CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 21 June 2017

(Greetings to you)
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Finn Brownie and Parker Harris who join Creative Corner in the Kaka’s room.
Welcome to Carmel Thian who has joined us as a new teacher in the Pukekos. Please make yourself known to Carmel.
“Hi My name is Carmel Thian and I have just joined the amazing teaching team here at Creative Corner. I have a Bachelor in teaching and am currently in my second year of teacher registration. I have spent the last two years teaching in Auckland, the first year at Kindergarten and recently teaching at a performing arts preschool in Whangaparaoa (North Auckland) before moving to Timaru with my family at the end of last year to be closer to extended family. I have two daughters, Bella who is 13 and Alex who is 8.
I am very excited to get to know all your tamariki and I am looking forward to working alongside them, guiding them during their learning journey at Creative Corner. My teaching experience has helped me develop a set of beliefs about how I can best help tamariki learn and grow. I believe that in order to effectively teach children, I must know as much about them as possible. Therefore, I will look forward to getting to know you and your family.”
A reminder to please always sign your child IN and OUT.
The Ministry of Education requires that every child is signed in and out every day. If the Centre holds a practice fire drill and children are not signed in for the day theoretically they cannot be accounted for. We use sign in sheets as the roll in an emergency so it is important your child is included in our checks. It would also be appreciated if you could to do the same. Thanks.
Please be aware winter bugs are about. If your child is not well enough to fully participate in the program, as children do have the option to go outside during the Winter months, please check with the Centre if you are unsure.
Please ensure that you are collecting your child by their booked time. If you come in early we welcome you to stay with your child until their booked start time. We need to be quite strict on this as we run to ratios and if parents are early dropping off or late collecting we may not have either the space or the correct amount of teachers. If you do need to drop off early or collect late you need to discuss this with either Kate or Leesa in advance so we can check that we have enough space and staff to facilitate your request. Thank you for your attention to this.
We would appreciate you advising us which phone number you would prefer as your DAYTIME EMERGENCY CONTACT. This can either be a landline or mobile number. We are currently updating our records and would like emergency contacts updated as well. Please let Kate know. Thanks.
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My name is Amy Lewis and I'm a new board member this year, I have one daughter Mya who is in the Pukeko room. I have lived in Timaru all my life except to train as an occupational therapist in Dunedin. I look forward to being a part of this board as I feel the Centre is a professional, kind, friendly and loving place. Please feel free to come and talk to me at any time or just to say hello.