CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 5 June 2018

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

FAREWELL
We say goodbye to Murphy Hewitson and Patrick de wit Healy from the Pukekos next week.

WELCOME
Welcome Makoi Davidson, Tom Johnson, Henry Kippenberger and Foxton McKenzie-Gill who join us in the Kaka room.

STAFF CHANGES
As you may be aware our dear Missy is leaving us at the end of June to go and be a part of setting up the new multicultural preschool He Manu Hou at Te Aitarakihi Marae. We will of course miss Missy as she has been such a large part of our centre for 10 years. However, we do wish Missy well with this new endeavour that so clearly fits with her unique skill set. Please feel free to chat to Missy about her new role and journey over the coming weeks.
We are advertising for a Head Teacher in the Nursery. This is a slight change from the teacher role that Missy occupied as we feel that the time is right to have a suitably experienced Head Teacher take over the running of this room to allow Amy to focus more on the overall running of the centre and to ensure that our Kaka teachers have the support and guidance of a Head teacher throughout the day. We will advise as soon as a suitable candidate is employed.

PARENT SURVEYS
Thank you to all the parents that filled in a survey. This helps us to determine how well we are meeting your needs and what areas we need to work on in the future.
Overall the survey showed very good results. The following are the areas we will be working on based on your feedback.
Transitions are an area to work on as is ensuring day to day needs of individuals met - the team will review practices and create a plan moving forward.
We need to do some work around what and how we teach, how we record it and why – we will be holding parent evenings beginning with a 4-year-old programme evening (date to be confirmed) to give parents a greater insight into what we are doing and why. We are also going to be having more regular conversations with families around children’s learning goals/ priorities to ensure we are engaging parents and getting their views on where to next for their child. This begins this week and some of you may have already had these conversations with Leesa.
Flow and means of information is fine though there isn’t a clear favoured way to communicate - we will continue with all current methods.
Events are good though isn’t a clear favourite day and we need to look at a bit more education - as above we will be holding more parent info evenings and we will try and mix it up with the days of family events.

CASINO NIGHT
This is our major fundraiser for the year and was a great success last year. We have had many positive comments about the night last year.
Please let your friends and family know and come and support Creative Corner.
Let Kate know if you are interested as tickets sell fast.

PINK RIBBON DAY FUNDRAISER
Children and staff dressed in pink to support the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The Centre raised $111, which was a fantastic effort.

SAVE THE DATE:
* CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Saturday, 16 June 7 pm

TE REO OF THE WEEK
Kia pai to koreo ki o hoa
Speak nicely to your friends