Eighth Edition – 14th October 2013

by / Monday, 14 October 2013 / Published in Latest posts

Talofa ni Parents/Caregivers

Parents please keep your child at home if they are sick, especially if they have been advised by your doctor to remain at home. Please provide medical certificate when your child needs to be away for more than three (3) days.

We are just concluding our month of Children’s Interest on Transportation. To end off this part of our programme we facilitated field trips for children to view aeroplanes arriving and departing, train rides to Britomart and bus ride to Manukau. This month our Children’s Interest will be on Music.
Parents if you are able to play a musical instrument, we would love for you to share your gifts and talents with our children.

  • Dates to remember for Term 4
  • Tokelau Language Week – Sunday 27th October to Saturday 2nd November
  • Labour Day – Monday 28th October
  • Sports Day – Friday 8th November
  • Parents Interviews – Thursday 28th November
  • Cultural End of Year Party theme “Cook Islands” – Wednesday 18th December
  • Last day of School – Friday 20th December
  • Tokelau Language Week

In celebration of the Tokelau Language week, our Centre will be hosting the launch of this special occasion on “Labour Day” Monday 28th October. Please feel free to come along with your children to celebrate with us.

*Please note the Centre will be closed from normal operation on Labour Day.

Fruit Schedule

Thank you for your continuous support of providing weekly fruits for the children during your rostered turn. Please view the Notice Board for fruit list. If you have any concerns please see Lita.

Transition Class

Transition classes are to equip 4 year olds for Primary School. Parents we encourage you to sit down with your child and spend time with them to complete their homework. Children learn best when learning habits are encouraged alongside those that love them.

Children enrolled for the Head Start programme at Kingsford Primary School are given Book Bags each Friday. When they are returned they are given a replacement. Contents inside the bag consist of reading books and tasks needing to be completed before they are exchanged.

General Notices

Please check your child has a clean change of clothes each day inside their bags. We are finding some dirty clothes from the previous day in children’s bags.

Please check that there is an adequate supply of your child’s nappies and wipes in bathroom cupboard. This has been an ongoing concern.

Label your child’s clothing as some bags are identical. Thank you to those parents who exercise this. It makes life easier for staff.

We encourage healthy eating at all times. Please refrain from packing unhealthy food in children’s bags. There have been instances where children eat snacks they see in other children’s bags and numerous parents have complained. Our staffs have no control over this, so the only solution is to STOP packing unhealthy food.

  • Please check lost property as an accumulation of clothes is crowding much needed space.
  • If children mistakenly bring home resources belonging to Mataliki, please return them.
  • If your child is absent from Mataliki, please telephone us at the Centre. Contact details are on cover page.
  • Please ensure your child’s fees are up to date. For any concerns, please contact Lita.
  • There is a green RECYCLE BIN for paper, newspaper, cardboard boxes and similar material, provided for our use. Please utilize this opportunity to RECYCLE.

If you are interested in learning Tokelau Language, Tradition and Culture, there are classes held at Mataliki each Mondays & Fridays during School Terms.

Parents our hours at Mataliki are: 9:00am – 3pm
Some parents have organised an early start for their child/ren with Ruth. Since the opening of Mataliki we have given the parents a 30 minute grace period to collect their child/ren, however we are experiencing some late departures. If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to collect your child/ren before 3:00pm, our final time is 3:30pm. After which, a charge of $10 will be incurred for every 5 minutes you are late. The funds collected are given to the educators who remain behind with your child/ren.

Our condolences’ to some of our families, whose loved ones God has called to their final resting place. We pray for His comforting Spirit to surround and comfort you all.

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