Fundraising has begun for Mosgiel Central Kindergarten's new
The kindergarten has offered the title of ''Mosgiel
Kindergarten Taieri Business Person of the Year'' to the
local person who raises the most money by July 4.
Head teacher Paula Reynolds said the kindergarten was
well-supported in the area, and 14 business people had
The new building would be ''future-proofed'' for children's
learning with stronger foundations, windows with double
glazing, and extra space for children, staff and equipment,
Ms Reynolds said.
''We'll have a wrap-around veranda, with a pull-down curtain
for warmth or shade.''
Ms Reynolds said the additional space in would benefit
''With space for secure shelving, we can make it healthy and
safe for children and staff.
''We've got five teachers sharing the staffroom now and you
couldn't swing a cat in there.''
The new building will also feature a ''whanau room'' for
families and teachers to meet.
The kindergarten has temporarily moved to Elmgrove School.
Next week, the old kindergarten building will be demolished,
and construction would begin when the rubble is cleared. The
new building is expected to be ready in January.
• For more information phone 489-7134.
- Robert Steven