This is our Lenore Road Village!

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"We have travelled over the mountains, through the valleys and through all of the seas to meet together here at our Kids Count Lenore Road Village". These were the amazing opening words from our Manager Siliva for our big CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATION!! This was a big day for our centre as we had been preparing for weeks in advance with the children for...
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Making the most of the lovely weather!

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 This week we have had amazing weather! We decided to make the most of our outdoor play and set up some "funtastic" activities for the children. Whaea Zoe had the hose with water spraying all day and the tamariki enjoyed cooling off under the cool spray. Making muddy puddles in the sandpit was also great fun and the children were eager to fill...
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Skills for life...

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Our four year olds in the Tainui room have been growing a vege garden. They have started from the beginning of planning a garden to digging the garden, planting seeds, repotting and then putting their plants into the garden and now caring for the garden. This a life skill they can take with them wherever they go. By digging our back lawn teaches yo...
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Library Visits

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This year we have started our Library visits. The senior tamariki go along with our Kaiako and parent helpers to the Pukekohe Library where they run activities and read to tamariki. The Pukekohe Library send along a Library staff member to run a program here for our Junior Tamariki. This is a great experience for all tamariki getting used to excurs...
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School Holiday Programme

During the school holidays the children have the opportunity to participate in in our holiday programme. Some of the highlights were Bubbles day, Teddy bears picnic, baking biscuits and a walk to the playground. Bubbles day! The children explored making big bubbles with the bubble wands that were bigger than our heads! This took quite a bit of pers...
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LET US CELEBRATE! Fijian and Niuean Language Weeks!

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​Kids Count Lenore Road has had a busy month with two language weeks filled with beautiful rich culture! We started with Fijian Language Week where all the stops were pulled out! There were beautiful traditional Fijian masi and war clubs placed all around the centre, allowing the children to explore and discover the culture during this time. The ce...
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Weymouth Kids Count Playground upgrade.

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We have been very busy over the past few months upgrading the children's playground here at Kids Count Weymouth. First, we got some lovely new sand in the sandpit and then placed rails around the sandpit to try and contain the flow of the sand from going out onto the bark area. This will help to reduce the contamination of the sand on the new bark ...
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Showing off our climbing and balancing skills!

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The tamariki were surprised with some new obstacle course equipment at kindy. Some of them were a bit hesitant at first, whilst others started climbing straight away. It was great to see them boasting with their awesome climbing and balancing skills. A few of the older children also helped the younger ones, which was wonderful to see. We are lookin...
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Transition to School - Sept 19

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Well the beginning of this month we started off with the focus on Tongan language week followed by Maori language week. This week we are busy learning how to keep our environment safe from pollution which is 'conservation. 'To celebrate the language weeks we focused on numbers, colours, music, dance ,cultural food and costumes. At mat times we did ...
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August & September at Kelvin Road

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​The days and months are going by really fast as we head into October!  Check out all the fun learning we have had at Kids Count Kelvin.      We also farewell Matua/Papa Danny who has been part of our Kids Count Whanau for a very long time.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your work and love that you ha...
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Tongan Language Week Celebrations!

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Malo e lelei!! Kids Count Lenore Road recently had our Tongan Language Week celebration and it was on a whole new level! Our space was decorated with red and white and traditional Tongan outfits and everything! Our children had been amazing with learning our songs and dances the weeks prior and they loved getting so dressed up and getting ready to ...
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Father's Day 2019

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  Today we celebrated Father's Day at the kindy. We invited all the whanau to join us for a special morning, where they started off by building their own "samburger" with their tamariki and then went outside to help plant some ferns in the garden. We had arranged some tyres in a flower shape for this project. The whanau enjoyed the morning and...
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Baby Love

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​Here at Kids Count Tawa, our children on both the Puawai and Te Whanau Awhina sides have developed a keen interest in babies. This week we got some new baby dolls from Kmart with pretend milk bottles and they have been a big hit with children of all ages. It has been wonderful observing kids carefully trying to feed their "babies' with bottles, as...
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Revisiting July

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​Kia Ora Whanau and Friends!  We thought to revisit the month of July to capture all the fun learning, school holiday programme and parent evening that occurred.   Because the majority of our tamariki use the van service, our parent evening was awesome to connect with Whanau, and for Whanau to meet their tamariki’s teacher and l...
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Our Cook Island Celebration!

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Kia Orana!! Today we had our Cook Island Language Week Celebration! The last two weeks we have been learning songs about the alphabet, greetings and counting as well! We have been designing our own Cook Island outfits and learning the traditional dances. Our children had the best time and had so much fun showing off their skills and here are some p...
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Learning about the Cook Islands

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What  a fabulous week we have had, the weather never seems to dampen our spirits. As I type this the weather has settled in and the outlook is grey. Yet here at Kids Count Pukekohe we have a sunshine outlook  The week has been full-on ,learning about the Cook Islands  running around until you just need a rest, munching on y...
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Holiday Blast

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Friday has arrived and here at Kids Count we have had the most phenomenal week. The holiday program has been in full swing and all of our tamariki have had the best time and I believe so have alot of our staff. Baking and pampering, wheel day and who can forget our teddy bear picnic so much variety. We had the pleasure of having many special guests...
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Guest Visitor

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We have a visitor who periodically  likes to  pop in and lend a hand. I am not sure but I think he believes he works here. I am not sure but it has been said that he has been seen in a Kids Count van( not driving). We are excited to see what happens next with our new friend so please make sure that you follow our Faceb...
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Amazing School Holiday Fun Part 1

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What a week we have had at Kids Count Pukekohe. The holidays brought the sun, the rain, the wind and yet that did not deter us from having the best time. From experiments to teddy bear picnics wheels we just did not stop. It was a fun filled energetic amazing two weeks of some incredible times and bucket loads of fun. I tried with photos to capture...
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Letters for my mummy

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Today the girls in the Hi-5's room decided to draw some pictures for their mums. They carefully chose their colours and started drawing their masterpieces. Their fine-motor skills really impressed me and they held their pencils with such confidence. They were so proud of their pictures and happily showed them to me to take a pho...
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