Leigh Community Preschool is a ‘one of a kind’ non for profit community run preschool catering for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Located in beautiful Leigh, we have a strong connection to our local school, community and natural environment. We offer a play based learning programme which fosters our children’s independence and allows them to grow and learn in their own unique and individual way. Our children are nurtured by a highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are committed to quality teaching, learning and fun!

We have a wonderful, welcoming preschool so drop by and visit at 5 Seatoun Ave in Leigh.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Newsletter

Welcome back to term 2 everyone it is great to see all the children back again.  Lisa Corteen is with us for the next 3 weeks as a Student Teacher she is working in the Under 2 area with Elysia and Vicki.  We have already had our first Committee Meeting with our new committee, formed after the AGM in March. Thank you to those parents who have donated their time and skills to help us run the centre – we know that it is always a juggle to balance work, family and other commitments, but we appreciate your efforts.

Mothers Day Celebration
On Friday 11th of May we are holding a Mums’/Nanas pamper night, come along for some nibbles, a glass of wine and an hour or two without children,
Time @ 5-00pm until 7-00pm.

On Friday 11th of May all of our families have been invited to attend the book parade at Leigh School @ 9am. We thought that our children could dress up as their favourite book/film/tv character or whatever they like really. We are staying for morning tea, and some buddy reading with the older children.  All children are welcome to join us and we will need parent helpers.

Leigh Fishing Contest, we have been donated $1500 along with a letter to thank us for all of our efforts on the sausage stall, there is a letter on the notice board. Thanks again to everyone who helped us on the day.

The Leigh Branch of the RSA has also notified us to advise us that they have chosen us as one of their community groups to donate to this year. I will advise the amount in due course.

Teaching focus for this term leading on from ‘Summer in Aotearoa’ is the ‘Natural World’, so we are looking at Autumn leaves at the moment.  The children have also shown an interest in fire this term so we thought we could go to the fire station for a visit, we haven’t been there for a couple of years, we will organise this for the end of the month when it suits the fire personnel.

One Casual session per week is available for each child this term, depending on numbers already enrolled and staff, just talk to Carmel

Working bee:
 We are hoping to plant out our garden, we will be holding this on a Sunday morning in May, as soon as we can finalise the plants from Tumbleweed.

We are all looking forward to a great term with your children!
Please remember to tell us the things you love about Preschool and also to discuss any queries you might have as well. Check out your children’s portfolio anytime, you are welcome to take them home if you have special visitors just let a teacher know and return it promptly so we can continue to add to it.   Carmel, Jenny, Vicki, Elysia, Kym and Selena