Monday, 2 December 2013


by Jenn Shulzitski


This month at the Waitati Playcentre, we are connecting with some of the best parts of summer.  We enjoyed an outing to the beach, with sea creatures and the ocean spray as our guides.  We cared for lambs newly born.  We made pizzas, feasting on the veggies from our local Waitati School garden.  We painted outside with our hands and feet, and we got very, very wet.  How important to celebrate these long days of summer! 

With plans to go on the Seasider train (*special Playcentre rates) and the Dunedin Botanic Garden, our tamariki are being exposed to a variety of new experiences and challenges each term.  Our centre offers opportunities for each family to talk about what is important for their children.  (In this way, we can support an individual family’s culture, values, and desires.)  Personally, I feel fortunate to be surrounded by so many gifts for my wh?nau.

We are also grateful for the community support at our fundraising events.  Many, many thanks (huge thanks!) go out to all of the lovely people who supported a festive and successful Casino Night.  You helped us to raise $1800 for Waitati Playcentre. 

With everyone making their own contribution, our parent cooperative is growing and healthy.  Thanks to everyone who makes it better every day.  You can stop by anytime for a visit, Monday-Wednesday 9:15am-12:15pm.  


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