Canterbury News – December 2019

Canterbury RC
Nicole McLean
03 281 7495 or
027 501 0392

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou / Season’s greetings for Christmas and the New Year!

This year is quickly coming to a close!  What a fabulous time had by all at the Family Fun Days in Timaru (swimming) and Christchurch (bowling).  It was a delight to see families enjoying activities together!

It’s been such a pleasure getting to know so many families in Canterbury since I became your Regional Coordinator in August.  It’s difficult to put into words the privilege that it is to be involved in your journeys.  I have learnt so much – the hardest lesson being that there is one of me and many of you! 

As the year draws to a close, I’d like to acknowledge those of our community who have faced the tragedy of a passing loved one, the sorrow that accompanies a transition, or the heartache of having done your best but fearing it still wasn’t enough.  I urge you to be kind to yourselves.  Trust that you are enough, have faith that you can persevere, and allow yourself to ask for help from those who love and support you!  December is such a busy time…  With school concerts, family meals, and holiday festivities, think about scheduling some intentional down time for yourself and connecting with others who understand.

Upcoming Christmas Events

For more information, click the link below:

For more information, click the link below:

Christmas on the Bay Outdoor Concert

Caroline Bay Park, Virtue Ave, Timaru, South Canterbury
Saturday 14 December 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

For more information, click the link below:


There are still training’s scheduled for early December, so please click our Training Schedule below if you would like to register. Our Term 1 training’s will go live in January 2020.

Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Fostering Kids NZ you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Fostering Kids NZ. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.  If you are not already a member search Fostering Kids NZ Canterbury Support and request to join.  It’s easy and it’s free!

Click the link below to join!

Fostering Kids NZ Canterbury Support Closed Facebook Group

The Fostering Kids NZ Canterbury Office will be closed from 19 December to 6 January 2020. 

National office will be closed from 24 December to 6 January 2020. For more information on what to do if you are in need of support during this time, click here.

Noho ora mai/Stay well, look after yourself.

Nga mihi nui,


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