Auckland North News – December 2017/January 2018

Auckland RC
Sasha Blackwell
09 280 3862 or
027 538 9691

Wishing you all a very Festive Season and I hope the school holidays are filled with fun, laughter and love.  This is our last “Snippets” for the year and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you at trainings, support groups and events throughout the year.

Thank you to YMCA for the opportunity for three of our carer families to attend their Family Camp at Camp Adair, Hunua, in February 2018.  We had great feedback from the families that attended at the postponed camp in October and November after their flooding at the beginning of this year.

We had a fabulous time at the Family Fun Day events this year at Glenfield Pool, Lagoon Pools & Leisure Centre and WestWave.  Here are a few pictures of the day.  Thank you to all that made it along.






Foster Hope is hosting a day out in the country for children in care at Kiwi Valley Farm on the 26 January 2018 from 10am – 2pm. We’re looking forward to seeing you all for a great day out walking around the farm, feeding animals, riding horses and ponies and exploring the maze with hidden caves. Entry fee and lunch is included for children and caregivers.  Keep an eye out for the mailout with details on how to register, these will be required by 20 January 2018.

This event has been made possible due to the success of Valentina’s Purple Hope Day fundraiser.  This special little angel will be spreading her love to lots of children on this day.

My last day for this year will be Thursday, 21 December 2017 and I will be back on Monday, 15 January 2018. During this time, should you require URGENT support, please contact 027 369 3323 and leave your name and contact number.  These messages will be checked daily.

Make sure you always check our facebook page ‘Fostercare Auckland Support’ ‘ and our National page ‘Fostering Kids New Zealand’ as well as our website:, for up-to-date news and events.

‘Fostercare Auckland Support’             ‘Fostering Kids New Zealand’ – National page

Association Support Groups

West Auckland Association

Last Support group for the year:

Monday, 18 December 2017 at 10.30am – 12pm, Te Atatu Baptist Church, 448 Old Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Pennisula.  Please bring a plate to share for morning tea for our Christmas meetup.


The Term One training schedule is now live on our website. Please go and have a look at what we are offering next term. We are offering a range of workshops, venues and times, including some Saturday workshops. Please come along to one near you. This is such a wonderful opportunity to gain further knowledge, skills and strategies to help you in your role. Registrations are required, please register via this link.

Noho ora mai

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