Children's Christmas Party!

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Today the weather was put on for us with nothing but clear blue skies and amazing hot weather for our WATERPLAY! The children loved showing off their swimming togs, and that wasn't even the fun part! The teachers had organised sprinklers, waterslides, water guns and water balloons all for the children and they were blown away and so excited! The ch...
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Christmas Party at Kids Count, Marne Road

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 Today we had our Christmas party for the tamariki. Whaea Shirley and Whaea Kate very kindly organised the event for the day and with the help of the Kaiako, made sure that everything ran smoothly. We cleared the carpark and set up the water activities. We had waterslides, pools, a bouncy castle, face-painting, slushies and candy floss for the...
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October & November 2019

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​In October our tamariki visited the Hunua Fire Station, Botanical Gardends, and Whaea Vicki's family farm.  In November we celebrated the end of our language weeks by having a Cultural event where we dressed in our Cultural attire and tried the various foods from the islands.  
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Dress Up Party

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Last month we had a dress up party where all our tamariki (children) and Kaiako (teachers) came into the centre dress up in superhero costumes, animals, fairies and a few unicorns! This day was filled with fun activities like doughnut eating and pop the balloon for lollies. We had our lovely Leela do the face painting (and she also was our Sponge B...
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This is our Lenore Road Village!

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"We have travelled over the mountains, through the valleys and through all of the seas to meet together here at our Kids Count Lenore Road Village". These were the amazing opening words from our Manager Siliva for our big CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATION!! This was a big day for our centre as we had been preparing for weeks in advance with the children for...
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Making the most of the lovely weather!

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 This week we have had amazing weather! We decided to make the most of our outdoor play and set up some "funtastic" activities for the children. Whaea Zoe had the hose with water spraying all day and the tamariki enjoyed cooling off under the cool spray. Making muddy puddles in the sandpit was also great fun and the children were eager to fill...
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Skills for life...

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Our four year olds in the Tainui room have been growing a vege garden. They have started from the beginning of planning a garden to digging the garden, planting seeds, repotting and then putting their plants into the garden and now caring for the garden. This a life skill they can take with them wherever they go. By digging our back lawn teaches yo...
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Library Visits

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This year we have started our Library visits. The senior tamariki go along with our Kaiako and parent helpers to the Pukekohe Library where they run activities and read to tamariki. The Pukekohe Library send along a Library staff member to run a program here for our Junior Tamariki. This is a great experience for all tamariki getting used to excurs...
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School Holiday Programme

During the school holidays the children have the opportunity to participate in in our holiday programme. Some of the highlights were Bubbles day, Teddy bears picnic, baking biscuits and a walk to the playground. Bubbles day! The children explored making big bubbles with the bubble wands that were bigger than our heads! This took quite a bit of pers...
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LET US CELEBRATE! Fijian and Niuean Language Weeks!

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​Kids Count Lenore Road has had a busy month with two language weeks filled with beautiful rich culture! We started with Fijian Language Week where all the stops were pulled out! There were beautiful traditional Fijian masi and war clubs placed all around the centre, allowing the children to explore and discover the culture during this time. The ce...
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Weymouth Kids Count Playground upgrade.

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We have been very busy over the past few months upgrading the children's playground here at Kids Count Weymouth. First, we got some lovely new sand in the sandpit and then placed rails around the sandpit to try and contain the flow of the sand from going out onto the bark area. This will help to reduce the contamination of the sand on the new bark ...
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Showing off our climbing and balancing skills!

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The tamariki were surprised with some new obstacle course equipment at kindy. Some of them were a bit hesitant at first, whilst others started climbing straight away. It was great to see them boasting with their awesome climbing and balancing skills. A few of the older children also helped the younger ones, which was wonderful to see. We are lookin...
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Transition to School - Sept 19

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Well the beginning of this month we started off with the focus on Tongan language week followed by Maori language week. This week we are busy learning how to keep our environment safe from pollution which is 'conservation. 'To celebrate the language weeks we focused on numbers, colours, music, dance ,cultural food and costumes. At mat times we did ...
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August & September at Kelvin Road

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​The days and months are going by really fast as we head into October!  Check out all the fun learning we have had at Kids Count Kelvin.     We also farewell Matua/Papa Danny who has been part of our Kids Count Whanau for a very long time.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your work and love that you hav...
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Tongan Language Week Celebrations!

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Malo e lelei!! Kids Count Lenore Road recently had our Tongan Language Week celebration and it was on a whole new level! Our space was decorated with red and white and traditional Tongan outfits and everything! Our children had been amazing with learning our songs and dances the weeks prior and they loved getting so dressed up and getting ready to ...
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Father's Day 2019

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  Today we celebrated Father's Day at the kindy. We invited all the whanau to join us for a special morning, where they started off by building their own "samburger" with their tamariki and then went outside to help plant some ferns in the garden. We had arranged some tyres in a flower shape for this project. The whanau enjoyed the morning and...
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Baby Love

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​Here at Kids Count Tawa, our children on both the Puawai and Te Whanau Awhina sides have developed a keen interest in babies. This week we got some new baby dolls from Kmart with pretend milk bottles and they have been a big hit with children of all ages. It has been wonderful observing kids carefully trying to feed their "babies' with bottles, as...
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Revisiting July

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​Kia Ora Whanau and Friends!  We thought to revisit the month of July to capture all the fun learning, school holiday programme and parent evening that occurred.   Because the majority of our tamariki use the van service, our parent evening was awesome to connect with Whanau, and for Whanau to meet their tamariki’s teacher and l...
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Our Cook Island Celebration!

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Kia Orana!! Today we had our Cook Island Language Week Celebration! The last two weeks we have been learning songs about the alphabet, greetings and counting as well! We have been designing our own Cook Island outfits and learning the traditional dances. Our children had the best time and had so much fun showing off their skills and here are some p...
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Learning about the Cook Islands

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What  a fabulous week we have had, the weather never seems to dampen our spirits. As I type this the weather has settled in and the outlook is grey. Yet here at Kids Count Pukekohe we have a sunshine outlook  The week has been full-on ,learning about the Cook Islands  running around until you just need a rest, munching on y...
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