(Greetings to you)
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Creative Corner George Hoskins who joins us in the Kakas.
We have a lovely gift basket raffle filled with goodies - gold coin donation for a ticket.
There are numerous items within this basket which you could use for birthdays or other gift ideas.
Tickets are available at Reception.
Tickets 20.00 each
Thursday, 18 May, 7.30pm.
Please keep this night free. It is always a successful fundraiser for the Centre, as well as a fun night enjoying a good movie. We will be providing coffee and cake prior to commencement of the movie from 7.00pm. The movie to be shown is “Snatched”.
We encourage you to buy these tickets or sell to friends as we will be able to purchase further resources for your children to use at the Centre with the money made from this fundraiser. .We would appreciate payment as soon as possible.
Payment can be made directly to our fundraising account number 03-0887-0265519-01, reference your child’s name.
We need to know numbers by Monday, 8 May to allow time to advise the movie theatre the number going.
We ask that children refrain from bringing toys to Creative Corner from home. While it is great they want to show others their special things, when toys from home are at the Centre it can create conflicts. As much as we would like to control what happens with a child’s toy, it has the potential to get damaged.
We ask that children’s toys remain at home for them to enjoy after preschool.
(Have a nice day)

Welcome to Evie Wilson and Jack Small who join us in the Kakas.
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.
Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser, with a special thank you to Stacey and Dave Scott for donating the peastraw once again.
A total of $1350.00 was raised.
Kia ora mo to awhi (thank you for your help).
Hourly Rate - $6.00
Daily Rate (Over 7.5 hours) - $45.00
Weekly rate (Over 35 hours) - $225.00
All accounts are to be paid weekly in full. Statements will be available weekly to parents and/or on request.
Payment is due in full seven days after receipt of statement/invoice.
Payment preference is by automatic payment.
A charge of 50% of usual fees is applied when children are sick and the Centre has been notified your child will not be attending.
A charge of 50% of regular fees is charged when children are absent on holiday and we have been given one weeks’ notice of their non-attendance.
There is no charge for statutory holidays that fall on a week day. Non-attendance forms are in the kete in front of the sign in sheets or you can ask a staff member. Informing us of your absence allows us to reconfigure staffing.
A charge of 0.50 cents per hour when a child turns 3 is optional. This is to maintain trained and registered teachers above the Ministry of Education requirements of 80%. Also to maintain adult: child ratios above Ministry of Education regulated requirements.
We have a raffle of goodies to help with fundraising (this can be viewed at Reception along with tickets).
Please support the Centre’s fundraising with a gold coin donation.
This will be drawn on 1 May.
A movie night fundraiser is proposed for Thursday, 18 May. Please keep this night free. It is always a successful fundraiser for the Centre, as well as a fun night enjoying a good movie. We also provide coffee and cake prior to commencement of the movie also. The movie intended to be shown is “Snatched”. We will advise when tickets are available for purchase.

Hollie Balloch, who is currently a student teacher at the Centre on Tuesdays in the Pukeko room. This is the practical aspect of her course at Ara, studying towards her Certificate in Early Childhood Level 3.
The Pukekos farewell Thomas Stevenson who heads off to school. Happy school days Thomas.
We have accepted the resignations of three longstanding members this year at our AGM.
Stacey Scott: Stacey has been on the BOT for almost 10 years, and has been such a strong and committed member on the Board often going above and beyond. Stacey has been heavily involved with the build, attending countless meetings and much of her own time invested in the Centre. Stacey has been a wealth of information and having contacts within the community, and helping to set the Centre on the strong strategic direction that we are heading.
Charlotte Clifford: Charlotte has been on the BOT for nine years. She has been acting as our solicitor and has worked alongside the Manager to ensure the Centre is working within the rules of an Incorporated Society, and other legal requirements the Centre has to work within. Charlotte has often worked behind the scenes and has helped to shape the Centre to what we are able to enjoy today.
Georgina Hamilton: Georgina has been a member of the BOT for four years and also the Chairperson on our BOT for three of those years. Georgina was involved with the build of our new Centre, being a wealth of knowledge and support for the Manager at the time. There were many long hours and countless meetings, and her own time invested in the build and moving the Centre forward, looking to the future.
Stacey, Charlotte, and Georgina Creative Corner cannot thank you enough for your time and expertise making the Centre the place it is todayand for the future for all the children, families, and staff. You and your families have invested countless hours of your time and energy into the Centre and for that Creative Corner will be forever grateful. We are very fortunate to have such a strong Board of Trustees at Creative Corner and you have contributed immensely to what Creative Corner is today. Thank you.
What an impressive turn out to the first Creative Corner Disco. Katy and Deb you did an awesome job organising this and decorating to make the Pukeko room transform into a wonderful disco atmosphere for the children. A great family evening!! The Disco also carried on for the next day, as some children were not able to attend. There were some great dance moves and lots of awesome singing voices. Amazing to hear so many children knowing so many songs and the words for these songs!! Good old Disney!!TE
Moe: Sleep
Haere mai: come here
whakarongo: listen

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15 March2017
Kia Ora Tato

The Centre welcomes Laura Small to the Pukekos. Laura has been employed as a fixed term staff member until 27 October. Please make yourself known to Laura. Welcome also to Taylor Brickle who joins us in the Pukekos.

Friday 17th March
Help celebrate St PAtricts Day at Creative Corner, dress up in green or add some fun green accessories. We will be having lots of fun "green" themed activities during the day with the tamariki.

Peastraw Fundraiser
$5.00 per bale (300 bales total) – first in first served. Pick up Creative Corner - Saturday, 25 March, 10.00am-12.00pm. Orders close Tuesday, 21 March

Te reō used in Centre
Within our programme we use te reō when talking with the children about aspect of the routines and their day. We are including a couple of words here that your child may be using at home.
Hat – pōtae
Food – kai
Toilet - wharepaku

Creative Corner
Annual General Meeting: Monday, 20 March 2017, 8.00pm
Scott & Associates
1 Stafford Street, Timaru
(Near Smith City Store/ Chipmunks)

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5.30-6.30pm
(At Creative Corner)