One Day Programme

One Day Programme

time and space for your extraordinary child

The Children’s Imagination Academy ONE DAY PROGRAMME is New Zealand’s first wellbeing, creativity, nature and unity programme for kids. We align with Te Whare Tapa Wha and Hauora models of supporting holistic wellbeing, and our priority is understanding your unique Child.
Your child can now start their week in the best possible way – learning essential self-care skills for the future, enhancing their learning potential and having the greatest fun.

*We have chosen MONDAYS as our day, to put Children’s Wellbeing at the forefront of each week, in this country and beyond.

WHEN

DAY: MONDAYS
TERM DATES: (launch date yet to be announced!)
TIME: 9:00AM-3:000PM

WHERE

Lyttelton Community Church Hall
40 Winchester Street
Lyttelton
Canterbury
New Zealand

WHAT WE DO

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Art
  • Craft/Construction
  • Music
  • Movement/Dance
  • Drama
  • Storytelling
  • Creative Projects – individual + collaborative
  • Special Guest Workshops
  • Nature Experiences and Expeditions
  • Unity Initiatives – local + global

WHO

Especially for children aged 6-12 years. Limited Spaces available each term.

THE SPACE

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

9:00AM
Doors Open
Free Play


9:25AM
Lead Group Game


9:45AM
WELLBEING PROGRAMME BEGINS
Welcome/ News/ About Today
Sharing Circle

Song

10:00AM
Meditation & Breathing

10:15AM

Yoga & Movement
Group Game / Challenge

11:00AM – – -morning tea – – –

11:15AM

Storytelling
Self Care Activities
Journal Time

12.00PM – – – lunch – – –


12.30PM
CREATIVITY + NATURE PROGRAMME BEGINS
Child Led Projects
Creative Workshops with Special Guest (Weeks 1,3, 5, 7, 9)
or
Nature Expedition (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)


2:30PM

Reflection Time

2:40PM
Relaxation
Song

3:00PM

Parents/Carers to collect children.
Session Close

FEES

To attend CIA Fees must be paid in advance weekly /or at start of the term.
Payment confirms place.

HOW TO ENROL

There are very limited spaces in the programme. Wait lists may apply.
Enrolments are renewed each term, subject to approval by management.
click here to register your enrolment interest.

ADDITIONAL PARENT INFO: We are a social enterprise and therefore are not associated 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 “schools” are gaining in popularity. But we are excited to say that we are the first to focus on specific self care and well being topics.
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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