One Day School

One Day School

WHAT IS A ONE DAY SCHOOL?

A One Day School is an educational programme or learning space that your child attends for one day a week, whilst still attending their regular school. One Day Schools have a specific focus or purpose and offer specialised, child-centred support that addresses the current educational needs for individual children, their families and communities.

The focus of The Children’s Imagination Academy (CiA) is to holistically support Children’s Wellbeing Education and Creative Mindset, and bring greater awareness to the importance of these areas for the future growth, vitality and drive of our young in Aotearoa.

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our mission

> to provide a sanctuary space for the wholistic growth, self-exploration, wellbeing education, creative exploration and empowerment of Children, where they have time to reflect, connect, and cultivate confidence to be caretakers of themselves, one another and our future world.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Otautahi kids aged 6-12 years

WHEN?

MONDAYS 9:30AM-2:30PM

2021 TERM DATES:
Summer Term / 15th February – 29th March
Autumn Term / 10th May – 28th June
Winter Term / 2nd August – 20th September
Spring Term / 18th October – 6th December

WHERE?

Lyttelton Community Church Hall
Winchester Street
Lyttelton
Christchurch
New Zealand

HOW TO ARRANGE WITH YOUR CURRENT SCHOOL?

Communication is key! Talk to your school principal and let them know you are choosing to enrol your Child at a One Day School to them give additional support for their wellbeing and personal development.
Once your Child’s enrolment has been approved from our end, please let your school know that your Child will be attending the CiA One Day School (Mondays) for a term, therefore absent for that day at school.

We support kids in learning how to rest, recharge, reflect and value themselves and others. We guide kids to explore their multi-faceted creative abilities through: our guest artist workshops, passion projects, games, group collaborations, nature experiences and unity initiatives.

Children are encouraged to learn a variety of mind-body and self-care practices and implement the daily routines that work best for them.

As a social enterprise there is no direct link with Ministry Of Education guidelines. The New Zealand Education Act section 25B Release from school states: The principal of a State school may if satisfied that a student will receive outside the school tuition acceptable to the principal, release the student from attendance at the school, for a period or periods agreed with a parent of that student, to receive the tuition.
Our programme will give children a tool box of skills in self-regulation, emotional literacy, confidence and calming techniques that will be complementary to their classroom learning.
There are other one day programmes/schools throughout New Zealand, such as nature schools or “gifted and talented” programmes.
One day programmes/schools are gaining in popularity and we are honoured to be the first to focus on mind-body care and creativity education.
Your Child’s health and safety is our priority.
Feel free to talk to our team about our programmes policies and procedures.

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HOW LONG CAN I ENROL MY CHILD FOR?

Enrolments last for ONE TERM. Each family has the choice of re-registering for the following term, or giving their space for another family. Waitlists may apply.

WHAT ARE THE KEY FOCUSES?

Your child will connect with their inner self through:
>> education on MIND / BODY connection
>> growing their SELF-CARE tool kit
>> exploring imagination, CREATIVITY + SOLUTION MAKING
>> get skilled up by GUEST ARTISTS & experts
>> planning & take action on PASSION PROJECTS
>> enjoying NATURE play & experiences
>>having space to RELAX, REFLECT and RECHARGE
> > discovering purpose through UNITY initiatives
>> making new connections, FRIENDS & having FUN!

OUR DAY


PROGRAMME SCHEDULE


9:30AM
Doors Open
>> WELCOME <<
Opening Circle / News / About Today
Song

10:00AM
Power Snack
Mandala
Connection Activities

10:30AM
>> WELLBEING PROGRAMME <<
Meditation / Breath Education
Yoga / Movement
Group Activities / Games

11:00AM

~ morning tea ~

11:15AM

>> STORY TELLING <<
Character Play
Drama
Music

12.00PM
~ lunch ~

12:30PM
>> CREATIVITY + NATURE PROGRAMME <<
Special Guests
Workshops
Nature Play Activities & Games
Community Garden / Outdoor Excursions

2:00PM
Whole Body Relaxation
Sharing / Reflection

2:30PM

Session Close
Parents / Carers collect Children.

At the CIA we understand and support the emotional wellbeing of your unique Child as they grow to be their greatest self. We do this through a carefully tailored and structured programme based on the foundations/guiding lights of wellbeing, creativity, nature and unity.

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OUR GUIDING LIGHTS

> > WELLBEING < <
> > CREATIVITY< <
> > NATURE < <
> > UNITY< <

Everything we do aligns with one or more of our guiding lights

We align with New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, the Education Review Office (NZ) Good Wellbeing Practices’, and embrace the philosophy of Hauora and the four pillars of wellbeing Te Whare Tapa Wha.

>>Taha hinengaro / mental health
>>Taha tinana / physical health
>>Taha wairua / 
spiritual health
>> Taha whanau / 
family health

Our values mirror Lyttelton Primary School with the daily practices of Manaakitanga / Respect, Ngakau aroha / Empathy and Manawanui / Perseverance to support and guide positive behaviour.

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A space to grow, know and love yourself more!

PROGRAMME FEE


PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR TERM ENROLLMENT
a) Weekly $65.00
b) 2 x Term $260.00 (2 installments)
b) Whole Term $520.00

PAYMENT SECURES PLACE
Fees must be paid prior to daily programme commencement to secure your child’s place.
Let us know the payment option that works best for your family.

We are a local, independent, social enterprise entirely supported by local families and community.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL LIVING!

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WHAT TO BRING?

  • Nutritious packed lunch (including lunch, morning tea and additional snacks)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunhat (Summer & Spring Terms)
  • Warm clothing/Jacket (Autumn & Winter Terms)
  • Walking footwear
  • Change of clothing
  • Your bright self! 🙂

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

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Lou Buckingham Founder of the Children’s Imagination Academy

LOU BUCKINGHAM
Lou has long held a vision for a new learning space for kids in Aotearoa where they feel seen, heard and understood. A space where they receive an education that really helps them with everyday life and being strong in their own roots.

One in five young New Zealanders will be affected
by anxiety or depression by the age of 18

www.mentalhealth.org.nz


Lou has background qualifications in Psychology Major (BA), Children’s Community Service Management (Dip), Therapeutic Bodywork (Shiatsu Practitioner) and is a Children’s Yoga Teacher (RKY) and discovered her passion for supporting children’s wellbeing and creativity whilst in the role of Director at Organ Factory Children’s Kids Club in Melbourne, Australia After learning about the Christchurch earthquakes and the statistics of kids anxiety and PTSD, she felt a great pull to come back to New Zealand to help children in need. Lou is the founder of Imagination Yoga and Imagination Dance and is a drama teacher at LAF (Lyttleton Arts Factory).

We are now in the time for
Emotional Wellbeing & Self Care Learning
to come first!

A pioneer, highly sensitive and curious person, Lou experienced extremely challenging adolescent years and has since spent her adult life studying in fields of wellbeing and creativity, and learning how to create an education space for the new generations. Lou is passionate about being part of positive change in the education system and believes ” we are now in the time for emotional wellbeing and self care learning to come first.” Join us!

Parents keep saying to us
“IF ONLY I’D HAD THIS EDUCATION WHEN I WAS YOUNG!

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