December 2018 Update

Kia ora whānau,
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas party for the children, it was good to see such a big turnout of families. My favourite part without a doubt was watching a little person curiously look up at Santa and not drop his gaze. Rightly so because there was something very familiar about this Santa; it was his Daddy and he couldn’t quite figure it out. Further on in the newsletter you will find some great photos of the party.

October 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau,
We were very humbled by the support you gave us during the celebration of teachers’ week. The children joined in with wacky hair day and dressing up. It does us all good to have some spontaneous fun and create memories. And it was icing on the cake literally, to receive so many tokens of appreciation from our parents. Thank - you.

August 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau, one minute it feels like summer is on the way and the next it’s a bit chilly again. You may or may not know but our building retains warmth well and this is partly due to fact we have underfloor heating. How lucky are we? No wonder children lie down on the floor from time to time. Although it is still a little way off, on Friday 5th October it is World Teachers Day. At the beginning and for the duration of this week we will celebrate the team at Grow and if you have any ideas on what you could contribute to celebrating the team, please see me (Anita).

July 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau,
We need to ask all whānau to take care when you enter and leave Grow, especially the front foyer door. Your responsibility is for you and your own children. Please do not allow any contractors, visitors, or unknown persons entry to the building. If you are unsure ask them to wait while you find someone who can help them.

Recently a number of parents have been entering and exiting the carpark quickly and this is concerning. PLEASE, PLEASE drive slowly and be especially mindful at the busy times of day. A minute more taking care can make all the difference.

June 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau,
We hope you enjoyed the Matariki celebration as much as we did. Thank you to those who were able to come along. These celebrations are always a great chance to meet other families attending Grow ECE. We welcome your feedback and would love to hear what you might like to see next year.

May 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau,
Tree planting took place in early May and we now look forward to watching our trees grow through the
seasons. Again, thank you Aaron and Michelle for your generosity of spirit in helping us to realise the vision
of creating beautiful places for children to learn and flourish in. Alongside our vision of using sustainable
practices, Aaron also created some awesome planter boxes out of pellets. A real labour of love and the
children are excited to be planting and watching both edible and non-edible plants grow.

April 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau,
Next week on Friday 11th May we will be planting several trees in the playground. These trees will provide
shade in the future and will go a long way in continuing to beautify what is already a lovely outdoor play
space for children. The planting begins at 9.00am and we will be encouraging children to participate in this
process. You are welcome to join us during the morning if you would like to watch what is happening. Two
teachers recently attended professional development on creating wonderful outdoor environments and how

Grow Childcare March Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora whānau, We are almost at that time of year where you can eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner and get away with it…… this weekend is Easter weekend. Grow ECE is closed on all public holidays which means the centre will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April. As we come into Autumn and daylight savings we ask that you ensure your children have warm clothes packed for the cooler days. Sun protection measures such as sun hats and sunscreen will still be in place while the UV rating is 3 and above.

February 2018 NEWSLETTER

Kia ora whānau,
You may have heard about cohort entry into primary schools and wonder what this means. Cohort entry is when new entrants start in groups, at specific times of the year. At the moment most schools start children on their fifth birthday or soon after. This is known as continuous entry. Schools are in the process of consulting with families and their community including Early Childcare Centres and deciding on whether they will have a continuous or cohort entry.

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