Celebrating Romy | Olive Tree Education and Care

Olive Tree Education and Care is led by a male head-teacher who facilitates a fun learning programme where boys can be boys and girls can do anything! Our experienced teaching team care for children aged 6 months–5 years. Parents love the spacious and caring babies and toddlers unit. CLICK HERE to book a centre visit



Today was a very special day for Romy at Olive Tree Education and Care.   Today was her graduation!

Romy and her whanau have been part of our centre community since she was 3 years old.  Now it is time for her to go to primary school.

At Olive Tree Education and Care we celebrate this milestone with a special graduation ceremony.

The child’s journey at Olive Tree, their interests and virtues are shared at this time.  The other children are able to contribute to the celebration and a bible is presented to the child.


Romy, we have loved getting to know you.

heart-smlSome things that we love about you are: the way you are kind and caring to our new children that come to the centre. When your friend Bella started here at Olive Tree you helped her to get to know where everything is and what rules to follow. You enjoy doing art together. We also love how helpful you are and the way you finish a job once you start it. 

heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy doing artworks, painting, cutting and gluing. You also love to play in the sandpit with water and sand with your friends ‘baking cakes’! You love to play in the family area with your friends, role-playing family relationships.

heart-smlYou are very interested in looking at your world around you especially now that you have your new glasses. I am sure you enjoyed our recent trip to Marshalls Animal Farm and being able to talk to and pat the animals.

heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are: Determination, kindness, inclusion, creativity, taking responsibility and helping your teachers.


Our verses for you from the Bible as you transition to school are:

Don’t worry
Philippians 4:6-7  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Know you are very valuable
Psalm 139:13- “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Romy it’s our pleasure to send you off to your new adventure at school with our love, support and blessing ♡



At Olive Tree Education and Care you’ll find happy children in a nurturing environment, enjoying genuine relationships with caring teachers who facilitate creative play and quality learning experiences.

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