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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

Email: mairtown@nka.org.nz

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Silver accreditation and healthy heart award

How exciting! Last week at Kindergarten we had a visit from Sport Northland, who came to award us with a silver accreditation for active movement. As a Kindergarten team we have made a commitment to include active movement in all areas of the curriculum. Active movement is everywhere, for instance walking or cycling to Kindergarten, skipping, jumping, dancing, kicking a ball in the park or rolling down hills.

Well done everyone, and a big thank you to Donna for working so hard on this project over the past year. Also thanks to Sport Northland and Roimata for their encouragement, support and advice.

Rona from the Heart Foundation also popped in today to award us with our Healthy Heart Award. This is called a Whanau award and shows that our families/Whanau make a conscientious effort to provide healthy snacks in lunch boxes. Thank you to all our parents and Whanau for your support with this.

"Active movement is engaging in quality physical movement experiences which develop and enhance the spiritual, emotional, social, cognitive and physiological growth of the child. Active movement embodies the whole child". (Sport and Recreation NZ, 2004)


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