Nor West News : January 27th 2011
18 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS & Adv Feature Infants toddlers Please phone Rebecca on 09 412 8055 www.countrybears.co.nz Privately owned and operated by the same qualified teacher since Feb 1993 Proud to be a valued member of this community Our Baby and Junior Bears teachers provide a nurturing, responsive, educational environment for children adged from 2 to 30 months. We look forward to showing you what we have to offer you and your child at Country Bears. 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Henderson 09 835 3557 Church turns 125 in March Jubilee: St Joseph's in Helensville turns 125. St Joseph's Church at Helensville celebrates 125 years on March 4-7. It was blessed and opened by Bishop John Edmond Luck on Febru- ary 28, 1886. The church, one of the oldest buildings in Helensville, was orig- inally built on the north- ern side of the cemetery in Garfield Rd. The church looked much the same as it does today, although a porch and buttresses were added later. In 1900 an A Becroft and Sons bullock team moved the church to the corner of Commercial Rd and Porter Cres on a property purchased from Mrs Oxley. The move was paid for by George Sydney Smith, who also paid for the statues and the original stations of the cross. Dismantled on March 11, it was reopened at the new site on March 17 by Dean O'Reilly and Father Brodie. In 1938 it was relocated to the present site on the Puriri St and Kowhai St corner, adjac- ent to St Dominic's School. The move, undertaken by Sam White and Son of Auckland, cost £225, with the first mass at the new site on Christmas Eve the same year. The altar and sanctu- ary were brought in line with the new liturgy in 1964, and a confessional added. The small porch was replaced in 1985 with a larger one con- structed by late par- ishioner David Blake. Volunteer labour built the Father Sakey Cen- tre, adjoining the church, in 2005 and 2006. It's a wonderful asset,'' jubilee committee member Julie Colville says. Blessed by Bishop Pat- rick Dunn, it opened on March 19, 2006 -- St Joseph's Feast day. Birthday events include young parishioners holding a celebration mass on March 4, followed by a barbecue and musical evening in the centre. A dinner the following night is in the Helensville War Mem- orial Hall, with Sunday mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn and followed by a lunch. Come and join the party at Playcentre If you are looking for something new to do with your baby or young child this year, then come along to Playcentre and find out what it is that keeps people returning for more each year. Playcentre members are eagerly awaiting the end of the summer holidays. Why? Mandy Maitland has been a member of Swanson Playcentre for almost seven years and cur- rently attends with her youngest. She says, James has really grown over the holidays and I'm looking forward to coming back and see- ing what he's going to be interested in this term. Maybe as he heads towards three he might start to make some proper little friends. I'm also looking forward to catching up with everyone and seeing how much all their little kiddies have grown.'' The real strength of Playcentre is that it acknowledges and supports parents as the first and most important educators of their children. Playcentres are co-operatively managed and supervised by parents with support from experi- enced association and federation personnel. They deliver the national early childhood curricu- lum, Te Whariki, and are partially funded by the Ministry of Edu- cation. Te Akoranga Playcentre Associ- ation president Jacqui Callaghan says, It really is a wonderful place for all members of the family to build life-time friendships. And along with the parental support, the skills you learn from the free training can lead you onto many job opportunities. I'm also looking forward to see- ing how much all the children have grown up and what their interests, strengths and challenges are now,'' she adds. Parents do a great job of educat- ing their children and themselves and get a great deal of fun out of being at Playcentre, learning and growing together. Come and explore your child's world by visiting one of nearly 500 Playcentre's nationwide and join your children playing and explor- ing in the water, painting, playdough, craft, building and sandpit play, along with the vari- ous other activities that all Playcentres offer. To contact your local Playcentre, see www.playcentre.org.nz for centres in your area.
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