Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Celebrating Alice Robinsons contribution to our kindergarten.

 Today we celebrate.

Today at kindergarten we had a celebration in memory of Alice Robinson to plant a Handkerchief tree, Davidia involucrata to acknowledge all the wonderful things Alice did for our kindergarten. The handkerchief tree was specially chosen as it was Alice’s favourite tree.

In preparation for this some of the children went for an excursion to purchase and bring the tree back to kindergarten, allowing them to see the process right through and to build an understanding of what was happening.

We invited Alice family to come along and be involved in the planting of this wonderful tree, and then all shared a wonderful morning tea in memory of Alice.

We have planted the tree in a grassed area in the front of kindergarten and when it grows it will provide a wonderful place for tamariki to sit and read books.

We have talked to the children about manaakitanga, the care and respect of the tree so we can nurture it and allow it to grow.

Whāngaia ka tupu, ka puāwai. That which is nurtured, blossoms and grows.

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