CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 18 Jan 2017

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18 January 2017
Kia Ora Tato
Happy New Year

Welcome to our new staff member Deb Fuller
Welcome to Deb who has joined us in the Pukekos. Please make yourself known to her. “Kia ora everyone. My name is Deb and I have joined Creative Corner on a fixed term basis until September. I am born and bred here in Timaru and studied through Canterbury University, where I attained my Bache-lor’s degree in Teaching and Learning. I have been teaching for four years and have had experience working with every age group. I love all the different age groups and believe they are all unique and have something different to offer. During my time here I will be teaching in the Pukeko Room. I look forward to meeting you all and playing a part in the learning journeys of your children.”

Resetting Routines
Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope everyone has had a good chance to recharge your batteries over the Christmas break. It is great to see the children returning to Creative Corner, sharing stories about what they have done, with their friends and teachers. When we slip out of our normal routines, like when we are not at work/school over summer, remember it doesn’t take long for children to lose their normal behaviour patterns. It can take children (and adults) a couple of weeks to return to “life as normal” and sometimes we all need a little bit more time for our bodies to catch up with what our head wants to do.

Acting Centre Manager
I am looking forward to what 2017 has in store as I take over for Amy while she is on maternity leave. I am looking forward to the challenges it provides and it will also give me the opportunity to extend and explore my leadership skills within the Centre, and supporting others as they also step into different roles. I am happy to (try and) answer any queries you may have, as I work through what happens in Amy’s office within a year (well until September).

Summertime is fast approaching
Our sun safety policy came into effect from daylight saving. Please ensure your child brings their sunhat and has had their sunblock applied. Any questions, please see a staff member.

Waitangi Day
Monday, 6 February 2017 - the Centre will be closed