Term 3 Week 1-2

Term 3 Week 1-2

What Playcentre is all about

Ever wondered what Playcentre is all about? Andrea Read from Linwood Playcentre shares her story. A 'second home' for Andrea's three girls, Playcentre is all about friendships, families and fantastic play experiences for all. Read Andrea's story here.

Have you completed Course 2?

We would love you to join us on Course 3 starting on Sunday 7th August. Course 3 will build on your knowledge about how tamariki play and learning, how to develop an inclusive culture at yoru centre and building your skills and competencies to work cooperatively with others. If you start this term, you could complete this by the end of the year and make a massive difference to your participation on session. Register here for Course 3. See you there!

Learning Together Hui

Thursday 11th of August 2016 from 7.30-9.30pmat the CPA Office, 17 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch.   Agenda items include a representative from Creative Junk and a discussion on self review facilitated by Ruth Beyer.   Please register here by 9th of August.

Make your GP team your first call 24/7 - GP teams provide care around clock

The Canterbury DHB kicked off a ‘care around the clock’ campaign to raise awareness of the fact that you can call your usual general practice number 24/7 and when they’re closed, a team of nurses is available to answer your call. The nurses provide free health advice, and if you need to be seen urgently by a doctor, they can tell you what to do and where to go. Read more about the around the clock care campaign.

Policies for Review

July #12 Positive Guidance Policy
August #16 Accident, Illness & Infectious Disease Policy

What's on in the wider world?

Brainwave Trust Aotearoa : Early Years & Adolescent FREE Seminars
For information about the latest upcoming seminars please visit our websitewww.canterburyplaycentre.org.nz; Book It; @ The Wider World and to register :www.brainwave.org.nz/register or contact Stephanie Mainprize at steph.mainprize@xtra.co.nz or 
021 668 977.   
The Early Years seminars provide information for parents/caregivers of babies and young children and Adolescent seminars is for parents/caregivers of children 8+ years old.

CCC Neighbourhood Week : 28 October-6 November
A reminder that for Playcentres in the CCC area, applications for Neighbourhood Week funds close 5pm on Friday 19 August 2016.    
Email neighbourhoodweek@ccc.govt.nz or phone 941 8999.

World Breastfeeding Week : 1-7 August 2016
The Big Latch On is back!
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August
Events are happening around the country so get involved atwww.biglatchon.org.nz

Heart Foundation 
For recipes visit www.fuelled4life.org.nz/recipes
All Healthy Heart Award information and sample policies can be found onwww.learnbyheart.org.nz  


Glow Products
Glow Sticks Ltd. have a selection of glow products to help you with your next fundraising event, buy in bulk and sell to family and friends, throw parties or set up a stall and raise those much needed funds for your Playcentre!
Visit GlowSticksLtd.co.nz

Playcentre to do list

See the Playcentre 'To Do' list here.

Playcentre calendar

See the Playcentre Calendar here.

Find us online

On Instagram #PlaycentreCPA

Like us on Facebook

Join the Facebook group to discuss Playcentre with other Playcentre whānau.

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” 
― Ruth Reichl

Posted: Tuesday 2 August 2016