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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Congratulations Kim

This coming week on Monday 20th July we begin a new term, and welcome Kim Townsend back to us as head teacher after her secondment to the Northland Kindergarten Association's (NKA) professional practice management team.

We are delighted to have Kim back, I know everyone has missed her, and certainly there will be some excited children on Monday.

Before the new term begins however, I thought I should celebrate some other good news with our community and whānau. Last night (Friday 17th July) the NKA held their annual appreciation evening and Kim was awarded a Kauri Scholarship to attend an 8 day outward bound course focusing on leadership – well done Kim J

For those who would like to know more click here for a link to the outward bound website. The course Kim is choosing to do is called a Navigator course and is based on learning through experience, adventure, challenge and plenty of physical activity in the outdoors. 

The outward bound website states,
'Our courses are designed to be mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging for the average participant. Activities occur in all weather conditions and can include off-track tramping, camping outside (sometimes alone), whitewater and surf kayaking, running, sailing, swimming, rock climbing and high-ropes.’

Kim, moments after receiving her Kauri Scholarship 

Kim is an amazing, visionary and inspirational teacher and we are all so proud of her! Well done Kim we know you will be fantastic and that you will use this experience to enhance your practice further through this leadership opportunity.

Ngā Mihi nui,


Mairtown Kindergarten said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Christine. I feel totally honoured and fortunate to be the recipient of this scholarship. I anticipate that this adventure will hold immense challenge, learning and rewards. It's very exciting!
Nga mihi

Tania said...

Wow congratulations Kim, we are super excited for you!. You will have a blast I'm sure and we'll all look forward to hearing great stories of your adventures when you get back. From the team at Bream Bay Kindergarten.

Nancy said...

Congratulations and well done to an inspirational women.
Much love from her very proud mother.