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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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One School's Story

Camberley School 

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Camberley School in Hastings was the first ever Duffy school.  Since the programme began in their school,

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Says Principal Peter Johnstone.

School Stories

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An ex-pupil whose ambition is to be the first Maori dux of the prominent local private girl's school she attends - she is well on her way to achieving that goal.

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Two parents who have gone back to high school to finish their education and make up the time they wasted before they realised it meant something - so they can show their kids that's what they expect for them too.

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The prison inmate who wants to learn to read "because I've got kids at Camberley and they've got all these books there and when I get out of here, I want to be able to read with them so they won't end up in here like me." The same inmate said to his fellow inmates, "Do you want to share a cell with your son?" ANOTHER CYCLE BROKEN.

  Here are just some of the benefits that can be partly or
fully attributed to the Duffy Books in Homes programme:

  • A closeness between community and school
  • Improved attitudes allround
  • No bullying
  • No truancy
  • Vandalism has fallen from $15,000 to $1,500 a year
  • Proud students
  • A willingness to cooperate
  • A hunger to learn
  • A love of books
  • A respect of property, each other, and one's self
  • Duffy kids take these qualities to high school with them
 
 
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