Message for Parents

Firstly I would again like to introduce myself to the Junior Community. I am Kay Hayes and I am returning back from Maternity Leave. I am returning to the job of Community Leader for years 0-3. This is the role that Nadine has temporarily filled.

I would like to acknowledge the hard work that Nadine has done in this role for the past two terms. She has done a great job and will be helping me with the change over and getting up to speed.

Now I have to fill you all in on some of the exciting plans we have for Term 4 2015.

As you will know from IEM’s we have a lot of Health related projects on the go for this term and therefore have decided to theme the whole term around these. The term will focus on ‘Healthy Minds’, ‘Healthy Bodies’ and possibly ‘Healthy Communities’.

There are a number of key events, dates, trips etc that we will need you to know about and also to help with. In the hope to make this easier for all of us I have created a table below that I will keep updating and sending out. As usual some things may change.

At this stage I would like to draw your attention to the Community Shared Healthy Lunch on the first Wednesday back (Weds 14th Oct.) Please can you send in some food to share. As a focus this term is ‘Healthy Bodies’ please no chips, biscuits etc We will be having a fun Community afternoon after the lunch and we invite parents to come and join us for both. Children will need some spare clothes this day as our games may include water and getting wet. Weather permitting of course.

After the Community afternoon we will have a Community and Homebase meeting. This is a key meeting for our Community and begins at around 3.15. Parents are requested to attend this meeting.

Key Date

Time

Event

Place

Parent Support Needed

Weds 14th October from 12.30 Community lunch and games afternoon Discovery Campus Healthy food

Open Invitation

Weds 14th October 3.15 pm Discovery Campus

Wharenui

Weds 21st Oct All Day Trip into CBD CBD Transport
Weds 28th Oct All Day Trip into CBD CBD Transport
Weds 4th Nov – Fri 6th Nov 3 days Camp Waipara Boys Brigade
Weds 11th Nov All Day Trip into CBD CBD Transport
Weds 18th Nov All Day Trip into CBD CBD Transport
Mon 23rd Nov – Tues 24th Nov Mornings Swimming Starfish Parents to walk
 Weds 25th Nov – Fri 27th Nov 3 days PINs Anywhere Workshops and or workshop support
Mon 30th Nov – Fri 4th Dec Mornings Swimming Starfish Parents to walk
Weds 2nd Dec from 12.30 Community lunch and event Discovery Campus Healthy food

Open Invitation

Fri 4th Dec Evening TBC Discovery Campus COL Te Hapua (Halswell Community Centre) Open Invitation
Weds 9th Dec TBC Parents Dinner TBC

That’s a lot but hopefully all for now. Happy holidays and I look forward to chatting to lots of you next term.