News and Updates

Tena koe,

Below you will find:

Important dates, Newsletters and reports, position vacancies

health and Safety information:

Canterbury has been officially cleared of the Measles epidemic however the media has reminded us that it is still in other parts of Aotearoa so to be aware of this.

We say thank you again for all the help that was given over the last two months as we have seen the care and respect toward each other post the 15th March. If you are needing to talk to someone still there are people who can help you, it is never too late to ask. Feel free to talk to our staff who will put in touch with the right people.



Centres will be closed the following days in 2019

Our last day for the year is 20th December for children, finishing at normal time. and we will reopen for 2020 on the 13th January.


Mid year break: closed July 8th to 12th – we reopen on the 15th July

Labour day: closed October 28th

Show weekend: closed November 15th

Christmas closure for children: last day 20th December reopening on 13th January 2020

Nursery News June 2019

JUNIORS June 2019 Newsletter

BBCK Newsletter June 2019

SBCK June news 2019

Director newsletter May 2019

Directors newsletter June 2019


2017/18  audited accounts are available on request,

Teaching Positions Positions Available 2019

With all positions we are ultimately seeking faith based teachers who can work within our philosophy, vision, mission and values. Our VisionPhilosophy statement  for permanent teaching positions information please email

In 2019 we are ‘expecting’ literally we have three great teachers heading onto maternity leave. this means around mid year we have some fixed term teaching positions becoming available. We are looking for qualified NZ Registered teachers to work with us for between 6mths and 1 year, times to be confirmed closer to the time. It would be great if the successful teachers could be part of our casual relieving team prior so they can get a good picture of how things work here. There is no guarantee of these positions leading to a full time position.

please contact Chris at for application details.

RELIEVING: We have casual relieving positions available – these are on an on-call basis. If you would like more information please email

Child Spaces available
If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Colleen on for details of spaces available and she will happily answer your questions. If you prefer to call in, you are welcome to pop in or phone to make a time with: Stacey at Building Blocks Community Kindergarten – 51 Edinburgh Street, ph: 338 5465  or Colleen at our Spreydon Site, (Preschool and Kindergarten) 239 Lyttelton Street, ph: 338 5468 to make a time to visit our Nursery, Junior or SBC Kindergarten.

Also listen to your radio station for school/preschool closures, if in doubt still please ph our office on 338 5468 in the event of the Centre being closed, txt 027 375 6956 and leave your name and question. Thanks Chris