(Greetings to you)

Haere mai ki (Welcome) Mia Pateman who joins Creative Corner in the Kaka room.

Poroporoaki (Farewell) Ethan Hatt who leaves the Pukekos next week. Happy school days Ethan.

Teacher only day is on Friday, 10 November. The Centre will be closed.
You will need to make other arrangements for your children on this day. Thank you.

Thanks to staff and parents who helped with this fundraiser recently and to those who got together a team and joined us on the night. A total of $870 was made.

A huge effort was put into this fundraiser – thanks to the parents, BOT members and staff that participated either on the night, setting up beforehand, clean up, or the many organisational tasks prior to the event. The night was a huge success with people enjoying the various casino games and being very generous with the auction $7000 - a fantastic effort - well done team.
A special thank you must go to Clarissa and Michael Doran at the Oxford for their generosity in allowing us to use their premises and for all the work they have done behind the scenes to make this event a success.

The Centre was visited by the extended Malama whanau whose family originate from Tokelau. Sange Malama, along with Evie, and past Creative Corner children Tyson, Israel, Amani and Inara, and their cousins sung some songs with actions and Sange taught the children counting and body part names, as well as showing some traditional weaving and talked about Tokelau as a country.
Thanks Sange for arranging this visit.

Kei runga noa atu
(You’re the best)

Michelle Driver & Karyn Geary Family Photos
Sunday, 12 November
(Please remember to come along at your booked time)

Christmas Picnic at the Bay
Thursday, 14 December

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

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

(Greetings to you)

Quiz Night Fundraiser
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 7.30pm

Dress up day – theme - favourite dress up
Friday, 27 October

Casino Night Fundraiser
Saturday, 28 October 2017 7pm

Teacher Only Day
Friday, 10 November. CCELC will be closed.

Family Photos
Sunday, 12 November

Christmas Family Picnic at the Bay
Thursday, 14 December 5.30-7pm

End of year closure CCELC
Friday, 22 December 3pm

The Pukekos farewelled Alex Luyten-Jones recently. Alex is heading off to Sacred Heart School. Happy school days Alex.
We farewell Laura Small on Friday after being with us since March this year. Thank you Laura for being part of our team and for embracing the children at Creative Corner. We wish you all the best and good luck with your studies.

25 October at the Sail
On tonight at the Sail. It’s not too late to bring a team along to support CCELC’s fundraiser. Raffles will also be held.

28 October at Oxford 7pm
It’s not too late to buy your tickets to a fantastic evening of entertainment, food and great company, along with a big ticket auction to be held.
We look forward to you supporting our largest fundraising event for the year. All funds raised will go towards resources for your children.

Teacher only day is on Friday, 10 November. The Centre will be closed.
You will need to make other arrangements for your children on this day. Thank you.

Kei runga noa atu koe
(You’re the best)

Kia manawanui, whaia
te iti kahurangi!
Hang in there,
reach for the stars!

Sugar Daddies and Divas Casino Night!
Support Creative Corners biggest fundraiser of the year!

Saturday 28th October 7pm
At the Oxford Restaurant
Tickets $60 from Creative Corner or the Oxford

Get the team together for a fun night out. A night full of fun and excitement as you take on the casino and dance the night away. Great Food, Welcome Drink, Casino Games, Amazing Auction Prizes, Gambling Money, Live Music, Dancing and all for $60 with profits going to Creative Corner Childcare. Great idea for a small work group get together.

Silent Auction

Here is your chance! We are excited to offer an awesome range of auction prizes for the Casino Night on the 28th October 2017. These are so good in fact that we don’t want you to miss out! If you are unable to come to the Casino Evening, then here is your chance to win these awesome prizes. We are taking silent bids to the Auction, so give us your best bid! We will see if you are outbid on the night, if not, then the prize is all yours!

  • Fly with Richie McCaw: Flight for 4 people over Christchurch with Richie as your pilot.  Reserve is $1000 (RRP $1200 usuall without Richie as your pilot)
  • Tekapo Luxury Getaway: 1 night in 2 bedroom apartment, meal voucher, hot spring entry. Reserve $200 (RRP $750)
  • Mancave Must Have: Retro bar fridge filled with beers, Mays pies and Heartland chips.  Reserve $150 (RRP $650)
  • Home & Garden Package: Landscaping consult and work, plastering work and cleaner. Reserve $150 (RRP $1100)
  • Dinner Party Catering: Catering for 8 people at your place for a dinner party. Reserve $100 (RRP $600)
  • Hot Laps: In the hot seat around Levels Raceway. Reserve $75 (RRP You can’t usually buy this!)
  • Mystery Box: Can’t revel the contents. Reserve $25 (RRP ?)

Please return your Auction bids by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 688 8359 or visit Creative Corner Reception, by Friday 27th October.
Good Luck!

We are excited about all of our 4 year old tamariki who are joining our group. We thought this would be a good opportunity to share what and why we do the over 4 programme. We also have included a small science experiment that we have done with some of our over 4’s recently. 
Currently our Over 4’s are working on games, science experiments, and having fun as a group. This builds knowledge of how we can work together, listen and share ideas, building positive learning dispositions that are necessary for the children’s learning now, and in the future. Sessions last approx 10-20 minutes, once daily. 
We come together to say our Mihimihi, in both te reo Maori, English and in sign language. This greeting explains our place in Creative Corner and in the world. This develops language and confidence as we encourage the children to speak to others in the group. 
We then work on social competencies, group activities as well as skill based activities. Foundational numeracy and literacy skills are interwoven throughout the programme, all of which prepare children for the skills needed as they transition to school. 
Lauren and Tanyka are responsible for the curriculum, and look forward to parents input about what you would like your children to be doing in this programme. We also endeavour to share with you on a weekly basis what is happening in over 4’s via a weekly planner, displayed in the classroom. Please approach us if you have any questions or comments. 
We are also looking at making a wall display, “where will you be going to school” helping to make connections for children and families as they look to the future. 
Also a good reminder to enrol, or at least look at possible schools for your 4 year old, allowing time for them to get to know the school via informal chats, making connections with others and allows the school to plan for how many students they will have. 
We look forward to supporting and learning with your 4 year olds.


Things you will need -

Plastic bag, sealable
Kebab sticks, (or can use sharp pencils)

Fill the bag up with water, seal the top. 
Talk about what happens if there were to be holes in the plastic bag,, would the water come out? 
Ask what would happen if the kebab sticks went into the bag? 
Take the kebab stick and very quickly poke it in the plastic bag. 
What happens? 
Why is the water not coming out?

The pressure of the water keeps the water from coming out of the holes when the kebab stick is in the bag. 
What other things would work like this?

Children are engaged in science whenever they are learning about the world around them. This sort of play allows children to develop a perception of themselves as “explorers” - competent, confident learners who ask questions and make discoveries.