Term 2 Week 1
Kia ora koutou
Welcome to Term 2. Hope everyone is enjoying the glorious autumn weather.
Playcentres around Canterbury have been busy in Term 1. Read all the great stories here.
We've even made it into the Ministry of Education Bulletin here.
I am writing a story each week of Term 2 to promote the awesome things going on around Canterbury Playcentres. If you are: doing anything promotional, inviting special visitors into your centre, going to interesting places, connecting in some way with your community... let me know. It might be something that happened at the end of last term. It might be about one child's incredible milestone or about the amazing contribution/involvement of a particular adult. The stories will go on the Canterbury Playcentre Association Facebook page and website, and, where appropriate, I'll send them t local papers. I just need someone to talk to about what happened/is happening, and some photos. Great for promotion of Playcentre generally, but also for your centre.
I am particularly interested in hearing from people who have a family connection to Playcentre spanning three (maybe four?!) generations. Maybe you have a child two at Playcentre now, you went yourself and your mum/dad were also involved. Perhaps your grandmother or father attended PC when they were little (= four generations)! If you have an interesting story to tell about your family involvement, I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Kate. Email me on Hensonkate@gmail.com, text or phone 0272578487
Needs some help to write your story? See Kate's tips about writing great stories about your Playcentre to share with the wider world.
At the end of Term 1 we held three zone hui in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri. The intention of these hui was to bring presidents, coordinators and other key people at centre together to talk about how we manage and govern our centres. While the attendance at these zone hui was low, it was a great opportunity to share some ideas in smaller forums. We will schedule another round of zone hui at the end of Term 3. We hope to see many more people attending those hui.
See slides of the discussions here.
The collective wisdom is that we need to grow our rolls. The question is do you need more families? Or do you need your current families to attend more sessions? Read this article to discover the magic number of families.
Pixlr is a great free online image editor to edit photos and create images. Check it out
All the Term 2 programmes are now out. Be quick with your bookings. Limited spaces available.
Please support Woodend Playcentre by ordering your new 2016/2017 Entertainment Membership now. 20% of every membership sold contributes towards Playcentre equipment.
Paediatric Nutrition & Whole Food Basics PD for ECE
This course is designed specifically for the needs of early childhood educators. It was developed by a Nutritionist, author and mother. Discover how simple it is to implement healthy, whole food changes.
To register for the Christchurch course on Monday 11 July from 9.30am-2.00pm, venue TBC please visit http://www.nourishedbeginnings.org/courses-workshops/
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“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
- Allan W Watts
Posted: Monday 2 May 2016