March Newsletter 2022

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February Newsletter 2022


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January 2022 Graduation


 Our afternoon Graduation on the 28th of January.   Happy Graduation to Angel, Jodeci, Khalifa, & Nate as they say farewell to daycare and start their next learning journey to BIG school All the best tamariki, we will miss you so much! Enter your text here ...

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December 2021

The festive season is here! Lots of fun activities for this month, and our inhouse Christmas party.  As we end this year, we would like to wish all our whanau a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To all our tamariki, stay safe, and we will see you in 2022! 

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November 2021


Welcome back to a few more of our tamariki who have returned this month! We have continued to explore fun learning activities and implementing our "Healthy Hearts Award" through our gardening, healthy eating and having lots of physical movement daily. We observed emergent interests such as transportation, sensory, and creative play where it involve...

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October 2021


 What a full on month our tamariki have had during alert level 3! We now have 2 bubbles for our full time tamariki, 1 bubble for our morning part time, and 1 bubble for our afternoon. It has been so wonderful to see our little ones slowly returning and settling back into their environment. This month we celebrated Tuvalu, Fijian, Niuean, and T...

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August and September 2021


Kia Ora and warm greetings to all our tamariki and whanau!  Since our lockdown on August the 18th, our Kaiako have continued to keep the connection with our tamariki going with our online learning video clips, uploaded daily onto our Facebook page and Storypark.  Our activities catered for the emergent interests of our tamariki obser...

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Happy Graduation


We held our graduation for our beautiful tamariki who turned 5 and getting ready for 'BIG' school! All the best in your next journey, we will miss you! Thank you to our amazing whanau who we have built great relationships with.  Much aroha for all the support you have given us over the years, we will also miss you!

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Excursion to Ambury Farm


During the July school holiday, our tamariki took a trip to Ambury Farm.  They loved the warm weather and fresh air, and especially using their gentle hands on some of the animals.  A great way to explore nature, respect what is in their environment, and learn about empathy. 

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Kelvin Road - Our trip to MOTAT


In April our theme was TRANSPORT, so our older children went to MOTAT. Learning: EXPLORATION on how trains work. Contribution: Working together & taking turns at being the train driver. "For a small child there is no division between playig and learning; between the things he or she does 'just for fun' and things that are 'educational.' The chi...

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Fun February!


Check out Whaea Urvashi and her bird feeder! This activity stemmed from tamariki being very interested one day when they saw birds flying around in their playground and eating the small breadcrumbs that we had left in the concrete area. Over the month they have created a few different bird feeders and hung them out for the birds to nibble at. 

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"Wriggle & Rhyme" at our Local Library (Tuesday's) - January 2021


Our toddlers loved their morning at the Papakura Library taking part in the 'Wriggle & Rhyme" session.   They explored books of their own choice and played for awhile before heading back to the Centre.  Through excursions our tamariki are able to visit their outer environment and see what their community is all about. &...

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October, November, December 2020


Kia Ora to all our tamariki and whanau!   During the last 3 months of 2020 we have continued to make the Kids Count philosophy more visible through our tamariki's learning and our Kaiako's teaching practice.  Social competence and contribution were our monthly focus where our tamariki participated in lots of fun learning ac...

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September 2020


 Kia Ora and Greetings! What have we been up to for the month of September? We celebrated Tongan and Māori language week where our tamariki explored the cultures through arts and crafts and preparing their own Hangi for lunch! Whare Koru focused on 'Living our Kids Count philosophy' and developing the individual interests of our tama...

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July and August 2020


 Kia Ora and Greetings to all our lovely tamariki and Whānau! We hope that you all have keeping yourselves well! Our tamariki have been very busy here at the Centre. We had a full month of fun learning in July however the Covid19 Alert levels went to 2.5 for Auckland halfway through August. Because of this we had the same process as our first ...

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JUNE 2020


A month full of fun learning activities! Whare Koru Baby's - Explore Construction         Whare Koru Toddlers - Literacy       Whare Kiwi - 3s and 4s - Dispositions/Social Competence Welcome to our new tamariki and whanau who has joined our Centre and look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks. &nbs...

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May 2020


Warm greetings to all our Whanau and Tamariki!  We are so happy to be back at the Centre and getting back to 'normality' It was wonderful to connect with our Whanau during the lockdown period and seeing the continued learning from home.  A BIG high 5 to our lovely parents/whanau, you are all amazing!  Throughout May we had continued ...

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Kia Ora & Greetings!


Hope that you are all well, staying safe, being kind and keeping in your bubble. Just thought we would share a few photos of what our tamariki are exploring at home with their Whanau.  We have also included some of our March fun learning activities before the lockdown. A huge thank you to all our wonderful Whanau who continue to stay connected...

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Kia Ora & Greetings!

Whare Kiwi 3s

Kia Ora and Greetings to all our tamariki and whanau!  Hope that everyone is safe and looking after each other in their bubbles!  Because of the amount of time that our tamariki are away from the Centre, we hope that you take this opportunity to explore our daily activities from our April programme and share them onto our Facebook page or...

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Happy 2020 to all our Whanau and Friends!


​A great start to a New Year!  We bid farewell to our tamariki who have graduated, and welcome back those who have returned from holiday.   For the month of January our tamariki have been engaged in lots of fun learning activities and excursions.  Through group interactions they develop their social skills and learn to have respect f...

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