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At the start of the year, the teachers assembled and donated four children’s bikes to charities. The charities chosen by the staff were STAND, Ronald McDonald House, Woman’s Refuge and Eco Matters.
Who or what is STAND?
Stand Tū Māia is a charity, providing an Intensive Wraparound social service response. The Stand for Children service (which includes Therapeutic Care and Education in Children’s Villages) for children aged 5 to 12 and their families, it’s Family Therapy service for children 0-18 (including unborns) and their families, the Social Services in Schools service and a Kidzacool Adventures holiday programme for children aged 5 up to 14.
They work to transform the lives of children and young people who are at significant risk of harm to their well-being because of the environment in which they are raised and their own complex needs.
For each child to develop their capacity to live in healthy, hopeful relationships with others.
Ronald McDonald House
RMHC New Zealand supports families when their child is in a New Zealand hospital away from home.
The Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room® programmes take care of the practical things in life so families can focus on their child staying in a hospital away from home.
This helps to relieve stresses like paying a place to sleep near the hospital, organising family meals and needing a friendly ear to listen on tough days.
New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence. Their vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence
Eco Matters –Bike Hub
They are all about getting more people cycling. The Bike Hubs are friendly places where they welcome anyone, of any age and level of experience, who is interested in riding a bike.
They are a community-based not-for-profit operation and enthusiastic volunteers ably assist their staff. Their aim is to work alongside you to develop your skills and knowledge, so anyone can freely enjoy the benefits of cycling.
Student Leaders Trip to Wellington
During the past fortnight as part of our growing young leaders programme the student leaders flew to Wellington for a full on day visiting the National Museum, Cable Car and the Beehive.
See next newsletter for more on this plus some great photos
Please note there is no school on Good Friday, Easter Monday or Easter Tuesday – please see Ms. Sayed if your child is enrolled in OSCAR and you are interested in care on Easter Tuesday.
Safety Barrier Arm In Place
The new barrier arm is now operational. This will be in operation every school day from 2 pm until 3.30 pm. It is operated by a code that will be made available to parents with a disability card or issued by Pukeko Day Care.
In order to be fair to everyone we will ensure the government guidelines for the use of disability cards is followed. Please see Toni in the office for the code. You will need to bring your disability card and car registration number.
The traffic flow and safety of the children has improved considerably. Please help us keep your child safe by using the crossing, not stopping or parking on yellow lines, calling your children across the road etc. Thank you to everyone who is being safe and considerate
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