On Friday we had our first community event for 2017, our annual community picnic which was all about whakawhanaungatanga / building relationships. It was a wonderful way to come together to meet new families, connect with old and get to know each other a little better. Whānau often share with us how relationships developed during their time here at Nelson Montessori and are still flourishing years after leaving.
The morning started of a little cold and there was uncertainty around whether it would be warm enough to turn on the sprinkler. The weather couldn’t dampen our tamariki’s enthusiasm who were all eagerly waiting with their togs and with the weather warming up, on went the sprinklers!
There was a great deal of fun to be had and the joy was visible on our tamariki’s faces.
Thank you every one for adding to the spirit of the day, we’re looking forward to seeing you all at our next big social gathering – CAMP OUT!
By Theresa Byrman