On 5 December, 2013, we were given our first Christmas party as children of the first Foundations Project preschool. We arrived at 10am in our smart uniforms and we all sat down while Auntie Memory made a speech about our first year at preschool. Some of our parents also made speeches, saying thank you to Auntie Charlotte and Mai Damu and to our teachers who work so hard to look after us and to provide us with the best early childhood development we could get.
We watched as 12 of our colleagues got certificates as they have left our school and are going into grade 1 this year. After this was the best part of the day when we each were given a plate of yummy treats including delicious cupcakes made for us by Jess Irvine. Jess joined us at our party and we also welcomed Caroline Kaschula, Jess Lovemore and Kristy Fennel who helped make it even more fun!
We were each given a pair of shoes for us to wear to school this year and they look so smart! Most of us got given shoes that are too big but that is ok because it means we will be able to wear them all year!
We ate all our treats and danced to music in our new shoes and we also had a clown organized for us by our teachers and parents who painted our faces and helped us to break open the pinata and eat all the sweeties!
We invited some of the other children from the community who don’t go to our school to join us for the day. It was fun to include them in our games
Thank you so much to the people who donated money towards our shoes. We are so grateful and love wearing them! We hope that next year you might join us at our party.
Thank you to the following for our shoes:
James and Tania Perkins
Niki de Quelen
Here are some photos of our great celebration!