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SPECIAL SURPRISE: The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery children, Anna Van Zyl, Pedro Pellizzari, Mack Smith and Ruby Bowden, with their letters from Santa. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER
Letters from Santa thrill pre-schoolers By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CHILDREN ACROSS Canterbury received a Christmas surprise in the mail – a personalised letter from the big man in the red suit. The letters from Santa Claus travelled all the way from the North Pole to children in Canterbury. The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery in West Melton was one of thousands of pre-schools and primary schools in New Zealand to receive the letters. Children from the pre-school’s inventors, adventure and navigator classrooms had their letters handed out at its Christmas concert. With a bit of help from New Zealand Post, Santa sent about 73,000 letters to children from 1102 schools and early childhood education centres across the country. The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery owner Tracy Summerfield said the children were “blown away” and appreciated the nice gesture from New
Zealand Post. She said being given the opportunity to write letters to Santa was great for the children’s literacy skills. Hatchimals, dolls, toy tractors, trucks, racing cars and rugby-themed toys were popular requests made to Santa by children at the pre-school. LOL Surprise Dolls, Baby Alive Dolls, Nerf guns and TV character toys from the films Frozen and PAW Patrol were common requests from children nationwide. But as Santa reminded them in his letter: “Christmas is more than just about presents. Its about celebrating with your friends and family.” New Zealand Post has been helping letters get to and from Santa for the past 19 years. A New Zealand Post spokeswoman said it wanted to bring joy to people at Christmas and help keep the magic of Santa alive. “Receiving a letter from Santa is a magical moment for a child and being a postal business we can play a role in facilitating that moment,” she said.
Cathedral Grammar deputy takes reins at St Michael’s FROM LAW at Oxford University to long-standing deputy head at The Cathedral Grammar School, Penny Tattershaw (right) will now take on the role of principal at St Michael’s Church School. Ms Tattershaw, who was most recently Cathedral Grammar deputy head, will bring a varied background to her new position at the central city school. She trained at Exeter University School of Education after finishing a law degree at the iconic Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
She then began her 25-year teaching career in the independent schools’ sectors across the UK and New Zealand. “It is a privilege to be entrusted by parents with the task of providing their child with the essential foundation for their education, their foundation for life,” Ms Tattershaw said. She is also a keen sportswoman, having played hockey and water polo up to international level in her youth. She is now kept busy as senior coach with the Harewood Hockey Club.
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Published on Dec 21, 2017