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September newsletter

Kia ora, Welcome to the newly refreshed and updated Lifekidz Trust Website. This is the first of our monthly newsletters that will keep you in touch with all the exciting and wonderful things we do every day.

I know a lot of parents and carers belong to the WhatsApp group (and we certainly encourage that) but for all you other friends, family, funders, community members and organizations this is the snap-shot that will keep you in the loop.

Lifekidz is a whanau based special needs Centre based in Lloyd Ellsmore Park and we run an After School program 5 days a week, a Community Participation -Day Program for those that have left school and School Holiday programs that are just bursting with activities and fun.

We pride ourselves on enabling our people to reach their full potential and to participate to their full capacity in community activities. We are always on the go; we are always smiling and we celebrate each and every success.

Check out this website for the finer details. We may not always have capacity for new enrolments, but we are always happy to share our knowledge of the sector and help you navigate your way towards getting your needs met.

So the September newsletter….

We would like to share that the Long awaited (like years) playground revamp is finally underway, with two projects on the go. A new Sandpit and an enclosed indoor /outdoor pergola for sensory play, photos will be available shortly. This is phase one and gives us an exciting space to build on as funds permit.

The Auckland City Council kindly granted us some funds to purchase a range of colorful outdoor beanbags that we can’t wait to use in this new area. These will be especially fabulous for our wheelchair kids to use in summer – a means of getting out of the chair and spending time doing some activities on the ground.

A big vote of thanks goes out to the Trillion Trust who have agreed to fund an all- weather awning over our front door so that children and parents don’t get drenched when arriving or going home. We are so very grateful as it’s been one of those much-needed things that we were unable to tackle alone. Yay.

Over the winter months we have worked with our lovely Community Participation -Day Program people to do baking in the mornings and have something hot and comforting for the younger ones when they come in after school. Deliciousness has come in the form of Bolognese, Mac and Cheese and last week Butter Chicken. We try and keep the food nutritious with homemade muffins, scones, all cooked by our willing participants and of course lots of fresh fruit.

Until Next Month 
Stay safe and Happy!