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Kapa Haka Action Group

The oldest of our children at Community Kindy Marne Road are lucky enough to be working alongside St Mary’s Kapa Haka Action Group to learn some of the Kapa Haka songs, the poi, the rakau stick game and the local Papakura School Haka. All of the children we took with us were remarkable and the […]

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Visiting Pukekiwiriki

The oldest group of Marne Road Children had the opportunity to be invited on a forest trip at Pukekiwiriki in Redhill. When we arrived, the children were super excited to re-tell some of the myths and legends we have been studying. There was a great deal of role-play and discussions around Papatuanuku and looking after Mother […]

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Exploring light and shadow

At Community Kindy Marne Road the children have developed a love for light and shadow exploration. The children have been discovering how magical light and shadow play is when they work together to create some amazing shadows behind the screen, chasing each others shadows in the sun, and using coloured torches on our block structures […]

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Celebrating ANZAC Day

At Community Kindy Marne Road we have been learning all about Anzac Day and the meaning behind the day. The children have enjoyed stories this week such as Anzac Ted and Red Poppy, we created some lovely poppies during our art sessions and enjoyed baking and tasting Anzac cookies. Then as a special treat we […]

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Hippity Hoppity Easter Party

Community Kindy Marne Road loved hosting all of their families for an Easter Party recently and seeing the children’s eyes light up on the Easter Egg hunt as they realised the Easter Bunny was in our room to award the prizes. We came together for a shared lunch and played lots of Easter Games, made […]

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Hippity Hoppity Easter Party

Community Kindy Marne Road loved hosting all our families for an Easter Party and seeing the children’s eyes light up on the Easter Egg hunt as they realised the Easter Bunny was in our room to award the prizes. We came together for a shared lunch and played lots of Easter Games, made Easter crafts and […]

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Community Kindy Marne Road’s Plunket Fundraiser

Community Kindy Marne RoadOur celebrated the Annual Plunket Appeal with a Teddy Bears Picnic and a coin trail. The children all brought in their Teddy Bears and enjoyed a very tasty picnic morning tea (so did the Teddies). The children loved joining in with a range of Blue activities and many of our parents also got on board […]

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Summertime at Community Kindy Marne Rd

Over the summer holidays Community Kindy Marne ran a fun time programme with a different fun day for two weeks. The children had a ball as did the teachers and parents. Check out what the children have to say along with lots of photos.   S –  Swimming, sprinklers and sliding on water slides (Milika) U […]

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Little rockets

The warm sun was glowing and 30 Community Kindy Marne children were super excited as the bus pulled up. We are off to Rocket Ropes to extend our interest in climbing, jumping, swinging and being physically challenged. Once we arrived and were harnessed up the fun began – the children challenged themselves with many new and exciting obstacles […]

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Blast off

Community Kindy Marne was in the local Papakura Santa Parade and we were awarded first prize for our float of “Blast off to Community Kindy Marne Road”. Our float was rocket ship themed, a culmination of the children’s year long interest in space. We have undertaken so many space related projects over the year and it […]

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