Term 4 Weeks 5 - 10

Term 4 Weeks 5 - 10

Cool stories

This term we farewelled Kate Barber as our Playcentre storyteller and welcomed Frances Martin as the new storyteller. Here is a linttle introduction from Frances 

My Playcentre journey began in the 1980s when I attended Ashridge Road Playcentre in Napier. More recently I have a background in secondary education but it's learning, in all its forms, that continues to excite me. My son, Elliott, is almost two. Having him in my life has definitely been the most enjoyable and rewarding learning experience of my life so far. Elliott and I joined the Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre community in May and have been pleased to find that it's a wonderful addition to our learning journey. I am looking forward to hearing about and sharing your learning stories as the Storyteller for the Canterbury Playcentre Association.

Thanks again,Frances

Click here to read Frances' first story. It's a story about how our Kaikoura whānau make things work after the earthquake.

If you have a story to tell email Frances at stories@canplay.org.nz

We would also love to post your stories on our website. So please email your stories to office@canplay.org.nz and we will get it onto our website.

Communication strategy for 2017

It's that time of the year when we review and plan for the next year. We would like to get your feedback about how we can improve communication. If you have a moment please complete this survey about communication.

Marketing strategy for 2017

We're always reviewing our marketing strategy. What do yo think we need to focus on for 2017? Share your thoughts with anna@canplay.org.nz

To help us planning we would like to hear how you discovered Playcentre. Please complete this short survey.

2017 Dates

The Association office closes on Tuesday 20 December at 2.30pm, the Playcentre Shop closes on Thursday 22 December at 2.00pm and we will both re-open on Monday 30 January 2017 at 9.00am.

Centres can commence Term 1 2017 from 30 January or earlier if required - please liaise with your Centre Support person.

Basecamp for centres

We have been using Basecamp for a couple of years and find it to be a a very useful tool for discussion and it can improve communication greatly. In 2017 we would like to use Basecamp to communicate with centres so if you are keen to be added to the Basecamp list, please email your email address to dalene@canplay.org.nz

Basecamp can also be used as a self review tool. We would like to offer Basecamp access to any centres that would like to use it for communication, self review or another purpose. If you are interested in trialing it email dalene@canplay.org.nz


Posted: Tuesday 13 December 2016