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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Community Kindy Papakura East school visit

Some of our children at Community Kindy Papakura East were invited by the new entrant teacher Tina Mathews to spend the morning at Kelvin Road Primary School. The visits are part of our transitioning to school procedure and are designed to help engage our ‘Be School Ready’ tuakana children (mostly 4-5 year olds).  The children had […]

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TopKids Dey Street school visit

Here at TopKids Dey St we have many tamariki who will be turning 5 years old soon – how exciting! To support our tamariki with their transition to school we visit our local Primary school, Knighton Normal Primary School.  These visits provide our children with the opportunity to familarise themselves with the school, meet the […]

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ABC Raumati learns fire safety with local firemen

We’ve been looking forward to the local Fire Service visiting us here at ABC Raumati….and finally the day arrived! Dylan’s Uncle Jason and 3 other Fire Fighters arrived in their Fire Truck. They came inside to meet us and tell us about their job. We practiced what to do if we heard a smoke alarm go […]

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ABC Raumati celebrate Mums

Celebrating Mother’s Day. What a special surprise we had this morning at ABC Raumati – Talea’s Mum Nimi arrived to do some flower arranging with us, especially for Mother’s Day. All the tamariki got an opportunity to arrange some beautiful flowers and greenery in a piece of oasis. When the arrangements were finished, Nimi showed us […]

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Embracing Samoan Culture at First Steps Vardon

We celebrated Samoan Language Week at First Steps Vardon.  The children enjoyed participating in lots of different experiences which allowed them to learn more about the Samoan culture and language. We used our iPads to look up Samoa online and the children found some really cool pictures of traditional Samoan necklaces and houses (Fales). We […]

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Butterfly Creek fun for First Steps Papatoetoe

This month the children  from First Steps Papatoetoe had an opportunity to visit Butterfly Creek as part of their learning journey. The children had been exploring about animals for some time and this excursion provided them with real-life experience  where the children observed some farm animals and butterflies in their natural habitats. They also witnessed the […]

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Author Adam Millen visits TopKids Inglewood

Here at TopKids Inglewood we had Adam Millen author of Jack Feels Big come and read his latest story to our children.  Jack Feels Big is a collection of colorful illustrated stories for kids to help them learn the importance of using words to express feelings such a frustrated, overwhelmed and lonely.  All feelings that children […]

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