Kidsfirst Kindergartens At Our Heart Awards recognise the kindergartens, early learning centres and individuals who epitomise our core values...
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Congratulations to Inspiring Award Winner, Peter Fleming, former Head Teacher of Kidsfirst Broomfield and current Kidsfirst Relieving Teacher, recognised in the 2016 At Our Heart Awards, presented at the AGM in May.
Our values are very important to us as an association and we're so proud to be able to celebrate them in this way.
Inspiring - where would we be without inspiration? It drives us and makes us better, and sometimes when you see people doing something really special it spurs you on to do even more yourself. We're so fortunate to have so many inspiring people within Kidsfirst who amaze us with their energy, commitment and imagination.
Peter Fleming is certainly one of those teachers whose innovative ideas and sense of calm leave some in awe, motivated to expand their teaching practice, as he continually demonstrates.
Since resigning as head teacher at Kidsfirst Broomfield to become a reliever – with the aim to experience working in every Kidsfirst kindergarten – he is regularly requested by teaching teams. His peaceful outlook brings a calm to the kindergartens he works in, an aura he has already spread to more than half of the Canterbury kindergartens – a testament to his work ethic and drive to develop as a teacher.
Education Services Manager, Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland says, “Peter Fleming is a great leader and role model to have working around our network. His vast experience coupled with creativity and a curiosity that the children feed off, brings lots of new experiences to each kindergarten he visits. He’s a great personality to work with and has a keenness to extend his practice and be the best he can be – making him very popular and busy these days!”
Outdoor play is where his approach and wisdom really shine. By integrating more physically active play in the kindergartens he works with, teachers have seen the positive impact on children’s learning and wellbeing.
Although we celebrate these values each year with awards and certificates, we know that people see the behaviours and commitment associated with our values every day, in so many different ways in our wonderful kindergartens. So congratulations and keep doing what you're doing so well.
The Kidsfirst At Our Heart Awards reflect the core values of Kidsfirst
and what we believe in.
... with people, places, opportunities, ideas and our heritage
... and always striving
of the difference we make in lives, every day
People are at our heart
We love what we do
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.