What is happening?
Our children have been keenly observing and exploring how Healthy Bodies lead to Healthy Minds and how these two concepts are deeply related and complement each other. In the process, our children are also forming reciprocal relationships not only with each other but also with their environment. Keeping this in mind, this year we propose the value of ‘Relationship’ as the Umbrella concept at our Centre. We would be focussing on strong and meaningful relationships with our community and Whanau.
We have been curious about our children’s, Kaiako and whanau’s thoughts on how we are nurtured by relationships. We asked our parents the following questions:
What does having strong and meaningful relationships with each other mean to you as a family.
How do you encourage your children in developing warm and reciprocal relations with each other?
The Power of Physical Movement:
Over a couple of months, children, teachers and whanau have actively participated in the current Group Project ‘Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds’. This has marked a huge difference in developing healthy eating habits amongst our tamariki. We are now exploring the relationship between being physically active and promoting overall health and well-being through outdoor play, yoga and mindfulness.
According to Te Whāriki (MoE, 2017), the individual child, at the heart of the model is shaped over time and is nested within “contexts and relationships of family, community and wider local, national and global influences. Kaiako participate in, and may influence, some or all of these contexts” (p. 60).
24 January: Chinese New Year
27 January: Auckland Anniversary (Closed)
5 February: Waitangi Day Celebration
6 February: Waitangi Day (Closed)
19 February: Big Heart Day Celebration
3 March: World Wild Life day
10 March: Parent Teacher Evening
17 March: St. Patrick day