Our school have had our first Duffy Book assembly for the year. Children at the beginning of the term chose books that they received at the end of the term in the Duffy assembly. Each class decorates a box based on a theme or topic with the books safe inside each box. A visitor visits our school (the theme or topic is usually based on the visitor) and talks about the importance of reading. They then give out each decorated box back to each class. The classes then return to their classrooms ready to receive the books they had chosen. Some terms the children will receive two books and other terms, the children will receive one book each. The Duffy foundation pays for half the books and our school and BOT pay for the other half. The Bay Of Plenty Electricity have also sponsored books for schools .

This term, our first visitor for our Duffy Assembly was Piki Thomas, the national spokesman for the Fire Safety Department. You can sometimes see him on tv advertisements promoting the use and regular maintenance of Fire Alarms in the household.