Whether it's visiting the library, a local school or simply a walk 'around the block' we love getting out and about to explore our communities.
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In a wonderful example of parents going the extra mile at kindergarten Kidsfirst Shirley have a brand our new set of kindergarten t-shirts, that one of their parents had printed for them.
“We are using them whenever we go out and about in the community to help advertise Kidsfirst KIndergartens,” says Head Teacher, Janette Bowen.
Other recent outings sporting the new attire included a visit to their local Shirley library to see some members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra perform.
“And we’ve been wearing them on our walks ‘around the block’ collecting rubbish to help keep our community tidy,” says Janette.
Also out and about in the community recently were the ten oldest children at Kidsfirst Avonhead who visited Avonhead Primary to experience what school is like.
Another day, the kindergarten took a walk to Merrin Primary school to watch the new entrants perform a dance show.
“Strengthening links with school and within the community, revisiting relationships with children who previously attended kindergarten and a developing an awareness of what is within their community,” are just some of the fantastic learning outcomes children gain from these visits, says Head Teacher, Lorraine Stewart.
And check out Kidsfirst MacFarlane Park (below) with their brand new set of high vis vests ready for kindergarten community adventures.
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.