Second week of our Holiday Programme

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Even though this was a short week, tamariki had so much fun! It was great to see so many of our friends attending everyday and joining in the fun activities organised by their kaiako. From waterplay activities, arts and crafts and watching movies in our PJ's, there was something for everyone to enjoy. The yoga and origami activities were both chall...
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Starting off our holiday programme with a bang!

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The Holiday Programme has officially started! Wow, even though it was a very short week, we did so much! From artwork, to messy play, scavenger hunt and yummy kai, we ended off the week with a new year's party! Happy new year everyone! See you all next week.....  
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Busy day before Christmas

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Today, 24 December 2020, we had such a busy day at kindy. Tamariki were all engaged in various activities and enjoying the day with their friends. We also had a little Christmas party for tamariki with yummy kai and ice-cream. When it was time to go home we all wished each other a "Merry Christmas" and hopped on the vans. Wow, what an awesome day w...
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Celebrating Christmas

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On Monday 7 December 2020, we had our annual Christmas Party. Whaea Raewyn and Whaea Shandy decorated the playground and carpark beautifully the day before and everything looked amazing. Kaiako all brought kai to share and the candy floss machine was ready to go. At 10am whanau arrived and the party started. We had a great turn-out and soon Hana Ko...
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Health and Safety practices at Marne Road

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Here at Marne Road we are very serious about keeping our tamariki safe. To help us with this, we have put some Health and Safety practices in place. Every month we practice our Fire Drill. Tamariki follow the footprints outside in the carpark all the way to the assembly point and listen for their name during the roll-call. We also practice our Eart...
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Diwali 2020

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Today, 13 November 2020, we ended our Diwali program with a big celebration. For the past 2 weeks, tamariki have been learning about Diwali and doing amazing artwork in their rooms. The Kaiako decorated their rooms and showed tamariki how to make rangoli and diya's. One day Whaea Romita made yummy kai for tamariki and taught them how to make l...
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Cultural Day at Marne Road

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On Friday 23 October 2020, we celebrate all the different cultures combined with an Open Day. We invited all our new and existing whanau into our Centre to enjoy different foods from different cultures and see our beautiful new playground. All the teachers made traditional dishes associated with their birth countries a...
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Caring for animals at Marne Road

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Here at Marne Road everyone loves animals! Everyday tamariki collect food scraps to feed the chickens and Whaea Chloe's Kuni-kuni pigs. The Kuni-kuni pigs have had babies and Whaea Chloe was so kind as to bring them to kindy for us to see. Oh my goodness they were so cute! Our chickens are also laying eggs now and Whaea Cathy goes in...
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Celebrating our 8th Birthday at Marne Road!

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On Friday 25 September 2020, we celebrated Kids Count Marne Road's 8th birthday. The Kaiako organized parties within their rooms and each room had a cake to decorate. Outside there was face painting available and tamariki looked so smart in their party clothes. For lunch tamariki enjoyed pizza, chips, nuggets and spring rolls and they each got a pa...
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Celebrating Maori Language Week

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This week we have been celebrating Maori Language Week at Marne Road.  The Kaiako and tamariki have been learning all about the Maori language, traditions and customs and made amazing artwork. Each room has been making poi and raakau for tamariki to use and explore and Whaea Param made beautiful piupiu skirts for the babies room.  We ende...
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Exploring our new playground

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Our new playground is ready for use and we are so excited to go outside and explore. The turf is looking amazing and tamariki were so eager to run, climb and balance on the activities set up for them. The Kaiako also explored the playground and had an amazing time with the children. Everyone enjoyed our playground exploration day and want to say a ...
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Upgrading our playground...

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 Everyone here at Kids Count, Marne Road is so excited! We are getting a new playground and cannot wait for it to be completed. The workers have been levelling the playground and laying soft fall cushioning and turf to play on. Tamariki have been watching the trucks and diggers coming into the playground and experiencing the transformation fir...
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Celebrating Father's Day at Marne Road

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  On Friday 4 September, we celebrated Father's Day at kindy. Due to the Covid-19 Level 2.5 restrictions, we were unable to invite the dads to join us for the morning. We decided to go ahead and have a party day for tamariki. Whaea Dani made yummy party platters for tamariki and Kaiako did face painting and had lots of fun activities planned f...
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Celebrating Cook Island Language Week

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This week we celebrated Cook Island Language Week at kindy. The Kaiako organised lots of fun activities such as tapa art, dressing up and  making paper tivaevae. The babies even made an umu in the sandpit, which was an awesome experience for them. The tamariki also showed off their drumming skills outside on the playground. We ended our week o...
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Out and about in the Community

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It is great to be able to go on trips again now that we have moved down to Level 1. Whaea Reawyn had organized for the tamariki to visit the Rolleson Community Garden in Papakura, as well as the Papakura Museum. Both of these trips were linked to our Matariki celebration. In the community garden the tamariki learned about growing and harvesting fru...
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Our Covid-19 Journey thus far.....

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Here at Kids Count, Marne Road, the staff and Kaiako have been working very hard to ensure that the kindy is safe for the tamariki to return. Before the lockdown occurred, the staff came in for the day to sanitise the Centre. Once the Alert Level went down from 4 to 3, the staff came in once again to sanitise the Centre the day before the tamariki ...
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Confident Gazal

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Confident Gazal 
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Storytime - Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Three Billy Goats Gruff Story as acted by the Teachers. 
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Kaiako working hard at KCM

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The Kaiako at Kids Count Marne Road have been working very hard to get the centre ready for the tamariki's return. They have been sanitising the centre, toys and washing the outside equipment. The teachers have also been working very hard to make up beautiful learning packs for the tamariki to keep them engaged at home. We are taking lots of steps ...
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Our first few days back at kindy

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It is so good to be back at kindy! We missed everyone so much and are happy to be back. A few tamariki started back at the kindy and they were so excited to see their friends again. They stayed within their bubble at all times and had the same teachers in their bubble as well. They eagerly explored their environments and activities and had heaps of...
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