Term 1 Week 5

Term 1 Week 5

In this panui you will find information about

Playcentre Awareness Week - 6 - 12 March

Only one week to go! Next week is the week we share the wonder of Playcentre with the rest of the world. This week is your last chance to share your Messy Play Passport with potential new Playcentre whānau. Don't let these passports gather dust at your centre, get out there, share the Messy Play Passports and invite your friends, family and neighbours to visit your centre. If you need help to hand out your Messy Play Expert passports give your Centre Support Person a call.

See some of the events that's on offer at our Playcentres to help celebrate and promote Playcentre Awareness Week. If you would like to have your event for Playcentre Awareness Week added to this list email the information to dalene@canplay.org.nz.

On Wednesday 9 March, rain or shine, we'll play and celbrate Playcentre together in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens at the children's playground! See more information here.

We created two Facebook events to help us spread the message. Please share this event with all your family and friends - especially the ones with 0-6 children.

Facebook Playcentre Awareness Event

Facebook Playcentre Teddy Bear's Picnic

What is your centre planning for Playcentre Awareness Week? Share your ideas here on the centre member forum.

And remember to share your photos on Instagram and use the #PlaycentreCPA to help us share the Playcentre story.

Te Mana Whakahaere Hui on Wednesday

The Governing Council hui is on Wednesday 5.30 at the Association Rooms. On the table for discussion is the Playcentre Aotearoa Restructure paper. This meeting is open to all Playcentre whānau.

Playcentre Facebook group

The CanPlay@Playcentre Facebook group is for general communication with Playcentre whānau in Canterbury. Join it here.

Fire drills

Last week was fire drills. If you+ log the data here or email it to kirsty@canplay.org.nz

Employee survey

I am doing a survey on when paid staff would like to receive their holiday pay - either at the end of Term 4 in December, or on the 15th January.  If this affects you, please click the link or copy and paste to your browser to have your say.  It is only a one question survey!  

Vote for Redwood Playcentre

Redwood Playcentre are participating in 'The Great Jennian Crusade' to win a custom-built Crusaders themed bookcase and may also be selected to receive a visit from one or more Crusaders.  Voting is open from 1 March to 1 May 2016.   An online link will be advised soon for voting purposes.  Please cast your vote and help support Redwood Playcentre.

What's on in the wider world?

Children's Day at Spencer Park on Sunday 6th March from 11am-3pm

This free event encourages many families and friends to take time out together and have some FUN.  The event will offer a range of stalls and activities and entertainers for children and their families to enjoy.  Please bring your own drink bottles as there is limited access to water facilities.

Under 5 Fest: 1-7 March 2016, 9:30 - 4:30 everyday

The Under 5 Fest is back in March 2016 with brand new exhibtis and activities! Children and their adults explore a wide range of hands-on science-based activities, you can pat farm animals; build in the construction zone; learn basic scientific principles; listen to stories, play with puppets, and much more!

Playcentre Awareness Week: Opening of new fort area at Redwood Playcentre

Redwood Playcentre is opening their new fort area on Monday 7 March at 4.30pm at 40 Dunedin Street, Redwood.  Come and join the celebrations followed by a potluck BBQ dinner (meat provided).  All welcome!

KidsFest 9-23 July 2016 [Term 2 School Holidays]

Kidsfest 2016 is celebrating 25 years of inspiring, educating and igniting the creative spark in young people. Kidsfest is a great way to raise your centre's community profile, promote your centre and attract new members.

If you would like to participate please email Nicky at office@canplay.org.nz before Friady 11 March with details about your event.

Playcentre to do list

  • Self review: Decide on a focus and gather information
  • Ensure civil defense kit is up to date
  • Get ready to apply for the Rata foundation grant - email Jenny@canplay.org.nz with any questions.
  • Fire drills in Week 4 - These are to be completed the week of the 22nd to 26th February. Please put reminders up at your centre to hold these on each session of that week at 10am.

See the Playcentre 'To Do' list here.

Playcentre Calendar

  • 2 March - Te Mana Whakahaere [Governing Council] Hui
  • 6-12 March Playcentre Awareness Week
  • 8 Playcentre Awarenss Week Teddy Bear's Picnic

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted: Sunday 28 February 2016