Please be advised, if not already aware, the teachers and principals of many schools around NZ, including Te Mata, are going out on strike for the day, on Wednesday 15th August.
They do not choose to do this lightly. And whether you support the decision or not, you need to ensure arrangements are made for your children on that date, as there will be no staff at school to care for them.
If you are a stay at home parent, perhaps you could have a special bonding day, doing something totally different. Have a cafe day, or a spa day, or a trip to the MTG or The Faraday Centre, in Napier. Flip Out will be open as will the Museum and Art gallery in Hastings. Have a mid winter picnic up in the Redwoods. Or a trip to Birdwoods Gallery. How about taking in a movie? Maybe you could organise a tour of the fire station or police station. Or you could get out old sheets and build a fort in your lounge, or have a movie marathon and enjoy home made baking together. If it's not too wet, giant chalk and hot wheels (for boys and girls) works a treat. Or, if it is wet, water pistols followed by hot chocolates.
If you are a working parent, perhaps you could organise with a friend or one of your childrens' classmates parents to have them take your child for the day, in exchange for you taking theirs on a weekend day.
Whatever your situation, don't stress, you can do this. If you get stuck for ideas, put a shout out to me and I'll post a notice for you. We'll see you right. That's what we are here for.
Let me know what ideas you have. We'll see who can come up with the best, eh?!
And don't forget, there will be no Pita Pit orders on that day 😉, but Friday Treats will still be on.
We caught up with the winner and delivered our Eco Kiosk Hamper on Friday, following on from the HB Women's Lifestyle Expos NZ. It's definitely nice to be the bearer of good things!
Congrats Jo-ann Paton, we hope you enjoy the goodies and wish you the best for your financial journey.
- Jac & the Cole Murray team
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