Daily Updates

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 Kia Ora Whanau We've decided to upload daily updates on Story park to keep you informed about your tamariki's learning on a daily basis. It is a short snap shot of photos showing you some of the exciting learning experiences happening on a daily basis.  Kids Count Marne Road will also use the blog as a platform to show you some of these ...
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Cook Island Week

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Kia Ora Whanau This past week some exciting changes have happened. We have had a change of environment in our babies room. This has been set up to make the environment more inviting for our babies to settle in. We have also been doing some exciting activities for Cook Island Language Week. The children have been exploring some awesome activities ke...
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Science is fun!

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Science is a bit like magic....with a logical explanation. Tamariki are always excited to see Science experiments and kaiako have come up with some great ideas. From growing plants, sink and float, volcanos and mixing colours....lots of fun and learning happened. Keep on experimenting tamariki!
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Matariki Whanau Event

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On Thursday 22 July 2021, we celebrated Matariki at Marne Road. We invited whanau to come and have hangi with tamariki and join in the festivities. We set up tables outside for tamariki for kai time and tables for whanau inside the Hi-5 room. Whaea Mary (owner of Kids Count) joined us as well to say farewell to Whaea Ritu as she is leaving on ...
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July Holiday Programme

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Our first week of the July Holiday Programme was successfully executed.  Tamariki and kaiako had so much fun and enjoyed the activities together. We can't wait to see what the 2nd week of the holidays have in store for us.... 
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What makes Marne Road unique?

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The tamariki and kaiako at Marne Road makes our centre unique! Different personalities challenge and compliment each other and a sense of belonging and exploration ensures that every day at Marne Road is an unique experience. Sunshine, rain or wind cannot keep our spirits down and we have fun both indoor and outdoors. Pop in any time for ...
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Having fun despite the cold weather...

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This week the temperatures were very low and tamariki and kaiako felt the chill in the air....but it did not get us down! We continued to explore our surroundings, strengthen friendships and celebrate Matariki. Our Juniors room also went on a little "trip" to the pool area to explore the veggie garden and learn about planting and harvesting. First ...
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Exploration, adventures and friendships....

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Tamariki at Marne Road are very creative when it comes to finding ways to explore their environment. Building relationships and friendships are very important and we encourage tamariki to extend their social and language skills through play. Look at what they have been up to....
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Health and Safety at Marne Road

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Here at Marne Road we take health and safety very seriously. Every month we practice our fire and earthquake drills with tamariki to ensure they know what to do in case of an emergency. It is great to see them confidently curl into the "turtle" position and hide under the tables to keep themselves safe. Tino pai to mahi tamariki...
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What have our tamariki been up to?.....

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Here at Marne Road we celebrate our differences and learn to respect each other's cultures. We also promote friendships and active exploration, whilst keeping health and safety in mind. Our tamariki interests shape our learning programme and we ensure that their learning and development is enhanced. Tino pai to mahi tamariki ma
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Staff well-being at Marne Road

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Here at Marne Road we take staff well-being very seriously. We have got a staff appreciation basket with some goodies in for the staff to come and choose something after being nominated by their peers. We also write notes on the whiteboard in the staffroom to acknowledge each other for doing a great job. On Friday, 4 June 2021, the teachi...
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Celebrating Gumboot Friday at Marne Road

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On Friday, 28 May 2021, we celebrated Gumboot Friday here at Marne Road. We encouraged tamariki to come to kindy in their gumboots and enjoy the day with us. It was great to see the different kinds of gumboots and the wet weather was perfect for gumboots too. Thank you to everyone who supported this worthy cause and wore your gumboots on the day!&n...
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Pink Shirt Day 2021

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Today, 21 May 2021, we celebrated Pink Shirt Day in support of anti-bullying. We asked whanau and kaiako to dress in pink to support this worthy cause. It was lovely to see all the pink in the centre and the babies had a special "pink" activity planned for the day. Tamariki also watched short movies about kindness and anti-bullying and talked about...
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Celebrating International Day of Families at KCM

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Today, 14 May, we celebrated International Day of Families here at Marne Road. As we are a very culturally diverse centre, tamariki talked about their families at mat time and we all had yummy picnic outside as Marne Road whanau. Whaea Brooke's teddy bears also came to visit us at the picnic and enjoyed the morning with us. Ahakoa, N...
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Mother's Day 2021

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On Friday 7 May we celebrated Mother's Day at Marne Road. Our lovely mums joined us for High Tea and we had lots of spot prizes and hampers to give away. Tamariki made beautiful gifts to take home and enjoyed pizza for their lunch. Everyone had a great morning and our mums were spoiled with yummy kai, gifts and cuddles. Thank you to everyone w...
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Ending off April with a bang!

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It is hard to believe that April is finished already. This month we were very busy at kindy....building friendships, learning, exploring and having fun. Our holiday program was a great success and looking at all the photos, tamariki had a great week. Keep up the good mahi everyone...
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Ending off the term with a big bang!

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This week is the last week before school holidays. However, it did not stop us here at Marne road - for us it was busy as  usual. Inside activities, outside activities, feeding the chickens and dancing to our favourite songs....what a great week we had!  
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What did we get up to this week?

This was a very busy week at Marne Road.  On Eater Monday Whaea Jessie (from our Kelvin Road Centre) came to help whaea Raewyn at kindy. It was lovely to have her here and tamariki enjoyed their day. This week we focused on balancing activities, artwork related to fairytales and talking about our feelings. New friendships were formed as we wel...
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Celebration Day

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Today, 1 April 2021, we celebrated World Autism Day at kindy. Tamariki dressed in blue to show their support and a storybook about Autism was read to the children. As it was the day before Good Friday, we also celebrated Easter and had an exciting Easter egg hunt at kindy. Tamariki did Easter artwork and made baskets for their eggs. We al...
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Well done Marne Road!

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 On Saturday, 20 March 2021, Kids Count had its annual Awards Evening where they celebrated and recognised the hard work kaiako had been doing during 2020. The theme was Masquerade and it was so much fun dressing up and coming with our masks on. Whaea Mandy and Whaea Shirley both got awarded for 5 year service, Whaea Alisha and Whaea Param for...
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