Newsletter May 2018

Posted: 16/05/2018 in Uncategorized

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14thMay 2018


Dear parents and whanau

The teachers and the children have already had a very busy start to term 2. The children have been so excited to be making a special card for their mothers and we have been busy discussing with the children lots of the special things God has created, including their Mothers.


With this week being sign language week we have been reiterating some of the signs we use during our session, particularly when saying our Grace at morning tea time.

The Older Tamariki Session have been running its own version of the ‘Grace Kindy Commonwealth Games’ and have learnt lots of new skills such as javelin throwing, long jump, gym/beam work, rowing and weight- lifting. The Older Tamariki session will finish off with a special medal ceremony held on Thursday at 2.45pm, complete with the National Anthem and a podium set up (Any parent is most welcome to join in).

For both sessions, we are having a focus on retelling and acting out bible stories. The children this week very much enjoyed the teachers acting out ‘Jesus calms the storm’. We will be encouraging all the children to join in and have a go at acting also.

THANK YOU to Blair who has fixed a variety of equipment this week.


 Parent Help

We require 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

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


A big Grace welcome to theCross family, the Humphries family, the Millar family, the Ung family and the Bosman family.


Teacher Goals/Reviews and Professional Development

As a teaching team we will be attending a talk on the importance of ‘Raising Resilient Kids’ and ways of helping children manage stress better. This talk is also open for parents to attend so please see the notice board or one of the teachers if interested.


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.


Winter Clothing

The weather is getting very chilly at the moment, so please do remember to now pack a sweatshirt or something warm for your child as outside is open all year round, if there is no rain.


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
Two 2018 Monday 30thApril Friday 6thJuly
Queen’s Birthday

Public Holiday

Three 2018 Monday 23rdJuly Friday 28thSeptember


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