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Generations connect at kindergarten
Grandparents hold a very special place in children’s lives, and it’s a relationship that’s celebrated wholeheartedly at Kidsfirst Hillmorton.
The kindergarten prides itself on its sense of community, and this was once again seen in action at the Grandparents Day held at the end of last year. The kindy group welcomed back many grandparents who have been to these special events before, and welcomed some to their first Grandparents Day.
The children made sure their special guests felt welcomed, and delighted in singing some special Christmas songs for them.
Head Teacher Margaret McCormick says they were thrilled to see the kindy’s strong links with family and whānau recognised in their ERO report last year, with the report stating: ‘Many parents and grandparents have long standing association with the kindergarten through their own attendance at kindergarten’.
She says this is what makes the kindergarten so special.
“And it still excites me each time we have a Grandparents Day and one or other of the grandparents meets up with a friend from long ago, or tells me with pride that they came to this kindergarten or that they brought their child here. Last year was no exception! We currently have quite a number of our families who have been ‘kindy kids’ in the Hillmorton community over the years.”
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.
Grandparents Day at Kidsfirst Hillmorton is a generational affair with many grandparents who were 'kindy kids' themselves, at one time or another.
Its these strong family links which were praised in the kindy's recent ERO report last year.