ECE relief teachers using retirement savings in lockdown. RNZ Morning Report.
The staff and children of Renwick Kindergarten were bowled over when they visited their local Rousehill Reserve on Monday to find that three new taps and a drinking fountain had been installed since their last visit. The little school, who are the self-appointed kaitiaki (guardians) of the reserve, appealed to council prior to lockdown last year for water to be supplied to the reserve to assist with the care of…Keep Reading
The Kindergartens South Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Edwards to the position of General Manager – he will take up the role in late June 2021. In announcing the appointment, President, Pauline Smith said ” we are delighted to welcome Patrick to the team. He brings a wealth of regional, national, and international general management and leadership expertise to the Association”. Like many not-for-profit organisations we…Keep Reading
Oamaru Kindergarten Association (OKA) is taking the next step in its journey of strengthening connections with the community and giving back. The OKA office has moved to 209-211 Thames St and on Monday, it will open its new Family Hub next door. OKA general manager Julie Craig said the Family Hub was something quite dear to her heart and had been about eight years in the making. Read the full…Keep Reading
South Canterbury Kindergarten Association Board Chairperson Johshua Taylor talks with New Zealand Kindergartens CEO Jill Bond about the mahi of New Zealand Kindergartens and why kindergarten should be the first choice for your child’s early childhood education.
A rural kindergarten has taken a step closer to their goal of achieving Enviroschool excellence, with the installation of solar panels. Renwick Kindergarten is one of the few early childhood centres in the country to have achieved green-gold status in the environmental programme, and they have no intention of leaving it there. Read the full story in Stuff Education News.
The inaugural Hanan Kindergarten Colour Run attracted about 200 people to West End Park off Wai-iti Rd on Sunday, with organiser Nicole Rooney saying the surprisingly big turnout saw their supply of red, blue, green, and yellow powder deplete “pretty quickly”. Families ran, walked, and crawled through a riot of colour to raise nearly $1000 for a Timaru kindergarten. Find out more in the Timaru Herald.
Antennae can often be seen atop bee-lover Rae Shurbutt’s head while she tends to her pupils and beehives. Now the Bayfield Kindergarten teacher is considering getting a black and yellow-striped cape to go with them, after winning an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Hero Award yesterday. Read the full story here in the Otago Daily Times.
Bayfield Kindergarten has a very busy beehive in its back garden and as a birthday treat Frankie was one of two pupils allowed to don the school’s child-sized beekeeping suits and get up close and personal with the nectar-gathering insects.
The hive was introduced this year as an additional teaching tool in a school which already has an active nature programme, including several animals and a full vegetable garden.
The Picton Kindergarten float for the town’s Christmas parade doesn’t happen overnight … it takes weeks to pull together.
And this year, the theme of their float is based around a book and song in te reo Māori which counts down the number of sleeps until Santa comes.
Past and present kindergarten teachers have celebrated 75 years of kindergartens in South Canterbury.
About 90 people gathered at the Landing Service Building, in Timaru, on Saturday afternoon for speeches and reminiscing.
South Canterbury Kindergartens general manager Dave Hawkey said about 30 of those attending were former head teachers.