14 February 2018
Dear Parents / Caregivers,
Term 1 Tuesday 30 January - Friday 13 April
Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July
Term 3 Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September
Term 4 Monday 15 October - Friday 7 December
EASTER: Please note that Easter Tuesday 3rd April is a School Holiday and we will also be closed on this day.
FEES: These are $3.00 per hour for those children not receiving ‘20 hours ECE’ and there are 11 weeks in this term. For those enrolled on Mondays you do not have to pay for Auckland Anniversary Day 29 January or Easter Monday 2 April. Those enrolled for Tuesdays do not have to pay for Waitangi Day 7 February or Easter Tuesday 3 April. Those enrolled for Fridays do not have to pay for Good Friday 30 March. There is a discount available for those doing full day sessions who use all their ‘20 ECE’ hours with us. Please collect your invoice from beside the sign-in book as it becomes available. If you would like to pay your fees via the internet please see me. Thank you to those people who have already paid their fees.
SUNHATS: You are reminded that we have a Sun Safety Policy which states that staff and children will wear sunhats when outside in Terms 1 and 4 of each year. To help us comply with this Policy please ensure your child has a named sunhat in their bag. Hats should be full brimmed or have a peak and flaps. You may find it easier to have a hat especially for Kindy, which can then be left in your child’s bag.
PROFILES: Each child has their own profile folder at kindy which shows their learning and progress over time. New learning stories are added to your child’s profile each term and we encourage you to contribute to these by writing your own comments, and sharing photos or stories.
HEALTHY SNACKS: Please remember to keep your child’s snacks as simple and as healthy as possible. Great snacks are sandwiches, fruit, buns, vegetables, crackers, cheese, yoghurt, scones and pikelets. Start now and teach your children healthy eating habits!
‘Much More Than Words – Manuka takoto, kawea ake’ is a new booklet produced by the Ministry of Education for supporting communication development of young children. It includes information about typical communication development in young children and ideas for supporting them. Please see me if you would like a copy.
An outreach of Morrinsville Baptist Church aiming to assist and strengthen our local community. Ezekiel means ‘God strengthens’.