Hunter Park Kindergarten

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Term dates

Welcome back to 2009, Kindergarten started with the children on Tuesday the 27th, with all the teachers in the association having a meeting in Hastings on Monday. As well as learning about the latest ideas in assessment we also learnt that New Zealand will need an estimated 6,000 teachers in Earlychildhood in the next 3 years, though only 1,500 are currently training this year. So if your interested in teaching in kindergarten now's the time, there's even scholarships available.

The term dates for this year are:
Term 1 Tuesday 27th January -Thursday 9th April.
Wednesday 6th Feb. Waitangi day
Good Friday 10th April
Easter Monday 13th April
ANZAC day 25th April

Term 2 Monday 27th April -Friday 3rd July
Closed Queen's Birthday, Monday 1st June

Term 3 Monday 20th July-Friday 25th Sept.

Term 4 Monday 12th Oct-Friday 18th Dec.
H.B. Annv. Friday 23rd Oct.
Monday 26th Oct Labour Day.

What do teachers do in the summer break? Well I wrote and illustrated three e books with my children using photostory 3. I'll try to put the suitable ones up on the Kindergarten blog site at some stage and onto D.V.D. as well. I updated the inventory adding hyperlinks and colour and kept the garden watered and the various animals fed, amongst other things.

Finally we'd all like to congratulate Monica on her appointment to Massey, though we'll all miss her, this is a great move for her, more on this later.


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