Monthly Archives: January 2019

Community Relationships

One of the strong relationships we have fostered within our community has been with Gordon the librarian on the library bus. Gordon arrives and parks outside the kindergarten every Thursday fortnight. This is a relationship that has been ongoing for several years now. We have seen the old original bus replaced by the smaller compact bus and share this service with local residents. Gordon happily sources books requested by kaiako and tamariki supporting current interests. Our tamariki enjoy this literacy language rich environment which fosters their love for stories and books.

Gordon is also a voluntary fire station officer in his spare time and has become a great resource with fire education. He has taken time to speak with tamariki about fire safety after fire drill practice and supplied us with a fire safety DVD and education resource materials for both whānau and tamariki.