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What a FANTASTIC success this last Holiday Programme was - so many new faces and activities there was never a dull moment.  Thank you for all your prompt bookings, this time around we were booked two weeks out and had to waitlist many families.  This makes things much easier in terms of planning because we know how many staff we need and can contact our providers with numbers etc.. Due to absentees we were able to move all waitlist families into the programme, so it is highly unlikely that families will miss out.  The next programme will be out in 5 weeks, so keep an eye out time seems to race by!

It was great to see our children all coming in the appropriate gear and with drink bottles etc.  Just a note we do have a water filter with cups so bottles can be filled up there and some children choose to drink there instead of out of their bottles.  We were lucky with the weather with only a couple of days limiting the time we had where we had to change activities.  Next holiday we will need coats for the outdoor weather with winter on its way.


I just wanted to touch base on computers - so everyone understands the system we use.  Children are allowed on at 2:30pm not before and then they are given 15 minute blocks so everyone that wants a turn has one, however due to our high number of children this is not likely to be for long.  The children love this time when they get it but it is certainly not a main focus and we prefer to offer other alternatives.  Unfortunately most parents arrive after this time and may believe that their child has been on the computer too much, but this is certainly not the case.

The ADDI team are always looking to make sure children are getting the best deal and improve where needed, we love feedback and knowing what activities children enjoy and do our best to provide an exciting programme.  We will be sending out an email asking for feedback, if you could take the time we would really appreciate hearing your thoughts.





Our Dyslexic One Day School is going extremely well with every student making great progress.

This class is very much about finding out and implementing strategies that successfully work towards independence and a variety of programmes are used to scaffold their learning.

We presently have spaces available in this class but it will always be capped at ten students.


This term is very exciting for our GATE students, we have lots of new ideas and learning experiences in place.  From electric circuits and balloon racers to crash investigations and surgery and the list just carries on.  I think I will be possibly more excited than the kids will be.

After some professional development I am excited to add a new unit that will be delivered over two weeks focussing on using both the right and left side of the brain. This is done by incorporating a movement and energising through a learning programme.  It is evident that in creating this whole package the learner will enhance development in all sorts of ways.

GATE Day is not only about extension upwards but also about spreading the learning outwards, creating more experience and knowledge in all areas.  It also gives our young people the opportunity to choose some of their learning and experiment with different ways of achieving.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!




SUPER Exciting Staff News

We are thrilled to announce that Olivia and Jamie (Anika, Mia, Lazer and Onera) are having a baby!

We are all so excited and thrilled for them - such a gorgeous family - we can't wait!

Olivia will be away for Term 4 and Gaye will be covering both Olivia's day schools and her tuition at this time with Olivia returning to us at the beginning of Term 1 next year.



Waikato University Open Day

Waikato University is holding an Open Day on Friday May 22nd and we are going to be hosting a trip. 

This is an amazing opportunity for our youth to see what the University has to offer, learn about the available Scholarships and experience a bit of Uni life.  We will be leaving at 8am and returning at 4.30pm (approx.) and the cost of this is $45.00.

Bookings are essectial and numbers limited so please phone or email us to book.  For more information go to  Open Day or get in touch with us.



ICAS - Tuition

Are any of you enrolled to sit the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) exams this year??

Last year we had many students sitting these and coming to us for some specialised tuition and thrilled to say they achieved some amazing results.

The dates for these are as follows:

Writing          Monday 15 June
Spelling        Tuesday 16 June
English         Tuesday 28 July

Gaye is once again making herself available for tuition in these papers on Saturday afternoons leading up to these exams - please phone the office to book.


ADDI After 3

Term 2 is underway and with that our Before and After School Programme.  Always so great to see our children that we don't see in the holidays and to get to hear all of their holiday news.

Thrilled that Jordan will be returning to the After School Programme - we are very happy to have him on board with us this term

Sad news for the After School Programme however, as Tina is moving to Auckland and we will no longer have her in our day programmes and After School, much to everyone's disappointment.  Fantastic news however she will be returning for holiday programmes, so it will not be goodbye thank goodness!  Tina has been with us a long time and is a very valued staff member so we are over the moon that she will still be a part of the ADDI team.



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