(Greetings to you)

We said goodbye to Janaya Jones, Charlotte Stevenson and Rakiura Goodwillie from the Pukekos today. Happy school days Charlotte and Rakiura.

Welcome to Evie Forbes who joins us in the Kakas.

What an awesome fundraising night we had at the Oxford Restaurant last Saturday night.
Thanks to everyone who supported the event – the companies who donated prizes, staff and BOT who helped on the night, parents for attending, the Oxford - Mike and Clarissa and staff, those that bid and won the auctions, MC Peter Burt, Jess Loveday who made yummy desserts, and our talented musicians, Claire Burt, Neave O'Connor and Nick Goodwin.
We are very happy to report this year we made a fantastic total of $7791.
Well done everybody involved.

Katy Jackson
The Human Resources Committee is very pleased to announce that Katy Jackson from the Kakas has been promoted into the Head teacher role in the Nursery and will commence the role on 2 July 2018.
I’m sure you will join with us in congratulating Katy on her new role.
This does still leave us with a vacant position and we are now advertising for a Nursery teacher. Sophie will be covering in the Kakas in the short term until we find a suitable applicant.

In light of the effect of one use plastic bags on the environment and the supermarkets signaling that they will phase these out, Creative Corner has had to look at another method of storing wet and soiled clothing for the day until children are collected.
We have purchased wet bags and will be allocating one of these (named) to each child. This will carry a small cost of $5.00 that will be added to your account.
We envisage that children will have these bags for the duration of their time at Creative Corner and ask that parents check that they are in their children’s bag each morning. Please note heavily soiled items will still need to be placed in a plastic bag for hygiene reasons, however we feel that we can supply enough plastic bags to accommodate these rarer occurrences.
Thanks you for your support in helping us respond to the availably of bags and ultimately do our bit for the environment.

Please complete a non-attendance form for the upcoming school holidays as soon as possible so we can better organise staff ratios required. Thanks.

Friday, 29 June, 2pm
All welcome
(Please bring a plate)

Friday, 17 August
(More information closer to date)

He reka!


(Greetings to you)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Saturday, 16 June 7 pm

Kia pai to koreo ki o hoa
Speak nicely to your friends

This is our major fundraiser for the year .  This was a great success last year and we have had many positive comments about it.
Please let your friends and family know and come and support Creative Corner.
Tickets sell fast so be in quick.  Available from Creative Corner or the Oxford Restaurant.