November 29, 2010

Conservation Needed to Halt Declining Water Reservoir Levels

Kaipara District Council is asking Dargaville and Baylys Beach residents to conserve water as continuing dry weather hits the town’s supply.

With little or no rain in the supply’s catchments during the past few weeks, combined with high usage, more water is being drawn from Dargaville’s reservoir than is coming in.

“We need a really good rain to boost the supply but we especially need people to conserve water now to allow reservoir levels to build up again” says Community Infrastructural Assets Manager Fiona Vessey.

Suggested ways of saving water include not using garden sprinklers or filling swimming pools, using hoses to an absolute minimum, avoiding washing vehicles and checking that taps are not dripping.

Consumers wanting more information are invited to contact the Council’s Customer Services Team on 09 439 7059 or 0800 727 059.

November 22, 2010

OTAMATEA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN DAY

OTAMATEA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN DAY

Tuesday, 30th of November, 9am to 12.00 noon

Otamatea Christian School is a Private School nestled behind the Congregational Church overlooking the beautiful rural community of Maungaturoto.

Our school provides a solid foundational Christian Education. The Year 13, Accelerated Christian Education Certificate (A.C.E) is recognised by universities and higher learning institutes throughout New Zealand.

At Otamatea Christian School our desire is to build in students a life-long burning passion to learn and grow spiritually. It is one thing to want children to be successful and quite another to provide the academic and character training to ensure this accomplishment.

Our unique program consists of a mastery-based curriculum and materials that are phonics based, self-instructional, character building and individually prescribed.

Whether the student is a high achiever, a moderately paced learner, or a slow learner, the A.C.E. educational process begins at the exact level determined by the child’s ability. Individualised programs of study make it possible for each student to master the subject matter before moving on. Such mastery is the foundation upon which all future learning is built.

We offer a Free Diagnosis and Prescription: Is your child really mastering basic Math, English and Spelling skills? Could there be learning gaps that have not been identified? Successful completion of this diagnostic indicates readiness for high school. Please phone the school to make an appointment for this diagnostic.

Scholarships: These will be available to apply for in 2011.

We would welcome your visit on our open day or any enquiries you may have about the school. Should you wish to arrange an alternative day to visit so that you can see our school in action please do not hesitate to phone me on 4318-487.

Lynette Bell

(Principal)