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Category Archives: First Steps

Bullswool Farm Trip

The tamariki at First Steps Peachgrove have been exploring the wider world recently so we went on a centre trip to the Bullswool farm. The tamariki had lots of fun feeding the animals, riding the bikes, and playing on the playground. The bus adventure was very exciting. It will definitely be an adventure to remember. […]

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Our trip to Mitsubishi Motors

We recently went for a walk to a car workshop. We all loved this exploration.  We had a fantastic time going to the workshop and showroom at Mitsubishi Motors Andrew Simms. We were very lucky to have Grant Boshoff, Paige’s Dad, show us around the service area of Mitsubishi Motors. We also met the car […]

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Visit from our local postie

At First Steps Newmarket, we were lucky to have a visit from our local postie, Hillary. We were all very excited! Hillary, told us how she helps people deliver their letters and parcels to all our houses. She also told us that she used to be a preschool teacher! How awesome is that! She showed […]

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Matariki Celebrations

Matariki at First Steps Peachgrove is our yearly celebration that all our whanau look forward to. The whanau have the opportunity to come along to a special evening with hangi, kapa haka, toasted marshmallows, and the tamariki get to observe the stars.

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Celebrating Cook Islands Language Week

At First Steps Puni Road, we were very lucky to have a group of people from our local community come in and and show us some instruments as part of Cook Island Language Week, we sung some songs with them.  We also learnt more about Cook Island songs, dancing and instruments as well as some words! They […]

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Grandparents Afternoon Tea

We recently had a Grandparents afternoon tea at First Steps Puni Road.  We were so pleased that there were some Grandparents who were able to join us for afternoon tea, we had some fun activities set up on the tables and yummy kai to share. It was a lovely afternoon getting to know our grandparents and […]

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Creating our nature corner

At First Steps Papatoetoe, we have been working on creating a natural feel to our science corner by adding some more natural resources such as  plants, sand and rocks to our corner. We even added some green grass as well for our children to sit and enjoy our corner. Our children extended their learning by […]

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Our trip to the tyre shop

At First Steps Newmarket, we have developed a strong interest in things that go and things with wheels. Our investigation about ‘Transportation’ has been filled with excitement and discovery. We have been very curious about how cars work. One of our many questions during our Transportation investigation is ‘How do you change the tyres of […]

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BNZ Closed for Good Event

We had an exciting day here at First Steps Coronation as the ‘BNZ closed for good community event’ team joined us. The six volunteers turned up in their special uniform with their iPad. They started with a story about ‘Penny the Penguin’ and interacted with the children by asking lots of open ended questions. Penny […]

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Celebrating Cook Islands Language Week

First Steps Everglade Preschool is always committed to promoting cultural diversity at our centre.  Thus Kaiako, Tamariki and Whanau have been doing a variety of experiences to mark this special event of Cook Island Language Week.  Our Kiako have been practicing cook island dance with our tamariki and learning to greet by saying “Kia orana”.  […]

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