At Our Heart Awards.
Proud, Engaged, Whānau, Passionate, and Inspiring – these are the Kidsfirst At Our Heart values that we live out every day, at kindergarten. Every year we recognise the teaching teams who have particularly exemplified these values with certificates for runners-up, and trophies for the winners.
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Congratulations to our Passionate winner, Kathy Harford, recognised in the 2018 At Our Heart Awards, presented at the AGM in May.
"It’s certainly one of my favourite times of the year, when we can recognise the kindergartens and teaching teams who’ve really shone and exceeded all expectations," says Kidsfirst CE, Sherryll Wilson.
Kidsfirst people are passionate people. Whatever we do, our passion shows in the way we go about things. Our energy and enthusiasm is evident in all of our communities. We care about doing what we do well.
Our Passionate winner Kathy Harford is an outstanding individual. She’s a great advocate for Kidsfirst, always with a positive outlook and can-do attitude.
Over the past year, Kathy worked at two Kidsfirst kindergartens, and has increased participation and roll numbers at both. She is passionate about ensuring whānau are aware of kindergarten and the rich experiences and opportunities tamariki can have there. She attends lots of community events and uses the opportunity to spread the good word about Kidsfirst.
Working with organisations, Kathy managed to receive donations of food, resources, labour, social support and more for the kindergarten and local families.
She is always enhancing her knowledge, bringing more Te Reo language and best practice pedagogy to her kindergarten. We are lucky to have such a passionate advocate for all things Kidsfirst.
Congratulations Kathy Harford!
Although we celebrate these values each year with awards and certificates, we know that tamariki, families and communities see the behaviours and commitment associated with our values every day, in so many different ways in all of our wonderful kindergartens across the network. So congratulations and keep doing what you're doing so well.
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