TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

CALENDAR FUNDRAISER
It’s that time for our Christmas calendar fundraiser. Once again children will draw a picture on size A4, and younger children may have a hand print. These make great personalised Christmas presents for your whanau and friends.
Pictures drawn by your children are available to view at the Centre commencing the week of 5 November 2018. Please see one of your child’s teachers.
Each calendar is $10.00 - please pay with your order. Payments can be made directly to our fundraising account – 03 0887 0265519 01 referencing your child’s name – no orders will be accepted without payment.
Please return orders by Friday, 16 November 2018 so we can get printed to be ready before Christmas.
Sample calendar is available to view in at reception.

PMP PARENT EVENING
Wednesday, 7 November, 7.00pm
Pukeko parents please come and join the teachers for a very informative night to find out what PMP (Perceptual Motor Programme) is, why it is so important that your children are exposed to it and how we are proving PMP in our environment at Creative Corner.
We look forward to seeing everyone so we can share ways you are able to help your children at home to be prepared for school and their future.

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.

CHILD SIGN IN/SIGN OUT
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. Thanks.

TIMEKEEPING
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 need to drop off early or collect late you need to discuss this with either Amy or Kate in advance so we can check that we have enough space and staff to facilitate your request.

SAVE THE DATE:

CHILDREN’S XMAS PARTY
Wednesday, 12 December, 5.30pm
Botanical Gardens

END OF YEAR SHUT DOWN
Last day open
Friday, 21 December 5.15pm
The Centre reopens on
Monday, 7 January 2019

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

MISSION, VALUES AND VISION
Recently the teachers and the parents from the Board got together with a facilitator (Liz Dupree from Interlead) and we looked at our strategic direction for the next three years.
Part of this mahi (work) was to look at our mission, values and vision.
Our super creative Leesa has turned this information into a display in the foyer. She has also displayed our values on the path on the way in.
As we progress through next year and beyond we will be working to meet the goals of our strategic plan and will be helping the children to understand the values of Creative Corner.
We will keep you updated as we progress our work with this.
A big thank you to the Board and teachers for their time and contribution on the weekend.

SUNSCREEN AND YOUR CHILD
If your child is not permitted to use our sunscreen, please can you see a classroom teacher so we can update our information and check we have your child's sunscreen on site. We are applying sunscreen .

SAVE THE DATE:
PMP PARENT NIGHT
Wednesday, 7 November
(More info closer to the date)

END OF YEAR SHUTDOWN
Last day open - Friday, 21 Decembr 2018 5.30pm
The centre reopens on Monday, 7 January 2019

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

FAREWELL
The Pukekos say goodbye to Daniel Smith this week. Happy school days Daniel.

DAYLIGHT SAVING
Sunday, 30 September 2018
As from Monday, 1 October children must bring their sunhats to preschool, and sunblock if they use their own.

PARENT SURVEYS
Parent survey forms will be placed in your child’s pocket in the next few days. Please fill out and return to us ASAP. Thanks.

NAMED CLOTHING
We ask that all your child’s clothing is named. With the warming weather coming the children will be involved in more wet play and changes of clothing will be required. Thanks.

THANK YOU:

MUD KITCHEN
The children are loving the mud kitchen that Tanyka’s partner Luke made recently for CCELC.

TYRE GENERAL
Creative Corner were fortunate to receive tyres, 5 rugby balls and 5 soccer balls, which were kindly donated by Hayden Reid from Tyre General.
We always appreciate the community donating to our Centre.

CHANGE IN PUKEKO CLASSROOM ROSTERS
Over the past couple of months, we have been trialing not having teachers pre-assigned on “rostered responsibilities” each week, e.g. toileting, kai, sleeproom.
We have in turn been discussing as a team each morning regarding who has planned activities and experiences for the children, who needs support with these, and then who would take responsibility for the rostered responsibilities each day.
These will then be displayed for children and whanau to know who is doing what each day, using the photos by the Pukeko door.
During this we have noticed more communication within the team, a larger array of experiences/activities through the day, and all our children and teachers. are more relaxed and engaged in play.
If you have any questions, please ask any of the Pukeko team. Thanks.

SAVE THE DATE:

DAYLIGHT SAVING
Sunday, 30 September 2018
As from Monday, 1 October children must bring their sunhats to preschool, and sunblock if they use their own.

QUIZ NIGHT
Tuesday, 2 October,
7.30pm
At the Sail - $40 per team
We look forward to seeing you there to support CCELC

PMP PARENT NIGHT
Wednesday, 7 November
(More info closer to the date)