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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Diwali celebrations

EduKids Montel celebrated Diwali the “festival of lights” with great success. Parents, teachers and children came in their best attire. We had a dance performance, henna design by parents, and delicious chickpea and potato curry was cooked for children, teachers and parents. We also prepared Indian sweets (Barfi) with children, which they loved eating. The had a great […]

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Community connections

On Saturday 28th October the First Steps Wattle Downs team showed our support for one of our local Primary schools – Reremoana Primary. We set up a very popular face painting booth, an art station and a nail polish booth. Our fantastic teacher Kaleena (also our resident face painter!) was kept busy all morning painting the […]

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Diwali Celebrations

ABC Hastings Central celebrated Diwali with a special afternoon tea.  Some of the children were dressed in their cultural clothing as were all of the teachers. With the help of a Grandmother a few teachers were wrapped in a sari. The children participated in the preparation for the day helping to create a Rangoli for […]

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Blessings

Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ait e rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu “Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations” And that is exactly what we are going to do here at Community Kindy Greenwood. On Wednesday 25th October 2017, we had the pleasure of being joined by Te Waka o […]

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Diwali

At Community Kindy Greenwood, we celebrated Diwali at the Centre. Diwali Is a Hindu “Festival of Lights”. It is also the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The children and staff engaged in a weeklong celebration. Children did some beautiful art and craft activities and made beautiful Rangoli (Indian art) using different colours through the week. […]

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Blue Day

Blue Day was so much fun and a great way for First Steps Abacus to fundraise for Prostate Cancer. Thanks to Hayley for organising it and to all those that donated. We had Hellene from Plunket come in to do face painting as a treat for our tamariki. Lots of children and staff supported the […]

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Halloween Fun

Today was halloween and at TopKids Totara we invited all our children to dress up for the day, as anything they would like. We had some amazing “Elsa’s”, Avengers, witches, zombies and vampires to name a few. The teachers had planned a fun day of events from spooky colored water outside, biscuit decorating to spider making. […]

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Diwali fun

EduKids East Tamaki celebrated Diwali with various cultural learning experiences for our tamariki over few days. This involved cooking Indian flatbread called ROTI and chick pea fritters called ‘BHAJIA’; listening and dancing on Indian music and wearing cultural dress up.  One of our child’s grandmother helped children to learn the steps involved in cooking Bhajia, […]

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Diwali celebrations

At Community Kindy Manurewa we celebrated one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, Diwali – the festival of lights. We hosted several cultural experiences for our children like making diya, sweets, rangoli designs, henna, watching stories about Ramayana and enjoying Indian music. Our celebration concluded with cultural dress up, sharing sweets and Indian dishes […]

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Diwali celebrations

The tamariki at First Steps Wattle Downs had an awesome week celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The week was filled with different activities which our children thoroughly enjoyed.  They made roti, enjoyed eating vegetarian curry, danced to beautiful music, created diya and had lots of family members visit to partake in different activities special to the celebration […]

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