Finally, after so many postponements the much loved and 32 year old Rangitoto Kindergarten Fair, was able to go ahead, all be it with a smaller mini market version.

Handmade soaps, bath bombs and play dough were created and sold by the children. Other stalls, just to name a few, included, books, toys, fresh produce, chocolate trailer, face painting, coffee and cakes all of which contributed to the happy market place vibe.

The Market was held in the back field, amongst the flourishing Kindergarten Community Garden. “If you know of anyone who is need of some fresh produce, please do let us know as would love to share this wonderful resource”. Says head teacher Chris Nicol.

“It was so special seeing our families/whānau reconnecting and celebrating together and enjoying being part of the special community we are privileged to be part of. “One of the highlights of the day was seeing so many familiar faces - both past and present. Many of those past children who joined us are now in college and it is amazing to see them still supporting our events along with a hug!”

Chris believes that events like these are important for the community as it creates a hub of support and this has become more and more important to us in difficult times. “Community events help create a feeling of joy, togetherness and connection. The community support engagement and participation from past family, local businesses and schools gave our whānau and children a real sense of pride and was very much appreciated by us all.”

“Thank you to all those who were able to come along and support us including the students from Rangitoto College who lent a hand on the day!”

Arohanui, from the children, families and teachers at Rangitoto Kindergarten.

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