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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A Lockdown Poem for Whanau

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A time in History A time in history we will always remember March and April 2020 on our calender We pray it goes no longer than this For to be back in loved ones embrace will be bliss An unseen enemy that has kept us apart Though cannot take away the love that's in our heart. The one thing we have been blessed with is time To be creative together, ...
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Surviving the lockdown!

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Kai ora Whanau I hope that you are all well and coping with being in lockdown. Your kaiako have been working very hard from home to ensure that you have videos, photos and activity ideas to look at daily on our Facebook page. We have also been calling, texting and e-mailing whanau to hear how everyone is doing and would love for you to send us phot...
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Checking in...

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Here at Kids Count Marne Road, we have got a team of very dedicated, awesome kaiako! They are enthusiastic about teaching their tamariki and take lots of photos to share with whanau and parents. The teachers were all very sad to leave the kindy and are all at home planning some awesome activities for the tamariki to do as soon as we return to kindy...
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Learning about chickens

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‚ÄčThis year we took part in the "Living Eggs" project at Marne Road. The children were so excited to see the eggs inside the incubator and eagerly looked on as they started to hatch. We were lucky enough to have nine of the ten eggs hatch and it was amazing to see the little chicks emerge from the eggs. The classrooms all took turns to come and see ...
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Graduation Celebration

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  On Friday, 31 January 2020, we ended off our holiday programme with our Graduation Ceremony. The whanau attended the ceremony as well and Whaea Shirley made a slide show to highlight the tamariki achievements and celebrate their journey at Kids Count, Marne Road. We had some yummy eats for everyone to enjoy and the cake looked beautiful. A f...
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Holiday fun!

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The tamariki have been having heaps of fun during the December / January holiday programme. They have been dressing up, dancing, splashing in the water and hanging out in Whaea Amanda's "salon". Whaea Carol's kai has been yummy and they have also got the opportunity to decorate their own fairy biscuits. Coming to kindy and spending time with their ...
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Reflecting on 2019

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As we sit and look back on 2019, we have had loads and loads of fun.  So, what better than to share with you some of our highlights from the year.  We celebrated our 7th Birthday, had many visits to the Summerset Retirement Village, visited Turangawaewae.  We celebrated many events like Father's Day, Halloween, Diwali to name a few, ...
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