Last week we welcomed Rona and Branco from the Heart Foundation to Mairtown. They had come to award our Kindergarten with an impressive Gold Healthy Heart Award (Pā-Harakeke) in recognition of 'an environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity'.
Ka pai Mairtown parents, whānau, children and teaching team. We have been able to achieve gold status because of the on-going support from families who provide their children with scrumptious healthy kai and by encouraging the children to be involved in daily active movement.
The team would also like to acknowledge the excellent job Donna made of putting this application together. This included information about our annual Matariki festivities, team self-review on celebrations, examples of our children's physical robustness, the blog site and connections with our families and community. All these experiences helped us to achieve this great award!
After gifting us with our certificate, the children responded to Rona's korero with a waiata (Tu tiramai), which they sung with spirit and energy. Then it was time to line up and receive a heart shaped sticker!
Celebrating success is an important focus in our engagement with children and families at Mairtown. Collaborating with parents and whānau about healthy eating and physical activity helps our children to become champions of their health and well-being in the future.
Mauri tū mauri ora
An active soul is a healthy soul