Thursday, April 16, 2009

Our garden grows

Where to start for the vision of a sustainable and healthy eating lifestyle for the children and families of Nayland Kindergarten.
That is the big picture but we decided to start at a sustainable beginning - planting our new garden with edible herbs and vegetables. The garden has grown with the help of one of our gardening Mums who started the planting and children and teachers have sustained the growth and interest in the produce of our garden. Margie and the children prepared edible salads from our overflowing fruit basket and vegetable garden. The kai was shared at lunchtime and yes it was delicious!

Goodbye Emily

Emily is off to expand her horizons, to boldly go where no Emily has gone before - oh okay - Emily has gone to work at Futures in Richmond.
So, after working at Nayland kindergarten for a short but memorable time - how were the oldies going to farewell the 'young one?'
We thought about it for .... short term memory loss and we came up with saturation with water, a 'special' farewell cake, a pinata and some pressies. Emily was great - she put up with the antics of the children - encouraged by the teachers and when it came to Emily's last day - she got her pressies!
We will miss Emily's play, fun and sayings but I think the last words should go to Emily - "I splay and I valk away!"