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Monday, 1 December 2014

Forest kindergarten leading the way in New Zealand

Tēnā koutou,

This is just a small post from me - Christine - wishing to share with you all something a little special; something that I would love all our whānau and community to read and to be a part of.

It begins with a small story. After being nominated and winning a regional and national NEiTA award earlier this year, I was contacted by ASG and asked if I'd liked to be interviewed for one of their magazines.

ASG has always been a very proud supporter of quality teaching and the education sector in both Australia and New Zealand. It is ASG who formed the National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) in New Zealand in 1996 and have since also launched a magazine.

The magazine they were referring to, is - Early Horizons – this is written for early childhood teachers and is aimed at further supporting the early childhood sector. It is a wonderful example of a publication that celebrates the joy of early learning for young children.

It was a huge honour to be asked for an interview for this publication, and the topic the journalist chose to talk to me about was our wonderful nature programme that we run on Friday mornings at Mair Park.

So, here it is, I have lots of copies available at Kindergarten for anyone who would like to see or read it in print  - but otherwise click HERE for a link to an electronic copy.

I would love to have your feedback on the article; this is a programme all the teachers have worked so very hard at establishing and maintaining. We are also so privileged to have such fabulous support from all our whānau who help on Friday mornings, as well as Sarah (who incidentally was the fabulous photographer for this article).  As a teaching team we are able to see first hand just how much the children of Mairtown love the nature programme, and how they blossom and flourish down in our beautiful Mair Park. 

Hei konā mai, 

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