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Term 3, 2023



Matariki Disco 

We celebrated Matariki the first week of Term 3 with a children's disco. We spent the day cutting up veges to make a delicious soup and we also made garlic bread during the day with our tamariki. It was all so yummy, the evening was very well attended by our families. 


Wacky Hair Day for Cancer 

This Wednesday, let's go crazy for a gold coin donation and support those who have to deal with cancer. 

Fire Drill 

We have fire drills at a minimum every three months. We chat to the children to explain what will happen and what we need to do. Everyone runs to the gate, listens quietly for their name on the roll call and knows what number to call if it was a real emergency. We are very proud of how well our children perform during our fire drills.

Our current fundraiser

Quiz night - Thursday 21st September 2023

At the Backyard Pub, where we will have up to 8 teams competing. There will be raffles drawn on the night for Meat, Wood, Groceries and Wine!

Other fundraisers:

We have raised over $700 with selling pies this term.

We thank Four Winds Foundation and the Rotorua Trust for their generous donations that have helped us to get our Archgola Blinds in. This will give us a valuable outdoor space to use in the cooler and wet weather. 








Vision and Hearing

Vision and Hearing do regular visits to check our four year olds. They play a game that helps to check their hearing levels and their vision. This is such an important check and can pick up early signs of anything not being quite right, giving time to get it checked further. 





























Our new flag!! look out for our bright and fun flag if you are passing by or looking for our centre - we are a hidden gem, but don't want to be hidden!

Library visits

We are very excited that this year, once a month from February through to November, we will be taking part in the 'On the road' preschool programme. Whaea T.A. from the Rotorua Library will be coming in at 11am on a Wednesday each month to share a story time, musical instruments or sensory play with our tamariki. 

The library also delivers a box of books for us, to compliment our bookshelf. We are able to look at and read the books,  then they are collected after 4 weeks, and another box delivered! We get to choose the topics we would like and they pick out a few surprises too. 




Staff Training:

We met with 'Engage' on Tuesday 12th September as a teaching team,  to learn more about games we can play to encourage social skills in our tamariki. 

Two of our teachers are now trained in Incredible Years Behaviour AND Incredible Years Autism and put these strategies to use daily at our centre. Incredible Years also run a valuable parenting course which several of our parents have attended. They tell us the strategies they learn are working and it is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and know they are not the only ones struggling with a particular behaviours. This parent course runs for 14 weeks. 

All of our teachers are Red Cross First Aid trained and attend revalidation courses every two years.

Two of our teachers have recently completed a Child Protection Course, an important aspect of Early Childhood Care and Education.