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Christmas – A time for giving

Christmas celebrations have been in full swing here at Community Kindy Naenae. Last week we had Christmas day at kindy where we received and opened our Shoebox Christmas presents donated to us by kind and generous members of the public. Shoebox Christmas delivers presents to children in low decile schools and kindys and we have […]

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Cultural evening

Community Kindy Naenae held a cultural evening for their families and community. The children started learning cultural songs and dances alongside Naenae Primary School three months ago, where the school children would visit Kindy to teach the children various cultural dances. In the lead up to our cultural evening we performed for the children at Rata […]

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3 Trustmark Awards

Community Kindy Naenae have recently won 3 BestStart Trustmark Awards. The Hutt Press featured them in this weeks edition. Click on the article below to read all about it.        

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Samoan Language week

We had a week full of fun and exciting activities as part of the Samoan Language Week celebrations at Community Kindy Naenae.  We learnt about Samoa, the Samoan flag, fale and engaged in tapa cloth making where we printed various cultural designs. We also celebrated the week with Naenae Primary School’s cultural group who visited […]

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Visiting Naenae Boxing Academy

At Community Kindy Naenae, as part of our current programme in physical development, a small group of children went to visit Billy Graham at the Naenae Boxing Academy. Billy showed the children around the gym that is covered floor to ceiling in photos, he showed the children photos of himself in the boxing ring when he was younger. […]

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Helping to paint a mural

Community Kindy Naenae has been out and about in the community making connections as they go. Recently, whilst we were out on one of our walks we visited Joe McMenamin (the artist that painted our mural) at his Naenae based workshop. Joe and some of his students from Naenae College were busy painting the new 180 […]

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Getting beautiful new art work

Community Kindy Naenae have recently had two beautiful murals designed and painted for the front entrance and back gateway to Rata Street School by artist Joe McMenamin who is a Naenae local. Since opening in April 2015 centre manager Emma had been on the look out for someone within the community to make this highly valued […]

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Christmas comes early

Community Kindy Naenae were very fortunate to be apart of Wellington Shoebox Christmas.  Wellington Shoebox Christmas delivers Christmas presents  wrapped in a Shoebox to children that could do with an extra smile on Christmas Day. They do this through low decile schools, Woman’s Refuge Centres and local Pre-Schools.  We provided Pera from Shoebox Christmas with the […]

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Special visitors

Yesterday Community Kindy Naenae had a special visit from some farm animals. We absolutely loved patting and feeding the animals. We were also lucky enough to experience riding the pony and taking it for walks around the field. We were so excited to meet these different animals, some of which we had never seen before. […]

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Animals, insects and bugs

Community Kindy Naenae are currently learning about animals, insects and bugs. They have been searching the gardens for all sorts of bugs. They found lots of snails, centipedes, bumble bees and spiders. The children gathered enough snails so that they could have snail races, they placed them on a piece of paper and watched as they […]

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