Our Centre-wide Umbrella concept which we had adopted in the year 2020 -‘Relationships’ has become increasingly relevant and prudent during our experience with COVID-19,which brought unexplained disruptions to our life.
We feel so proud of our collective efforts as we faced the unique challenges together and formed genuine and reciprocal bonds with our whanau, children and teachers. In the process, our community of learners are exploring the value of self-worth and knowledge about oneself.
This year we will be focusing on the key value ‘Identity’ as the Umbrella Concept being adopted by our Centre.
We are curious about our childen’s kaiako and whanau thoughts on how we can enhance our positive sense of identity. We ask our parents the following questions:
What social or cultural identity is important to you as a family?
How do you promote your child’s sense of identity?
Group Learning: Who We Are
Recently, the relevance and importance of our centre-wide Umbrella Concept- ‘Identity’ feels more apparent as we notice how the older children behave with a renewed sense of responsibility as they guide and care for the new younger children here at the centre. The curious learners are also wondering about each other’s cultures, languages and identities and desire to know each other better.
In the coming months, we aim to fuel our children’s imaginations further to discover our sense of identity and belonging through our Centre-wide Group Project ‘Who We Are’.
Healthy Heart Award
Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre, Glendowie is the proud recipient of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award which is valid for two years. It recognises our Centre’s ongoing commitment to promoting healthy eating habits and physical activity.
To add to the glory, our Centre has also won the Big Heart Day ‘Healthiest Kai’ competition. Our prize would be a visit from mascot, Hearty and we would soon be sharing pictures from the event.