Bell Block Primary School scooter rack. Built by the students from a wooden pallet. Awesome work BBS!……great Kiwi thinking, like number eight wire.
Bell Block School
Bell Block School
31 Bell Block Court, Bell Block, New Plymouth
Bell Block School is a decile 5, Co-Educational school, located in New Plymouth. The school has 341 students .
The school receives $1499224 in direct government funding, which translates to a budget of $4259.16 per student.*
|School type:Full Primary||Student roll341|
|Gender of students:Co-Educational||Total funding**$1499224|
|$4259.16 per student***|
* Demographic and Roll data, Education Ministry data 2010
** Total funding = Operational funding + teacher salaries, Education Ministry data 2010
*** This figure may vary for those schools who carry funding to service a number of other schools, not just their own.
**** MELAA = Middle Eastern, Latin American, African
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Be extra careful out on the roads on Monday morning as it is back to school for Bell Block’s two schools. Puketapu School and Bell Block School. Not to mention all the extra traffic, with the kindy’s back open and all the extra school buses.
Last week the Ministry of Education deemed the initial May elections invalid and said a re-election would be held in August. The election was deemed invalid by the ministry after a newspaper advertisement failed to state how many positions on each board were vacant. “The issue around the single advertisement has been cleared, but in reviewing all of the schools they have found other issues that have affected the validation of the results. New Plymouth Principals’ Association president Roz Miller said she could confirm her school, Bell Block Primary, would not have to re-elect a board of trustees. A letter was being sent to the schools who had to hold re-elections. “Until then we don’t know why they have to repeat the process,” she said. A re-election is expected to cost each school about $3000.
Bell Block Primary School is floating in success after being named the State Swim Safe School of New Zealand. Eighteen months of donning togs and training paid off for the school’s pupils when the school won the award in April 2013 in Auckland.The 340 pupils showcased their water skills last week at their annual swimming sports and school staff were all smiles about the national title.
Powerco has kindly donated three tablet devices to Bell Block School after a massive 12 laptops were stolen from the school during the Christmas Holiday’s some 3 month’s ago. The three scumbag teenagers, who have been charged with the theft, returned just 4 of the laptops in working order. Well done to Powerco for their generous offer. We will publish the 3 faces of the scumbag teenagers as soon as they are made public. For more info on Powerco go to http://www.powerco.co.nz
Bell Block School pupils now have a safer way to enter the school away from the hubbub of the Bell Blocks main shopping area. Last week the school gathered in Murray Street for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new $2500 gate.Roz Miller, the schools principal is going to encourage the students to use this entrance. Let’s Go spokeswoman Liz Beck stated that Murray Street was quiet compared with Bell Blocks main shopping area.Let’s Go started working with the Bell Block School over a year ago on this and other projects. As a separate but connected project, concrete used to make the path leading into the school was donated by Firth and laid free by Steve Beard. Hearty, the Heart Foundation mascot was at the school to recognise its Whanau (silver) Healthy Heart Award. Bell Block is the only school in the Taranaki region to have this award…..Well Done Bell Block School!!!!
Armistice Day saw the first three place getters from the annual Bell Block School Speech Competition head on down to The Hawera War Memorial Hall to the annual Lions District 202D Junior Speechmaker Contest. For 10 to 13 year old students, (year’s 7 & 8), this year was a Vintage one for the boys with only 2 girls in the top 10 speakers. It quickly was noticed that we in Bell Block are blessed with a school and a school teacher (Mr Don Freebrian-Read) who are very active in the field of Public Speaking/Debating.
Left to Right:Don Freebrian-Read, Staff, Bell Block School
Izaak Ryan, 3rd Place, Room 1
Valeisha Cummings, Not Placed
Rachel Keen, 5th Place, Room 2
Bell Block School are on the hunt for 2 x Permanent Scale A Teacher Positions, Year 5/6 and Year 1/2 commencing Term 1, 2013. There is no application package..Information about their school is available on their website: http://www.bellblock.school.nz Please forward your CV including the names of two educational referees, and a letter outlining the strengths you could bring to their school to the principal: Roz Miller, 31 Bell Block Court, Bell Block, New Plymouth, 4312. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 06 755 0838….Good Luck
Bell Block school was opened to the public on Saturday 23 June to Sparky the Kiwi, who flew down from Whangarei for 2 days in Taranaki. Robert Webb from the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre spoke with passion on all matters to do with Kiwis. Sparky has been brought up to handle daylight and it was amazing to touch the kiwi and feel it’s feathers. A massive thumbs up to the East Taranaki Environment Trust for putting on a amazing display that was truly an experience of a lifetime. We never ever thought we would touch a live Kiwi, ever.
On Friday 22nd June its schools day to learn about kiwi. On Saturday 23rd June its family day. Everything is based at Bell Block Primary School. Come and see Sparky the kiwi and all things kiwi. Entry fee goes towards our kiwi project. In late June early July we will have 2 guided walks, BBQ and kiwi night listening. Details will be out in June. Bookings will be essential as space is limited.
Article sourced from http://www.etet.org.nz/notice.asp?notice_id=28