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)

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
We welcome Te Aika Reihana to the Kaka room.

* Margita Kamsma
Welcome to Margita who joins us in the Kaka room. Margita has relocated from Auckland to live in Timaru. Please make yourself known to her.

"Hi, my name is Margita and I’m the new teacher in the Kakas. I’ve recently moved to Timaru from Auckland. I’m married and I have a son and a daughter, who are both in their 20s now. I also have a dog called Jade and two cats, called Lacey and Isla. Since moving south we have really been enjoying exploring the beautiful scenery that Timaru and the surrounding areas has to offer.
I am a primary qualified teacher, having taught mainly new entrants. I made the move to early childhood last year and have been enjoying it so much. It’s great getting to know each child, their likes and dislikes, their personalities and the little things that make them unique and special. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your children. Don’t hesitate to come and say hi."

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.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
With school holidays commencing at the end of September, we would appreciate holiday forms being completed to help us with rostering of staff.
These are available at Reception. Thanks.

SAVE THE DATE:

QUIZ NIGHT
Tuesday, 2 October,
7.30pm
At the Sail

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