North Shore Times : November 16th 2010
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The projector was used to show the class websites and videos which was particularly useful for the Chinese New Year and Diwali celebrations they are learning about at the moment, teacher Janet Nicholson says. Now pupils have to gather around her laptop to watch, she says. It probably won t be replaced this year, she says. The kids are really disappointed and shocked that someone would want to break into their classrooms and steal things. It s a good lesson because they can see how doing something wrong like stealing can affect so many people. Seven laptops were taken from another classroom two weeks before, and the office assistant s laptop was stolen and doors damaged during another burglary, she says. We re pretty security conscious. I ve been here seven years and it s the first time I ve ever had something like this hap- pen, Mrs Nicholson says. The remains of fire- works were also found outside the classroom door after Guy Fawkes. Every Monday you come in thinking what s missing. Nathan Kenny, 7, whose father is a police- man, is among pupils upset about the burglar- ies. It s sad because we used it a lot. The PTA sold sausages and had a school picnic and a disco to raise money for the projector. Upper Harbour Pri- mary also lost two com- puters after someone pried open a window one weekend recently. The school says it s one of a number in Albany to be broken into. North Shore police sergeant Scott Cunning- ham says schools are generally targeted for electronic items. One education bur- glary for us is one too many, he says. Schools need to take proactive steps to harden themselves up so they re not soft targets by leav- ing laptops open. Drivers put kids at risk By MICHELLE ROBINSON Inconsiderate drivers are putting children at risk by parking on school crossings and ignoring traffic signs, police say. Police patrolled De- vonport Primary School for 10 days after receiv- ing complaints from parents about drivers parking on crossings and broken yellow lines. It s important people using the streets near the school, including residents and parents dropping off kids, comply with road signs and mar- kings and avoid parking congestion near the school gates, constable Jamie Derksen says. Police also noted within half an hour one morning that 23 drivers didn t stop at the stop sign on Calliope and Vic- toria roads. All were issued a $150 fine and 20 demerit points. It s extremely import- ant that you come to a complete stop as it gives the students manning the school crossing on Victoria Rd time to safely get their orange safety signs out. A St Mary s School pupil s father, who does not want to be named, has also raised concerns about traffic on busy Onewa Rd in Northcote. His daughter and her schoolmates were near- ly bowled over by a driver going 70kmh after the buzzer had gone at the pedestrian crossing.
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