At Panama Road Playgroup we enjoy making new discoveries, meeting new friends and learning new skills.
Our playgroup started as a joint initiative between the AKA, Panama Road School and the Otahuhu Branch of Rotary. Our community open day in November 2014 was a huge success with many local families coming along and getting involved in activities that were organised and run by volunteers from the school and AKA staff. From that positive start, we have been building our playgroup community and establishing a strong sense of who we are, why we are here, and how we want to be – for many, this is their first experience of Early Childhood Education.
Each term we have a whānau meeting to share ideas about the running of the Playgroup and how parents can support their child’s learning. Our whānau spend time playing with our tamariki and the resources that Play group offers. We continue to have great support from our host Primary School and have contacts with HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters), Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) and have had visits from the Dental truck and the local Constable.