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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Its gardening time.

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September Nga Tuakana This month our 4 years continued learning about construction and we finished this off with some of the children going on a trip to Bunnings warehouse to do a DIY workshop making bird houses. The children also made some amazing bottle gardens, exploring planting – growing and learning how plants grow and what happens in spring ...
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Fathers Day brunch

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  Wow, what an awesome turn out we had for our Father's Day brunch today. Our tamariki sang some songs then our parents got to eat some yummy food while their children got their faces painted and jumped on the jumpy castle. Then before our parents went home we drew a raffle which had some pretty awesome prizes up for grabs (just for turning up...
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Stardome trip

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Our 3 & 4 year olds went on a trip to the Stardome Observatory, we learnt about the stars and we got to go outside and see a couple of rockets get launched which the children really enjoyed watching. We then got to explore and look at all the science and space stuff which the children were really interested in. after they had fin...
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Winter and Matariki (Nga Tuakana)

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It is June and Winter is here and it has been raining almost every day. But this didn't stop our Nga Tuakana children to explore and learn. It has been a busy month as the children were curious to know where the snow comes from. After various experiments and sensory plays and discussions at mat times, children were able to develop an understanding ...
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Mothers Day and Transition to school catch up

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May was a great month, we got to celebrate Mothers day. We put on a yummy brunch for all mothers, nana's, aunties and caregivers to come and celebrate what an awesome job they do raising their tamariki. it is defiantly not an easy job and I wish that we got paid, but instead it is fulfilled with a whole lot of love, so we wanted to let all of our b...
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Creepy Crawlies

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​During the month of May our Nga Teina children were exploring creepy crawlies and having an absolute blast. we had so many different learning expereiances for the children to develop their knowledge obout insects, through hands on, sensory, scientific views. they loved exploring our outside environment for different bugs, they defiantly found lots...
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Is teeth brushing a fun event in you house? Like some creative ideas?

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Here are some helpful hints from    https://www.pdhq.co.nz/sn41/?mc_cid=a5edd3d6fc&mc_eid=24582b0571   (cut and paste me)   website to help make it into a fun experience for you and your child/ren Few young children are consistently cooperative when it comes to brushing teeth. And of course, even if they're ke...
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Emergency hero's

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During the month of April our Nga Teina room are learning about emergency heroes. They are learning about their jobs the vehicles they drive and the uniforms they wear. We were able to get Community Constable Niki to come in and talk to our children about what her job is and how police officers are there to help and keep us safe, she showed us what...
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Easter time

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For Easter this month we did a fundraising raffle with 4 prizes and we would like to say congratulations to Chryssaani/L.A/Kartels family and friends who won the 2 biggest eater hampers and Treyzel/Hazen and Vao families who won the 3rd and 4th smaller hampers. I'm sure the children loved receiving all the yummy chocolates just in ti...
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Pacifica performance

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 Today we went up to the Clendon Recreation Centre to celebrate our pacific languages. We got to listen to a story, some singing and performances by other centre. We also got up the front and sung 2 songs. The children did really well with the practices but when it came to standing up the front of a big crowd of people they got a bit...
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Story time

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 Visiting our Clendon Library for story time. Our children love getting out of the centre and enjoying new experience's. Listening to stories and singing action songs.
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Living Eggs

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To introduce Easter for the third year in a row we have our Living eggs. they arrived Monday 12th of March. We got 11 eggs and by Wednesday they had all hatched. The children absolutely love having these here and watching the chicken life cycle unfold and our centre based parents secretly enjoy keeping an eye on them and watching the...
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Transition to school & new staff

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Our transition to school programme is back in full swing and the children are having a lot of fun learning and preparing themselves for big school. The focus letters for this months has been S and D and they are able to tell you a lot of words beginning with those letters and they can also share how nice freshly made doughnuts are. they are also le...
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Fundamental Movement

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 We are back into our gymnastics for the term, which is now called fundamental movement, it's so great to see the children getting active and loving it. Some new children are getting to attend as some of our older big children have moved onto so our younger children will be attending more regularly which they have been enjoying. This is great ...
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