Belmont/Bayswater Winter Fun Preschool Play attendees past and present, we need your help and input!
Kia ora koutou! We are planning our upcoming events for 2020 and want to collaborate with you all to help us serve the community the best way we can, in these current times.
We would usually be starting our Winter Fun Preschool Play programme at The Rose Centre, Belmont in June. As it won’t be possible to provide the programme in the usual format, we’ve come up with some alternative options and would value your family’s opinion.
Please click on "Read more" below to complete our survey and share your thoughts. Thank you for your help!
During the Covid19 lockdown, Trevor Villers local photographer has been around taking photos of our very quiet and peaceful Devonport. Below is a collage of these special moments, and if you click on "Read more" below, you can view the individual photos one by one. Our big thanks to Trevor for sharing these images with his community.
Learn the simple steps you can take to unite against the virus and slow its spread, see what help is available and get the latest advice and updates at Covid19.govt.nz.
For information on ways to look after your and your families mental wellbeing, how to get financial, accomodation, and other support, download the Welfare Fact Sheet here.
With the weather still relatively warm and fine, its a great time to spend in your garden at home - whether it be garden beds or a potted balcony garden. We have heard about lots of families getting inventive with ways to keep the kids entertained - old fashioned board games, puzzles, reading and some time on media can help us keep connected to the wider community or be entertained. Below are also some great ideas and resources from around the world that you might find useful (this list gets updated regularly so do pop back here every now and then...):
Primary School Artwork for Aotea Station
City Rail Link is calling on all primary school-aged kids (ages of 5 to 11) from across New Zealand to paint and draw images that will then be fired onto ceramic tiles and used to decorate the CRL Aotea underground station.
CRL is looking for artwork from kids showing where they'd want to go on a train once the new underground rail project is built. They have some awesome pictures already – from taking a journey to a neighbourhood dairy, to under the sea, to the moon, and even the Eiffel tower. Watch the video below for some inspiration:
Free Educational Online Magazine for Kids
This free educational resource from Aquila is full of fun and engaging topics to keep kids busy, entertained and thinking clever clouds! Homeschooling might not seem so scary after all is it? :-)
Visit the online magazine here
The team at the Devonport Peninsula Trust have put together a handy list of Tradespeople ( with their contribution and permission of course) providing essential emergency services locally during Level 4 quarantine.
Please note the word "emergency", and only contact them if you need urgent assistance when there is an immediate threat to human health and safety ( they have to demonstrate that the material they might order is for emergency only) Also please please keep to the social distancing rules such as as wearing masks if you need to and stay in another room while they are working onsite.
It's easy to save it to your phone, just click on the image below so its available in case you need assistance.
With the escalating COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel the remaining sessions of Devonport & Bayswater Summer Fun Preschool Play and Kids Athletics.
It is our intention to run a celebratory Kids Athletics session and Summer Fun Preschool Play sessions when it is safe to do so again – hopefully later in the year. We will keep you informed.
For up to date, accurate information about COVID-19 in New Zealand, please visit this website: https://covid19.govt.nz/
Do you need help in self-isolation? Join Facebook group Devonport Self Isolation Support here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1248068392058892/
We are also happy to be a central point of contact for people needing support; phone 445 9533 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your understanding in these challenging times. Stay safe out there everyone and we hope to see you all again soon. The team Devonport Peninsula Trust.
Summer Fun Preschool Play sessions in Devonport and Bayswater and Kids Athletics will continue for now.
Devonport Peninsula Trust is taking the following stepsto mitigate the risk of Coronavirus/COVID-19 spreading:
At our community events, we are displaying signage in English and Mandarin that:
Our preschool play mornings are located next to Auckland Council public toilets where handwashing facilities are available. We also provide hand-sanitiser on site at all our events.
On Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March, Takarunga Playcentre's annual pre-loved clothing sale fundraiser with good quality babies, children and adult clothes and a kids market: a market for kids, run by kids!
There will be pre-loved toys, games, clothes and more, so take your children too! Eftpos will also be available. For updates, follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/takarunga/
The event is waste free, smoke free, drug free and alcohol free. Attendance is free, and all welcome. Caregivers are responsible for children under 14 years attending this event. Brought to you by the Devonport Youth Forum, Devonport Peninsula Trust, Depot Sound, with support from the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, and the Devonport Flagstaff. Lineup includes:
- Holly Afoa
Happy New Year and hopefully you have had a positive start to 2020!
Summer Fun Preschool Play mornings are back up and going again after the Christmas break and will continue until the end of March. Play sessions are on every Tuesday at Windsor Reserve, Devonport (now back in the main part of Windsor Reserve) and Thursdays at Bayswater Park – weather depending. Both sessions run from 9:30am to 11am and are a great way to get out and about with little ones, having fun and making new friends. Follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with our events.
Starting up on Tuesday 18 February is our Kids Athletics Series, held at Vauxhall Sports Reserve a.k.a. the North Shore Rugby Club grounds. Kids Athletics is a 6 week programme, running on consecutive Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, until 24 March. Primary school aged kids can have-a-go at a variety of athletics activities in a non-competitive environment. Free registration takes place each session. Visit our website for more information: www.devonportpeninsulatrust.nz