Our Yummy Garden

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​Thank you to Whaea Rachel who planted all the seeds and watered the garden daily so we could have some yummy food to eat and some beautiful sunflowers to make us smile. the children have loved being involved with this, helping water the plants everyday and watching them grow, grow, grow!!! the children  had a taste of the tomatoes, peas, lett...
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Teddy Bear Picnic and Bubble Fun!!

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today  as part of our holiday programme we had a teddy bear picnic. the children were so excited being able to bring their teddies/toys to the centre. then they got to have a yummy morning and afternoon tea with their friends and teddies. after the picnic they had more fun with bubbles, each child was given their own little container...
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Beautiful Day in Pukekohe

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Was so lovely to have a walk around our center. The sun was out in full abundance and just starting to make itself known. I noticed we had a few little people starting to play out doors before the heat of the day starts to really make an impact. Water play had started. Working with such passionate people, who every day try and squeeze and create ac...
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Rain and Fun

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After days of sun we get a much-deserved rest from the heat welcoming rain which is a huge welcome from the humidity we have been living with.....It is a hive of activity, playing, reading, games, and of course swimming in the heated pool – the rain does not dampen any of the wonderful things we have planned. It is all happening here at Kids Count ...
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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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Christmas fun and Santa time!!

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 Christmas time has come around so fast, and we would like to say a big thank you to all of our families and friends who have continued to support us throughout the year and continued to purchase food from our fundraisers. This gave us the opportunity to hire out the whole of Bounce and Beyond and spend the day there with all of our child...
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hot, hot fun in the sun, And celebrations!!

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November 2018 The weather has been heating up, this makes a beautiful change and we have been providing the children with some amazing water play experiences. From jelly to frozen water, ice block crayons to floating boats and everything else water, water, water. Also learning about sun and water safety coming into a hot summer where children are e...
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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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Having fun on the new equipment!

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The new Geodesic Dome Climber has finally arrived! The tamariki eagerly awaited their turn to go and explore the new obstacle. The new bark arrived soon after and they could continue to climb and have fun. Enhancing their gross-motor skills are one of our goals at Marne Road and this new obstacle is perfect for strengthening their arm and...
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Hi-5's are out and about!

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This week has been a very adventurous week for the Hi-5's as we went on a few excursions. We started the week by visiting our friends at Karaka Summerset Resthome to sing a few songs. On Wednesday, as we were heading to the librar,y the Tamariki talked about watering the flowers in our butterfly garden created by our great friends at Bunnings Takan...
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I waho, i roto i to hapori - Out and about in the community

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This month our tuakana had their first visit to Takanini Lodge aged care.  They shared stories and sang waiata before having some morning tea with our nannie's and poppa's.  We can't wait to visit next week where we are gonna take playdough, have fun and use our imagination to create. 
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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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THANK YOU THANK YOU

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Thank you, thank you, thank you so much Oranga Tamariki for the generous koha of googles, lilo's, and art supplies you gifted to our center. Moving into Summer - water safety is something that we all need to be conscious of, so the water items are going to be well used in helping us educate our little ones. As for the Art supplies they always have ...
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Learning is fun in the Future Fern Junior Room!

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Here in the Future Fern Junior room our Tamariki have the opportunity to express themselves and make sense of their world through exploration and play. Our aim is to provide children with a love of learning, where children discover relationships, and communicate with and alongside their peers and teachers as they discover the world around them. Kno...
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How much FUN can we have

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Walking outside on such a sunny beautiful day I was greeted with the sight of green wet sandy children . I could see smiley faces , hear the laughing of some incredibly content little people. Nothing is better on a day like today to get  wet while making a huge sand mess.  
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September madness Nga Teina

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September Nga Teina During the month of September our focus was on sensory science. And a week of Tongan language week. We had a week of making collage Tongan flags, making and tasting some of their traditional sweet foods, colouring in patterns and making our own tapa cloth with wet tea bags and we also made some head bands with beautiful patterns...
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Its gardening time.

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September Nga Tuakana This month our 4 years continued learning about construction and we finished this off with some of the children going on a trip to Bunnings warehouse to do a DIY workshop making bird houses. The children also made some amazing bottle gardens, exploring planting – growing and learning how plants grow and what happens in spring ...
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