We welcome new parents to our centres and provide useful resources, permission slips and other information to help you and your child settle in.
You can return here to download or view information which is regularly updated.
When you enrol we provide this sheet to help us get to know your child, what their favourite things are and anything they may need help with. A great activity sheet to fill in together.
The Christian Values Curriculum is part of ‘Shines Special Character’ and children are given the opportunity to visit the Atrium once a week for approximately 30-45 minutes. (The Atrium is the name of the room used for the Christian Values Programme).
Parents are asked to sign permission on behalf of their child to participate in this aspect of Curriculum.
This pdf indicates the programme breakdown of a typical day.
A small backpack containing:
A Sun Hat – named
A warm hat and jacket – named
Shoes to wear inside & gumboots for outside – named
We recommend that all children’s belongings are clearly
named to ensure your child’s items find their way to back to
their rightful owners.
Download a pdf of the list here.
If you or your child are anxious about their first day, take
some time to settle your child in. Once you have decided it is
time to go, farewell your child and leave promptly as children
get confused if you say goodbye and then linger talking to
the Teacher or another Parent etc. You can phone us anytime
during the day to find out how your child is doing.
Our contact phone number for your convenience is:
We require parents to check for head lice prior to starting at either of our preschool centres.
We will provide a form to bring on your first day.
Download and read the Ministry of Health brochure to understand how to find and treat head lice.
We provide the Ministry of Health illustrated poster that highlights common infectious diseases. The poster provides easy reference of early symptoms, infectiousness period and when its okay to return to preschool if your child is unwell.
Our vision at Shine is to provide an optimum learning environment for your child / children and to help us achieve this goal we rely heavily upon your support with optional charges. These charges help cover the following aspects of Curriculum at the Centre:
All above expenses incurred by the Centre are not covered by Operational funding from the Ministry of Education.
You should be entitled to claim back a portion of your childcare expenses, for more information please contact your local IRD office.