April/May Newsletter 02 May 2019
02/05/2019 by Kavita Swarup
Welcome to our April Newsletter. We hope that everyone had an enjoyable Easter and school holidays.
Welcome and Farewell
We would like to welcome Brooklyn in the Aroha room, Jessica and Rebecca in the Preschool room and their families/whanau to Pakuranga Learning Centre.
Goodbye to Laetyn and Eleanor. Laetyn has moved to primary school we wish the very best in his new learning journey. Eleanor would like to spend more time with her grandparents.Have lots of fun Eleanor.
Kirsten is our new regular reliever. Most of you have already met her. She has experience of working with children. Please feel free to meet and greet her.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our awesome teachers Shawn and Debbie. Shawn has worked in PLC for almost three years. She would like to take a break from ECE sector at this stage. Debbie plans to start her new journey after being with us for two years.
Curriculum & Programme
We had a wonderful and successful excursion to Auckland Botanic Garden travelling by bus although the weather was quite tricky.The tamariki had fun exploring in Potter’s children’s garden. They got the opportunity to see variety of shrubs, plants and trees of different colours, shapes and sizes.
Easter egg hunt at the Potter’s garden was fun filled too. Thank you to all the parents/grandparents who joined us on this trip, we appreciate your help and support given to our tamariki and kaiako.
Children had various opportunities to celebrate Easter in the centre. Tamariki engaged in the spirit of Easter through creative art, singing and dancing. This raised awareness of different events and celebrations that unfold in our community.
Sustainability is a unique learning journey which has become part of our centres' culture. Through exploration, discovery and connections with the environment, tamariki is experiencing decision making and take action to improve the physical and social environment. We are seeing a wide range benefits from this approach.
Thank you for your contribution at DISCO party night. We fundraised about $200; the money raised will be used for setting up our vegetable and herb garden. Tamariki also helped in painting the tyres for our startup garden.
As we are focusing on sustainability, we are encouraging less waste in the lunch boxes. Our tamariki are learning how to reduce waste and making them aware of sustainable practices. Therefore we are encouraging them to keep all plastic bags and wraps back in their lunch boxes.
Preschool Room –Current Focus
Children are showing interest in dinosaur inquiry at the moment. Kaiako will create spaces and opportunities to extend this interest in different curriculum areas.
Our babies’ current interests are “Aroha and Friendship”. They showing their passion for taking care and empathy through pretend play. Please share some open-ended resources with us if you have any recycled materials.
PLC Team: Kavita, Nikko, Shawn, Baku, Debbie and Imrana