TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

Dear Parents and Whanau

Christmas time again! The year seems to fly by faster and faster. I’d like to thank everyone for firstly letting us be a part of your families for another year, and secondly for the time and effort that you put into making Creative Corner the great place for children that it is. Whether it be helping us on the Board, donating items for us to use, giving your time to help with gardening or purchasing tickets to our fundraising events - all these things help us to ensure the ongoing success of Creative Corner.
To everyone who has given up their time to be on the Board of Trustees – I thank you for your time, skills and contributions, we wouldn’t be where we are today without you.
To our amazing team – thank you for your continued efforts to strive for excellence, you are a talented bunch of individuals.
I hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday period with their family and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

AMY

Merry Christmas from the Board

The Creative Corner Board of Trustees would like to extend a warm thank you to all of our whanau and teachers who have helped make it a wonderful year.
We were so excited with our fundraising total of $13K this year. Even more exciting was the purchase of the family kitchen, the climbing box and many more natural resources for our tamariki.
We have farewelled and welcomed new staff this year and a special thank you to our caring, inspiring and nurturing teachers who continue to work hard looking after our children.
Thank you to the parents and caregivers for your support.
Wishing you all a happy and relaxing holiday.

Koa kirihimete
Nga mihi
KERRI

SAVE THE DATE:
*Last day open
Friday, 21 December 5.15pm
*The Centre reopens on
Monday, 7 January 2019

TENA RA KOUTOU
(greetings to you)

WELCOME
• Haere mai ki (Welcome) Theo McClenaghan and Wiremu Crabtree to the Kaka Room.
FAREWELL
• We said goodbye to Matangirau Williams-Agnew and Maverick Clifford who left the Pukeko room. Happy school days’ boys.

XMAS HOLIDAY ABSENCES
With the Xmas holidays looming, we would appreciate holiday forms being completed to help us with rostering of staff over this extended period.
These are available at Reception. Thanks to those who have already advised of holiday dates.

ACCOUNTS PAYMENT REMINDER
31 December is the end of the financial year for Creative Corner.
Our accountant asks that all invoices are paid in full before the end of the year.
If this is going to be a problem for you, please see Amy.

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)

CALENDAR FUNDRAISER
Paintings are ready to view.
Please return orders by Friday, 16 November 2018 so we can get printed to be ready before Christmas.
$10.00 each. This can be paid into our fundraising account –
03 0887 0265519 01

XMAS HOLIDAY ABSENCES
With the Xmas holidays looming, we would appreciate holiday forms being completed to help us with rostering of staff over this extended period.
These are available at Reception. Thanks.

SUNHATS
Please ensure your child brings their sunhat as we cannot guarantee we will have a Creative Corner hat available.
If they do not have a hat with them, they cannot play outside. Thanks.

THANK YOU
Thanks to all of you who donated board books to the Kaka room – these are gratefully received and a big cost saver for the Centre.

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.

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

WAHI MAHI
Place of work

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