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 September, 2003
13th October—Y6 visit to DIS
6th October—First Day-Term 4
REMINDER: PTA Fundraiser, Polwarths Summer Fashion Parade at the Lighthouse,
Saturday 20th September. Spot prizes, supper, bar, good music and fun.
Get your tickets at Polwarths or the school office.
Did you know? Many people think Dairy products have more fat in them than
they actually do eg. Normal Homogenised milk 3.3% fat, fruit yogurt has
less 2%. That’s the same amount of fat you’ll find in bread.
Milk is a valuable source of calcium you need to build strong teeth and
bones needed for every day living.
Anne & Mere
It is the parents/caregivers responsibility to contact the school if your
child or children are absent from school. A phone call is all it takes
phone 439 7255.
Many thanks to Debbie Robinson and Joanne Nichols for all their help during
bookweek and also to the many parents and grandparents who donated books
to the Library. A total of 180 books were sold.
We have noticed that a number of children have been arriving late to school.
School commences at 8.50am and children are required to be at school by
then unless other arrangements have been made eg. Music lessons etc. This
is particularly important for senior pupils who may be involved with a
responsibility like road patrol which commences at 8.30am and pupil council
responsibility. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
PTA SAUSAGE SIZZLE
As this is the last sausage sizzle of the year we would like to acknowledge
the many people who have supported this successful fundraiser. Our thanks
goes to teachers and office staff for co-ordinating orders. Mr Stringer
for ensuring the BBQ was fueled and ready to go, the special needs team
for serving, the many parents who volunteered their time to cook and of
course our customers—DPS children and their families who have consistently
supported us. Thank you everyone for your great service, we estimate about
$1000 profit has been raised. Apologies to those families which missed
out on drinks and sausages on Parade Day.
ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBERS
Please ensure we have any updates on new addresses and phone numbers also
mobile phones. It can be very frustrating trying to get hold of people
when it is necessary for a sick child to go home.
DPS CROSS COUNTRY
Well done to all children who entered in the cross country held on the
7yr Girls—1st Moana Guthrie 2nd Genea Flett 3rd Danielle Silby
7yr Boys—1st Joseph Simpkin 2nd Albert Boakes 3rd John Henry Tuck-Hood
8yr Girls —1st Karina Boakes 2nd Francelle Flett 3rd Heather Hamlin
8yr Boys— 1st Steven Pocklington 2nd Ashley Bramwell 3rd Timothy
9yr Girls—1st Maheno Henare-Toka
2nd Aidan Bryers 3rd Hayley Gilchrist
9yr Boys—1st Ethan Pocklington 2nd Charlie Boakes 3rd Blair Frood
10yr Girls—1st Harriet Hancock 2nd Larissa Pomare 3rd Caitlin Silby
10yr Boys—1st Jerome Flett 2nd Matthew Harding 3rd Sam Dennis
OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS.
BAPTIST JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP
Saturday 13th September. Waiwera Hot Pools. Leave from the Baptist Church
at 12.30pm, arrive home approx 10pm. Cost $22.00 per student and $25.0
per adult. We will be traveling by bus (44 seats to fill). A permission
form will need to be signed by a guardian before any student can come
on this trip. These forms will be available soon. We will be having a
barbeque tea and some food will need to be supplied by the students.
WEARABLE ART COMPETITION
The Rotary Club of Dargaville are wanting any children or adults interested
in entering their wearable art competition to collect an entry form from
the school office. Perhaps during the holidays some thought can go into
creating an outfit. It is for wacky, way out and novel creations either
glued, stapled and sewn together. Creations will be modeled at the Dargaville
Town Hall on Thursday 16th October 2003, commencing at 7.00pm.
HARDCORE DANCE COMPANY
Holiday workshops are available on Tuesday 30th September and Thursday
2nd October. For ages 5—18 years, cost $35 per student. For more
information call 0800 23 26 23
KAIPARA DISTRICT COUNCIL
A community meeting is being held on Wednesday 1st October at 10.00am
and also 7.00pm in the Town Hall. They want to hear your views. Various
representatives from the agencies and organizations involved in this project
will be attending each meeting to provide information and to hear your
DARGAVILLE SWIMMING CLUB
The following are days and times for winter training and coaching at the
Dargaville High School Pool:
Monday & Wednesday morning—6.30—7.30am with Lucy Heller.
Tuesday afternoon 3.30pm with Janet Froggatt. Wednesday evening 6.00—7.00pm
with Lucy Heller. Friday evening 6.00—7.00pm with Michelle House.
For further enquiries about the above phone Lucy 439 6534 or Michelle
439 7723 or Janet 439 8867.
DARGAVILLE LITTLE THEATRE
Presents “The Circus Kumarani Show” September 26th & 28th
at 7pm. October 3rd —7pm, October 5th—3pm. Entry $10 Adults,
$5 Children and $20 Family.
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