Bayfield’s generosity tree
As we have so many families in New Zealand who are not very well off and Christmas will prove to be a bit of a challenge for them this year, we have decided to start a “Generosity Tree”.
We invite and encourage you to talk to your children about this and bring in a wrapped Xmas present (put either boy or girl and roughly the age suitable for). Encourage your child to participate in the gifting and talk to them about the spirit of thankfulness and generosity at Christmas. The tree is set up beside the reception desk near the photocopier. Just pop the present there and we will find a suitable local charity to give them all to before Christmas. If you have one in mind, please feel free to let us know.
In the preschool the children and teachers have been having discussions about the meaning of Christmas. Specifically, about kindness, generosity, thankfulness and caring about others less fortunate than us. We are keen to encourage the children to understand a little bit about the true meaning of Christmas and how important it is to give and not always receive presents.
Thank you for your generosity.