Friday, 10 June 2016

A Special Day

The 7th  of July it was a special celebration – the official opening of Europe House –NZEU Business Council at the Auckland University. There is a long tradition of business cooperation between European countries with NZ  and vice versa .
Apart from the economic cooperation, there is also an exchange in the areas of culture and education. Contribution of Peer Massages into EU Rethinking Education discussion is an NZ initiative presented by Eva Scherer  in her article http://childconnection.org.nz/wp-content/themes/childconnection/media/peermassageeu.pdf.
In the picture isi Eva Scherer representing Polish  Business Association Polanz  www.polanz.nz  and Frank Olsson NZEU President.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Since 2014, Te Atatu Kindergarten have regularly held Children Massaging Children (CMC) classes facilitated by CMC instructor, Brenda Duncan, who is a professional massage therapist, and ECE registered teacher.  Kids love to follow the massage songs while massaging their partner.
Brenda is part of a large group of CMC instructors in New Zealand  who deliver the programme in schools, kindergartens and holiday programmes.
 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Four Year old CMC Students

In Warsaw, kindergarten Number 45 just started CMC program with the youngest group of students.
The all enjoy the program.  The preferred techniques are scratching and kneading.  Some children enjoyed all the techniques including playing piano and skiing. Their teacher, Agnieszka, is very proud of her students.






 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

CMC - winter course in Warsaw

In Auckland, while we enjoy summer holidays, in Warsaw  teachers  are working hard up-skilling their professional portfolio with massage. This is a group of kindergarten teachers participating in a CMC course run regularly by our Master Teacher Monika Mokrzyszczak for ages in Poland.
Despite the current unstable world, certain things are constant. This is love given to children in the form of positive touch, supervised by teachers

Monday, 23 November 2015

Polish School in Tauranga

It is crucial for Polish emigrant’s families who come to New Zealand, to ensure that their children can still communicate, speak and understand Polish language. It is not easy when you live overseas. At home usually one of the parents is Kiwi. At school and with friends it’s all English, and what about Polish?
Mrs. Magdalena James, a music teacher in Tauranga, initiated the first Polish school starting with her own 4 kids. Every Sunday playing piano, she begins her class with Polish language with songs and games.
A high positive energy surrounds students from 3 to 12 years of age. All are friends and all try to speak Polish. My CMC massage lesson was very well received – all enjoyed massage colleagues and parents.







Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Bonding and Secure Attachment in Theory and Practice

Today I gave a short introduction of the above subject to students of Ntec  National Tertiary Education Consortium, a new Tertiary Group New Zealand.  Students from Applied Social Practice – Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy were a very receptive audience. It was a real pleasure to resonate with them while sharing the experience in the field of Bonding and Attachment. Our approach is the same. Children need
loving touch to thrive. Beginning of cooperation just started with www.aspire2.co.nz

Friday, 2 October 2015

Horticultural study graduation meeting

It was almost a year of hard work, but at the same time very interesting. Wouldn't it great if everybody on our planet was familiar with the  practical applications of our study and practice - things like propagation, pruning, soil and irrigation.

Thank you to our excellent  tutors ; Jane, Reg and Jim.