Amazingly, we have reached the final week of kindergarten for the year, before our Christmas break.
To celebrate the past year, the achievements of our children and contributions from our whānau, last Thursday we held a picnic party at Mair Park.
It was glorious summer weather and so wonderful to see everyone relaxing, families catching up with each other and children playing. Many children arrived in some spectacular fancy dress outfits. What a great effort everyone!
For a bit of fun we also organised some traditional games, an egg and spoon race, sack race and my personal favourite the hula-hoop challenge!
We also had a treasure hunt amongst the trees and bushes. It’s great when it's treasure you can eat!
As a little surprise Mr Whippy visited us and handed out delicious cones of ice cream to the children. This was a lovely cooling treat for our hot afternoon, and as Kate told me, “This is just what I needed!”
We finish for the year this Thursday the 19th December and will return next year on Wednesday 22nd January. From all of us at Mairtown we wish our children and families a Happy Christmas – enjoy your well-earned holidays. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all our families and whānau over the year for your help at Kindergarten. All your help - no matter how big or small - is really appreciated and makes a big difference for us as a teaching team. We couldn’t do it without you all!
Finally, good luck and lots of success to our children who are leaving us for school. Although we will miss you all, we know you are all ready for this next step in your education – haere rā!
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me TeTau Hou
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.