Celebrating our tamariki
by Ann van Engelen
The Selwyn Parenting Network has a variety of key events and campaigns planned for the year including, educative talks, networking and collaboration, all aimed at building strong, connected families, whanau and communities in Selwyn starting with Children’s Day.
“Our purpose is to maintain a Selwyn District Parenting Network, which promotes and encourages development and empowerment of parents and caregivers in an educative and supportive environment,” says Selwyn Parenting Network coordinator Kate Webb.
“Our first event of 2020 is the highly anticipated SPN Children’s Day. A totally free fun event for the whole family, proudly supported by principal sponsors Faringdon. It is a wonderful day to bring families together and show how important children are.
The main theme this year is to ‘put Tamariki first’, with a focus on encouraging families to get out in nature.
“The whole event is free and consists of three action-packed hours of fun, laughter, activities, entertainment and games for the entire family including bouncy castles, pony rides, sports activities, sausage sizzles, entertainment and giveaways, resources and information. It is also a great opportunity to connect with numerous children’s services providers and community organisations.
“Be sure to pack a picnic, bring your sunhats and water bottles, and relax on the field at Foster Park on Sunday, March 1 from noon to 3pm.”