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Newsletter 1st October 2010

1st October 2010

Dear Parents

I guess everyone is like us and looking forward to warmer weather. It seems to have been winter forever.
We have had two new babies arrive since our last newsletter, Laila has a new sister Livia and Ethan Ring also has a new sister Mikayla. Congratulations.

Louise, Maddie, Jes and I are off to Ulearn10, a large conference in Christchurch next week. Louise and I are presenting on Transition to School and Jes and Maddie are presenting on ways to use ICT with Infants. It’s all very exciting, I hope the earthquake tremors are over.

The Commonwealth Games are also about to start, it seems to be off to a very bad start, but we would love pictures from the paper etc to add to our news wall, some of the coverage is on during centre time so we may be able to watch some of it live. These world events are a great time to scrub up on our national anthem and patriotism.

We are also having changes at the over two centre, Rachel is finishing on the 12th of October. We have enjoyed having Rachel at Next Gen, her children have been a part of the centre and husband Ernie has been great help with the barbeques, we wish her well for the future.

Could I ask you all to check that lost property basket, it is overflowing with unnamed clothing.

I have had a few emails asking about closing times at Christmas, as usual we will close at 3pm on the 24th of December, but will be open on 29th, 30 and 31st, but you will not be charged if you are absent during these three days. We will then be reopen for normal business on the 5th of January 2011.
I will ask you for attendance plans closer to Christmas.

Our Christmas Party date has not been set yet, I will confirm that soon.

I need some sunshine before I can think about Christmas.

Maree xxx

Motat Visits Next Generation

We have been extremly lucky to have Antoaneta and Frazer from Motat visit with us this week. They brought in all sorts of amazing robots which the children and teachers all loved. Since the visit the children have been talking, playing and building robots non stop. Keep waching this blogspot to see more exciting robot adventures! Have a look at some of the cool robots on this video clip and check out some of the other exciting things happening at Motat.

Thanks to all at Next generation who supported Alsha and I In the Relay for Life.We had a great time.

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Lincoln's Last Day.....

Today was Lincoln's last day at Next Generation. Lincoln we will miss your smiling face and your cheery 'hello.' You weren't at the over 2's centre for long but you settled in really well and knew all the children's and teachers names.
Please come back and visit us when your new baby arrives.

Love from all the children and teachers at Next Generation.