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Kidsfirst Kindergartens Hoon Hay received a highly commended in the Engaged Award 2015, for the Kidsfirst At Our Hearts Awards celebrated at the AGM in May.
The judges said that the team at Kidsfirst Hoon Hay live and breathe ‘engagement.’ They create and make use of many opportunities to actively engage in respectful relationships with their community. Some of their many initiatives have included weekly jump jam sessions at the local school, weekly visits to the new entrants class, involvement in the schools talent quest as well as regular visits to the local rest home.
Kidsfirst Hoon Hays engagement has extended to the establishment and upkeep of large edible gardens to provide healthy food for the community and to fit within their focus on sustainable practices.
Engagement with their pasifika families is a strength and passion within the team. A fale (meeting house) has just been completed on site and the community will come together to bless and celebrate this important addition to the environment.
Their recent presentation at the Professional Learning Hui highlighted whanaungatanga, their sense of connection and engagement with children, families and their wider community. What fantastic examples of Kidsfirst engagement.
Congratulations to the Engaged team at Kidsfirst Hoon Hay.
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.