Kidz Inc Tinker School News Feed http://www.kidzinc.co.nz Kidz Inc Tinker School Tinker School Winter Solstice Care & Enrichment 2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/46/Tinker-School-Winter-Solstice-Care-Enrichment-2017<h3><em>&quot;You must make a choice&nbsp;to take a chance or your life will never change.&quot;</em></h3> &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h2>Explore CHOICE these winter school holidays.</h2> <h3><br /> <strong>The Kidz Inc Tinker School will be involved in a range winter school holiday care &amp; enrichment. </strong><br /> <br /> Follow these links back to our website to find out more about these awesome initiatives happening.</h3> &nbsp; <ul> <li> <h3><a href="/pages/17/Prototype" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">Prototype:</a> Project - ProblemSolve - Play (7-18 years of age)</h3> </li> <li> <h3><a href="/pages/15/Tinker-School" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:15">Tinker School:</a> Think It - Make It - Solve It (5-14 years of age)</h3> </li> <li> <h3><a href="/pages/18/Galaxy" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:18">Northern Galaxy Football Academy</a> (5-12 years of age)</h3> </li> <li> <h3><a href="/pages/13/Kidz-Inc" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:13">Kidz Inc OSCAR Service:</a> Fun Activities Together (5-12 years of age)</h3> </li> </ul> <h2>The Last Laugh</h2> <strong>Putting on Boots</strong><br /> There was this teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn&#39;t want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.<br /> <br /> She almost cried when the little boy said, &#39;Teacher, they&#39;re on the wrong feet.&#39; She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn&#39;t any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the right feet.<br /> <br /> He then announced, &#39;These aren&#39;t my boots.&#39;<br /> <br /> She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, &#39;Why didn&#39;t you say so?&#39;, like she wanted to. Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet. No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, &#39;They&#39;re my brother&#39;s boots. My Mum made me wear them.&#39;<br /> <br /> Now she didn&#39;t know if she should laugh or cry. But, she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again. Helping him into his coat, she asked, &#39;Now, where are your Mittens?&#39;<br /> <br /> He said, &#39;I stuffed &#39;em in the toes of my boots.&#39;<br /> <br /> She will be eligible for parole in three years.<br /> <br /> <br /> See you next newsletter.<br /> <br /> <strong>Regards</strong> <h2>Andrew &amp; the Tinker School Team</h2> <br /> For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</strong><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.</em>1498132800http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/46/Tinker-School-Winter-Solstice-Care-Enrichment-2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz807Tinker School Winter Solstice Care & Enrichment 2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/46/Tinker-School-Winter-Solstice-Care-Enrichment-2017 Tinker As Autumn Falls Upon Ushttp://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/33/Tinker-As-Autumn-Falls-Upon-Us<h3><em>For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.<br /> <br /> Edwin Way Teale</em></h3> &nbsp; <h2>Inside:</h2> <strong>Project Guru<br /> Innovation in Education<br /> Autumn Programme<br /> Communication<br /> Enrolments &amp; Information<br /> Monthly Statements &amp; Invoices<br /> Last Laugh</strong><br /> &nbsp; <h2>Hi Everyone,</h2> With three weeks to go before the commencement of the Autumn school holidays, it is timely to send out our newsletter to let you know that we will be open for business and have been actively planning the programme.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Project Guru</h2> Our resident project guru <a href="/pages/3/About-Us" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:3">Andrew Wills</a> will be joining us once again to deliver awesome project-based experiences. Currently he has been involved with Tahuna Intermediate developing and delivering an electronics and coding programme of work for upper primary and intermediate school aged children.<br /> <br /> He has a list of other projects developed over his extensive career and they can be found on his website <a href="http://www.maketoys.net.nz/">www.maketoys.net.nz.</a> If you are unsure of what you may like to make, then this is the first stop.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Innovation in Education</h2> <strong>The Kidz Inc Tinker School provides opportunity for children to discover and explore their interests.</strong><br /> <br /> We provide them with tools so they better understand what motivates them, how to work together and how to go about making things. On our newly revamped website we have provided better information as to how we go about doing this. Our main focus is on the process, not so much the content. Below are some links to help you better understand how this is achieved.<br /> <br /> <a href="/pages/15-24/Choice-Action" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:24">Choice Action:</a> is a tool to help children better understand the underlying reasons for their choice of behaviour.<br /> <a href="/pages/15-25/Gung-Ho" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:25">Gung Ho!:</a> is a tool to help children better understand how to work together as a team.<br /> <a href="/pages/15-26/Tech-Literacy" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:26">Tinker Process:</a> is a tool to help children better understand how to take their ideas and turn them into a reality.<br /> <br /> By focussing on the process rather than the content, they are better prepared for an uncertain and changeable future. Resilience, resourcefulness, self confidence and calculated risk taking are qualities that will better serve them in the years ahead.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Autumn Holiday Programme</h2> We aim to run projects that work with the interests and abilities of the children in our care. The emphasis is on enrichment. There will be the traditional movie day on Thursday and daily peer support games. Our first and foremost consideration when planning the activities is to involve the children. More information about how we run our days can be found <a href="/pages/13-22/Activities" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:22">here.</a><br /> &nbsp; <h2>Enrolment &amp; Information</h2> <p>If you are looking to confirm a place for your child/ren, please reply to this email with your childs&rsquo;/rens&rsquo; names, age, school and dates you would like them to attend. When we receive your email, we will reply with a confirmation of your childs&rsquo; place. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from <a href="/pages/8/Downloads" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:8">here</a> from our website. Ensure that all contact details are up to date, especially mobile numbers and emails.</p> &nbsp; <h2>Monthly Statements &amp; Invoices</h2> Statements are sent out at the end of each month that will show your account balance as of the end of the month. It will list the transactions that have occurred over the month. If your statement balance is in brackets e.g: (40.00), it means you are in credit. This is a good thing.<br /> <br /> A reminder that all outstanding school holiday accounts will need to be settled before the commencement of the Autumn holiday programme. All after school programme accounts are required to be finalised before the commencement of the second term 2017 school year.<br /> <br /> Remember to include the invoice number if you are paying direct credit through online banking services.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>The Last Laugh</h2> <strong>Saving the Easter Bunny</strong><br /> <br /> A man was blissfully driving along the highway, when he saw the Easter Bunny hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the Bunny, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of his car and was hit. The basket of eggs went flying all over the place.<br /> <br /> The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to the side of the road, and got out to see what had become of the Bunny carrying the basket. Much to his dismay, the colorful Bunny was dead. The driver felt guilty and began to cry.<br /> <br /> A woman driving down the same highway saw the man crying on the side of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was wrong.<br /> <br /> &quot;I feel terrible,&quot; he explained, &quot;I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny and killed it. There may not be an Easter because of me. What should I do?&quot;<br /> <br /> The woman told the man not to worry. She knew exactly what to do. She went to her car trunk, and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp, dead Bunny, and sprayed the entire contents of the can onto the little furry animal.<br /> <br /> Miraculously the Easter Bunny came to back life, jumped up, picked up the spilled eggs and candy, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped on down the road. 50 yards away the Easter Bunny stopped, turned around, waved and hopped on down the road another 50 yards, turned, waved, hopped another 50 yards and waved again!<br /> <br /> The man was astonished. He said to the woman, &quot;What in heaven&#39;s name is in your spray can? What was it that you sprayed on the Easter Bunny?&quot;<br /> <br /> The woman turned the can around so that the man could read the label. It said: &quot;Hair spray. Restores life to dead hair. Adds permanent wave.&quot;<br /> <br /> <br /> Thanks for getting through to the end of this newsletter. We look forward to seeing you this Easter. In the meantime, see you next newsletter.<br /> <br /> <strong>Regards</strong> <h2>Andrew &amp; the Kidz Inc Tinker Team</h2> <br /> For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</strong><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.</em>1490526000http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/33/Tinker-As-Autumn-Falls-Upon-Ushttp://www.kidzinc.co.nz775Tinker As Autumn Falls Upon Ushttp://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/33/Tinker-As-Autumn-Falls-Upon-Us The Great Northern Junior Football Coaching Holiday Programme 2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/38/The-Great-Northern-Junior-Football-Coaching-Holiday-Programme-2017<h3><em>To be a better football player than you hav ever been, you have to do something that you have never done.<br /> <br /> Felicity Luckey</em></h3> &nbsp; <h2>Inside:</h2> <strong>The Great Northern Junior Football Coaching Clinic<br /> Last Laugh</strong><br /> &nbsp; <h2>Hi Everyone,</h2> The first school term is almost completed , and the football pre-season has started across the whole of Dunedin. Kidz Inc have always been football mad, so over the next three weeks we will be planning in preparation for the school holidays.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>The Great Northern Junior Football Coaching Clinic</h2> As part of our commitment to develop youth leadership, we will be training our Northern Junior 15th Grade team to deliver a coaching programme for 6-12 year old footballers.<br /> <br /> We are working in partnership with Northern Junior Association Football Club (NJAFC for short), who along with Maori Hill are under the umbrella of&nbsp;Northern Football Club (senior club). This relationship is to support NJAFC their QualityMark accreditation football provider in Dunedin. This is an exciting prospect for the football commmunity as it will access resources, people and equipment to keep building and developing football in our area.<br /> <br /> All proceeds from the coaching clinic will go towards continued youth development and leadership opportunities in North Dunedin.<br /> <br /> Kidz Inc working with NJAFC to support football development in Dunedin, together we are training youth and willing parents to become coaches. We will be offering the New Zealand Football training programme in a team coaching environment that will have a the skills and games to build any young players&rsquo; enthusiasm in this sport.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Autumn Enrolment 2017</h2> <strong>The Great Northern Junior Football Coaching Course</strong><br /> Monday 24th April to Friday 28th April 2015<br /> 10.00am - 3.00pm&nbsp;<br /> Chingford Park Pavillion<br /> Cost: $20/day +GST<br /> Whole Day Care: $40/day +GST (8.30-5.30)<br /> <br /> <strong>Grades 6-8</strong><br /> Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April 2017<br /> <br /> <strong>Grades 9-12</strong><br /> Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th April 2017<br /> <br /> If you are looking to confirm a place for your child/ren, <strong>please reply to this email with your childs&rsquo;/rens&rsquo; names, age, school and dates you would like them to attend.</strong> When we receive this email, we will reply with a confirmation of your childs&rsquo; place. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from <a href="/pages/8/Downloads" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:8">here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Whole day care will commence at our Tinker School premises at 347 North Road, NEV. Please indicate whether you will be requiring whole day care for your child.&nbsp;</em></strong><br /> &nbsp; <h2>The Last Laugh</h2> <h3>Elementary</h3> Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. &quot;Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.&quot;&#8232;&quot;I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes&quot; replies Watson.&#8232;&quot;And what do you deduce from that?&quot;&#8232;Watson ponders for a minute.<br /> <br /> &quot;Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. What does it tell you, Holmes?&quot;<br /> <br /> Holmes is silent for a moment. &quot;Watson, you idiot!&quot; he says. &quot;Someone has stolen our tent!&quot;<br /> <br /> Thanks for getting through to the end of this newsletter. We look forward to seeing you for Autumn. In the meantime, see you next newsletter.<br /> <br /> Sincerely <h2>Andrew &amp; the Football Team</h2> <br /> For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us.</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</strong><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.</em>1490526000http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/38/The-Great-Northern-Junior-Football-Coaching-Holiday-Programme-2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz774The Great Northern Junior Football Coaching Holiday Programme 2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/38/The-Great-Northern-Junior-Football-Coaching-Holiday-Programme-2017 Tinker Christmas & Summer School Fun 2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/45/Tinker-Christmas-Summer-School-Fun-2017<h3><em>A good conscience is a continual Christmas.</em></h3> <h3><br /> <em>Benjamin Franklin</em></h3> &nbsp; <h2>Inside:</h2> <strong>Tinker School Starts<br /> Social Media<br /> Christmas &amp; Summer Programme<br /> Enrolments &amp; Information<br /> Tinker School Fees 2017<br /> Monthly Statements &amp; Invoices<br /> Last Laugh</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h2>Hi Everyone,</h2> With the festive season fast approaching, I trust that all things are well in your homes and that you will have time to cherish the gift of family during this time. <strong>Kidz Inc will be celebrating the end of the year at the Tinker School creative space.&nbsp;</strong>We now have a permanent space from which to run our after school and holiday care.<br /> <br /> <strong>We have revamped our website.</strong> There you will get a better idea of who we are and what we stand for, and how we can support you. Check out our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">home page</a> and let us know what you think.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Tinker School Starts</h2> Kidz Inc has invested in the development of a community creative space in North East Valley. It became known as the Tinker School. It operates from 347 North Road alongside Woodstock Furniture. Youth-led projects and community courses are being developed here. Recently a Blacksmithing course was run.&nbsp;Many members of the community attended with the youngest blacksmith being 8 years old. We will be running a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/KidzIncTinkerSchool/events/?ref=page_internal">Repair Cafe</a> in a couple of weeks.<br /> <br /> The Tinker School aims to be a complementary way to build the resilience of the NEV community. It does this by building the students character and their capability. Kidz Inc has a focus on developing the character of the student, whereas the Tinker School focuses on their capability.&nbsp;&#8203;&#8203;Bringing the two together requires an alignment of values. A toolbox with good tools will assist with this. <h3>The Tinker Toolbox</h3> The right tool for the right job. If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat all problems as a nail. The toolbox for the students learning journey to build their character and capability will need good tools. Here are the main tinker tools:<br /> <br /> <a href="/pages/15-23/Avatar" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:23">The Avatar</a> is like the map (a tool) of the Tinker school. It shows what is valued and how they become of value. <strong>It is about purpose and direction.</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/pages/15-24/Choice-Action" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:24">The Choice Action</a> is a tool that allows us to recognise what motivates and shapes our behaviours and actions. <strong>It is about needs and motivation.</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/pages/15-25/Gung-Ho" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:25">The Gung Ho</a> is a tool for team building and working together. <strong>It is about teamwork and effectiveness.</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/pages/15-26/Tech-Literacy" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:26">The Tinker Process</a> is the tool required to solve problems, present solutions to a good question. <strong>It is about know how and can do.</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/pages/15-29/Heros-Journey" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:29">The Heros&#39; Journey</a> is the narrative, trials and milestones we create as we embark on the journey.<strong> It is our narrative, we are the Hero of our story.</strong><br /> <br /> We shape the narrative by the choices we make and the decisions we take. We are the hero in our own story. By using the tools listed above, we aim to ensure that the gifts, the solutions that are made, and the problems that are solved will make the world we live in a little more extra ordinary.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Social Network</h2> The gift of belonging, one of our key principles that shape the culture of Kidz Inc Tinker School. Kidz Inc and the Tinker School both have a page on the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/">Facebook</a> network. We will be using it to connect people to our programme.<br /> <br /> You can check out the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Kidz-Inc-121361057897959/">Kidz Inc</a> page or the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KidzIncTinkerSchool/">Tinker School</a> page. Both will have updates and information regarding care and courses here in our community.<br /> <br /> <strong>Write a testimonial</strong>&nbsp;on one of our Facebook pages, and book your child/ren into our Christmas programme and there will be a lucky Christmas dip awaiting their arrival. Your word of mouth recommendations is our most valued form of community communication.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Christmas &amp; New Year Holiday Care 2017</h2> We aim to run projects that have a Christmas theme, tree decorations, cards, wrapping paper, muffins and any offerings that your children may want to bring to the table. There will be the traditional movie day and peer support games.<br /> <br /> Looking ahead to Summer 2017, we aim to provide interesting and engaging activities. If its hot, there will be water squirters, if its windy, there will be kites, and on rainy days, there will be projects that the children bring to the project. Our first and foremost consideration when planning the activities is to involve the children in the planning. Check out our <a href="/pages/13-22/Activities" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:22">activities page</a> to find out more.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Enrolment &amp; Information</h2> The Christmas Holiday Programme will get underway within two weeks. There will be the commencement of the North East Valley OSCAR programme. Check out the dates on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">homepage</a> or for more info, times and <a href="/pages/13-20/Payment-Plans" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:20">costs</a>.<br /> <br /> If you are looking to confirm a place for your child/ren, please reply to this email with your childs&rsquo;/rens&rsquo; names, age, school and dates you would like them to attend. When we receive your email, we will reply with a confirmation of your childs&rsquo; place. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from <a href="/files/773/file/Tinker-A5-Enrolment-2017-pdf" data-object-ref="scm_download:6">here</a> from our website.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Tinker School Fees 2017</h2> From the beginning of the 2017 school year, all fees will rise by approximately 15%, that is the amount of GST paid. This means that ASC will cost $12.00/session, pick up service for ASC will be $17/session and holiday care will be $40/day. More information can be found <a href="/pages/13-20/Payment-Plans" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:20">here</a>, as well as payment plans for high holiday care users.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Monthly Statements &amp; Invoices</h2> Statements are sent out at the end of each month that will show your account balance as of the end of the month. It will list the transactions that have occurred over the month. If your statement balance is in brackets e.g: (40.00), it means you are in credit. This is a good thing.<br /> <br /> A reminder that all outstanding accounts will need to be settled before the commencement of the next holiday programme. All after school programme accounts are required to be finalised before the commencement of the 2017 school year.<br /> <br /> Remember to include the invoice number if you are paying direct credit through online banking services. We prefer the online banking option. If you have queries or concerns about payments or <a href="/pages/13-20/Payment-Plans" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:20">payment plans</a>, <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a> as soon as possible.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h2>The Last Laugh</h2> <strong>Entering Heaven</strong><br /> <br /> Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.&#8232;&quot;In honour of this holy season,&quot; Saint Peter said, &quot;You must each possess something that symbolises Christmas to get into heaven.&quot;&#8232;<br /> <br /> The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. &quot;It represents a candle,&quot; he said. &quot;You may pass through the pearly gates,&quot; Saint Peter said.&#8232;<br /> <br /> The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, &quot;They&#39;re bells.&quot; Saint Peter said, &quot;You may pass through the pearly gates.&quot;&#8232;<br /> <br /> The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women&#39;s glasses.&#8232;St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, &quot;And just what do those symbolise?&quot;&#8232;<br /> <br /> The man replied, &quot;They&#39;re Carol&#39;s.&quot;<br /> <br /> <br /> Thanks for getting through to the end of this newsletter. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. In the meantime, see you next newsletter.<br /> <br /> <strong>Regards</strong> <h2>Andrew &amp; the Kidz Inc Team</h2> <br /> For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</strong><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.Tinker</em><br /> &nbsp;1480676400http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/45/Tinker-Christmas-Summer-School-Fun-2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz718Tinker Christmas & Summer School Fun 2017http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/45/Tinker-Christmas-Summer-School-Fun-2017 Kidz Inc Holiday Springtime 2016http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/44/Kidz-Inc-Holiday-Springtime-2016<h3><em><strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Kids don&#39;t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Jim Henson</strong></em></h3> &nbsp; <h2>Inside:</h2> <strong>Tinker School Venue<br /> Kidz Inc Catchment<br /> Mindstorm Robotics<br /> Community Engagement<br /> Like Us on Facebook<br /> Enrolment Steps<br /> Affordable Childcare<br /> Invoicing &amp; Payment Plans<br /> WINZ Subsidies<br /> Last Laugh</strong><br /> &nbsp; <h2>Hi Everyone</h2> The calendar has just turned over for spring and we are looking forward to the days and the benefits that it will bring to us all. As the green buds grow on the trees, there are things growing in the community we call Kidz Inc.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Tinker School Venue</h2> After four years running the after school programme at North East Valley Normal School, we have relocated to a premise that is better suited for our programme. The space at 347 North Road&nbsp;allows us to set up resources permanently. We are &nbsp;including software and hardware that can provide children opportunity to do graphic design, filmmaking, studio recording equipment, 3D design and printing, robotics, online games development and much much more. We have a good workshop facility for designing, prototyping of ideas, painting and finishing. It has been a great place for the ASP students to explore and discover.<br /> <br /> We run the Tinker School during term time from 4.00-6.00 daily. Intermediate and secondary students can be involved in projects of their own design. Check out the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KidzIncTinkerSchool/">Tinker School</a> facebook page for more information or check out our website page <a href="/pages/15/Tinker-School" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:15">here</a>.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Kidz Inc Catchment</h2> Kidz Inc NEV service is placed to meet the childcare needs of the NEV community and surrounding suburbs, including Pine Hill, Opoho, Liberton, Ravensbourne and West Harbour as well as parents who may be studying at the Otago University. Spaces are still available if you are keen to be a part of the Kidz Inc Experience at NEV.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>LEGO Mindstorm Robotics</h2> I recently visited the Robocup in Dunedin to see such a diverse range of Mindstorm projects that were constructed and programmed to meet challenges. These challenges include Robofootball, robodance, and search and rescue. Each challenge required students to design a machine that would include motors, sensors and a computer known as a brick, and then programme it to work within the parameters of the challenge. This was a totally engaging experience to see teams of young people work through these challenges. At Kidz Inc we will have access to LEGO Mindstorm for these Spring holidays and will be running courses in how to make these projects. If you are interested in being a part of this programme let us know. Places will be limited.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Community Engagement</h2> Kidz Inc have been involved in many community activities in the NEV. This includes providing football coaching for the players at NJAFC. We support the Circulation Trust for circo-arts training and performance through the Festival of Tricks. Kidz Inc is looking to establish a youth development programme in the Valley to support youth 14-21 years of age. It will be modelled on Kidz Inc philosophy but upgraded for older students with an enterprise focus. This is an exciting development. By using the Kidz Inc Service you are supporting these locally grown initiatives.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Like Us on Facebook</h2> We have a page set up that we encourage parents to like. There are some posts that ask for you to feedback on the type of programme your child/ren would like to be involved in. We also post articles that are relevant to the focus we have in community development through working with children and families in the community. You can find the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Kidz-Inc-121361057897959/">Kidz Inc Facebook</a> page here.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Enrolment Steps</h2> If you are looking to enrol your child/ren into our holiday programme please contact us and provide the name/s of your children, their age and the school they attend and the dates that they will be attending.<br /> <br /> If you are seeking a WINZ subsidy, we are not accredited and you would not be eligible.<br /> <br /> If you are an existing customer you will not need to fill out another enrolment form, you will just need to let us know if any of the details have changed. If you are enrolling for the first time, you will need to fill in an <a href="/pages/8/Downloads" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:8">enrolment form</a> and bring it along on the first day.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Affordable Childcare</h2> Kidz Inc ensure that all children can have access to our experience. This spring, parents can have full day access to the programme for half day price. That is a $55.00 day programme for only $35.00. Better still, if you are eligible for a full WINZ subsidy, you will pay only $10/day. How AWESOME is that. We want you to celebrate our Kidz Inc Tinker School.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Invoicing &amp; Payment Plans</h2> All parents are invoiced at the end of the programme. If you are new to the programme, we ask for a deposit up front before the commencement of the programme.<br /> <br /> If you are looking to reduce the costs and will be seeking long term use of our holiday programme, we have payment plans that take the financial pressure off families by spreading the cost over a 12 month period. For more information regarding this service follow the link <a href="/pages/13-20/Payment-Plans" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:20">here</a>.<br /> <br /> We ask that parents that have outstanding accounts to finalise them by the end of the school term. The cash flow of our business is directly tagged to pay our great staff. To ensure that our great service continues your prompt settlement of accounts is vital.<br /> &nbsp; <h2>Last Laugh</h2> <h3>Q &amp; A with Kidz</h3> <br /> Q: Name the four seasons.<br /> A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.<br /> <br /> Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.<br /> A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.<br /> <br /> Q: How is dew formed<br /> A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.<br /> <br /> Q: How can you delay milk turning sour ?(brilliant, love this)<br /> A: Keep it in the cow.<br /> <br /> <br /> Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.<br /> <br /> <strong>Regards</strong><br /> &nbsp; <h3>Andrew and the Kidz Inc Team</h3> <br /> <br /> <em><strong>For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our </strong></em><a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1"><em><strong>website</strong></em></a><em><strong> or </strong></em><a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2"><em><strong>contact us.</strong></em></a><br /> <br /> <em>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</em><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.</em>1473768000http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/44/Kidz-Inc-Holiday-Springtime-2016http://www.kidzinc.co.nz667Kidz Inc Holiday Springtime 2016http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/44/Kidz-Inc-Holiday-Springtime-2016 Kidz Inc Tinker School Christmas 2015http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/43/Kidz-Inc-Tinker-School-Christmas-2015<h3><em>Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.</em></h3> <h3><em>Calvin Coolidge</em></h3> <br /> <h2>Inside:</h2> <strong>Tinker School Opening<br /> Activity Philosophy<br /> Christmas Programme<br /> Enrolment Steps<br /> OSCAR Subsidy Forms<br /> Last Laugh<br /> </strong><br /> <h2>Hi Everyone,</h2> <br /> I trust that the next couple of weeks you will all wind down rather than up, and are looking forward to the spirit of Christmas. Let it be a reminder that it is a time we can spend with our children.<br /> <br /> <h2>Tinker School Opening</h2> The Tinker School is the next stage of the Kidz Inc social enterprise for sustainable community development. It is aimed at intermediate and high school aged students wanting to explore, create and build projects that matter.<br /> <br /> The Tinker School will give school age students from 12-18 years of age the opportunity to work on innovative projects, addressing real world needs.&nbsp;Students will choose projects that will build their knowledge and skills around real world problems and opportunities.&nbsp;They will be involved in choice creation, decision-making and problem solving as they work towards appropriate and sustainable solutions.<br /> <br /> They will be resourceful, resilient and enterprising.&nbsp;The long term outcome of being involved in the Tinker School would have students engaged with the local community in joint ventures to address social issues.<br /> <br /> Students will have access to processes such as cabinet-making, blacksmithing, enamelling, pewter casting, electronics, robotics, 3D Design and printing to create solutions for themselves.&nbsp;This includes repurposing of electronic components and other materials including wood, metal, plastic to create useful, enterprising and marketable projects.<br /> <br /> An open day to come and visit the Tinker School Workshop will take place on Saturday, December 5, from 11am to 4pm at the Valley Community Workspace, 11 Allen Street NEV.<br /> <br /> Like our Facebook page for the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KidzIncTinkerSchool/">Tinker School</a><br /> <br /> To find out more regarding this amazing community initiative or to register your interest for enrolment in 2016, email: <a href="mailto:andrew@kidzinc.co.nz.">andrew@kidzinc.co.nz.</a> or visit <a href="/pages/15/Tinker-School" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:15">www.kidzinc.co.nz.</a><br /> <br /> <h2>Philosophy around Activities</h2> Kidz Inc provides an range of enrichment technology immersion activities. These activities aim to create fun and engaging environment for children to explore choice and decisions-making. Our Choice Action Management Programme (CHAMP) develops their social skills. By participating in an activity they choose to do, they will develop both their personal capability AND their character. This builds confidence and enhances their self-esteem. They have positive interactions with the children they play with and the play that they do. The result we aim for is that they are doing fun activities together. The Kidz Inc Experience.<br /> <br /> <h3>Portfolio of Activities</h3> <em><strong>A full range of activities can be found on our website <a href="/pages/13-22/Activities" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:22">here</a>.</strong></em><strong><br /> <br /> Peer Support Games:</strong><br /> These are played at the beginning of the day to foster a sense of belonging and inclusiveness. Everyone participates.<br /> <br /> Innov8r<br /> Dog n Bone<br /> Corners<br /> Marco Polo<br /> Bop it Tag<br /> Octopus, Amoeba, Tag<br /> Parachute Games<br /> Newspaper Fashion Parade<br /> Rapid Dough<br /> BP Challenges<br /> And many more. We encourage children to share and teach their favourite games as well.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Self Directed Activities:</strong><br /> These are children-centred, self initiated activities that require minimal mentor engagement. They aim to build their confidence in managing activities free of mentor involvement. Below are some of the activities available:<br /> <br /> Football<br /> Hutmaking<br /> LEGO<br /> Role Play &amp; Circo Arts<br /> Parquour<br /> Sports &amp; Games<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Mentor Instruction Activities:</strong><br /> These are mentor-initiated activities that children can choose to engage. They aim to build their confidence in extending their mastery of skills in project work guided by mentor. <br /> <br /> Christmas Pewter Casting<br /> Candlemaking<br /> Innov8rs Workshop<br /> Christmas Ornaments<br /> Christmas Treats<br /> Think it Make it<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Off-Site Excursion:<br /> </strong><br /> <strong>THURSDAY IS MOVIE DAY!! and always has been</strong><br /> Rialto Cinemas<br /> Dunedin Library<br /> First Church grounds<br /> Otago Settlers Museum<br /> <br /> <h2>Enrolment Steps</h2> If you want to enrol or book your children into our programme email is the best and most reliable way to confirm your booking. When emailing have your childs name, age, school they attend and the dates thatn you want them to attend. Once we receive this information we will return reply your email with a confirmation. From there you can fill out an <a href="/pages/8/Downloads" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:8">enrolment form</a> and bring it to Kidz Inc on the first day. If there are special considerations for your child, let us know in advance. If things change, thats okay, just let us know via email, mobile or txt.<br /> <br /> If you are seeking a WINZ childcare subsidy, see below.<br /> <br /> <h2>OSCAR Subsidy</h2> Work and Income have sent out OSCAR declarations for the up and coming school holidays and next years after school programme. If you are looking to use the OSCAR subsidy, ensure that you contact Work and Income and let them know that you want to have support with childcare, and complete the form. We will need to fill out our part of it. We can do this on the day that you first arrive at our programmes or you can mail it in before time.<br /> <br /> <h2>The Last Laugh</h2> <em>I love this one, so I've put it in again. Share and enjoy.<br /> </em> <h3>Entering Heaven</h3> Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.&#8232;&quot;In honour of this holy season,&quot; Saint Peter said, &quot;You must each possess something that symbolises Christmas to get into heaven.&quot;&#8232;<br /> <br /> The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. &quot;It represents a candle,&quot; he said. &quot;You may pass through the pearly gates,&quot; Saint Peter said.&#8232;<br /> <br /> The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, &quot;They're bells.&quot; Saint Peter said, &quot;You may pass through the pearly gates.&quot;&#8232;<br /> <br /> The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's glasses.&#8232;St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, &quot;And just what do those symbolise?&quot;&#8232;<br /> <br /> The man replied, &quot;They're Carol's.&quot;<br /> <br /> See you next newsletter.<br /> <br /> <strong>Sincerely</strong> <h2>Andrew &amp; the Kidz Inc Team</h2> <br /> For more information on related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</strong><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.</em><br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />1448967600http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/43/Kidz-Inc-Tinker-School-Christmas-2015http://www.kidzinc.co.nz646Kidz Inc Tinker School Christmas 2015http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/43/Kidz-Inc-Tinker-School-Christmas-2015 Winter Solstice is Coming 2015http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/34/Winter-Solstice-is-Coming-2015<h3><em>Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.</em></h3> <h3><em>&#8232;&#8232;Ernest Dimnet</em></h3> <br /> <h2>Inside:</h2> <strong>10th Birthday Celebration<br /> Winter Solstice<br /> The World Cup<br /> Winter Activities<br /> WINZ Childcare Subsidy Renewal Forms<br /> Enrolment Forms<br /> Last Laugh<br /> <br /> </strong> <h3></h3> <h2>Hi Everyone,</h2> <br /> The school term is a long one with six weeks to go. It will be a long term for all children, and they will be looking forward to their break. We will be putting together a great programme for this Winter.<br /> <br /> <h2>Kidz Inc 10th Birthday</h2> Kidz Inc is in its 10th year of operation and we are celebrating. We got our start providing the school holiday programme for Fisher and Paykel in 2004 and have not looked back. They saw that we offered a rich experience in the activities that we offered, as many of our staff have very pragmatic skills in design and technology. Drew Wills is our resident guru in this area and he has been on board since the beginning and still offers his ingenuity today.<br /> <br /> We have a very particular philosophy in regards to working with children, as we constantly explore the best approaches to providing enrichment activities and encouraging children to take ownership of the day. We have a technology totem that acts as a guide to facilitate this:<br /> <br /> <strong>The Spirit of the Squirrel:</strong> Engage in Meaningful and Purposeful Activity (exploring motivations)<br /> <strong>The Way of the Beaver:</strong> Everyone is Capable and we do not Interfere with another Persons Activity<br /> <strong>Who Owns the Monkey:</strong> We Strive to Owns and Solve our Problems<br /> <strong>Gift of the Goose:</strong> We Encourage and Celebrate Our Own and Others Achievements<br /> <br /> With this understanding, the environment provided is warm, involved, productive and most of all, FUN!!<br /> <br /> We think that within another 10 years this would be a great model for schooling in the 21st century, and we are currently exploring how this could work. We have much support from the NEV Community to pursue this complementary approach to mainstream education.<br /> <br /> <strong>Birthday Savings</strong><br /> We aim to ensure that our programme is accessible and affordable. For the Winter 2015 programme, you get full day care for half day rates. That is <em><strong>$35/day a saving of $20</strong></em>. To take us up on this offer like our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kidz-Inc/121361057897959?ref=hl">Facebook</a> page.<br /> <br /> <h2>A Frosty Winter Solstice</h2> The longest night and shortest day is about to arrive, but the feeling of a real bitter cold winter has not eventuated. There has been no snow for those avid skiers, but the Mid Winter Carnival held in the Octagon on Saturday 22nd June will prove to be a very popular family affair. Last years theme of a Frosty Night saw some great lanterns including one in the shape of a Unicorn. Filipa Crofskey, Jay and Drew coordinated the construction of these great lanterns, holding several workshops in the lead up to the carnival. We are so please to be able to have Drew and Jay as part of our gifted tutors on the programme. Well done once again!!<br /> <br /> <h3>Venues</h3> <strong>North East Valley Normal School</strong><br /> Monday 7th to Friday 17th July 2015<br /> 8.30-5.30 Daily<br /> <br /> <strong>Maori Hill</strong><br /> Kaikorai Rugby Club<br /> Lynn Street<br /> Monday 13th to Friday 17th July 2015 (second week only)<br /> 8.30-5.30 Daily<br /> <br /> <h2>The Football Mad World Cup Coaching Clinic</h2> The national football teams for each of the countries in the World Cup have been playing for the prestige of top team. This is a timely reminder of how popular it is as a junior sport in and around Dunedin. <br /> <br /> Kidz Inc working with Northern Junior Association Football Club will be offering a three day football coaching clinic. Details as follows:<br /> <br /> <strong>When: Monday 6th July to Wednesday 8th July 2014<br /> Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm<br /> Venue: North East Valley School<br /> Cost: $35/day<br /> Ages:5-14 years</strong><br /> <br /> There will be warm ups, skill development and drills, small sided games team building activities. If you want to give your football family a firm foot up then <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a> for more details. <br /> <br /> The clinic will be giving some of our youth players opportunity to develop their coaching skills and thus provide some depth in the club for coaching junior teams in the future. LPHS Girls Captain and Otago Rep player Maddy Bowen will be leading this great opportunity.<br /> <br /> <h2>Winter Activities</h2> Kidz Inc provides a range of structured and self directed activities for children attending. We believe that when they are involved in the planning of the programme we get greater engagement and the fun factor is increased. <br /> <br /> Some structured activities that will be provided will include digital media and animation, online games development, jewelry and pewter casting, musical instrument construction, print making, the football mad academy and food technology as starting points. If children come to the programme with ideas of their own, we work at providing the resources to make it happen. Self directed activities include the LEGO construction table, hut making, table top board games as well as our peer support programme. <br /> <br /> Thursday is MOVIE Day where we take the opportunity to walk to the Rialto and watch selected movies and visit the Art Gallery and city library. This is now a bit of a Kidz Inc institution.<br /> <br /> <h2>WINZ Childcare Subsidy Renewal Forms</h2> If you are a parent that has their childcare subsidised by Work and Income, then you will have received in the post last week a renewal form. This needs to be completed and returned back to WINZ to ensure that you keep getting the subsidy for your childcare needs. <br /> <br /> If you have not received one and have been getting subsidised care, contact WINZ, so that there is no delay for the Winter school holidays.<br /> <br /> If you do not receive childcare subsidies, it is still worth looking into the income thresholds, as these have changed. You can find this information here. Every little bit of support helps.<br /> <br /> <h2>Enrolment Forms</h2> We would like to thank everyone for the brilliant effort in having enrolment forms completed and up to date with contact information and child/rens health details. This really supports our quality control to ensure we have caregiver contact numbers, doctor &amp; medical conditions. We will have enrolment forms available on site for the Winter 2015 programme if you arrive without one. They are available to download on our <a href="/pages/8/Downloads" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:8">website here</a>.<br /> <br /> <h2>The Last Laugh</h2> <h3><strong>Tough Teacher</strong></h3> A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around<br /> the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not<br /> noticeable at all. On the first day of school, still with the cast under<br /> his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in<br /> school.<br /> <br /> Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as<br /> wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work. When a strong<br /> breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie<br /> to his chest. <br /> <br /> He had no trouble with discipline that year.<br /> <br /> <br /> Thanks for getting through to the end of this newsletter; it has been a long one. We look forward to seeing you over the winter holidays. In the meantime, see you next newsletter.<br /> <br /> <strong>Regards</strong> <h3>Andrew &amp; the Kidz Inc Team</h3> <br /> <em><strong>For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a>.</strong></em><br /> <br /> <em>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.</em><br /> <br /> <em>If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list. </em><br />1432814400http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/34/Winter-Solstice-is-Coming-2015http://www.kidzinc.co.nz615Winter Solstice is Coming 2015http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/34/Winter-Solstice-is-Coming-2015 Kidz Inc Festival of Tricks 2014http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/40/Kidz-Inc-Festival-of-Tricks-2014<h2>Hi Everyone,</h2> <br /> On Sunday 9th November, Kidz Inc, the Circulation Community Inc, the Valley Project and the North East Valley Enterprising Youth Collective are once again presenting the Festival of Tricks. This is a youth led community event aimed at getting families out and participating in learning new tricks in a fun environment.<br /> <h3>Festival of Tricks</h3> <strong>Sunday 9th November 2014<br /> 10.00am until 3.00pm<br /> North East Valley Normal School<br /> 248 North Road<br /> North East Valley</strong><br /> <strong>Gold Coin Entry</strong><br /> <br /> Kidz Inc are the major sponsor of the event, and working with the Circulation Community Inc we will have fun activities that take the best of what we do at our holiday and after school programmes and bring them all together for a real hands on experience.<br /> <br /> <strong>Participation is very much encouraged.<br /> </strong> <br /> There will be professional trick mentors providing opportunity to try a whole raft of tricks including magic, zen kites, club juggling, hula hoop, bull whip, aerial silk, devil sticks, contact juggling, slack rope walking and much much more.<br /> <br /> We have asked some of our 12th and 13th grade players from Northern Junior football club to be trick mentors for football, and we would encourage all football players to seek them out throughout the day and learn a trick from them.<br /> <br /> A skateboard park will set up to encourage skaters to come along and develop new skills under the mentorship of skilled performers.<br /> <br /> There will be DJ music, the Cafe of Tricks serving up food to keep you going, a buskers corner and prizes for completing the trick card.<br /> <br /> If you happen to be in the valley this day then bring your family along. Check out next weeks Star for the article about the youth involved and the attached file with details. Like us on face book at this link and see what last year was like:<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/festivaloftricks">https://www.facebook.com/festivaloftricks</a><br /> <h3>Festival Offer</h3> As part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations we extend an offer of enrolment into any of our Christmas and Summer Holiday programmes at half day rates if you mention the Festival of Tricks when booking your child in. It will cost you $35/day!! If you are eligible for a full WINZ childcare subsidy, you will pay nothing <em><a href="/pages/13-20/Payment-Plans" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:20">(conditions apply)</a>. Dates that we will be running can be found <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">here.</a></em><br /> <br /> Kidz Inc have always been community minded and are really pleased to be able to work with willing youth to put on this awesome Festival.<br /> <br /> Entry cost is Gold Coin per person which goes towards supporting the development of youth initiatives in our community. The venue is <strong>North East Valley Normal School</strong>. Gates will open at 10.00am and the event will run until 3.00pm.<br /> <br /> We look forward to seeing you there.<br /> <br /> Sincerely<br /> <h3>Andrew &amp; the Kidz Inc Team</h3> <br />1414494000http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/40/Kidz-Inc-Festival-of-Tricks-2014http://www.kidzinc.co.nz637Kidz Inc Festival of Tricks 2014http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/40/Kidz-Inc-Festival-of-Tricks-2014 Kidz Inc Springtime Newsletter 2014http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/42/Kidz-Inc-Springtime-Newsletter-2014<h3><em>&ldquo;[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Jim Henson</em></h3> <br /> <h2>Inside</h2> <br /> <strong>NEV Holiday Programme<br /> Metiria Turai &amp; Green OSCAR<br /> Saturday ODT Feature Article<br /> Mindstorm Robotics<br /> Like Us on Facebook<br /> Enrolment Steps<br /> Invoicing &amp; Payment Plans<br /> WINZ Subsidies<br /> Last Laugh</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>NEV Holiday Programme</h2> After almost two years running the after school programme at North East Valley Normal School, Child Youth and Family accredited our holiday programme in July 2014. Kidz Inc NEV service is to meet the childcare needs of the NEV community and surrounding suburbs, including Pine Hill, Opoho, Liberton, Ravensbourne and West Harbour as well as parents who may be studying at the Otago University. Spaces are still available if you are keen to be a part of the Kidz Inc Experience at NEV.<br /> <br /> <h2>Metiria Turai &amp; Green OSCAR</h2> Metiria paid a visit to the NEV community a couple of weeks ago to talk with us about how community-led initiatives take place in the valley. Green party policy will make after school and holiday programmes available for all children. This is a policy we strongly support. Furthermore Metiria was very interested in how Kidz Inc works with children to have such a high level of engagement and no behaviour issues. She saw that what we were doing was more than childcare, we explained that our focus was developing their capability and character through enrichment activities. Watch this space for further developments.<br /> <br /> <h2>Saturday ODT Feature Article</h2> On the first weekend of the school holidays (Sat 27th Sept) the ODT will feature an article about myself and Kidz Inc. It will discuss the development and growth of Kidz Inc from its humble beginnings to the community service that it is today. It covers the philosophy of how we work with children and the tools that we have developed to engage children and provide enrichment activities. It will explore the changing nature of holiday programmes and what experiences and memories children would get out of attending our holiday programme. The ODT will present this feature in a new magazine format for the first time. Enjoy the article and share.<br /> <br /> <h2>LEGO Mindstorm Robotics</h2> I recently visited the Robocup in Dunedin to see such a diverse range of Mindstorm projects that were constructed and programmed to meet challenges. These challenges include Robofootball, robodance, and search and rescue. Each challenge required students to design a machine that would include motors, sensors and a computer known as a brick, and then programme it to work within the parameters of the challenge. This was a totally engaging experience to see teams of young people work through these challenges. At Kidz Inc we will have access to LEGO Mindstorm for these Spring holidays and will be running courses in how to make these projects. If you are interested in being a part of this programme let us know. Places will be limited.<br /> <br /> <h2>Like Us on Facebook</h2> We have a page set up that we encourage parents to like. There are some posts that ask for you to feedback on the type of programme your child/ren would like to be involved in. We also post articles that are relevant to the focus we have in community development through working with children and families in the community. You can find the Kidz Inc <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kidz-Inc/121361057897959?ref=hl">Facebook page here</a>.<br /> <br /> <h2>Enrolment Steps</h2> If you are looking to enrol your child/ren into our holiday programme please contact us and provide the name/s of your children, their age and the school they attend and the dates that they will be attending and which venue you would like them to attend (Maori Hill or NEV). If you are seeking a WINZ subsidy, you will need to let us know in advance. If you are an existing customer you will not need to fill out another enrolment form, you will just need to let us know if any of the details have changed. If you are enrolling for the first time, you will need to fill in an <a href="/pages/8/Downloads" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:8">enrolment form</a> and bring it along on the first day.<br /> <br /> <h2>Invoicing &amp; Payment Plans</h2> All parents are invoiced at the end of the programme. If you are new to the programme, we ask for a deposit up front before the commencement of the programme.<br /> <br /> If you are looking to reduce the costs and will be seeking long term use of our holiday programme, we have payment plans that take the financial pressure off families by spreading the cost over a 12 month period. For more information regarding this service follow the link here.<br /> <br /> We ask that parents that have outstanding accounts to finalise them by the end of the school term. The cash flow of our business is directly tagged to pay our great staff. To ensure that our great service continues your prompt settlement of accounts is vital.<br /> <br /> <h2>Last Laugh</h2> <h3>Q &amp; A with Kidz</h3> Q: Name the four seasons.<br /> A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.<br /> <br /> Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.<br /> A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.<br /> <br /> Q: How is dew formed<br /> A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.<br /> <br /> Q: How can you delay milk turning sour ?(brilliant, love this)<br /> A: Keep it in the cow.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.<br /> </strong><br /> <h3>Regards</h3> <br /> <strong>Andrew and the Kidz Inc Team<br /> <br /> <br /> <em>For more information on events and related articles, check out the information on our <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">website</a> or <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">contact us</a>.<br /> <br /> </em></strong><em>Feel free to forward this newsletter on to other parents who may be interested in a quality holiday programme.<br /> <br /> If you are receiving this email and no longer require our services, please reply with &ldquo;no thank you&rdquo;, so we can remove you from our mailing list.</em><strong><br type="_moz" /> <br /> </strong><br />1410782400http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/42/Kidz-Inc-Springtime-Newsletter-2014http://www.kidzinc.co.nz643Kidz Inc Springtime Newsletter 2014http://www.kidzinc.co.nz/news/42/Kidz-Inc-Springtime-Newsletter-2014