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Friday, 29 April 2011

Our future All Blacks

The children, especially the boys have had quite an interest in rugby. Outside you will see them running around with the rugby ball tucked under their arm, looking for someone to offload the ball to. After observing this behaviour for a few days and even taking part, I tried to teach them what a scrum was. As you can see it was a huge success, although the boys still preferred to get the ball out with their hands, instead of their feet!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Playball reminder for Preschool parents

Playball starting next week!


Dear preschool parents


Playball is starting again next week. Please top up your special account if you have not done so recently. The cost is usually $65 but depends on how many sessions in the next term. Please ensure you special funds has some money in it so we can pay for this extremely popular exercise programme for your child. If you need any further details please ask any of the preschool teachers.


Kind regards



Mothers Day Tuesday 3rd May

Mothers' Day Open Morning


Come one and all to our Open Morning for Mums on Tuesday 3rd May 2011 from 9 until 11.00 am. This is a special morning just for you, to come in at your leisure and spend some time with your child. Even if you can only spare fifteen or twenty minutes do come in as the children enjoy having their family share in their learning experiences. A good excuse to leave the office for a while!



Morning tea will be provided in the staff room. And this will give you a chance to catch up with other mums while having your morning cuppa!

See you there…..Shona and all the Bayfield staff

Friday, 15 April 2011

Preschool - With all our wonderful cultures!

Culture day in Preschool was a huge hit. The children all made a fantastic effort to represent the culture that thay felt comfortable with. The dress ups were amazing. Well done to everyone, you all did a fantastic job! We had a special visitor come into Preschool and give us a rundown on the Jewish culture. There was a lot of information and it was all very interesting. Thanks to Moshe (Lavi's dad) for taking the time out of his busy day to spend time with us. We topped of our wonderful day with a true kiwi favourite...A sausage sizzle! The children loved it. It was a great day and we can't wait to do it again.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Paige is leaving

Dear Parents
Paige Tamatea has decided to take a position closer to home where she is able to work in one area in a more stable situation.  She has found it difficult to complete her studies while floating as a reliever throughout the centre.  Paige has been at Bayfield for more than five years and we wish her all the best on her new venture. 
Best of luck for your future, Paige.  Paige's last day will be Tuesday, 19th April 2011.
Kind regards
Shona Hewitt

Friday, 8 April 2011

The week that was............

What a blustery, Pooh Bear week it has been! The weather certainly has taken a turn and we have been challenged with 'going out' and 'coming in' depending on the wetness of the rain. We did have fun with the leaves that were falling from the trees above our heads.

What fun it was to finish off the Playball in the reception area!

Welcome to Jackson, Ted and Axel who have made the BIG STEP from the toddler room. We know that it can be quite daunting to be part of the 'busy-ness' of the preschool, but we love having you and are very proud of how well you are managing.

Congrats to Mia Kara on the birth of your little sister, Katie. Also to Dad and Mum; may she bring you much joy!

We are very sad to have to say farewell to Veronique, who has been with us for the past five weeks doing her practicum. Thank you for your friendship, support, concern and love for our children. You are a special person and a natural teacher; we wish you well for the studies ahead. Please feel free to visit us at any time.

The Preschool Team

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Aspiring Artists in Action

This morning just before it was time for lunch Emma, Carlo and Caitlin had a chance to express themselve with paint. They are all still fairly new to the Nursery, but who would have known that after watching them create their masterpiece? Check this out!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Cultural Day - Wednesday, the 13th April

Cultural Day - Wednesday, the 13th April
Don't forget, next Wednesday is our annual Cultural Day.  Our staff will be dressing up in different cultural dress and we would love to see the children do likewise, if they are interested.  The programme during the day will reflect multiculturalism in the centre.  Please feel free to contribute and take part in any way you would like. 

Entertainment Books Are Here!!!

Just to let you all know that the 2011-2012 Entertainment Books have arrived at the centre.  These books can be used immediately and will last through until June 2012.  The books are filled with hundreds of valuable offers from the best restaurants, attractions, cinemas, sports, hotel accommodation and much more.  You can receive up to 50% discounts, 25% discounts and 2 for 1 offers.

A few samples of discounts on offer are:

Vinnies Restaurant, White Restaurant, G.P.K.
Didas Food Store, Herne Bay Local
Chevalier Point Cafe, Thai Classic Restaurant
Eve's Pantry, McDonalds, Cheesecake Shop
Auckland Rugby, The Zoo, Lakes Golf Course, Kelly Tarltons
Tamara Spa, Jasmine Nail & Spa
Accommodation offers in NZ and Australia, Rental cars and many more offers.

If you would like to have a look through the book, there is a sample book at reception.  These books sell for $ 65.00 and they pay for themselves after a couple of dinners out.  Please let me know if you would like to buy one, as once they are all sold we will not be re-ordering any more.

Payment will be cash or cheques only (Made payable to Bayfield)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Fireman Fun

On Thursday the 31 of March some of the firemen from the Ponsonby Fire Department kindly visited Bayfield! All the children had a great time learning about fire safety and seeing a fireman dressed up as if he had to enter a real fire. However, the most excitement came when the children each had a turn at holding the fire hose and spraying water all over the fire engine and the car park. Thank you to Layla's dad for organising this awesome experience!

Haircut Date Has Changed

Dear Parents
We have had to change the date of the haircuts from Thursday, the 7th April to Thursday, the 21st April.  Mel, our hairdresser, has been given a "surprize" overseas trip and bookings could not be changed.  If your child is unable to make this date and you have paid, please let us know. 
Kind regards