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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

Email: mairtown@nka.org.nz

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Welcome to term 4

Welcome back to all our children and their families/Whanau, we are going to have a great term 4!

We also welcome Heidi to Mairtown. Heidi is a student teacher in her second year with the Open Polytechnic. We are lucky enough to have Heidi with us for the next five weeks, so come and say hello and introduce yourself.

A quick update on our art auction, after all the costs we have raised an amazing $1600. Well done everyone, this is fantastic and will be such big help in funding our outdoor development. Thank you once again for helping to make this such a successful event for Mairtown Kindergarten.

On the subject of outdoor development, we have had some work taking place during these last holidays. Around the Whare a stunning mosaic pathway has been laid and two macrocarpa benches have been made. We have had contractors Steve Bowling in to complete the work, and lay the grey, green and white stones individually to make up the koru design. 


Zoë "I like how it goes around the little house. You can also twirl around on it".
Eva "It looks like pretty...I like the seats".
Kye "I like all the stones".
Grace "The patterns are really nice".

We have some more planting around the pathway to do which will hopefully be finished in the next week. Please add your comments, we would love to hear how you think our outdoor environment is looking and progressing.


Saturday, 8 October 2011

Art Auction Fundraiser

The children at Kindergarten also created spectacular works using Hundertwasser and Joan Miró as their inspiration.

It was a hugely successful and enjoyable night. All our donated canvases got sold. There were even a few bidding wars, some between family members!

There are so many thank yous we need to say. The families, Whanau and friends of Mairtown Kindergarten are amazing, we obviously could not have done this without you taking the time to complete your art and turn up to bid on the night. Also a huge thanks to Anna and Tracy who spent most of Friday arranging the art on the walls - it looked fabulous. Thank you to all our parent group for taking photographs, placing road signs on verges, helping set up.....the list goes on. Thanks to Glenn our fabulous auctioneer for the night, he was great at keeping everything going smoothly and adding his own sense of humour to the occasion. Thank you to Richard, Joel and Kirsty for organising and manning the bar and to Phoebe who held up each piece of art so we all knew what we were bidding on. I am sure there are many other thank yous I've missed out, lots of people arrived saw a job that needed doing and got stuck in - everyones contribution was what made it such a successful evening.

We're not sure just how much we've managed to raise yet, we will keep you all uptodate, but all profits will go towards upgrading our outdoor environment at Kindergarten.