Friday, 24 May 2013


by Lisa Hall

Hello again everyone!

Well after today's soggy fun outside it is definitely feeling autumnal … however, there are some very cool things about the weather getting cooler.

Firstly, leaves.  Lots of lovely leaves.  Golden, red, brown, yellow, pink sometimes too and always the BEST things to pile up, jump around in and just generally chuck about.  On our recent outing to the Truby King Reserve lots of this lovely fun-ness was going on.  You could say some went a bit nuts – chestnuts and acorns and walnuts that is!  We really do start to feel squirrel-like when collecting these wee treasures, playing conkers and hunting for apples, pears, crab-apples, Chilean guavas and the late strawberries that are around.

Secondly, the Blueskin-on-Show Day.  We had a fantastic time at the show – hope you had a go at "Playcentre your cards right' with Tim or had a crack at wiping out Darth Vader with water balloons.  Rhys did a fab job of creating Darth, and a solid effort by a hard-core water-balloon filling team saw a really successful and enjoyable day – and the fight against the Dark side continues to be strong amongst our youth.

Sadly, we have had to say farewell to some of our Playcentre family recently.  Tim, Miwa and Ayano flew away to more tropical climates but have promised guest appearances when they pop back for visits, so it is more of a 'see you again'.  Our lovely Alexis has graduated and is heading off to school now that he is a worldly five-year-old – we miss you, Lexi, your dress-ups and your friendship.  

We have been very excited to welcome Matthew who is really enjoying his new space and friends; and a welcome to Kamahi, Nikau's very new sister.  'Happy birthday' also goes out to the beautiful Leilani – best of birthday wishes to you!

Sport Otago are coming to Warrington Playcentre to share Active Movement activities with us and other local playcentres.  It should be great to grab some new ideas for the winter months ahead.

Matariki is quickly approaching and we look forward to making our lanterns for the march to Warrington School.  Come and join us on 10 June.

If you are around and feel like some company, fun, friends and lots of lovely learning come and join us on Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:15am to 12:15pm.  We'd love to see you.

Ph 027 227 7329


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