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Future Planning Meeting

posted 27 Oct 2014, 17:57 by Hub *

Join us on for the start of the our future planning process.
Friday 7 November 2014
9.00am - 10.30am at the Hub
Manurewa South School,
39 Tawa Cres, Manurewa
Followed by Morning Tea.

Community Celebration and Wearable Arts

posted 22 Oct 2013, 14:36 by Hub *

What an amazing event! Almost 300 people in attendance, a wonderful atmosphere and the chance to celebrate our Teacher Aides, Mauri Ora and MIT Literacy graduates. The community really came together to produce over 20 wearable art entries for the parade.

Wearable Arts Competition

posted 6 Aug 2013, 18:16 by Hub *   [ updated 27 Oct 2014, 17:49 ]

The Hub is hosting a Community Wearable Arts competition which will culminate in a parade on
WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2013 6pm - 7.30pm at Manurewa South School, Tawa Crescent, Manurewa, as part of our Community Celebration and the graduation of our Teacher Aides, Community Literacy and Numeracy and Mauri Ora Programmes.
Entry is FREE and open to anyone associated with the Manurewa Parenting Hub or any school in the Manurewa area. Entrants are required to complete a registration form to indicate their interest in participation.
The Hub has been collecting resources suitable for wearable arts. To help with your creations on 
Tuesday 13th August @ 12.30pm at the Hub (following the cultural cooking event) entrants will be able to select items from our collection to assist with your creation.
~~Information sheets/registration forms are available from the Manurewa Parenting Hub~~

Teacher Aide Programme

posted 22 May 2013, 15:12 by Hub *

At the beginning of Term 2 we started our third Return to the Workforce teacher aide programme and have just employed 20 parents as Teacher Aides. We are really grateful to the Work and Income staff and the awesome Principals who have been so supportive of this initiative. The schools involved are Hillpark, Leabank, Manurewa East, Manurewa South, Randwick Park, Roscommon, Rowandale and Takanini. The opportunities offered by this project can change lives - this morning one of the new teacher aides came to see me. She was bubbling over with excitement, eyes sparkling and said "I'm loving being a teacher aide. I'm much happier and what I learn in the classroom I take home and do with my 5 year old'.

Family Fun Night - 5 March 2013

posted 3 Apr 2013, 00:54 by maree@parentinghub.org.nz   [ updated 3 Apr 2013, 01:32 ]

To celebrate children's day we ran an exciting event for the whole family. Mercury Energy provided us with the extraordinary Rainbow Rascals to paint the faces of the kids. Counties Manukau Sport provided fun games for everyone young and old. Constable Dave brought the Blue Light trailer to provide the music while those willing to have a dance off provided the great family atmosphere. Everyone could bring their own picnic dinner or grab a sausage, chips and a drink. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a success.

Interschool Parent Cooking Competition

posted 23 Sept 2012, 19:05 by maree@parentinghub.org.nz

Term Three's interschool competition was the return of the cooking contest, although it was taken to a whole new level. The teams from Manurewa South, Weymouth Primary and Randwick Park not only had to design a menu and cook a meal that was healthy, on budget and yummy for a family of 5 but they were encouraged to use some of the new skills they had been shown over the term to decorate their dining table. The scores were extremely close for all the teams and the food was delicious.
Congratulations to Weymouth who get the Positive Futures Trophy this term with their olympic theme and their amazing homemade bread.

Money Week

posted 14 Sept 2012, 22:40 by maree@parentinghub.org.nz

The very first NZ money week was held recently and so on the 5th September the Hub ran a Money Expo at Manurewa Intermediate. There was loads of information, prizes, a free sausage sizzle and tasting low cost meal ideas, on site budgeters, face painting, money related activities and a money quiz.

Father's Day

posted 14 Sept 2012, 22:02 by maree@parentinghub.org.nz   [ updated 16 Sept 2012, 01:11 ]

It was an awesome privilege to serve our men of the hub and school staff a special morning tea for an early Father's Day for the contribution they make to the children's lives.
Thanks for all you do, we appreciate it.
Happy Father's Day!

Floral Art

posted 14 Sept 2012, 21:33 by maree@parentinghub.org.nz

To help us prepare for the upcoming cooking competition, which includes a table setting, we learnt how to use plants locally grown to decorate our family meal table. We will never see the local plants the same again. So many ways of using containers and cheap additions to make a fabulous arrangement.

Cupcake Crazy

posted 31 Jul 2012, 16:37 by maree@parentinghub.org.nz   [ updated 31 Jul 2012, 16:41 ]

Cupcakes that looked so tricky were actually easy.
Great for birthdays or a holiday activity.

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