Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Capital City Preschool Children’s Day Party


CAPITAL CITY PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S DAY PARTY

Friday, 1 March, Capital City Preschool squeezed in an extra party at lunchtime – between two birthday celebrations, one at morning tea and the other in the afternoon – to celebrate Children’s Day.

The teaching team along with the children invited parents to enjoy a shared lunch together at the Preschool, pre-empting the actual celebration, which occurred Sunday, 3 March.

In New Zealand, Children’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating children and taking part in events as a family. This year’s theme for this day was ‘Treasure Children’.

Although everyday is children’s day, commemorating the first Sunday of March as a special day - just for children - provides proof of how special children are by having a holiday dedicated for them; and in the case of Capital City Preschool, having an extra party.

The New Zealand theme of ‘Treasure Children’ serendipitously tied nicely into Capital City Preschool’s Term 1 teaching focus of treasuring each other, being a good friend.

Indeed, Capital City Preschool organised activities focused on treasuring each other throughout the week, such as encouraging the children to draw portraits of their friends; discussing ways of being a good friend while seated in a circle; having the children pick names from a hat then saying nice things about that person; in addition to having the Children’s Day party.

Lisa Marshall, Manager of the Preschool, says, “We celebrated ‘Children’s Day’ to show the children how special they are to us, and to each other.

“Integrating this special celebration into our curriculum also reinforces their contribution to society and their own relationships with one another.”

Tying the special day in with preschool routines and rituals helps children further develop interpersonal skills, such as helping and caring for one other, and creates a supportive atmosphere where children may confidently express their ideas and feelings to each other.

“At Capital City Preschool, we encourage children and their families’ to feel a real sense of belonging in the running of the Preschool activities and experiences, “states Lisa.

This week, Capital City Preschool will be learning a new friendship song and they will be practicing the children’s friendship treaty (a treaty they developed at the beginning of the term) to extend their Term One teaching focus of treasuring each other and being a good friend.

And, who knows what they’ll be celebrating this Friday? There’s always room for another party!

For more information about Capital City Preschool go to their website, www.CapitalCityPreschool.co.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news