Recently there has been great anticipation and excitement as we have been counting down to our ‘Party Day’. Finally the day arrived and on Wednesday the 27th of September we held our ‘Party Day’ but there was more to it than just a party. After some sneaky secret planning and organising we managed to surprise Kate as well, it was a party to celebrate Kate and her time with us.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” Dr Seuss
At Mairtown Kindergarten we believe it is really important to celebrate everyone’s time with us. Over the years we have developed a lovely and meaningful farewell ritual which we surprised Kate with today. As part of our farewell celebration Kate got to choose a game, she was adorned with some beautiful fabrics, she received one of our beautiful hand made pottery tui and had some delicious kai. After morning tea the party theme continued with face painting, dancing and party games including musical bumps and statues.
Kate has been with us since August last year as a long-term reliever, yet during that time she has become a valued and treasured member of our team. Kate is a lovely teacher with a gentle, caring nature, we have seen her grow and blossom in the time she has been with us at Mairtown, and I know she will be missed. Today was a wonderful opportunity to be able to say thank you to Kate for all her hard work, to wish her well in the future and to present her with a lovely gift as well as a gorgeous card beautifully illustrated by the children.
“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” Dr Seuss
The end of term is fast approaching, we hope you all enjoy the term break and we all look forward to seeing you back for term 4 on Monday 16th October.
He wā motuhake
A special moment
Ngā mihi nui