Happy Graduation

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We held our graduation for our beautiful tamariki who turned 5 and getting ready for 'BIG' school! All the best in your next journey, we will miss you! Thank you to our amazing whanau who we have built great relationships with.  Much aroha for all the support you have given us over the years, we will also miss you!
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Excursion to Ambury Farm

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During the July school holiday, our tamariki took a trip to Ambury Farm.  They loved the warm weather and fresh air, and especially using their gentle hands on some of the animals.  A great way to explore nature, respect what is in their environment, and learn about empathy. 
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Kelvin Road - Our trip to MOTAT

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In April our theme was TRANSPORT, so our older children went to MOTAT. Learning: EXPLORATION on how trains work. Contribution: Working together & taking turns at being the train driver. "For a small child there is no division between playig and learning; between the things he or she does 'just for fun' and things that are 'educational.' The chi...
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Fun February!

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Check out Whaea Urvashi and her bird feeder! This activity stemmed from tamariki being very interested one day when they saw birds flying around in their playground and eating the small breadcrumbs that we had left in the concrete area. Over the month they have created a few different bird feeders and hung them out for the birds to nibble at. 
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"Wriggle & Rhyme" at our Local Library (Tuesday's) - January 2021

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Our toddlers loved their morning at the Papakura Library taking part in the 'Wriggle & Rhyme" session.   They explored books of their own choice and played for awhile before heading back to the Centre.  Through excursions our tamariki are able to visit their outer environment and see what their community is all about. &...
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October, November, December 2020

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Kia Ora to all our tamariki and whanau!   During the last 3 months of 2020 we have continued to make the Kids Count philosophy more visible through our tamariki's learning and our Kaiako's teaching practice.  Social competence and contribution were our monthly focus where our tamariki participated in lots of fun learning ac...
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September 2020

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 Kia Ora and Greetings! What have we been up to for the month of September? We celebrated Tongan and Māori language week where our tamariki explored the cultures through arts and crafts and preparing their own Hangi for lunch! Whare Koru focused on 'Living our Kids Count philosophy' and developing the individual interests of our tama...
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July and August 2020

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 Kia Ora and Greetings to all our lovely tamariki and Whānau! We hope that you all have keeping yourselves well! Our tamariki have been very busy here at the Centre. We had a full month of fun learning in July however the Covid19 Alert levels went to 2.5 for Auckland halfway through August. Because of this we had the same process as our first ...
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JUNE 2020

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A month full of fun learning activities! Whare Koru Baby's - Explore Construction         Whare Koru Toddlers - Literacy       Whare Kiwi - 3s and 4s - Dispositions/Social Competence Welcome to our new tamariki and whanau who has joined our Centre and look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks. &nbs...
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May 2020

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Warm greetings to all our Whanau and Tamariki!  We are so happy to be back at the Centre and getting back to 'normality' It was wonderful to connect with our Whanau during the lockdown period and seeing the continued learning from home.  A BIG high 5 to our lovely parents/whanau, you are all amazing!  Throughout May we had continued ...
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Kia Ora & Greetings!

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Hope that you are all well, staying safe, being kind and keeping in your bubble. Just thought we would share a few photos of what our tamariki are exploring at home with their Whanau.  We have also included some of our March fun learning activities before the lockdown. A huge thank you to all our wonderful Whanau who continue to stay connected...
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Kia Ora & Greetings!

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Kia Ora and Greetings to all our tamariki and whanau!  Hope that everyone is safe and looking after each other in their bubbles!  Because of the amount of time that our tamariki are away from the Centre, we hope that you take this opportunity to explore our daily activities from our April programme and share them onto our Facebook page or...
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Happy 2020 to all our Whanau and Friends!

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​A great start to a New Year!  We bid farewell to our tamariki who have graduated, and welcome back those who have returned from holiday.   For the month of January our tamariki have been engaged in lots of fun learning activities and excursions.  Through group interactions they develop their social skills and learn to have respect f...
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Ho! Ho! Ho! "Tis the season to be Jolly"

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​A superb month of celebrating our pre-Christmas event with a concert performed by our transition to school tamariki, Justin the magician and his fantastic tricks, and Santa who visited our Centre giving out presents!  A very Merry Christmas to all our children and families.  Be safe and stay safe over the holidays! 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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