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Celebrating Matariki

At Montessori Children’s House, we recently celebrated Matariki with our children, whanau and families. Families donated root vegetables and children helped prepare the vegetables for the soup. We also made rawena bread and bought some Maori Fry Bread to have with the soup.

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Cooking With Adrian

Today at BestStart Totara we were lucky to have one of our wonderful dad’s come in to spend he morning cooking with our littilies. Adrian is a qualified chef and having come from South Africa he kindly came in and cooked some of the traditional foods with us. The children thought it was absolutely delicious and […]

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Exploration in action

Our babies in the nursery at First Steps Onslow love to explore and over the past week we have been loving exploration in all areas of our learning. The children have had an interest in colour this has been exciting as we have looked at the world through the colour lens and also with our […]

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Matariki

 Montessori School House celebrated  Matariki recently. Our tamariki sang songs, baked pumpkin cookies and made fry bread and pumpkin soup. The highlight was sharing the morning with whanau.  

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Jammies For June

For the second year in a row, Montessori Taradale has given our support to Jammies for June.  This local incentive collects warm winter pyjamas which are distributed to local children who would otherwise suffer a cold and miserable winter.  Warm tamariki means better health, more time at school and happy children!  Our amazing staff and […]

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ANZAC Day Fundraising

Anzac is always a day of remembrance at Community Kindy Turangi and to acknowledge and mark this occasion the children made poppies and Anzac biscuits and sold them for $2.00 each.  This year we decided to donate the proceeds to the Tongariro School Cadets.

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Splat Art

Today one of our teachers at TopKids Totara set up yet another exciting activity for our children to enjoy. The aim was to create a beautiful piece of art by throwing cotton wool balls soaked in dye at a piece of paper to create splatter art. The children really enjoyed this activity as not only […]

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Receiving Building Blocks Award

Community Kindy Turangi have completed all our tickets for the ‘Building Blocks’ health and well-being initiative for Under 5’s  facilitated by the Bay of Plenty (Lakes) District Health Board. There were 8 categories in all.  Piki te ora! Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service’s Building Blocks for Under 5s (Building Blocks) is a comprehensive tool developed to […]

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Visiting the Library

TopKids Mangorei took a trip on the bus to the Pukeariki Library to find some pukapuka about farm animals. Currently our planning for our tamariki in the Kaitake room is around animals. In particular, pets and farm animals and learning about their sounds, what they eat and what they look like. This is all is […]

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Bacon and Egg Pies

In the baby room at ABC Bayfair we have been exploring our senses, which means we have been doing some baking! We made some mini bacon and egg pies where the children were able to crack the eggs on their own. They even helped cut the bacon! The look of concentration and determination on their […]

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