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Aug 2013

A highly successful bookfair!

On behalf of all the children and staff of DPS, I would likely to pass on our sincere thanks to everyone involved in the highly successful Book Fair. Due the hard work by the members of the Book Fair committee, Merrilyn Sim, Trefor John and Nel Staite and the wonderful support by a strong number of parents and staff who volunteered their time from Friday, through to Sunday, a grand total of $5511.75 was raised. This is a terrific effort and these funds go towards supporting the teaching of literacy throughout our school, so every child will benefit.

As this is the third year that the Book Fair has raised significant funds it has allowed expenditure to occur in the following areas; Words Their Way and Soundwaves books and teaching charts, Touchscreen TV, CAFE and Daily 5 Literacy teacher resources and staff Professional Development in the area of explicit teaching of writing. Again I must acknowledge the dedication by members of the Book Fair committee for the vision, dedication and efforts to bring about such positive outcomes.

With Trefor John our School Council President’s time coming to an end at DPS, I must call for other parents to become involved in this annual event. If you are interested in becoming a part of this highly successful event then please approach Trefor, Merrilyn or myself.

Peter Burke,
Principal
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