August & September at Kelvin Road

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​The days and months are going by really fast as we head into October!  Check out all the fun learning we have had at Kids Count Kelvin.      We also farewell Matua/Papa Danny who has been part of our Kids Count Whanau for a very long time.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your work and love that you ha...
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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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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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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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Counties Manukau Sports at Smiths Ave

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Over the past month our 3s and 4s have been going to Smiths Ave community every Monday to learn different game skills.  This will help to strengthen their gross motor skills through hand-eye co-ordination, social and having lots of fun.  Thanks Counties Manukau sports for teaching us some cool skills. 
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Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa - Samoa Language Week

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 Our theme for this year is: 'Lalaga le si'osi'omaga mo se lumana'i manuia' - 'Weave an environment for a better future'.   Over the past two week Whaea Gaufa taught us all about her beautiful culture through language, waiata and dance and the best part was our 4 year olds showed their teina what they had learnt through a concert and Whae...
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Random acts of kindness - Special visit from Batman

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 What a great surprise as we were getting ready to explore our outdoors when all of a sudden a superhero arrives in our carpark. All our tamariki were excited as Batman came in to visit us today, we even had photos. Thanks Batman you made our tamariki day with your special visit to our centre. 
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Our learning journeys so far at Kelvin Road

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We have had so much fun experiences and its only the 1st week of April..... 
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March Mania!

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​What a fun month Kelvin Road has had, full of pre-planned activities that have developed from the emergent interests of our tamariki! Whare Koru - Babies - Sensory Play Whare Koru- Toddlers - Numeracy and Literacy Whare Kiwi - 3s - Imaginitive Play Whare Kiwi - 4s - Emergent Interests
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We stand for one - whakawhanungatanga

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On Friday 22nd we gathered all our tamariki together and sang waiata and 2 minute silence alongside our nation.  We spread aroha and whanaungatanga all day.  We send our aroha to all our whanau in Christchurch.
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We can't wait to see our new addition to our KC whanau

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This month we want to wish Whaea Shruti a big cuddly congrats as she heads off onto Maternity.  We want heaps of photos and visits on his arrival.  Thanks to our event fairies Whaea Ataria, Whaea Temarama and Wheaa Ariana  for making her day special. "Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai te  rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu" Foster ...
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Our climbing wall

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We finally put up our climbing wall and our tamariki are having so much fun challenging themselves and their friends as they climb to the top.  Ehara taku toa i te toa Takitahi engari he toa takimano My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective.
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Whakawhanaungatanga - Family

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We had 23 graduates last Friday and what a great turn out from our whanau. They had so much grattitude towards all our staff especially our CSS for ensuring their tamariki are safe in their vans. A big thank you to all our sponsors that helped purchase beautiful ponamu gifted to our tamariki 
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Ka mau te wehi e tamariki!!!

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It's been a week since we celebrated our graduation and they are starting their new journey to Primary School. Congratulations to our graduates and be sure to visit and tell us all about your first week at school. Hw waka eke noa - We are all in this together 
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Kei te maara - In the garden

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This week we started on our gardens and we were busy clearing out the area for our garden beds and filling it with top soil.  We went out to buy lots of yummy vegetables to harvest and flowers to plant.  Big thank you to Whaea Nara, Papa Danny, Nanny Dorothy, Tayla,  Whaea Nga and our teachers for all teir ha...
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Hanakoko Visit

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​We had a special visit from Hanakoko today, our pepe were a little hesitant but many of our tamariki we so excited to get their photos taken with hanakoko and so were our whanau.  "Ho Ho Merry Christmas Whanau"
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Koha Aroha

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Christmas is time a time for giving and we have wonderful whanau at Maia Ink who gave us a beautiful toanga to raffle off at our Christmas Party and Flake, Cakes and Muffins who baked a beautiful cake for our party...We thank you for your koha Leory (Maia Ink) and Amanda (Flake, Cake and Muffins).  Check out their face...
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Hoatu ki a ia he haere - Give it a go

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​Waking up early on your day off especially a Saturday has become the norm for some of our tamariki who have joined our Tee Ball team.  Along with their whanau we hit the diamonds in our flash gear and get ready to play our game.  Whaea Janeille and Whaea Ataria make sure our whanau are kept updated.  Leilah-Jade and Matua Ken help t...
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Ako i te tikanga - Learn your culture

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​November was a busy month for us we celebrated many cultures and celebrations.  We had lots of fun learning different greetings, waiata, dance and best of all the yummy food.  Our tamariki got to experience Rangatahi Festival at Kereru Park Campus and see all cultural groups perform on stage.
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Thank you Maia Ink for our day out to the movies . . . .

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During the holidays our local business Maia Ink sponsored a trip to the movies for our tamariki.  They were all excited as they took the train to Manukau, had lunch at Burger King before heading upstairs to watch Little Foot.  Thank you Leroy at Maia Ink for a great day out........ 
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