Newsletter 16th February 2016

Posted: 18/02/2016 in Uncategorized

Newsletter July 2012

Dear parents and whanau

How great the term has already been for our children who have been making the most of the fabulous weather. There has been lots of physical play and exploration in our new playground and we keenly await the addition of two extra swings that will hold groups of children, now that we have the swing pole braced.

Our new teacher, Nicola Goodman has been an enthusiastic new member of our close teaching team and the children have responded well to her. We feel that once again our prayers have been answered. Also with Andrea Boult who will start her part time teaching role on the 22nd February. Thank you for your prayers for both of the new teachers.

Fish and Chip Night – Please mark in your diaries Friday 26th February. This is always a fun night to connect families with each other. This night will also be an opportunity to say an official farewell to Mel Lienert (our old part time teacher) and to welcome our new teachers.

Please welcome the following new families to join our Grace Kindy family. A big Grace welcome to Rio McLay (mum Susie and dad Paul), Anna Pereira (mum Christina and dad Daron), Sammuel Camaivuna (mum Alice and dad Alipate), Joshua Machin (mum Rachel and dad Michael), Oliver Mowat (mum Stephanie and dad Hamish) and Henry Picker (mum Louisa and dad James)



Our focus for both of the sessions is ‘The hungry Caterpillar comes to Grace kindy’ in which the kindy children are being encouraged to observe, research and record the changing process of our caterpillar into a Monach butterfly.

We have also been focusing on Waitiangi Day and the Chinese New year, appreciating the different cultures that God has blessed us with.

Please check our blue snapshot noticeboard over the next weeks for communication on the ways we incorporate literacy, maths and science into our cultural focus. This will also include our Christian culture.

Our Older Tamariki Session will be walking to Nairnville park this Thursday 18th February. The postponement date will be Thursday the 25th February.


Teacher Goals/Reviews and Professional Development

Mrs McGee will be attending a Supervisors Network Meeting.


Praying for you

Did you know that each week the teachers pray for your children? If you have a specific prayer need for your child or for your family please speak to one of the teachers or send us an email. We will happily include that in our prayers.


Sun Safety

Please remember to bring your child’s sunhat to kindy, also to apply sunblock to your child before their arrival. However if you have forgotten you are welcome to use the kindy sunblock which is on the sign-in table.

Please note that the children will have sunblock reapplied to them by the teachers at 1pm. Please let the teachers know if your child has an allergy to sunblock or if you would rather supply your own sunblock for the afternoon.


Parent Help

A reminder to please put your name on our parent help roster, which is now out for term 1 2016. This is a great opportunity to connect with your child and their friends whilst providing much appreciated help for the session.


Waiting List

We have a couple of spots available for mid 2016. Please grab some flyers if you know of friends and family who might be interested in joining the Grace Kindy family.


Help Needed

Is there a builder in your family that would be willing to help us with some small maintenance jobs?


The Term Dates are as follow:

Term Start End
One 2016 Tuesday 26th January Friday 15th April
Easter Friday 25th March Tuesday 29th March (School holiday)
Two 2016 Monday 2nd May Friday 8th July

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