TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
Haere mai ki (Welcome) Maggie Jopp and Indi Shaw who join Creative Corner in the Kaka room.

FAREWELL
Poroporoaki (Farewell) Noah Valentine, Madeleine Scott and Sophie Carter who head off to school. Happy school days Noah and Sophie.

WHAT LEARNING MATTERS?
The teachers are engaged in some work at the moment about our new Curriculum and what learning matters here at CC. We want to include in any of our decision making, what learning parents value, so we have a board in the foyer for parents to add a Post-It to. If you would prefer you can message our Facebook page or email Amy: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and I can pop them up for you.
The things to think about are what you hope your child gets from their time at cc and what you hope they have in their kit bag when they go to school. Thanks for your help!

CONGRATULATIONS
We welcome back our lovely Nakita Anderson (nee Robinson) who was married during the Christmas Holiday period. What a beautiful bride she was too.

SAVE THE DATE
Teddy Bears Picnic
Friday, 9 March

Trikeathon/Fair
Saturday, 17 March
10.30am

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

Tau Hou Hari
Happy New Year
and welcome back

SETTING ROUTINES
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.

REMINDERS
Profile Books
Can parents please return their child’s profile books to the Centre.

CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAYS
As much as we appreciate parents making cakes on their child’s birthday to bring to the Centre, unfortunately due to some children’s allergies we ask that parents only bring marshmallows or popcorn to share. Thanks.
Healthy Heart Awards
This year the Creative Corner teachers are going to be working towards gaining a bronze medal in the Healthy Heart awards while working our way towards achieving gold in the future so we can be recognized as Health Heart Awards ECE service.
This will make a positive difference for our community by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, not only just for our tamariki but for their whanau as well. It will inspire and spark enthusiasm in our tamariki to learn about healthy eating options and how these benefit their bodies.
There will be resources parents can source from the Centre as we grow a library to share with you that will include lunchbox guidelines, fun physical activities you can do with your children at home, information around the importance of active play and some cookbooks.
Later this year there will be a parent night to update you on our progress with this and share information around our PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) we run with the children.
Active play during the first five years of life is essential to the health and future wellbeing of our children so we are looking forward to your support with this initiative.

TE REO OF THE WEEK
Tēnā koe e hoa
(Greetings, Hello to you friend)

SAVE THE DATE
Trikeathon/Fair
Saturday, 17 March
(More info to come)

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

DEAR PARENTS AND WHANAU
As 2017 draws to a close I would like to thank you all for continuing to support Creative Corner.
To our Board of Trustees, I would like to extend a huge thank you for all the work you do to ensure that Creative Corner continues to be the wonderful place that it is for our children.
I hope that everyone gets to have a well-deserved break and is able to spend time with family and loved ones over the holiday period.
I look forward to seeing you all back relaxed and ready for another year.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas.
AMY

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BOARD
A huge thank you to all parents and whanau. Through your continued support you have made it a very successful year for the Centre. As we are a Not for Profit Centre, we cannot raise vital funds for resources without you. By giving your time, selling tickets, sharing on Facebook or word of mouth you have helped, even if you couldn’t attend every event.
We are focusing on fewer but bigger events for 2018.
The Trike-a-thon in March is next! Always a fun day.
Heartfelt thanks to the amazing teachers and staff that care for our children. It has been a year of movement and change and we thank you all for stepping up when needed.
Wishing every family a relaxing and fun Christmas, enjoy spending time with your loved ones.

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
It was great to see such a good turnout of Creative Corner families. The children’s performance of their Christmas songs was fantastic and the visit from Santa was welcomed with huge enthusiasm by the children. Thanks to everyone who supported this event.

SAVE THE DATE
- DRESS UP DAY
Friday, 22 December
Children are welcome to wear their favourite dress up

- END OF YEAR CLOSURE
Friday, 22 December
(CCELC will close at 3.00pm)

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Rio Yabuuchi who joins Creative Corner in the Kakas on Friday,
15 December.

OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS
REMINDER
Please note 31 December is the end of the financial year for Creative Corner.
Our accountant asks that all accounts for 2017 are paid in full before the end of the year.
We encourage you to comply with this but if it is going to be a problem for you please see Amy or Kate.
Another option to think about is setting up a weekly automatic payment - this is a very convenient way to pay your account.

THANKS TO PUB CHARITY
Pub Charity has an extensive history of funding local community organisations in New Zealand and we have been very fortunate to receive $3972 to cover the cost of three new staff laptops in the Centre.
A big thanks to Pub Charity. We also acknowledge the support and contribution of the following local venues: Grosvenor Hotel, Pleasant Point Hotel and Richard Pearse Tavern.

CHRISTMAS PICNIC
Thursday, 14 December
5.30-7.00pm
Botanical Gardens Children’s Playground
Corner Domain Avenue
and King Street

If it rains the picnic will be postponed until Monday night, 18 December.
If postponed we will publish on
Facebook at 4pm, Thursday.

TE REO OF THE WEEK
Hangareka ana!
What a crack up!

SAVE THE DATE
- Dress Up Day
Friday, 22 December
(Wear your favourite dress up)

- End of Year Closure
Friday, 22 December
(CCELC will close at 3.00pm)

- Reopen in 2018
Monday, 8 January
(CCELC will reopen)