Kia Ora whanau.
There were many opportunities around the region to join in on the Children’s Day events. I thoroughly enjoyed my day in Thames and can’t wait to do it all again next year!
We were able to treat caregivers during Foster Care Awareness Week. I am very grateful to Varda Academy in Hamilton for hosting and pampering some very lucky ladies and Elite Beauty Academy, also in Hamilton, who are still hosting some of our very deserving caregivers! These businesses did not hesitate to offer to host our caregivers and the feedback has been awesome. Thank you, Kris and Cara, for your generosity during Foster Care Awareness Week, you’re awesome!
Acknowledgement must be paid to those families who suffered great loss on Friday 15 March. Such ugliness on our beloved shores is very hard to comprehend. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who was touched by this tragedy. “Waiho I te toipoto, kaua I te toiroa” Let us keep close together, not far apart.
As always, I want to remind you to keep checking on yourselves and making sure you are tending to your needs as well as the children and young people. You are precious to your family and friends and you are worth every minute you take for yourself! I am always so happy to hear all the different ways caregivers apply their self-care when they attend the training workshops or discussion sessions.
Speaking of which, there are only a few more sessions left for this term so if you haven’t registered yet please follow the link to do so. Term 2 will be out before you know it so don’t forget to look it over to see if anything catches your eye. Have a wonderful Easter everyone and we will see you in May.
Kia kaha, Kia manawanui, Kia tūpato/Be strong, be courageous, be safe!
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