Newsletter 9th April 2019

Posted: 10/04/2019 in Uncategorized

Newsletter July 2012

Dear parents and whanau

It has been a wonderful few weeks here at Grace with our lovely new teacher, Ms Kelly O’Dea, settling in well. With our teaching team being small and very close, it has been essential that we have teachers that can inspire each other. Who also understand God’s love for our children and teachers that will pray for our families and each other.

There will be aKindy Fish and Chip night held during term 2 to meet and celebrate Kelly (Ms O’Dea), also Andrea (Mrs Boult) and Meg (Mrs Humphries) who have taken on extra teaching hours. The date has yet to be arranged.



We have continued with our programme of showing atawhai (kindness) love and respect with both of the sessions. The children have been so thoughtful with their ideas of how to be kind and ways of sharing God’s love.

Next week we will be having discussions and acting out stories with both of the sessions which look at Jesus’ life in order to celebrate Easter and Jesus’ resurrection.

The Younger Tamariki Session children have decorated frames and the Older Tamariki Session have made and painted wooden crosses to take home as a special Easter gift.

A focus on science experiments has been very popular with the older session, as was the recent trip to the Nairnville Park Recreation Centre where they attended their ‘Gymnastix’ class. Such fun was had by the children, the teachers and parent helpers on the large bouncy slide, the large trampoline plus lots of other challenging activities.


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

A big Grace welcome to the Zhang family, the Smith family, the Schwarzhaupt family, the Robinson family, the Pohvilainen family,  the Poh family, the Munn family, the McGee family, the Macdonald family, and the Eves family.


Parent Help

Thank you to the parents who have signed up forParent Helpfor term 2. 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. The Older Tamariki Session are needing three parent helps per term. Please note that if you have a child to pick-up from school that the afternoon parent help duty can be made earlier to accommodate this.


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. For the Younger Session please do not bring in any whole eggs (such as egg sandwiches).


Winter Clothing

The weather is starting to turn cold and very changeable, so please remember to pack and label a warm jacket for their outside play.


Waiting List

At present we are full on our roll however at the end of term 2 we will have a couple of vacancies in

in our younger session. 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 2019 Tuesday 22ndJanuary  

Friday 12 April


Note: Easter and Anzac day are held within the school holidays    
Two 2019 Monday 29thApril Friday 5thJuly
Queen’s Birthday

is a public holiday

Monday 3rd June  


Three 2019 Monday 22 July  

Friday 27thSeptember


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