North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
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Ph 09 480 5226. Tues-Sat 9am-6pm 22a BLENHEIM ST, GLENFIELD 3219396AF Early childhood cuts hurt kids Labour list MP All political parties talk big about the importance of early childhood edu- cation but actions speak louder than words. The actions of the National-led government are impacting on 84 North Shore early child- hood centres which face funding cuts starting this month. These are the first phase of cuts that will force up fees while reduc- ing the number of quali- fied teaching staff at centres. The next cuts are in February. Labour s policy for 20 Hours Free Early Child- hood Education was in line with the trend in OECD countries to pro- vide at least two years free before children start school. Research shows that children who have experienced quality ECE perform far better at school on average than those who have not, with these differences carrying on into adult- hood. National promised not to touch ECE. They broke that prom- ise when they announced a $480 million cut to the sector. Treasury officials told the Minister of Edu- cation Anne Tolley that these cuts would increase the cost to fam- ilies by $40 to $80 a week, putting early childhood education out of reach for many famil- ies on the Shore. The National govern- ment s decision to increase GST to 15 percent, despite promis- ing before the election that they would not do so, has also pushed fees up.Given all these broken promises, it is unaccept- able that the minister continues to try and mis- lead parents by blaming centres for fee increases. The government says ECE costs too much and they haven t seen value for money from Labour s funding increases. That is rubbish. For example, the min- ister claims participation rates have not increased, yet her own ministry says enrolments are up 10 percent since Labour increased funding. And now the govern- ment is carrying out a wide ranging review of Labour s 20 Hours Free ECE funding -- in other words another cost cut- ting exercise. Labour dramatically increased funding so we could build more centres in areas of high demand and high need, reduce the cost barrier for famil- ies participating in ECE, and reflect the real cost of employing 100 percent qualified staff. This last point is particularly important. These teachers are trained to teach children during one of their most important developmental stages when their brains are lit- erally being shaped. The responsibility is enormous. And yet this government seems to see early childhood teachers as nothing more than glorified babysitters. The government chose to spend tens of billions of dollars for tax cuts for the wealthiest New Zea- landers, subsidies for greenhouse gas pollu- ters, and private schools. They could have taken a small part of that spending and continued to invest in early child- hood education and the future of our children. They chose not to and the consequences are now being felt. Darien Fenton is a Labour list MP with responsibility for North Shore issues. There's plenty to do in Xmas countdown Glenfield Primary School is holding a family fun gala on Friday, Decem- ber 10, from 3pm to 8pm. There will be craft stalls, carnival rides and fun booths with inter- national food stalls, plus a Christmas concert from the students. For further infor- mation call 441-8730. A Christmas toy sale is being held at Birkdale North School tomorrow from 2pm to 7pm in the school hall. All toys are $7 or less and are suitable for under 10-year-old and for stocking fillers. There will be free gift wrapping. The final free Christmas Family Con- cert sing-along will be held on December 3 at 7.30pm in the Auckland Town Hall. The concert has been held for 12 years and the doors open at 7pm. Auckland Symphony Orchestra is led by con- ductor/director Gary Daverne, a Shore resi- dent who was recently awarded the Benny Award and is retiring. The massed choir is led by Reverend Ron Lau ese. The Play-A-While Devonport Toy Library celebrated its 15th birth- day on November 13. More than 250 party- goers enjoyed the event at Devonport Com- munity House with free cupcakes, popcorn, com- petitions and special guest Popcorn the Clown. The party was a chance to thank members and supporters of the library such as Devonport Rotary, the ASB Community Trust, The Lotteries Com- mission and Pub Char- ity.It also help spread the word that the toy library is alive and well and welcomes new members. Go to http://www.play awhile.org/ for more information. A special Christmas twilight market will be held to mark the final Greenhithe Craft and Vintage market for 2010. It will be held on Saturday, December 11, from 3pm to 8pm in the Greenhithe Village hall. There will be wonder- ful craft and vintage- orientated stalls offering original gifts for friends and family. Call Barbara on 833-6977. A cake stall is being set up in support of the North Shore Intellectu- ally Handicapped Society. Great Christmas bak- ing, preserves and famous marmalades will be sold at the stall on 50 Mokoia Rd in Birken- head. It will be held on Thursday, December 16, from 10am. Osteopathic treatment helps during pregnancy Don't suffer: Osteopathy can relieve aches, sprains and pains experienced during pregnancy and other life stages. See the experts at Rosedale Rd Osteopath for an assessment. Osteopathic treatment for pregnant women can be effective in: Easing some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy Preparing for the demands of labour Helping the mother to recover after birth. During pregnancy a woman s body has to undergo significant changes. The body has to adapt to carrying up to 10kg of baby, fluids and pla- centa, which can impose physical strain on all the organs and tissues. At the same time, the ligaments of the whole body soften during preg- nancy due to the action of hormones. This allows the bones of the pelvis to separate slightly during the delivery to facilitate the passage of the baby s head through the pelvis. Unfortunately this softening affects the whole body and makes it more vulnerable to strains and postural changes during the preg- nancy. Postural changes may cause backache, necka- che, headaches, aching legs and undue fatigue. If the mother has existing back problems from past trauma it may be more difficult for her to accommodate these changes and she may suffer more discomfort as a result. Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of manual therapy suitable for everyone. Diagnosis and treatment are aimed at allowing the body to move as well as it poss- ibly can. Osteopathic treatment is safe for pregnant women and is helpful in assisting the body to make postural changes easily and make the pregnancy much more comfortable. Similarly osteopathic treatment can help the mother to return to nor- mal after birth by releas- ing strains from both pregnancy and labour. This allows her to relax and enjoy her new baby. Located within the rooms of Kate Sheppard Midwifery, Rosedale Road Osteopaths aim to provide quality osteo- pathic care to the local community. To see what osteopathy can do for you and your pregnancy contact Rosedale Road Osteopaths, Unit 8D, Rosedale Office Park, 331 Rosedale Rd, Albany. Phone 489-1437. Email claire@osteo pathyforeveryone.co.nz www.osteopathyfor everyone.co.nz.
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