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Welcome to our newest Duffy schools joining or rejoining the programme in Term 1 2017:

Haeata Community Campus

Nga Iwi School

Nukuhou School

Oruaiti School

St Mary's School (Wanganui)

St Mary's School (Avondale)

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Become duffy school

Welcome aboard!

We'd love your school to join almost 500 other Duffy schools around New Zealand.

What does it mean to be a duffy school

Being a Duffy school means more than just handing out books to children. Our schools play an active part in fostering a love of books and reading in their children. Each school appoints a Duffy Coordinator who will drive the programme and coordinate a variety of events throughout the year. These include:

  • Distributing and collating book order forms
  • Liaising with Duffy Books in Homes to organise Role Model assemblies, Duffy Theatre performances and special awards throughout the year
  • Keeping in touch with your school's sponsor
  • Organising weekly 'Caught Being Good' awards for students
  • Nominating annual 'Caught Being Good' awards for parents and grandparents
  • Distributing KaH (Kids at Home) Start School Packs consisting of Duffy Book Bags and Duffy Activity Books to all new entrants starting school.
  • Completing an online survey twice a year
  • Meeting annually with a Duffy Regional Representative

You can download our Year Planner to see all the events that Duffy schools take part in during the year.

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Is my  school eligible to join?

There are a few simple criteria to meet to become part of the programme:

  • Your school will be rated either decile one, two or three
  • The programme is open to students up to and including Year Eight
  • Your school will be able to fund half the cost of the books provided to the students - Duffy Books in Homes will find a sponsor for the remaining half (or Duffy Books in Homes will allocate donated fund to your school to assist in paying the remaining half).
  • You will have a staff member - it could be a teacher, librarian, administrator, principal or even a dedicated parent - who will have a passion for the programme and will want to become the school's ‘Duffy Coordinator'
  • Applications must be received by the last Friday of October to be eligible to join the programme in Term 1 of the following year or by the last Friday in May to be eligible to join in Term 3 of the current year

How do we take the next step?

Email us to find out more. Make sure you include your school roll size and decile rating in the email.

Call us on 0800 383 392






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