At Albany kindergarten we are encouraging our children to think of ways they can help others (by baking for the Community Kitchen), helping their peers and taking care of our environment.

Today as part of our Community Kitchen we made some pikelets to take over to our local rest home – Aria Gardens on Bass road.

Nina and Daren were able to deliver our afternoon tea to some of the grateful residents.

Giving to others requires children to explore and develop concepts around respect, kindness, empowerment and the understanding that they are able to contribute to others happiness.

Manaakitanga likewise is a Maori concept of care, nurturing and hospitality. It encompasses the notions of caring for others, treating people with respect and showing kindness and hospitality.

Our wonderful tamariki displayed this quality of Manaakitanga today as they gave up their time to make a gift for others.