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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Our very own Maintenance SUPERWOMAN!!

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Health and Safety is a biggy at Kids Count Weymouth and we love to role model the correct way of doing things. A big maintenance task we have now was blown light bulbs. Rachel our excellent Drill Champion , went to grab the step ladder. Rachel stood on the foot ladder with both her feet on the bottom step, with one hand supporting. She was able to ...
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Zoe’s going to Romania

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Zoe has grown into such an amazing teacher here at Kids Count and she is getting on a flight to Romania to help the children over there. At Kids Count Weymouth, Zoe has mentioned to our tamariki about her journey to Romania, and with this some Kaiako (teacher's) have organized some putea (money) to koha (gifted) to Zoe for her journey. Majority of ...
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"Caring for pets" week at Marne Road

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This week at Kids Count Marne Road the teachers are talking to the tamariki about "safe-handling of pets". We have bought the most beautiful book related to pets with big, colourful pictures. The rooms took turns in showing the pictures to the children and talking about how we care for pets and having gentle hands. The tamariki enjoyed looking at t...
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Matariki Celebration

​We have had an amazing week looking at Matariki and singing amazing songs and learning all about Matariki! Our children have been learning about the 7 stars of Matariki and in their classes they were given the opportunity to perform items to the rest of the preschool! It was so amazing for us to see the children get all dressed up and engaging in ...
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Month of June 2019 - Fun Learning Activities and Emergent Interests

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​Whare Koru Babies have been developing their gross motor skills through lots of activte movement such as outdoor exploration and music and dance, while the toddlers have engaged in construction both in and outdoors where they are developing their cognitive thinking skills when they build with blocks or create pictures using lots of different shape...
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Communication Styles and Values!

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At the start of the year some if the team attended an in-house professional development workshop that covered topics to do with leadership. The rest of the teaching team were also encouraged to participate in a communication style audit that allowed each other to see how individuals communicated. The leadership workshop spanned over  two ...
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Matariki Celebrations June 28th 2019

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Kia Ora to all our Whanau, tamariki and friends! What an awesome day we had with our tamariki and their Whanau to end our Matariki celebration.  We had an art gallery packed with arts and crafts, individual and Whanau portraits, yummy hangi and sweets on sale which was a huge success!  Our tamariki put on a small performance with waiatas,...
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Matariki Pai

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Whiria te tanagata. Mā te māngari te whaitaongatanga hoki e pā mai ki a koe I te tau eheke mai nei. Kia Hari te Tau Hou! Weave the people together. Good Luck, good fortune for the coming year. And Happy New Year! On Wednesday 26 th June 2019, we had prepared an event for our whanau here at Kids Count Weymouth to celebrate the Maori New Year. Over t...
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Weymouth Primary School Fun Run

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On 21 st June 2019, we could hear music coming from over the fence and Rachel said that Weymouth Primary was having a Kids Can Fun Run. So we had the opportunity to be spectators for Weymouth Primary Fun Run. It was a very gloomy day, where we didn't know if the weather was going to make a turn for the worse. But we all put on our woolie jumpers an...
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MATARIKI - AMAZING EXPERIENCE

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Matariki was the most amazing night. Thank you to all the families that came and made the night so memorable. To see all the dancing children, the smiling faces and the wonderful star painted faces. We had a beautiful celebration and look forward to next year to do it all again.
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