Newsletter September 2016

Posted: 01/12/2016 in Uncategorized

Newsletter July 2012

20th September 2016

Dear parents and whanau

What a lot of excited children we have busy practicing their dance moves for the upcoming disco night, on Friday the 14th October. The disco will be our main fundraiser for this year, so please support us by signing up to help with a small job and also by purchasing tickets for your family. Siblings and families who have recently left us are also welcome to join in the fun. There will be a sausage sizzle, cupcakes, glow sticks, stick on tattoos etc.

Kindergarten Open Morning
We are having an Open Morning for new parents who are interested in having a look at our kindergarten in action.
Please feel free to invite your friends, neighbours, coffee group, plunket group etc
This will be on Thursday 20th October from 9.30am until 11.30am

Please welcome the following new family to join our Grace Kindy family.
A big Grace welcome to the Archie family, the Castle family, the Bosman family and the McMahon family.


We have all had such fun running our own Grace Kindy Olympic games, with lots of very proud children collecting their medals at the Medal ceremony. What a great opportunity to also incorporate a variety of maths concepts such as graphs of the medal tallies and measuring how far they could jump.
During this time we had a focus on the physical skills God give us as well as the spiritual characteristics. Such as determination, joy, patience, perseverance, support and comfort.

Our Older Tamariki session is currently focusing on families and culture, we are very eager on incorporating your families special culture (traditions, music, celebrations etc). Please either email a line about your culture or speak to one of the teachers who could write it for you. This will then be placed on the culture/families red board.

The Older Tamariki Sessions’ train trip and picnic in the city was highly successful. What a beautiful sunny day at the Parliament grounds we had eating and playing games.
Please remember that the donation of $2 is needed to cover the parent helper’s train costs.

End of Term job list

We are requiring each family to put their name down to one job each.

MTA (Chalk and Parent Direct) toy/equipment promotions

Please return by Friday 23rd.

Health and Safety Parent/whanau Induction

The following below has been added to the ‘Parent help job list’


Please ensure that all kindergarten children are kept out of the kitchen.
Please help to ensure that the main door into kindy is shut at all times.
Please report to the Head Teacher any damaged building or equipment noticed.
Please keep walk ways clear of blocks/toys etc (to bathroom, to outside door, around red construction table and around the children’s bags).

Teacher Goals/Reviews and Professional Development

Pip McGee attended a Professional network meeting and Pansy Wee attended a Teachers meeting. These were great opportunities to exchange ideas with other teachers around the Wellington region.

Praying for you

Each week the teachers pray for your children. If you have a specific prayer need for your child or for your family please pop into our prayer container (on the sign in table) or speak to one of the teachers. Alternatively feel free to send us an email.
We will happily include that in our weekly prayer time.

Autumn Clothing

This is a very changeable time of the year, so please remember to make sure that your child has access to a warm sweatshirt or jacket for outside play, if it isn’t raining.
A sunhat will be required for outdoor play during term 4.
Please note that we have a selection of Grace Kindergarten’s sunhats and tee-shirts available for purchase.

Parent Help
A reminder to please put your name on our parent help roster. This is a great opportunity to connect with your child and their friends whilst providing much appreciated help for the session.

Waiting List

We two available spots for our Younger Tamariki session at present.
Please grab some flyers, from our sign-in table, if you know of friends and family who might be interested in joining the Grace Kindy family.

May God bless you all over the school holiday period and in the coming weeks ahead. Kind Regards from the
Grace Kindergarten Teachers

The Term Dates for this year are as follow:




One 2017

Tuesday 24th January

Thursday 13th April

Three 2016

Monday 25th July

Friday 23rd September

Four 2016

Monday 10th October

Friday 16th December

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