Newsletter 16th August 2019

Posted: 18/08/2019 in Uncategorized

Newsletter July 2012

16thAugust 2019

 Dear parents and whanau

We are all having so much fun at kindy preparing for our upcoming PJ dress-up day combined with a space theme. The Older Tamariki will be having their dress-up day on Tuesday 20thAugust

and the Younger Tamariki will be having their dress-up day on Wednesday 21stAugust.

One of our rooms will be turned into an observatory for the occasion and will provide the children with hands on experiences of what being in space would be like. The children will also be encouraged to take their parents through upon pickup.


Please write in your diary the date for our annual Kindy Disco, which is Friday 6thSeptember 5.30-7pm.

This is our main fundraiser for the year and provides us with the opportunity to purchase some new equipment. We will need some helpers so please look out for the parent support sheet which will be on the sign-in table during next week.

This is such a fun night with siblings and friends welcome to join us.


We have one vacancy in our Older Tamariki Session at the moment and a couple of vacancies in our Younger Tamariki Session so please spread the word. Anyone who would like to visit us and see our programme in action is very welcome. This includes any pre-school groups such as church groups or plunket based groups.



We are currently having a focus on space and how awesome God the Creator is.

We are also looking at ways of sharing God’s love when playing with our friends and our family.


Our wonderful  kahu huruhuru (Māori feather cloak) is now in action and worn by our children once they are 5yrs old and are leaving to attend school. This has made our celebrations even more special and the older children are enjoying singing a waiata to farewell their friends.

Te Aroha

Te Aroha

Te whakapono

Me te Rangimarie

Tātou tātou e

(May love, faith and peace be amongst us all)


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

A big Grace welcome to theSlobbe family, the Ngundi family, the Dalman family, the Machin family, the Neill family, the Reilly family, the Teal family, and the Winfield family.


 Parent Help

Thank you to the parents who have signed up for Parent Helpfor term 3. 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 quite chilly and very changeable, so please dress your child in a couple of layers of clothing, particularly as we need to have the door open for free access to indoor/outdoor play.

Also please remember to pack and label a warm jacket for their outside play.


Waiting List

We would love to have some more children added onto our waiting list, especially for vacancies at the end of term 3 and term 4. 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 2019 Monday 29thApril Friday 5thJuly
Three 2019 Monday 22 July  

Friday 27thSeptember


Four 2019 Monday 14thOctober Friday 20thDecember
Public Holiday (Labour Day) Monday 28thOctober  


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