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a paper copy please call in at the Dargaville Primary School Office, Portland
Wednesday, December 11, 2002
18th December—DPS Prizegiving
19th December - Teachers Only
BIBLE IN SCHOOL
The Board of Trustees has considered the subject of religious programmes
being taught in our school.
By a series of resolutions, the Board has decided:
1. Approved religious programmes can be delivered to students during school
hours, but not during normal classroom hours.
2. The Board will establish a procedure for the delivery of information
on such programmes to parents and caregivers who will then have the ability
to make an informed and ‘neutral’ choice on whether their
children receive such instruction,
3. The Bible in Schools programme is an approved programme to be delivered
to students within the above parameters.
As a result of this decision, any organisation or persons who wish to
deliver religious education programmes to DPS students, may:
1, Seek approval from the Board; and
2. provide a satisfactory information package to be made available to
The Board will then consider the application and decide whether the proposed
programme can be delivered to students on school grounds, and using school
facilities, but outside of normal classroom hours, (e.g. lunchtime, before,
or after school).
The Board thanks all persons who offered their opinions and recommendations
on the subject.
The Board also wishes to thank the Bible in Schools tutors who have provided
their services in delivering the Bible in Schools programme to students
over many years.
DPS SCHOOL NEWS AND EVENTS
Unfortunately we are losing some staff members at the end of this year.
Mrs Hobbins is heading overseas, Mrs Collyer is going to a new position
at Hikurangi School, Mrs Acteson is retiring, Mrs Honore will be teaching
at Dargaville Intermediate and Miss Phillips has a Deputy Principal position
Mrs Chick will be teaching in Room 6 in place of Mrs Hobbins. Mrs Goertz
will be teaching in Room 3 and Mrs Castle will be teaching in Room 5 and
will lead the middle syndicate. Mr Brown has been appointed to a permanent
position and will continue in Room 7. We have yet to fill the positions
for Room 16 and 17.
LAST DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Following the Prizegiving teachers will take their classes back to their
classrooms to collect their bags, etc. At this point parents are free
to take their children home, but please notify the class teacher first.
Buses will run at the normal times. On Thursday 19th December the teachers
will be working at school till midday, but their will be no normal classes,
so Wednesday will be the last day of school for all students.
YEAR 6 SOCIAL
End of year social for all year 6 children is on Monday 16th December
from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The theme is “Black & White” and
cost is $2.00.
There is only one week left of school and the pile of lost property is
still growing daily. Please feel free to come in and see if any of this
property belongs to your family. It will be put out on display on the
last day of school after prizegiving and anything unclaimed will be sold
by the PTA.
Chocolates are still available for $2 and a pack of three moro bars for
$2.50. Phone Ngaire 439 6259. All PTA helpers throughout the year are
invited to a Pot Luck Dinner with the teachers, Board of Trustees and
PTA members at Penny Smart’s on the 19th December at 6.30pm. Any
inquiries phone Penny 439 7359.
Please return any dental forms which need to be returned to the dental
clinic as soon as possible. With all the lovely fresh fruits about there
is no need for sweet, sticky, sugary, chewy bars and biscuits for play
lunch. Bev and Jody.
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP
Kai Iwi Lakes trip and a BBQ on Saturday 14th December. Meet at the Baptist
Church at 1.00pm, with togs, towel, packet of biscuits or chips and a
drink. Cost $3.00
TINOPAI FISHING CONTEST
Saturday 11th January, 2003 from 7.00am—4.00pm. Spot prizes, raffles,
hot food and refreshments available, tickets $20 available from Nolas.
Also a kids sprat competition free to all children 13 years and under.
1st prize is a Playstation 2, sprats must be caught with hooks only. Any
inquiries phone 09 431 7182
TE-KOPURU SCHOOL PARENT MEETING
A parent meeting, for all parents with children who will be attending
Te-Kopuru School in 2003, is being held tonight Wednesday 11th December
in the school hall at 7.30pm.
All prospective parents also welcome. A daily bus service leaves Dargaville
at 8am and returning by 4pm by arrangement with Ritchies Transport.
FREE TO GOOD HOME
1 very friendly Tortoiseshell female cat found in Beach Rd desperately
needs a good home. Ph 439 8811
3 seater couch – older style $35 Phone 021 233 6220
KAURI COAST MULTIPLEX
The Multiplex will be running a bey-blade competition for all interested
children. Entry is $2.00. For more details ph 439 6093
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