This kindergarten rounded off their Matariki celebrations with a bang, burning up the kindergarten dance floor with a strobe-lit disco...
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A highly anticipated event, the children at Kidsfirst Woolley Street had been excitedly counting down the days, helping with the decorations and choosing their favourite tunes for the evenings playlist.
“It went really, really well with a fantastic turnout,” says Relieving Head Teacher, Jolene Hemmingsen. “The children were excited to come back at night and to see the kindergarten under the cover of darkness, but transformed with all of the colourful disco lights,”
Tamariki had a ball – jumping around to the beats and asking whānau to join them on the dance floor. Also on offer was a sausage sizzle, donated cakes and glow sticks, with funds raised to be put towards buying extra resources for the kindergarten.
“It was a fantastic get-together and a great way to wind down towards the end of term,” says Jolene. “Also a lovely chance to reinforce those feelings of manaakitanga – including our whānau and being kind and caring to each other.”
With their focus on making connections and building relationships, Kidsfirst Woolley Street thought a disco night would be a fun way to further include extended whānau.
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.