Faith the Fantail visits CBK

We have loved having ‘Faith the Fantail’ visit us at CBK.  She has had the opportunity to visit all four of our areas. It has been lovely watching the tamariki share our CBK value of manaakitanga with her; that ‘we are kind and caring, we are warm and welcoming, we take care of one another’. She has had many opportunities for kai beginning at Crèche where she took part in their ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ whānau event. Then she flew down the road to Kidz@303 to spend time in the peaceful environments with the pepe and kaiako there. The tamariki in our Kindy and Kindy House spaces researched fantails, created houses for Faith, shared stories, fed her with pikelets and cupcakes (the real and playdough variety) and introduced her to our other native birds and other animals that could be her friends. Faith got to experience our transition process as one of our kotiro who had loved caring for her at Kindy helped introduce her to the older Kindy House group wafter her transition there. We explained to the tamariki that Faith flies all over Aotearoa, visiting our friends at centres who love God like we do, and now she is ready to fly south. Nga Mihi Faith! God Bless all who you visit next… 

Tania Cogan
Whanganui Central Baptist Kindergarten