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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Cultural Day Celebrations

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This month we celebrated with a Cultural Day. Over the recent months we have been learning a lot about the identities of our tamariki. We have celebrated, Maori Language Week, Samoan Language Week, Niuean Language Week, Cook Island Language Week, Diwali, Tuvalu Language Week, Tongan Language Week, Fijian Language Week and Tokelau Language Week wher...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ambula...
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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 Ki...
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Goodbye to Hayley

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February has been a fun filled month but also some sadness with our much loved centre manager Hayley moving to a new job closer to home. She has been working here for the last 4 years, 2 years as a 2IC and 2 years as a manager. she was much loved by our families and had made her way into all of our children's hearts. We wish her well with her new t...
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Graduations!!

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​ Today was an extremely happy day for 13 of our tamariki, as it was their graduation. Whanau members turned up to support their children and help them celebrate their milestone achievement. They were all presented with certificates, a school bag filled with goodies, graduation fun pack and  their portfolios  to take home and lo...
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Our Yummy Garden

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​Thank you to Whaea Rachel who planted all the seeds and watered the garden daily so we could have some yummy food to eat and some beautiful sunflowers to make us smile. the children have loved being involved with this, helping water the plants everyday and watching them grow, grow, grow!!! the children  had a taste of the tomatoes, peas, lett...
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Teddy Bear Picnic and Bubble Fun!!

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today  as part of our holiday programme we had a teddy bear picnic. the children were so excited being able to bring their teddies/toys to the centre. then they got to have a yummy morning and afternoon tea with their friends and teddies. after the picnic they had more fun with bubbles, each child was given their own little container...
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Christmas fun and Santa time!!

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 Christmas time has come around so fast, and we would like to say a big thank you to all of our families and friends who have continued to support us throughout the year and continued to purchase food from our fundraisers. This gave us the opportunity to hire out the whole of Bounce and Beyond and spend the day there with all of our child...
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hot, hot fun in the sun, And celebrations!!

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November 2018 The weather has been heating up, this makes a beautiful change and we have been providing the children with some amazing water play experiences. From jelly to frozen water, ice block crayons to floating boats and everything else water, water, water. Also learning about sun and water safety coming into a hot summer where children are e...
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September madness Nga Teina

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September Nga Teina During the month of September our focus was on sensory science. And a week of Tongan language week. We had a week of making collage Tongan flags, making and tasting some of their traditional sweet foods, colouring in patterns and making our own tapa cloth with wet tea bags and we also made some head bands with beautiful patterns...
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