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									TERM 3 WEEK 9 Greetings from the Principal’s Chair
The Arts Festival last week ended spectacularly with the Albany schools Kapa Haka group. 80 of their children came to entertain us with a very professional presentation. They have 120 in their group but left the year 1 and 2’s behind!!!! They sang, used poi and Rakau, performed action songs and an amazing Haka. This performance was enjoyed hugely by the children and the staff. A big thank you to Albany for this great performance. Year 5/6 Soccer A girls’ team and a boys’ team competed in the year 5/6 soccer tournament at Victor Eaves park Orewa, on Wednesday. The children, of course, behaved amazingly well and showed great sportsmanship, especially James Scott who went along in case we had an injury and who, although he got no field time, supported the teams well. We had an amazing group of parents to support the teams and a very special thanks goes to Steve Clemow and Tracey Rollitt who took the teams out for us with no teacher support. The girls placed 3rd and the boys 2nd. The play off for the boys was an extremely tight game and the ball was down at Red Beach goal for the majority of the game but we just could not score. We must have had about 6 tries at it. They had an extremely strong keeper but our boys kept trying right up to the last minute. Fabulous game. It was great to see all children wearing full uniform when going out to represent our school. Exceptional Behaviour Award It has come to my notice that Mathias Pridham has shown the caring and kind behaviour we would like to see in all children. When one of his friends was crying and distressed in the sick bay he stayed with him and tried to be calming and kind. Wonderful for a 7 year old. Well done Mathias. Uniform It is great to see so many children wearing the correct tops and trousers/shorts. I realise there was a big problem with supply and demand of the sweatshirts last holidays but Postie Plus has assured me they are fully stocked for these holidays so we will be very pleased to see all children in the correct sweatshirts next term. Don’t forget HATS are compulsory next term. Brimmed school hats are available from Postie Plus too, these are the safest protection from the sun. Thanks to all the children (or parents) who have removed items of jewellery Julie Atkinson Acting Principal SCHOOL COOKIES A big thank you to all families that supported the cookie fundraiser, and yes I am still chasing a few for money. Special thanks to Joseph Kelsall and family who took the remaining cookies. Please remember only money to come back now. Nicholle Kendall 09-4481158 19 21 8 13 15 18 19 22 23

13 August 2007 EVENTS CALENDAR
SEPTEMBER 2pm Ag Day Meeting End of Term 3 2007 OCTOBER Term 4 Begins Agriculture Day Bandanna Week Photolife Portrait Photos Birdman Day off in Lieu of Ag Day Labour Day Hearing & Vision Testing

to the following students who celebrated their birthday this week. SEPTEMBER Georgia Kerr Abby Kunzli Kate Buchan Juliet Marr

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SCHOOL NEWS
NH SCIENCE FAIR Entrants for this year were: Year 6 (special entry usually Yr7-8) Claudia Croft "Electric Generators" A generator made of perspex, magnet ,copper wire, bendy tube and pole would generate power to turn a light bulb on. Poppy Keane Yr7 "Are you left sided or right sided" Which side of the brain are you? Antonio Cacciamani Yr8 "Flip'n toast" What % of toast fell face down? All Science Fair Boards will be on display at Arts Festival in the Hall on the upper level Tuesday evening LOST Dairy Flat Sweat Shirt, named Annabelle Drew. Please return to Room 2.

URGENT LIBRARY NEWS We have lost 85 books from the Library this year (valued at $650), and 119 overdue - a total missing value of $1750. Can you please search at home to see if you have any Library books that should have been returned. This year the Library did not have a budget to buy books, but a received a welcome donation of $1500 from the PTA . As you can see, the money received from the PTA would not cover the cost of replacing the lost items, let alone buy new books. If your child has lost a library book and you are asked to pay for the cost of a replacement, please consider that the Library has no money to replace the book and that a valuable resource will have been lost to all the other children at the school. Thank-you

SPORTS UPDATE
DATES TO REMEMBER 18 Sept. Sports Prize Giving SPORTS PHOTOS I need sports photographs by to morrow- especially hockey!!!! HOCKEY UNIFORMS to be returned clean and in a named plastic bag asap. Bonds will not be returned until all uniforms for your team are in. NETBALL Dairy Flat Wasps v Sharks Lost: 25-5 POD: Jordyn Kerkin TOUCH Dairy Flat Panthers Year 0-2 Won: 10-2 POD: Whole Team SOCCER Congratulaltions 11th Grade Dynamites – Division Champions 2007

AGRICULTURE DAY – Saturday 13 October Criteria Sheets – available from the office. Raffles –to date we haven’t had a very good response and this is an excellent fundraiser, therefore could the following classes please donate items for the following raffles. E Class & Room 1 Gardening Rooms 2 & 3 Saturday Night Rooms 4 & 6 Pamper Rooms 7 & 10 Groceries Scarecrows – only 8 people have paid for their scarecrow crosses, can the remaining 60 children please bring in $2.00 asap. We have to pay for them in advance. Rosters – jobs for Ag Day are being drawn up now and will be with you early next week. Please ensure you show up for your job on time as this gives everyone the chance to enjoy the day. If you can’t make your time please swap with someone. Diaries – to be handed in the first week of term. Children should have started on these. Auction – Do you have a service or product suitable for auctioning on Ag Day? We need as many items as possible. All items will be appreciated. Please call Karen on 426 1056 Next Meeting – Wednesday 19th September at 2pm

COMMUNITY NEWS
R D 1 We are having a really good clothing sale (50% off) at the moment and are also running a fencing and fertilizer promo. There is a 42" Toshiba TV up for grabs. Every $100 spent on nominated fencing products or ton of Ballance Fertilizer qualifies for an entry. MOTOR BIKE FOR SALE Honda QR 50 1997 Dirt Bike Very tidy, runs well, easy to ride Great for a first bike $800 ono Phone: 0274 873972 HOME WANTED Lovely male 8 month old dog needs kind loving home. Medium size, great with children and other animals, has been with cats, goats etc. Name George, brindle in colour, loyal by nature. Contact Wendy 0275761964

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
Lake House Arts Centre Painting, Clay ceramics, oamaru stone sculpture, collage, paper mosaics, crafts, scrapbooking, scavenger hunt, native plant terrarium, and lots more... The programme can be downloaded from our website www.lakehousearts.org.nz or you can email info@lakehousearts.org.nz or phone us on 486 4877 for details . SWIMMING LESSONS The Millennium Swim School is running intensive swimming lessons over the September School Holidays. Cost $55.00 for 5 days lessons. Vacancies still available. Phone 477 2074 NH BAYS ATHLETICS Registration Dates: 16 September 10am-12pm, 22 September 10am - 1pm, 07 October 10am - 1pm Sovereign Stadium, Millennium Institute, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay or download a registration form at www.bayscougars.co.nz First Club night - Tuesday 9 Oct. Enquiries: Gill Ross 477 2035

NH BAYS ATHLETICS Pre Season Registration Dates: When: 16 September 10am - 12pm 22 September 10am - 1pm 07 October 10am - 1pm Where: Sovereign Stadium, Millennium Institute, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay or download a registration form at www.bayscougars.co.nz First Club night - Tuesday 9 Oct. Enquiries: Gill Ross 477 2035 TOY SALE KB Toys Ltd, 29 Canaveral Drive, Albany 15th September 9am to 1pm End of lines, seconds & samples. TEAGAN BEAUTY SUPPLIES Open Day’s In September Monday 17th 10am to 8pm Monday 24th 10am to 8pm 179B Postman Road, Dairy Flat Phone: 426 8580 Buy for Birthday or Christmas presents. 5% to %0% off stock. Makeup, Skincare, Toe Rings etc. TAKE A BREAK “Winter Escape” from $129 & the second night is half price! Tel: (09) 402 8700 www.copthornebayofislands.co.nz Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands. Conditions apply. See the school office for more details.


								
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