asked to assemble in the DPS school hall next week on Thursday 25th
April after you have eaten your lunch. Any queries phone John Powell 439
6256(home), 439 7295(work) or 021 439 555.
Hou is new, ingoa is name and ko is used when pointing out objects or
Parents/caregivers please feel welcome to check lost property we have
a lot of unclaimed clothing.
NW KAI IWI TRIATHLON
Year 5 and 6 children are eligible to enter the triathlon on 2nd April
2004, held at the Kai Iwi Lakes. Children may do it as an individual or
Forms have been sent home with children and must be returned to the school
by Wednesday 24th March.
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.
OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS.
FISH FACTORY YOUTH
10-12yrs old. Friday night March 19th “Face to Face Night,”
Meeting at the Dargaville Baptist Community Church at 7.15pm, cost $2.
If you have never been, bring a friend, something warm to wear and plenty
of energy and a smile. You’ll be in for a fun night. For further
info please phone Steve 439 7467.
Boys and girls interested in playing soccer for the Northern Wairoa Club
in the interclub competition (Whangarei) for kids turning 11yrs and up.
Local soccer on Saturday mornings for 4yrs and up, lots of fun. Phone
Don 439 7571.
‘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.
GIRL GUIDE BISCUITS
Fresh crisp girl guide biscuits available and delivered to your door within
Dargaville township. Plain $2 pkt or $30 box, Chocolate $2.30 pkt or $41.40
box, Minis 2.30pkt or $36.80 box. Phone Lyn Britton 439 0627 between 6.30—8.30pm.
“CRANK UP DAY”
Harding Park, Dargaville, Saturday 27th March 2004, 10am—4pm. Grand
opening Genealogy & Archive Rooms 11.30am, come and trace your family
tree. Displays of Vintage Tractors, Rakes, Implements, Stationary Engines
and Collectables Tent. Competitions include Name th Vintage Tractor, Tractor
driving contest, Rip off raffle, Gumboot throwing contest. Plus a lot
of live demonstrations. Children can make a Kumara masterpiece and win
a prize, bring your entry or make one at the Museum. Judging 12.30pm.
Entry to Park is $5 per person excluding school children who are free.
Lucky programme number, be in the draw to win dinner for two at Uno’s
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