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West Coast book launch
To commemorate over a century of kindergarten in Canterbury and the West Coast, Kidsfirst produced a special coffee table book, filled with memories, photographs, quotes and anecdotes from the past hundred years.
The West Coast book launch happened on the 5th of December at Shantytown. The Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn officially launched the book, and told some lovely stories about his children attending Kidsfirst Karoro many years ago.
As a parent helper, Tony remembers that despite there being at least an illusion of a "roster", he seemed to be asked to mow the kindergarten lawns almost every week!
Attending with him were Kidsfirst Board members, prominent leaders in the community, people with special connections to the association's past, and members of the wider educational community.
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.
Kidsfirst's official book launch was attended by the Grey District Mayor, Tony Kokshoorn.