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Getting Ready For Cultural Day

Wow what a day of wonderful learning experiences we have had today at First Steps Palmerston North. The children have been practicing some dance, this was thanks to teacher Mary and her close friends coming into our classroom to demonstrate some traditional Filipino dance. Which the children have been practicing over that last week in […]

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Fairy gardens

At First Steps Palmerston North we are focusing on our outside environment and how the children interact with it. After doing some research we came up with some ways of creating a more exciting outdoors. As part of this we decided to create a Fairy Garden to inspire the children’s imagination and creativity. To start this […]

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Minty and Vegetables the lambs visits

This morning at First Steps Palmerston North we were lucky enough to have a visit from Asher and his lambs Minty and Vegetable. This was really exciting, we watched as the lambs explored our environment and talked about how you care for lambs.  

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Red Nose Day

What a fun time First Steps Palmerston North had raising money for Cure Kids on Red Nose Day. All the different rooms joined in with various activities, red play dough, red art, red bubbles, red decorations, red dress ups and of course red noses! They managed to raise $224.70 with the help of parents and […]

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Going camping

The children at First Steps Palmerston North have shown an interest in self -help skills and family play/cooking so today we created a camping experience outside. The children actively participated to build a cooking area by picking up stones and twigs for firewood from the garden. They helped to arrange cushions and blankets in the […]

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Ripper Rugby fun

Today children from 4 of the rooms at  First Steps Palmerston North participated in Ripper Rugby. There were some awesome physical skills on display and lots of smiles and cheering. It seems we have a few future All Blacks and Black Ferns amongst us! We invited families to come along and held a sausage sizzle […]

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Cultural Day at First Steps Palmerston North

First Steps Palmerston North held a Cultural Day recently to honor all the different cultures we have our centre.  Tamariki came dressed in their cultural dress and brought different traditional foods for us all to try. We made a traditional Indian milk desert and talked about different foods and languages. The Indian community performed a dancing […]

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Budding artists at First Steps Palmerston North

Part of developing our specialty teaching groups through our vision at First Steps involves thinking about resources that support and nurture children’s artistic ability. As you can see from these photos Kahukura, Emerson and Sophie really enjoyed using the easels along with the introduction of a new medium – charcoal. They were so engaged and […]

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Music programme

First Steps Palmerston North has specialist teachers in many areas of the ECE curriculum. Their music programme recently featured in BrightStart Magazine. Read the article here .

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Visiting the retirement home

Today our lovely Community Kindy children visited the local retirement home and shared some stories and sang songs. The residents were delighted by their visitors and enjoyed reading with the children as much as the children enjoyed reading with them.  

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