• Term 1 2018

    Fairleigh Kindergarten News

    Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2018.

    It has been interesting starting back and combating the hot weather. A big thank you to Tom Glover for putting up an extra sun sail for the start of term.

    Welcome to new starters Sebastian Patterson, Freddy Haddon, Nico Delany, James Jessep and their families.

    Children leaving to school this term, Oliver Rose, Frances Connell, Penelope Donovan, Libby Foulds, Sam Rhodes and Daisy Ellis.

    Children have settled in well and we are still trying to fill a few more spaces to grow the roll. There are permanent and casual spaces each morning and afternoon of the week
    Donna Cox is underway with Little Yogis on Tuesday afternoons for children who are in that group. As vacancies arise we will let you know.

    We are keen to receive any donations of runner/ balance bikes that may no longer be needed.

    Over the Christmas break we utilised a grant from Foodstuffs we received last year to start our children’s bathroom upgrade. The second phase will be completed with a new hand washing trough set up before Easter.

    Upcoming Fundraiser – Quail Island
    As a small centre we rely on fundraisers each term for resourcing. This term our Parent Fundraising Committee has organised an outing to Quail Island on Sunday 11th March. Black Cat Cruises has kindly offered us the exclusive use of their ferry boat for this outing.
    The boat will depart at 9:30am from Lyttelton and departs Quail Island at 1:30pm.
    There will be a raffle on the day and a BBQ available on the island to purchase sausages so please bring cash and you can also bring along a picnic lunch. There will be activities for the children to enjoy and don’t forget your togs!
    There will be opportunities for children and families to participate in the DOC Kiwi Guardians programme which children will also be involved in here at Kindergarten in the lead up to this outing.
    Bookings can be made by email to admin.fairleigh@kindergarten.co.nz with payment made into our usual Kindergarten account using “QUAIL” as a reference. This is open to our community so please feel free to invite Grandparents and friends.
    Costs are as follows:
    Adults $30
    0 – 2 Free
    2 – 5 $10
    5+ $15

    Dates to note:
    19th February – Vision & Hearing Testing 9am for those children who received a notice
    28th February – Trip to explore Riccarton Bush (Wednesday Children only)
    6th March – Parent meet and greet here from 8:30am
    11th March – Fairleigh fun day to Quail Island on the Black Cat Fundraiser
    19th March – Open week at kindergarten for visitors and enrolments.

    Please make a note that for the Easter break we will finish on Thursday 29th March at 2:45pm and re-open Wednesday 4th April at 8:30am. As per our enrolment policy we do not charge for this closure.
    11th April – AGM 7:30pm

    • Please note that the driveway is not available for drop off and pick ups due to safety for all children. The only exception is for emergencies or collecting an unwell child.
    • Prompt pick up at 2:45pm each day is required. Fairleigh is not licensed by the Ministry of Education beyond this time. Thank you for your support with this.
    • Please include a spoon if needed in your child’s lunch box each day
    • Sunhats & Sunblock are needed for this term every day.

    As always please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries.

    Warm regards
    Jan and the Team