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 Kidsfirst King St, the Proud Award winner, 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.
Being Proud is about knowing you've done your best and having confidence in the things around you. Our teachers are proud to be teachers, they're proud of their kindergartens and they're proud to say they work for Kidsfirst and believe in what we stand for.
And, in turn, we're so very proud of them.
Kidsfirst King Street are fulfilled by their work, and it shows in the respect, warmth and welcome they spread around the kindergarten community. Collaboration, especially, is a significant part of their teaching practice and an outlet for pride.
Many people are welcomed into the Kidsfirst King Street whānau – student teachers and additional support people – and all are made to feel important and part of the team. At any one time there could be six or more additional learning support professionals working in partnership with the usual teaching team and parents.
Education Services Manager, Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland described the positive atmosphere at the kindergarten with so much teaching and learning abuzz, “The pride the teachers have for their work is infectious. Professionals and parents who’ve experienced their teaching, speak very highly of the kindergarten and of the real difference the professional and inclusive environment has made for children transitioning to school.”
As an organisation, we are especially proud of what Kidsfirst King Street has achieved, being recognised by the special education community for their advocacy and focus on each individual child’s learning and achievements.
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.