Kapi-Mana News : January 31st 2012
22 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 31, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4265473AA Loved d Learning safe Kindercare Learning Centres Innovation and new direction in early care and education In September 2011, Kindercare opened a beautiful new early childhood centre in Aotea, offering full and part time care and education to children from birth to 5 years old in a warm, relaxed and homely environment. While in our care, we want your child to have fun and feel cherished. Children learn through play so they need lots of opportunities for laughter and conversation, exploration and discovery and the freedom to be creative and messy! In the 40 years we've cared for children, we know that for them to be happy and settled, they need strong, close, loving relationships with the people that care for them. Our teachers focus on building connections and trust with each child in our care so they feel safe and know their needs will be met. Our centres are private, New Zealand owned and operated, offering a care and education program which runs from our Babies Room, through to the Transition to School Room. At each stage of development, our flexible program is planned around the strengths and interests of your child. Our Transition to School Program is designed to support a smooth transition from early childhood, into primary school. Our Letterland and Literacy Home-links Program are integral components of our Transition to School Program, as well as a focus on thedevelopment ofself- help and independence skills. Cherry.bytes, starting 2012, is our specialised information and communication technology program featuring a range of technologies enabling our 3½ - 5 year old children to experiment and explore infinite learning opportunities and develop valuable life skills. Our preschoolers love it! If it's care for your child while you're at work, or opportunities for your child to socialise, or an education program that lays the foundations for learning and transitioning to school -- trust Kindercare to meet your needs and those of your child. ® 41 Aotea Drive, Aotea, Porirua. Ph: 237 7937 or visit www.kindercare.co.nz All programmes and enrolments are subject to minimum class numbers and programme confirmation Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. www w n | 0800 I www w n S.TTT028 FEES FEES FEES No fees No fees No fees DURATION DURATION DURATION 20 weeks 36 weeks 24 weeks DATE DATE DATE March 2012 March 2012 March 2012 FOR ENROLMENT INFORMATION CALL 04 237 7166. PLACES LIMITED, CALL NOW. Available in Lower Hutt and Porirua 3 4 3 C r ifi in C r ifi in C r ifi in MONEY MANAGEMENT SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT APPLIED SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT NO FEES! ENROL NOW FOR 2012! 4272041AA Display Advertising Call one of our SALES CONSULTANTS on 04 237 8118 for more information and advertising rates Mayor gets hackled Piping hat: Red Hackle Pipe Band president Gordon Ayers, left, and pipe major Davey Welsh were only too happy to have Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett accept the glengarry and red hackle. By KRIS DANDO It should complement the mayoral chains well. Nick Leggett has added a nice wee hat to his hat stand after agreeing to becoming patron of the Red Hackle Pipe Band last week. The 16-strong band, based in Tawa, are in their busy summer season with competitions in Wellington next month and nationals in Tauranga in March. They began in style in Decem- ber, winning the Square Day event in Palmerston North over other lower North Island bands, taking out the piping, drum- ming and ensemble sections to secure overall honours. On January 25 band members Angus Campbell, Davey Welsh and Gordon Ayers were pleased to hand over an honorary glengarry and red hackle to Mr Leggett as he accepted their invitation to become patron. Mr Campbell said Mr Leg- gett s standing in the Porirua basin was important as they looked to lift their own profile. The band is active in com- munity events, as well as compe- titions, and contributes to the cultural fabric of the Porirua area. We re really happy Nick accepted our invitation. Mr Leggett has tartan heri- tage himself, even planning a trip to Scotland this year to look into his ancestry. It makes sense to promote community groups. I m happy to be involved. Along with their regular members, the Red Hackles -- for- merly Tawa & Districts High- land Pipe Band -- have a number of non-competing players. They are ably led by Welsh, the pipe major, who has played for world championship-winning bands and recently won the prestigious New Zealand Gold Medal for Piobaireachd, the classical music of piping. The band meets every Tuesday evening at their hall next to Redwood Station -- all are welcome and there is a learners programme. Along with school events, Christmas parades and Anzac services, they piped at the Rugby World Cup last year and will perform for the Scottish team at this weekend s Welling- ton Sevens.
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