Newsletter March 2018

Posted: 12/03/2018 in Uncategorized

Newsletter July 2012

12th March 2018

 Dear parents and whanau

We are continuing to have another busy month ahead. The children have well settled into the term and have had so much fun celebrating the Chinese New Year, experiencing Chinese drumming and Chinese lion dancing. The Older session have cooked dumplings, made lanterns and made a large art piece of a Chinese lion together.

The Parent Connection BYO Lunch was a huge success and Laurel has kindly indicated that she would love to do this again in the near future.

We are having a St Patrick style dress-up day which will involve dressing up in something green, making green biscuits and having a variety of greenish art activities. The teachers will be practising some simple Irish dance steps so we can enjoy with your children. We will have hats available that the children can decorate if you don’t have anything green to wear.

The Older Tamariki Session will dress-up on Thursday 15th March.

The Younger Tamariki Session will dress-up on Friday 16th March.


Parent Help

We still have quite a few vacancies this term for Parent Help so please sign up urgently if you have not done so already. Parent help is a great opportunity to connect with your child and their friends whilst providing much appreciated help for the session.

We are requiring each family of the Younger Tamariki Session to put their name down to two parent helps each.

Also for the families of the Older Tamariki Session to put their names down for three parent helps each

Is there a handy parent? who would help us by fixing a little wooden dolls high chair and a wooden stroller


Please welcome the following new families to join our Grace Kindy family.

A big Grace welcome to the Opetaia family and the Ellery family.



For both sessions we have been looking at the Chinese New Year reinforcing that God has made us unique and with special gifts and family tradition to share.

Prior to Easter we will be celebrating our very special Christian Culture through art activities, discussions, music and bible stories. Also revisiting God’s love for us, the life of Jesus and the many miracles that he did.

The Older Tamariki Session will be attending a ‘Gymnastix’ session held at Nairnville Park Recreation Centre on Thursday 5th April.


Teacher Goals/Reviews and Professional Development

Pip McGee has recently attended a Professional Leaders Meeting.

Pansy will be attending a ECE Teacher’s Network Meeting this week.


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.



Please label your child’s drink bottle and their lunchboxes. A sharpie can be used from the teachers’ office.

Please make sure there are no chocolates, lollies or products containing nuts in your child’s lunch. This includes no peanut butter sandwiches and muesli bars containing nuts.


Autumn Clothing

The weather is so very changeable at the moment, so please to remember to now pack a sweatshirt or something warm for your child as well as a sun hat.

The teachers will continue to put sunscreen onto your child around 1pm. Please advise the teachers if you prefer to provide us with your own child’s sunscreen.


Waiting List

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 and your children.

Kind Regards from the

Grace Kindergarten Teachers


The Term Dates for this year are as follow:

 Term Start End
One 2018 Tuesday 23rd January Friday 13th April
Waitangi day 6th Feb

(Tuesday) is a public holiday

Easter Friday 30th March Tuesday 3rd April

(school holiday)

Two 2018 Monday 30th April Friday 6th July
Queen’s Birthday

Public Holiday

4th June
Three 2018 Monday 23rd July Friday 28th September


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