EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE: The confirmed report from the Education Review Office is now available on line from the www.ero.govt.nz website.
SHARE & EXCHANGE: We have a Share & Exchange Community Hub. This is in the hallway off the office where we have placed a large cane basket and shelves. If you have items in good working order that you no longer need, you can place them in the basket or on the shelves for others to help themselves to. This is not a financial undertaking - just a chance to pass on items that are no longer of use to you but may be useful to others.
Fund Raising sub-Committee: If you wish to support our committee in some or all the projects, email admin@childcareInvercargill.co.nz or let the office know.
While we are fortunate to have such a spacious building and site, this means we are also faced with significant property projects to help us adapt the building to be better equipped for our tamariki. Our fund raising team work hard to help us fund the extras that we need.
Current Fund Raiser: Now that our Infant room refurbishment is complete our next big project is the Kawakawa Room. We have big changes to make in this room to improve the indoor - outdoor accessibility for the children. These changes will involve taking out walls and re-organising the entrance ways. This will be the focus of our fundraising for the next year. Any suggestions on ways to raise money will be gratefully received.
Our new committee for this year: Rachael Hewton is the President of our Governance Committee: Other committee members are: Kate Marshall, Lorna Allott, Claire Spencer, Andrew Marshall, Darlene Ivar-Johnstone, Chloe Cunningham, Mel McCormack
The strategic goals for 2017- 2019 we aspire to:
* Have effective communication systems with children, whanau, staff and stakeholders (upgraded technology, Facebook & community presence)
* Support teachers to be current in their knowledge for quality teaching - embedded code of professional responsibility and standards, embedded 2017 Te Whaariki, and robust appraisal process to ensure best learning outcomes for our children.
* Develop our spacious environment to facilitate consistent quality opportunities for children with an emphasis on "things natural"
From time to time we have food left over at lunch times. We are going to pack the leftovers up and put them in the fridge/freezer in the whanau room- by the kitchen. If you know you are going to have a very hectic day, with not much time for getting a meal ready, you can take a look in the fridge/freezer and check out if there is something in there for you to take home.