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Te Whare Kōhungahunga o UC – unveiled at ECLC’s 30th

The Early Childhood Learning Centre on campus celebrated its 30th anniversary with an Open Day on 27 May.

170527_ECLC30thThe wet and grey weather did not dampen the spirits of those who came. Families, friends and staff from past and present turned up to celebrate the special event.

170527_ECLC30thcSheila Walker, the very first Supervisor of the Centre, was there to grace the event. Together with our VC Dr Rod Carr, they unveiled ECLC’s Māori name – Te Whare Kōhungahunga o UC, which means early childhood centre of university.

Paul O’Flaherty, the Executive Director of HR, and overseer of ECLC, the VC, and Sheila cut cakes to mark ECLC’s 30th birthday.

There were lots of free baking and hot drinks for all to enjoy.

The children were kept en170527_ECLC30thatertained with a bouncy castle, face painting, pony rides, and a small collection of farm animals that came to visit.

170527_ECLC30thbSqueals of delight were heard when old friends connected and reminisced the good times. It was an exciting time of catching up, and renewing connections.