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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Gaining The Gold Healthy Heart Award!

Yesterday TopKids Dey received the “Gold Healthy Heart” award. The children and the teachers were very excited as we all have done a great job with Healthy Eating. We have been actively involved with lots of physical activities to keep ourselves healthy and fit. Thank you Jessica for all the yummy and nutritious meals that […]

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Love our mums

Last Month the TopKids Karaka team came up with a brilliant idea to treat the wonderful women in our children’s lives for Mother’s Day. We decided to have a Mother’s Day breakfast, providing cupcakes made by the children, a healthy fruit salad and savoury muffin for on the go. Being the morning, we knew that our mothers […]

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Be School Ready

As part of ABC Rangiora’s Be School Ready programme, we take the children in the Kea Room on excursions in and around the community. Recently we had 8 children go for a walk to Victoria Park. The walk down to the park had so many learning opportunities for the children. Crossing the road and learning […]

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Mother’s Day

Top Kids Motutaiko held a Mother’s Day Breakfast to celebrate all the special wahine in the lives of our tamariki. We did this as a symbol of appreciation for all the hard work they do for us on a daily basis. We celebrated with a waffle breakfast alongside mothers, grandmothers, step mothers and aunties. Each […]

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Nga rāwa ā- Māori – Natural resources in Casa di Amici

The children in Casa di Amici at Montessori Taradale have had some wonderful learning opportunities with Karen over the last few weeks.  Following on from her recent professional development at Te Awanga Kindergarten, Karen has provided the children with opportunities and resources that invite them to learn by fully engaging their senses.  These have included […]

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC day is a very important and significant day for tamariki and whānau at Community Kindy Greenwood and to recognise this the centre did some related fun activities. The children with their teachers made ANZAC biscuits, did painting, art and craft activities. We were all very lucky to see some medals which a whanau member […]

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Going pink

Kia Ora! Thanks to everyone who came along and supported our Montessori Arrowtown breast cancer Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraiser. All of our tamariki and whanau dressed up in Pink and we raised $260 towards the Breast Cancer foundation. Congrats to Annabella from the Bambini class and Seren from Monty who won the balance bikes ☺ […]

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Celebrating Samoan language week

Talofa Lava  –  EduKids Warrington have been having a very  festive time celebrating Samoan language week this week.  The Kaiako and tamariki baked delicious masi Samoa (coconut biscuits) fa’apapa (baked coconut bread) and Samoan coconut and lemon scones for our shared ‘aiga/whanau meaai/kai. One of our ‘aiga/whanau made us another traditional recipe called sapa sui […]

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Getting WAM ready

The children at Community Kindy Melling have been busy working on making their wearable art costumes for our WAM (Wearable Arts and Music) Show in July. We have been having discussions about what we could use to make Piupiu (Traditional Maori Skirt). We came up with using plastic bags and adding black stripes to them […]

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Visiting Mangarau Gardens

ABC Havelock North went on an excursion to Mangarau Gardens, our local community gardens. This Autumn morning started off cold, so we wrapped up warm and headed off on our walk. Along the way we stopped and check out our local stream. We were excited to see some ducks enjoying a swim. We soon arrived […]

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