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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Communication Styles and Values!

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At the start of the year some if the team attended an in-house professional development workshop that covered topics to do with leadership. The rest of the teaching team were also encouraged to participate in a communication style audit that allowed each other to see how individuals communicated. The leadership workshop spanned over  two ...
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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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Matariki Pai

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Whiria te tanagata. Mā te māngari te whaitaongatanga hoki e pā mai ki a koe I te tau eheke mai nei. Kia Hari te Tau Hou! Weave the people together. Good Luck, good fortune for the coming year. And Happy New Year! On Wednesday 26 th June 2019, we had prepared an event for our whanau here at Kids Count Weymouth to celebrate the Maori New Year. Over t...
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Weymouth Primary School Fun Run

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On 21 st June 2019, we could hear music coming from over the fence and Rachel said that Weymouth Primary was having a Kids Can Fun Run. So we had the opportunity to be spectators for Weymouth Primary Fun Run. It was a very gloomy day, where we didn't know if the weather was going to make a turn for the worse. But we all put on our woolie jumpers an...
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MATARIKI - AMAZING EXPERIENCE

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Matariki was the most amazing night. Thank you to all the families that came and made the night so memorable. To see all the dancing children, the smiling faces and the wonderful star painted faces. We had a beautiful celebration and look forward to next year to do it all again.
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Our Samoan Language Week!

​Talofa Lava! At Lenore Road the tamariki have been engaging in so many fun activities and immersing themselves in the beautiful culture of Samoa throughout the week! They were painting traditional tapa patterns onto paper, weaving, learning Samoan songs and learning how to count to 10 AND learn the names of different colours! Alongside t...
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Monday Rememberance

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Its Monday who knows the exciting things we are all going to get up to. It seems like the day is trying to hold onto as much sun as possible so for Kids Count Pukekohe that can only mean one things...………………..bikes, sand, running around, exploring and just enjoying each other s company while having a blast. Just recently  we...
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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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Celebrating Samoan Language Week!

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The kaiako and tamariki at Marne Road recently celebrated Samoan Language Week at the Centre. The children took part in Tapa art activities in FFS and learned how to write their numbers in Samoan in the Hi-5's room. Matua Viliamu came to tell some Samoan stories to the tamariki and Whaea Yashmin demonstrated to the Rising Stars how to crack op...
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Supporting Pink Shirt Day

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On Friday the 17th May ,we are supporting Pink Shirt Day to support groups and organisations who are trying to bring attention to Bullying. Some of our staff will be wearing Pink and we would love to see our little ones wearing Pink in some form. So tomorrow will be the day of Pink............
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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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Swimmer of the Term

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So this our team dory swimmer De'A'Dre So proud of you De'A'Dre and how far you have come along completing your Manaia Level 2 floating unassisted front/back(10secs) while blowing bubbles. So amazing how you could glide through  the hoop so fast and calm like a rocket which lead you to glide into streamline fast kicking without a board to coll...
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Loving our day at kindy!

Today as I walked around the kindy, it was evident that the children were fully engaged and having an awesome day! Everywhere I looked I could see the teachers interacting with the tamariki and talking with them. The children were playing happily and loving all the attention, interest and praise the teachers gave them. We did indeed ...
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Wander On In...……….

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We are on the search for more children to come and join our family. We have the most phenomenal center with an outdoor play area that will take your breath away. We have a heated pool where our qualified swimming Instructor ensures that our 3 and 4 year olds are gaining water skills and confidence in the water. Our teachers are creative, passionate...
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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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Our new bike track!

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​Today we opened up our new bike track to the tamariki! After a few weeks of waiting in anticipation, it was finally ready. The children eagerly helped to take the bikes out of the shed and immediately went to the track. Some of them initially struggled to get up the hill, but they used their problem-solving skills and pushed the bikes instead. We ...
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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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