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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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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