To support the varied developmental needs of our tamariki and to give our whānau even more reassurance that their tamariki are in a safe and secure environment, we put into action our plan to have a second set of gates installed at our entrance at Central Kids Ōtorohanga Kindergarten.
Naturally we had to raise funds for this project, and we can’t thank the Ōtorohanga Charitable Trust enough for granting us the majority of the funds needed for the project. We were excited to receive the grant, even doing a little celebratory dance and a WOOHOO!! We also fundraised through raffles and selling delicious Oxford Pies. The required our whānau support to sell these items, with our raffles always being a winner.
We appreciated the small donation we received from our local Lions Club for part of this project – the narrow gate that our whānau come and go through with he magnetic latch. We understand that our local Lions Club have been working tirelessly to raise funds for the new dementia unit being built at Beattie Home, so any monetary support from them was appreciatively received. Central North Island Kindergarten Trust helped us out with the remaining cost and we thank them also.
Looking for affordability and quality, we had our local business ‘Pump’n’ do the job for us. They were efficient and professional. Our new gates are functional and have been well received by our whānau. The teaching team feel they can breathe a sigh of relief for the added safety component to our environment.