Tena ra Koutou
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Tommy Luyten-Jones and Parker Harris who join Creative Corner in our Kaka’s room.
FAREWELL
Poroporoaki (Farewell) to Olivia Gilmour who leaves our Kaka’s room, and Lillith Beaumont and Inara Malama who both turn 5 and head off to school. Happy school days girls.
THANK YOU
The BOT and staff would like to thank Sara Valentine for her work and extra effort whilst being on the Board of Trustees. This has been very much appreciated by us all.
MOVIE NIGHT AND RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
This was a successful fundraiser once again. Thank you to all families who supported this event.
We were fortunate to receive a number of donations for a raffle for the night. Thank you to Charlotte Foster of Sweeney Todd’s, Bec Campbell of Hoof Children’s Shoes, Clarissa Doran of Oxford Restaurant, Jess Loveday of Stables Café, plus other Timaru businesses for their donations of wonderful prizes. The night produced a profit of $1638.00.
USE OF PEANUT BUTTER AT THE CENTRE
As we have some children who are allergic to peanuts, we ask that peanut butter not be brought into the Centre. Peanuts and muesli bars are okay as we can better monitor these but with peanut butter it can be more easily spread. Please enjoy peanut butter at home. 
SETTING UP APs TO PAY ACCOUNTS
We are finding that child accounts being paid via AP can be a more convenient way for both the Centre and parents to ensure accounts are being paid in a timely fashion. Thank you to those families who already pay their accounts via AP. If you have any questions please see Leesa or Kate, thanks.
FRONT WHITE GATE
Just a reminder to ensure this gate is shut after you go through it. It can, at times, not click shut properly, and this can be a hazard for the children leaving the Centre and being able to go through the open gate.
NEW LOOK TE WHARIKI
The Early Childhood curriculum has been updated, We at the Centre have only received the new book and information on Friday, 19 May. The teachers in the Centre will be learning about this at workshops in the coming weeks and changes that have been made. Overal the content is very similar to the previous curriculum document. There are flyers at the front desk that you can take to look at what underpins and guides our teaching and learning at Creative Corner.
CHAIRS
We have bought new chairs for the children in the Pukeko room. Therefore we have 35 small wooden chairs that we are looking to sell on. If you are interested please put your name down at the desk. We are selling these for only $10 each to help recoup some of the cost of the new chairs. Great bargin get in quick as when they are sold we have no more  These can be viewed at CCELC.
FUNDRAISING INFORMAL EVENING
Are you interested in helping the Centre but short on time?
We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for fundraising at Creative Corner.
Come along to our informal evening on Thursday, 8 June 7.30pm at Coffee Culture.

Kai pai to ra
(Have a nice day)

Tena ra Koutou
(Greetings to you)

ACCOUNTS - FEE SCHEDULE
Hourly Rate $6.00
Daily Rate (Over 7.5 hours) $ 45.00
Weekly rate (Over 35 hours) $225.00

We would appreciate and encourage all accounts to be paid weekly in full.
Statements are available weekly to parents and/or on request.
Payment is requested and preferred by automatic payment, bill payment or alternatively by cheque or cash.

A charge of 50% of usual fees is applied when children are sick and the Centre has been notified your child will not be attending. A charge of 50% of regular fees is charged when children are absent on holiday and we have been given one week’s notice of their non-attendance. Non-attendance forms are in the kete in front of the sign in sheets or you can ask a staff member. Informing us of your absence allows us to reconfigure staffing.

A charge of 0.50 cents per hour when a child turns 3 is optional. This is to maintain trained and registered teachers above the Ministry of Education requirements of 80%. Also to maintain adult: child ratios above Ministry of Education regulated requirements.

GIFT BASKET FUNDRAISER
The winner of our gift basket raffle was Lorraine Sugrue. Thank you to those who supported this fundraiser. We raised $92.50.
Movie Night Fundraiser & Raffle
Thank you to all those who have supported this fundraiser and bought tickets to the movie ‘Snatched’ on Thursday, 18 May.
Reminder coffee and cake will be served from 7.00pm. Movie commences at 7.30pm.
We also have a raffle with great prizes. $2.00 a ticket or 3 for $5.00. Thank you to the businesses that provided prizes.
If you cannot make it to the movie but would like to support us, the raffle is available at Reception prior to the night.

ECE LEADERS SOUTH CANTERBURY
Creative Corner is part of the EC Leaders South Canterbury Inc, which is a group of managers and leaders from 16 pre-schools, kindergartens and home based care around South Canterbury.
Amy was one of the teachers helping to form this group, and the purpose is to share expertise and knowledge, provide a place for agencies who want to know something from the Early Childhood Education Sector to contact, and to provide some Professional Development within our teaching community.
At the meeting last week we had a visit from Richard Spackman the Director of Ricoh, along with Travis Cook and Rymi Sakimura, Account Manager at Heartland Design and Print, as they are providing sponsorship to the group to help provide professional development etc to the Early Childhood community. They presented a small gift to each of the 16 Centres, a Bluetooth Speaker. This was a very generous gift and one that our Centre can use on a daily basis. Thank you very much to Ricoh and Heartland -Design and Print.

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)
WELCOME
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Creative Corner George Hoskins who joins us in the Kakas.
GIFT BASKET FUNDRAISER
We have a lovely gift basket raffle filled with goodies - gold coin donation for a ticket.
There are numerous items within this basket which you could use for birthdays or other gift ideas.
Tickets are available at Reception.
MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Tickets 20.00 each
Thursday, 18 May, 7.30pm.
Please keep this night free. It is always a successful fundraiser for the Centre, as well as a fun night enjoying a good movie. We will be providing coffee and cake prior to commencement of the movie from 7.00pm. The movie to be shown is “Snatched”.
We encourage you to buy these tickets or sell to friends as we will be able to purchase further resources for your children to use at the Centre with the money made from this fundraiser. .We would appreciate payment as soon as possible.
Payment can be made directly to our fundraising account number 03-0887-0265519-01, reference your child’s name.
We need to know numbers by Monday, 8 May to allow time to advise the movie theatre the number going.
TOYS FROM HOME
We ask that children refrain from bringing toys to Creative Corner from home. While it is great they want to show others their special things, when toys from home are at the Centre it can create conflicts. As much as we would like to control what happens with a child’s toy, it has the potential to get damaged.
We ask that children’s toys remain at home for them to enjoy after preschool.
KAI PAI TO RA
(Have a nice day)

TENA RA KOUTOU
WELCOME
Welcome to Evie Wilson and Jack Small who join us in the Kakas.
DAILY ABSENCE REMINDER
If your child is absent for the day please call the Centre before 8.30am to receive your 50% discount on the fee for the day. This also helps with the organisation of our staffing for the day.
PEASTRAW FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser, with a special thank you to Stacey and Dave Scott for donating the peastraw once again.
A total of $1350.00 was raised.
Kia ora mo to awhi (thank you for your help).
FEE SCHEDULE
Hourly Rate - $6.00
Daily Rate (Over 7.5 hours) - $45.00
Weekly rate (Over 35 hours) - $225.00
All accounts are to be paid weekly in full. Statements will be available weekly to parents and/or on request.
Payment is due in full seven days after receipt of statement/invoice.
Payment preference is by automatic payment.
A charge of 50% of usual fees is applied when children are sick and the Centre has been notified your child will not be attending.
A charge of 50% of regular fees is charged when children are absent on holiday and we have been given one weeks’ notice of their non-attendance.
There is no charge for statutory holidays that fall on a week day. Non-attendance forms are in the kete in front of the sign in sheets or you can ask a staff member. Informing us of your absence allows us to reconfigure staffing.
A charge of 0.50 cents per hour when a child turns 3 is optional. This is to maintain trained and registered teachers above the Ministry of Education requirements of 80%. Also to maintain adult: child ratios above Ministry of Education regulated requirements.
FUNDRAISING RAFFLE
We have a raffle of goodies to help with fundraising (this can be viewed at Reception along with tickets).
Please support the Centre’s fundraising with a gold coin donation.
This will be drawn on 1 May.
MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER
A movie night fundraiser is proposed for Thursday, 18 May. Please keep this night free. It is always a successful fundraiser for the Centre, as well as a fun night enjoying a good movie. We also provide coffee and cake prior to commencement of the movie also. The movie intended to be shown is “Snatched”. We will advise when tickets are available for purchase.