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WAM Festival

Community Kindy Melling was one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and preparation […]

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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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Opening and Blessing

We recently had the pleasure of having an Opening Ceremony and Blessing for our newly opened centre; BestStart Melling. We had an awesome turnout of families and the local community including Reverend Talafou Seiuli from the Naenae Methodist Church who blessed our centre. We were also very privileged to have Naenae Primary School Kapa Haka […]

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Christmas comes early

It was like Christmas here at Community Kindy Melling on Thursday as we had a delivery of new equipment for the children. We have been developing our Kiwi Backyard vision and to support this in action we needed to build on our equipment for the children. We have new bikes, wheel barrows, road signs, a […]

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Matariki

Community Kindy Melling came together to join in with our Matariki Celebrations. We had been preparing all week for our event. The week started off with lots of dancing and video recording. Amy our fabulous teacher made some pretty awesome movies of the children. We then played these on the big screen and were able to […]

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Diwali

On Friday 28th October Community Kindy Melling celebrated Diwali – the Festival of Lights. The children have been learning about the Story of Diwali, lighting the way back to Ayodhya to guide Prince Rama back to his kingdom.  We had a number of parents share their traditional dress and food with the children. The children designed […]

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Getting into the Olympic Spirit

Last week Community Kindy Melling celebrated the Olympics. The children took part in different Olympic events with the opportunity to win salt dough medals that they had previously made. The children enjoyed trying new and different activities like gymnastics and track and field events, basketball, discus and long jump into the sandpit. It was so much fun!

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The Great Barbeque Bonanza!

The Great Barbeque Bonanza held by Community Kindy Melling and Plunket was a huge success.  We held it outside the Countdown in High St, Lower Hutt and shoppers could not believe we were giving away free sausages for lunch and entertaining children with face painting and lots of giveaways.  “We were overwhelmed by the generous donations the […]

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