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Queens Park Early Childhood Education
and Care are delighted to announce we are
now licensed for four children under two!
We relicensed due to request from parents
who have siblings under two. So now
babies and toddlers can attend along
with their brother or sisters who are over
two. It gives us a truly family environment
allowing children to grow and learn at their
Since opening 10 years ago, Lucia Rogers
and her team of qualified and in-training
teachers, teacher aide/cook have built a
good wholesome relationship with children,
parents, whanau and families. This is
evident as some children are now the
second or third child in the family to attend
Our routines and learning programme
provide for a fun, wholesome day that
extends the child's thinking and provides
for their daily needs.
We have all the standard resources such as
painting, playdough, baking, collage, blocks,
maths games, writing and letter recognition,
Te Reo and outdoor equipment.
But in addition, we also have the awesome
extension sessions of swimming, soccer,
yoga, gym and basketball. The children
thrive through these enjoyable activities,
learning and growing easily.
We have recently had an excellent
unconfirmed report from the Education
Review Office. We have also completed an
18 month self-review of Mathematics and
Literacy in Early Childhood.
Our exceptional quality gives us, the
teachers, the fulfilment of knowing we
have provided the best possible service
and that each child we care for and teach
is going out into the world armed with the
necessary skills to be happy and content.
We are open Monday to Friday from 7.45am
to 5.15pm. Come and visit us and see how
our learning and care programme works.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO POP IN AT ANY TIME!
61 Gala Street | Phone: 03 931 0557
Only The Best For
Only The Best For
with Mary Witsey.
Boots vs Suits
Fundraising frenzy: ''Boots'' team captain Mick McMaster, left, takes on ''Suits''
team caption Bruce Hughes as they prepare for their fundraising extravaganza in
Winton this Saturday. They are surrounded by a selection of the auction items on
offer as part of the town's massive Boots vs Suits event. Tickets to the
extravaganza have already sold out, but anyone interested in viewing the
auction items can visit their Facebook page and make a phone bid on 236 6008.
Saturday's event will see the two teams battling it out for supremacy across a
variety of entertaining and comical competitions, with auctions during the
evening to raise funds for the Winton Skatepark and community pool facilities,
the Winton Football, Rugby League and Touch Club's new consortium
development and for Hillside Primary School.
Photo: MARY WITSEY
Instruments shown: Maori carver, musician and teacher Jerome Kavanagh entertains Limehills School students during a
special Maori workshop at the school.
Photo: MARY WITSEY
Traditional music heard
Limehills students celebrated
Maori Language week in style
with a visit by Maori carver,
musician and teacher Jerome
In Southland to spread the word
about kapa haka - Maori perform-
ing arts - Mr Kavanagh involved
the students in a workshop of
Maori instruments, games and
haka, the workshop aimed at
fostering children's links with the
''It's about reminding our kids of
their connection with the
''Each of the instruments repres-
ents the voices of the elements,
the ocean, the forests and the
In Southland for two weeks Mr
Kavanagh will hold 28 edu-
cational workshops across the
province, from Te Anau to
Riverton and Bluff, working with
pre-school and primary students,
along with leading early child-
hood and primary teacher profes-
sional development workshops.
Mr Kavanagh is part of a group
dedicated to the preservation of
taonga puro (traditional Maori
He carves and plays the instru-
ments himself and has a collec-
tion of about 40.
''It's not hard to be passionate
about this,'' he said.
Mr Kavanagh was brought to the
province by Southern REAP, to
coincide with Maori Language
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