Eastern Courier : November 3
15 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS 3134591AA LIMITED ENTRY ENROL NOW FOR 2011 Bachelor of Natural Medicine Diploma in Traditional Pasefika Healing 1st & 2nd year courses available by distance Visit our web site www.spcnt.ac.nz or phone 09 579 4997 8 Arthur St, Ellerslie 3231321AA COSMETICS WAREHOUSE SALE LOCATION: 40B MORRIN ROAD, MT WELLINGTON GREAT BARGAINS, GREAT RANGE There will be staff on hand to assist with consultations and product information GET YOUR GIFT SHOPPING DONE HERE! WELL KNOWN BRANDS SKINCARE - MAKEUP - FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS - BAGS CASH, EFTPOS, CREDIT CARDS ONLY NO CHEQUES ACCEPTED THREE DAYS ONLY FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 8.00AM - 5.00PM SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 8.00AM - 4.00PM SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 8.00AM - 4.00PM Men needed for kindies Rough and tumble: Adam Buckingham, with daughter Ellie, is encouraging men to become early childhood teachers. Photo: BEN WATSON By MICHELLE ROBINSON A kindergarten teacher is using a scholarship to encourage other men into the profession. Adam Buckingham re- ceived one of two $5000 scholarships awarded by NZEI Early Childhood this year. The Auckland resident says he will use it to fund a project aimed at encouraging more men into early childhood teaching. Government statistics show there were 285 males compared with 18,112 female early childhood educators in licensed premises last July. He hopes to gain new ideas about male partici- pation in early childhood by attending a range of conferences throughout New Zealand and over- seas. He plans to write about his findings and produce a booklet to encourage men into the industry. We should reflect society and while men are a part of young children s lives we don t see enough of them in those nurturing, caring and educating roles at that early level. Mr Buckingham be- came an early childhood teacher after being poisoned by methobro- mide when it spilled in a trucking accident about 10 years ago. The experience forced him to rethink his career as a truck driver. During the six months he spent recovering he decided to do something for the community . He now works for the Auckland Kindergarten Association, employed in kindergartens through- out the region. He says men are gen- erally put off the indus- try by the lower salaries and fear of being accused of child abuse. But as a number of children grow up without a stable male figure at home, it s important to have men involved in education, he says. Fathers feel more com- fortable spending time with their children at a centre where other males are present, he says. FROM Page 14 NOTICES Botany Flat Bush, Former Manukau City Council chief executive Leigh Auton speaks at the Botany Flat Bush Residents Association, 7.30pm, November 9, Columbus Coffee Home Base, Botany South. Ph 277-4754. Tramping, Trips discussed and a slideshow of photos from Howick Tramping Club trips presented, 7.30pm, November 9, Howick Recreation Centre, 563 Pakuranga Rd. Visitors welcome. $2 cover charge. Ph John 534-2039. Pakuranga 60s Up, Janice Chandler talks on her travels, 9.30am, November 9, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. Members book at meeting for Christmas lunch at Titirangi RSA, November 17. Cost $30. Ph Heather 576-3614. Genealogy, Panmure branch of NZSG meets at the Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Rd, Panmure, November 9, 5pm, for help and research, 7.30pm for meeting. John Mitchell talks on the militia. Ph Vivienne 578-2525. Collectors needed, for SPCA Auckland street appeal, Angels for Animals, November 12-14. To help go online to www.spca. org.nz\angels and register on line or phone 256-2520. Acromegaly, A support group has been formed for people with the pituitary disorder. Ph Catherine on 021-293-5506, email email@example.com or visit www.pituitary.org.nz for more information. Green Gables, Janet Philo, David Sabourin, Brenda Smith and Beryl Bettis display paintings of local scenes at the cottage and gallery, Hawthornden Reserve, 66 Cook St, Howick, Friday-Sunday, 10am-3pm. Polish films, Polish Heritage Trust Museum screens regular Sunday movies, 2pm, at the museum in Elliot St, Howick. Ph 533-3530 or visit www.polishheritage.co.nz. After school care, Masada offers a fun interactive environment for children and teens with homework, projects and afterschool relaxing and unwinding. CYFS approved, OSCAR accredited, WINZ susbsidies available and carer support accepted. Book now. Ph Norma-Jean 576-5229 or email Masada.firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior fun, Bucklands Beach Senior Citizen's Friendship Club meets Fridays, 12.45pm-3pm, Memorial Hall, Wharf Rd, for bingo, speakers, different entertainment each week. $2. Ph Ann 533-9991, Olive 534-6938. Cardiac Club, Friendship, education and support for people with or at risk of heart problems. Affiliated to the Heart Foundation. Weekly meetings on Thursdays, 10am Nixon Centre, Sale Street, Howick. Ph Joyce 265-2480 or Kath 298 4577. Melody Makers, Additional singers needed to entertain the elderly in Howick and Pakuranga retirement villages. Contact Cathy 271-5030. Al-Anon, Howick/Paku- ranga family group meets Mondays, 7.45pm. Anchorage Park Community Centre, Swan Cres, Pakuranga. Newcomers welcome. Ph 379-4871. Round dancing, New dancers welcome, 7.30pm, Wednesdays, Howick Round Dance Club, Pakuranga Primary School hall, Udys Rd. Ph Sheryll 626-6343 or visit www.hrdc.co.nz. Pakuranga mahjong, Beginners and experienced players are welcome at the Pakuranga club, Wednesdays, 10.45am- 1pm, Masonic Hall, Highland Park Drive. Ph Jean 533-4262. Bowling, Bucklands Beach members play on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 1pm. Ph Keitha 535-6361 or Ian 534-3496. Pilates, Daytime classes on Thursdays 10.45am, Howick Bridge Club, 555 Pakuranga Rd. Cost $8. Contact Meg 579-8255 or email megrichards @vodafone.co.nz. Singles group, New Horizons friendship and social group for single men and women from 40 to 60 meets on the first Thursday of the month, Barrel Inn, Cook St, Howick, 7pm. Monthly programmes of barbecues, outings, dinners and films. Ph Mike 534-6738 or Suzy 529-4027. English, New immigrants can practise English and share customs with friendly New Zealanders, Thursday mornings, 10am-11.30am, Trinity Methodist Church lounge, 474 Pakuranga Rd. Ph 576-2407. South Africans, Support group to meet new friends meets 10am, third Thursday of the month, Kings Plant Barn cafe. Ph Dianne 027-543-4266 or 532-8589. Hall hire, Bucklands Beach Sea Scout group's hall is available for daytime hire. The large modern hall is in Hattaway Ave, Bucklands Beach. Ph Lindsay 576-2481. Community learning, exercise for fun and wellbeing, drop-in English session and free family planning advice for under 22-year-olds, Highland Park Community House. For details ph Alan 534-5587. Embroiderers' Guild, East Auckland members meet at St Columba Presbyterian Church, Ti Rakau Drive, on the second Thursday of the month at 9.30am and the fourth Tuesday at 6.30pm. Ph Julie 534-0143 or Diana 534-9951. Indoor Bowls, Enjoy an evening of indoor bowls every Thursday at 7.15pm, Pakuranga Hall (next to KFC) Pakuranga Rd. Ph Dave 579-6562. NZ First, Botany and Pakuranga members' friendship, caring and discussion group meets on the first Saturday of the month, 1pm-3pm, Community Room, Pakuranga library. Ph Barry 534-3817.
November 5th 2010