Kia Ora all
This year is going way to fast and we have a lot coming up. Our conference this year will be held in Christchurch on 28–29th September 2017. It will again be an amazing event. Start planning now, while flights are cheap. Go to our website for more information; http://fosteringkids.org.nz/events-2/national-conference/.
We want to welcome the new service; Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Vulnerable Children. We know there will be changes that are going to flow through over the next five years. We have been encouraged to believe these are going to be positive changes for children in care and caregivers. We have information on our Fostering Kids NZ website for you to look through.
We have been selected for the GOOD IN THE HOOD again. This time our tokens will be collected at Z Skyway. Last year we received $2400 from GOOD IN THE HOOD for our Family Fun day event that we ran in March. We will be looking at running another event at the end of the year and would love you to come and vote for us. Voting starts on the 1st May and goes through to the end of May. So don’t forget to get your petrol purchases from Z Skyway station.
Contact myself or Debbie Guymer if you would like any.
Manurewa, Takanini, and Clendon – next meeting 15th May at 10am, 3/1 Elizabeth Street, Papakura – Topic-Self-care.
Papatoetoe, Otahuhu, Otara, Manukau, Wiri and Totara Park – next meetings 2nd May and 30th May at 10am-12pm, 8 Dingwall Place, with Emma Berry.
East Auckland including, Pakuranga, Botony, Maraetai, and Flatbush –next meeting – 19th May at 10am-12pm, 39 Oakridge Way, Botony, with Sharon.
Just a reminder we have two Facebook pages for caregivers… feel free to join and see information that is placed on there by other caregivers.
The calendar for Term two is now live, please follow this link for courses, locations and to register. https://fosteringkids.net/schedule/schedule.php. I look forward to seeing you at a training soon.
Dates for Diary
Please email me if you would like to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you please outline how many adults and children, and if you will be staying overnight.
Venue: Tauwhare Marae-Morrinsville Road, Hamilton
Date: 26-27th May 2017
Powhiri: 5pm on 26th May
Poroporoaki: 3pm Saturday 27th May
Programme for Friday evening
- 5pm – Official Powhiri- run by Tauwhare Marae
- After Powhiri – Kai-dinner
- All help in the clean up
- 30pm – settling kids, setting up beds etc
- 30pm – Whakawhanaungatanga
- Kaumatua Teddi – to speak on history of Marae
- Peter Edmonds to speak about protocol
- Finish with Waiata
Programme for Saturday
- 7am – all up, pack up and tidy Wharenui
- 8am – Breakfast
- 30am – Tikanga-group work- question and answer time
- 10.30am-12pm – Rob Surtees; New model of parenting practice for children in care (Training).
- 12.15pm – Lunch
- 1pm – Colin and Angela- sharing on fostering experiences- supporting Maori families
- 1.45pm – Identity and belonging activity-connections
- 2.15pm – Poroporoaki – closure, waiata
Na Dallas Pickering
Auckland South Regional Coordinator
Cell: 027 501 0395
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