One Day Programme

One Day Programme

SUMMER TERM ENROLMENTS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2021

THE CHILDREN’S IMAGINATION ACADEMY (CiA) is New Zealand’s first one day programme dedicated entirely to Children’s Wellbeing + Creativity Education.

CAN MY CHILD ATTEND?

The One day Programme is for Children aged 6-12 years
Small attentive class size / 12 spaces per term.
GET IN QUICK/ LIMITED SPACES

we teach fun ways to get ready to learn, create and stay connected!

WHEN

MONDAYS
TIME: 9:30AM-2:30PM

HOW LONG CAN I ENROL MY CHILD FOR?

Enrolments last for ONE TERM. Each family has the choice of reapplying for the space for the following term, or giving it up for another family. Waitlists may apply.

2021 TERM DATES:
Summer Term / 15th February – 5th April
Autumn Term / 10th May – 28th June
Winter Term / 2nd August – 20th September
Spring Term / 18th October – 6th December
*your child attends every Monday for the term they are enrolled for (8 sessions)

WHERE

Lyttelton Community Church Hall
Winchester Street
Lyttelton
Christchurch
New Zealand

WHAT WE DO

MEDITATION EVERY DAY!
We start the day with fun, simple Breathing Practices & Meditation. The kids enjoy this particular exercise called ‘Wild Breathing’ which is connects them with their wild side, and is both calming and energizing.

Meditation

Yoga

Self Care

Art

Craft/Construction

Cooking

Music

Movement/Dance

Drama

Storytelling

Creative Projects – individual + collaborative

Special Guest / Artist Workshops

Nature Experiences and Expeditions

Unity Initiatives – local + global

At the CiA your child gets to know (& love) themselves better!

OUR DAY

children learn best through music, movement, games and dancing!


PROGRAMME SCHEDULE


9:30AM
Doors Open
Games
Quiet Activities

10:00AM
>> WELCOME <<

Opening Circle / News / About Today
Song
Theme

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 Activities / Excursions

2:00PM
Whole Body Relaxation
Sharing /Reflection

2:30PM

Session Close
Parents/Carers collect children.

PROGRAMME FEE

Only $65 per day.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
a) Weekly payment (8 week term)
b) Half Term payment x 2 installments
b) Whole Term payment (discount / best value!)
We run a small nurturing programme individualized for each child’s needs. LIMITED SPACE.

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

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! 🙂
time for relaxation games in fairy meadow

HOW TO ARRANGE WITH YOUR SCHOOL?

Communication is key! Once your child’s enrolment has been approved, please call or email your school principal to let them know that you are choosing to enrol your child into the CiA One Day Programme on Mondays for a term to give additional support for their wellbeing.

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 running throughout New Zealand, mostly bush/ nature schools or “gifted and talented” programmes.
One day programmes 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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