Friday, January 22, 2010

Welome Back 2010

Welcome back to 2010
Unfortunately the holidays are almost over for most of New Zealand. We have had a lovely start to the year.
The great weather certainly helps doesn’t it? I see the holiday snapshots are rolling in, hopefully we can compete with the holiday pictures in the Herald.
For me it is always a busy time, I hope you noticed our lovely shiny kitchen floor. And the carpets etc have had another shampoo. But this year I have spent more time preparing the paperwork for an ERO review at the baby centre on the 2nd of February. Although it’s stressfull having a review, it does make us have a good think
about what we are doing and where we are going. And believe it not, they actually have a lot of ideas to contribute to running a good centre. I believe the focus this year is on literacy, all I can say is the books are well used at the baby centre.
I had hoped by now our outdoor playground might have started it’s revamp, that’s the big plan for this year. Watch that space.

Congratulations to Alex on completing her Bachelor of Education ECE, we have her full time for the next six months, then I believe she has some unfinished travel plans. Danelle is also in her last six months of her Primary School training,
so Danelle will be cutting back to her normal 2 days a week soon. We have 100% trained teachers at both centres and this is reflected in the exciting activities I see every day happening at the centre.
For those of you who couldn’t make our Christmas Party last year, we hoped you enjoyed the DVD of your clever Christmas Angels.
We are very proud to congratulate and support Rachel in her nomination for the National of Excellence Teaching Award, she is busy completing section 2.

Congratulations to the Head Boy at Birkenhead College, David Bhana he was a Next Gen boy in 1996 & 97 and to the out going
Head Girl 2009 Jenny Anderson also a Next Generation pupil. It’s so exciting to hear positive news.
I am sorry that the fee increase happens next week, I have put it off as long as possible.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hi all,

We hope that you have all enjoyed your holidays! Some of you are lucky enough to still be on holiday!
We would love to see some photos of your child and your family enjoying your time together.
You can send them in or email them to us at
Come and look at some of the wonderful shots we have already on our wall.

From the teachers

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday 5th January 2010

We are back!!!!
We hope you have all enjoyed the holiday period.
What a wonderful first day back we have had!!!!
11 children, 3 teachers and lots of stories.
We would love to see some photos or drawings of your holidays so we can all share in your excitement.
You can bring these with you or email them to us at