Pedicures for a HOT day

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 Today to relieve us of this very muggy hot day, Susie decided to dip her feet in some water. Kevin thought it was a wonderful idea to slowly creep his small feet into the water tray for a very relaxing pedicure.
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Graduation 2021

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 On Friday 22nd January, we celebrated with 14 graduations with 4 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon. We had a lot of whanau come into the centre to see the achievement of all our graduating tamariki.  All our children were proud to receive their graduation certificate, learning portfolio and a bag filled with goodies. They all stood ...
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Interactive Tyres

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A competition was set out for all Kids Count Centre for each Centre to participate in creating a tyre work of art for tamariki and the appearance of our Centre. Our project leader was Julia and she had a discussion with all our staff about making this project an interactive environment for all our children.  It's awesome to see how all ou...
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Gymnastics

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On a Tuesday, Nga Tuakana Room attend gymnastic at Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre. Gymnastic is a fundamental  activity that our tamariki participate in for 1 hour. They learn how to develop their gross motor skills by using a range of movements and equipment. Our tamariki love participating in our Tuesday gymnastics.  
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Nuiean Language Week

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This week we have had so much fun and excitement learning about "Who I am" and the Niuean language and culture. We coloured the Niuean flag, coloured in and did collage on banana templates. We explored green bananas using our sense of touch and smell and then tasted it when it was cooked, "Yummy for our tummy." We wove mats using flax and paper. We...
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Our Cultural Day Celebration

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Yay! our cultural celebration was so much fun. Our tamariki did so well with their singing and a great support from our parents. A big thank you to everyone for making today a very fun filled and happy day with our families. 
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My Culture, My identity!

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This has been a very exciting week learning about "My culture, My identity." We have done our self-portraits with our names and ages. My mihi is very special as it tells about me and my family members in pictures that I have drawn."Know about me" is another special activity of my handprint which tells about my favourite things and what I like to do...
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Holiday Fun!

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This week we have been busy learning the Fijian language and culture along with the activities of the holiday programme. We coloured in the Fijian flag, did turtle screen printing and coloured in turtle pictures. We made natural leaves bracelets and made yummy coconut ice. Counting numbers in Fijian language was a little tricky ...
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Susie loves Kids Count

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This week Susie and Rachel had the opportunity to go out into our community and express our love for education. They have met a lot of new and  friendly faces. Here is Susie at Pak 'n' Sav doing her thing.
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Dress Up Party

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Last month we had a dress up party where all our tamariki (children) and Kaiako (teachers) came into the centre dress up in superhero costumes, animals, fairies and a few unicorns! This day was filled with fun activities like doughnut eating and pop the balloon for lollies. We had our lovely Leela do the face painting (and she also was our Sponge B...
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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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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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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 r...
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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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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 26th June 2019, we had prepared an event for our whanau here at Kids Count Weymouth to celebrate the Maori New Year. Over th...
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Weymouth Primary School Fun Run

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On 21st 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 and...
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Mother's Day Madness

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​In the morning we were all excited to get our mother's into the centre to celebrate their special day. We were in Nga Tuakana practicing our performance for them as they waited for us in the waited for us in Nga Teina. We all were happy to see their beautiful faces. There were a few mothers that won prizes by putting their name in a draw or playin...
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St John's Visit

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​​Today we had a visit from Sue from St Johns ambulance service. She brought her big toy ambulance with her. She talked to us about when we have an emergency and need an ambulance, fire or police to dial 111. She also showed us pictures of what the inside of the ambulance looks like. Some of the children got to dress up and pretend to be an ambulan...
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Pasifika Story Time

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On Monday 18th March we had the opportunity to participate in the Pasifika Story Time at Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre, where us and five other centres within our area were chosen to perform 2 bi-lingual songs. Our tamariki were very excited to perform in front of all these people. We also learnt a new song about travelling on a Va...
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Sheetal's Farewell

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​At Kids Count Weymouth we have enjoyed the many activities that involve trips to Ambury Farm and celebrating Festivals around the World. This week has been a sad week for all of us as we send our lovely friend Sheetal on her new journey. Sheetal has been with Kids Count Weymouth for 6 years, and she received the Non Qualified Award at our Kid...
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