Kia ora Karori Kids Whānau,
Kia ora koutou. I hope you are all well and safe.
We hope that you enjoyed your Easter long weekend this month.
BUSY KARORI KIDS TAMARIKI
This month our tamariki have been actively involved in lots of exploration activities. They continue to find fascination in learning bugs: digging worms, finding weta and spiders. Having this experience in the Centre promotes understanding about the natural, social and physical, spiritual in their environment.
They also been enjoying strengthening relationships through sharing, taking turns and helping peers. These
opportunities help our tamariki develop their sense of belonging. They know that they have a place and their rights are respected and valued
Karori Kids whanau also greatly involved in Easter celebration. Our kaiako actively involved our tamariki in easter craft, egg hunts, hot cross buns baking. This celebration enhances our tamariki’ s understanding how things work here in their community. They learn to anticipate routine, customs, and regular events.
The children have also been engaging in taking care for this place as they did a lot of gardening for this moth. They planted vegetable and removed weeds in the garden. They also been looking after our new planted grass by regularly watering it.
Our tamariki also did a lot of music and movement. A lot of tamariki enjoy dancing and music and supporting this interest through playing music in the air and engaging them in playing musical instruments are vital. This develops musical appreciation and gaining confidence and coordination in their body.
Internal evaluation update: “How effectively are we in providing an inclusive environment that sustains the languages, cultures and identities of our akonga?”
We are now in the process of implementing our action plans. As an outcome of our data gathering, two major plans have been agreed to do:
creating provocations/programmes that reflect the culture, identity and language; strengthening the assessment practices - making sure that teachers reflect a culturally responsive pedagogy.
We have sent off our evidence to support the revision of our ERO draft report findings to a higher rating. We are now waiting for the final report and we hope that the final rating provides a more accurate reflection of all the wonderful collaborative work Karori Kids Kaiako and whānau do to promote strong learning outcomes for tamariki.
Autumn/Ngahuru: this Autumn we will continue to undertake weekly walks to keep our bodies healthy, working in the gardens to grow seasonal kai and enjoying the beautiful Autumn coloured leaves in our art and crafts. Tracy will be enjoying well deserved holidays in April & May.
Teachers Only Day
We had a meaningful and productive teacher’s only day. Shelby, one of our parents came in to talk about wellbeing. We also had our tour to Te Wharewaka o Poneke which enhanced our understanding about Maori rich culture and history of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) and the Te Atiawa/Taranaki Whanui (tribe).
Our next teachers Only Day is on Friday, 21st of October 2022
10 year anniversary
We also would like to commend Catherine Wards Davey as she celebarted her 10 years anniversary at Karori Kids Incorporated last month. The Centre is very fortunate to have her. Her loyalty and committment to Centre is truly admirable.
Our working bee is on Saturday, the 20th of May. We have listed down some of the works that needs to be done on Working Bee. The list of works will be emailed to you this week.
Please remind your children to keep their toys at home; this is to minimise choking hazards, disputes and lost property. Aside from named news items on Mondays only.
Please supervise your older children when they are visiting the centre to role model safe play for the younger children.
We have reviewed our Relieving Teachers policy. This policy will be emailed to you for your comments and inputs before the end of the month.
Reminders: Up to date immunisation records
Please make sure you provide the Centre a copy of your child’s immunisation record if they have a new one.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuous support at Karori Kids. Kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi ki a koutou katoa.
He waka eke noa