Thursday, 8 August 2013

Celebrating our kaitiaki

To celebrate our kaitiaki ( our carers or guardians of our kindergarten environment and one another) we have created special medals with images of kaitiaki of the past such as Tane the guardian of the forest. When children show care and respect( manaakitanga) in various ways they get to wear a special medal. Today teachers were supporting children with recognising care and respect in play ( based on what they shared this morning when we all came together) but very soon we hope that our children will take responsibility for handing these out to their peers when they recognise manaakitanga in action.So this culture of care and respect is the responsibility of everyone who belongs here.

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