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Cook Island Language Week Experiences

Cook Island Language Week at EduKids Papatoetoe was opportunity to reflect a strong sense of Whanaungatanga/relationship with the wider community. The local primary school teachers and children came over to have a dancing session with our tamariki and introduce some Cook Island Maori words. The spirit of Whanaungatanga/relationship was so high – we all joined up […]

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Mid-winter disco

On the 2nd of August EduKids Elles Road held a mid winter disco. The disco was highly anticipated by the children and certainly lived up to their expectation. We had cool winter decorations, glow sticks and danced to our favourite music. We had some very confident dancers with great rhythm. It was great to enjoy extra […]

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Marae visit

On the 6th July 2018, a bus load of tamariki from EduKids North Rd went to Bluff to visit Te Rau Aroha Marae. A big thank to Sonny who was our spokesperson who explained tikanga and protocols to the tamariki and whanau while visiting the marae. This included taking our shoes off in the wharenui […]

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Matariki Celebrations

As part of our EduKids Riverbend Matariki celebrations, we had a very special visit from a lady called Kathy, who did an animated Matariki Puppet show for us! This was such a fun and interactive way to learn a little more about Matariki.We got to meet her puppet Nan, as she shared her knowledge about Matariki […]

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Working on Hauora

As part of our Hauora (well-being) Initiative, at EduKids Riverbend we have been working on providing the children with many different fun and exciting fundamental movement activities to get their bodies moving! We know too that active movement supports not only physical development, but is also linked to cognitive and emotional learning as well.  

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Curiousity creates amazing learning experiences

Our infants and toddlers love to explore both the inside and outside environment as their curiosity sends them in all directions around the different areas of plays.  They take responsibility for their own learning at times and have some amazing learning experiences.    

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Our amazing Pukeko Restaurant

Over the past two weeks the EduKids North tamariki have been busy preparing for the opening of the Pukeko Restaurant. Tamariki have each invited a special person to come for lunch. Our tamariki have used their creative skills to make table mats and centre pieces using natural materials as well as a stone they have […]

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Showing the love

During the school holidays EduKids Marshland had a bake sale to fundraise for Womens’ Refuge. Our wonderful teachers contributed and our tamariki helped to bake some yummy treats.  We raised a whooping $175! To go along with this great cause we invited our Grandparents to come in and share some yummy scones for afternoon tea. What […]

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Celebrating Matariki

EduKids East Tamaki celebrated Matariki with a whanau kai on 24 July 2018. The afternoon began with a performance by our tamariki who had worked really hard over the past few days to practice singing and performing with actions. They had worked with Erwin – our teacher,  to make Poi which are ball like objects made with […]

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Nurturing Through Nature

At EduKids Riverbend we believe that our children are empowered to nurture through nature. This was shown when we had a lamb in the centre and we captured these lovely images of our tamariki caring for it.    

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