This is the last newsletter for the year. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching your children grow and develop since last summer. 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year as we are planning to build a replacement building for Maire and upgrading the Whekī building.
It is a great time of the year with the spring blossoms everywhere, baby animals to watch, longer days and the children being able to play outside more.
Plans are well under way for our ‘not to be missed’ Christmas Party (more details later in the newsletter).
It feels like the year is rushing by at an alarming rate. It is already September and the end of the year is fast approaching. Everyone is working hard to meet guidelines for the end of the year. I hope we can help you in any way we can as you balance busy work and family life.
It’s that time of the year when wet, cold weather is common place and keeping our children warm and dry means that sometimes they may feel a bit ‘hemmed in’. But when the sun comes out, we love to get them outdoors to play. We appreciate all the extra sets of clothes, shoes and warm gear you send along to help us pair outdoor exploration with staying warm and healthy.
It has been great catching up with some of you as we have celebrated Matariki in each centre. Attendances have been high this year and we all appreciate you making the time to share this special occasion with us and your tamariki.
I hope you are all managing to keep warm in this frosty weather. There are some wonderful opportunities for children to learn so much and enjoy interesting conversations with frozen puddles and white frost everywhere covering the trees and grassy areas.