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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, 7 April 2015

'Awhi is good medicine'

We are currently enjoying the term break here at Mairtown and will return on the 20th April. I hope that you all had the opportunity to get out and make the most the Easter weekend's glorious weather and if you are lucky enough to be having an extended holiday with your tamariki, we wish you a refreshing and inspired break.

Recently on my visit's to other kindergarten's in NKA I had the pleasure in reading this little phase about hugs at Tikipunga. It's a beautiful reminder for us all...

Awhi is good medicine.

It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift.

You need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs for maintenance and 12 for growth.

Scientists say that hugging is a form of communication because it can say things that you don't have words for.

The nicest thing about an awhi is that you usually can't give one without getting one back.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Pai tou ra