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Celebrating Mother’s Day

On the 11th of May Community Kindy Papakura East celebrated Mother’s Day with an afternoon tea with the special ladies in our lives.  The teaching team were very excited about the amount of Mums that joined us.  We had a very yummy afternoon tea and the tamariki had the opportunity to present their Mums with […]

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Movies and PJs

Community Kindy Papakura East recently held a PJ and Movie Day to raise money for Plunket. We all came dressed in our PJs, donated a gold coin koha and also held a sausage sizzle.  We had a lovely, comfy, relaxing day and raised $60 for Plunket.  A great effort for our small kindy!

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Best Shot

On a hot and sunny day 30 excited Community Kindy Papakura East preschoolers joined other local BestStart Centres for our first BestStart Best Shot Sports Day. The children loved taking part in lots of fun activities and new experiences – the joy on the children’s faces as their whanau cheered them along was great to […]

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Diwali fun

On the 19th October the Community Kindy Papakura East children, teachers and whanau joined together to commemorate for Diwali. Diwali is the traditional celebratory festival celebrated in India to mark the beginning of a new year. We decorated our kindergarten with twinkling lights and diya that our children had made earlier. There was also art […]

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Crazy for construction

The children at Community Kindy Papakura East have a long standing interest in construction so we decided to visit a local construction site visit in Papakura. The children were excited to see the construction taking place as we talked about old houses and new housing developments. We looked at an old house that was carried on the […]

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Challenging times

Over the past few weeks the children at Community Kindy Papakura East have been interested in construction so this we decided extended our creativity on construction skills. The children designed and built an obstacle course around the playground and this led onto a challenge: “Who can jump higher and further?” The children had an amazing […]

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Christmas Parade

Community Kindy Papakura East wins highly commended at the Papakura Christmas Parade on Sunday 4th December with their float… Moana & Maui.    

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School visit

Some of our children at Community Kindy Papakura East were invited by the new entrant teacher Tina Mathews to spend the morning at Kelvin Road Primary School. The visits are part of our transitioning to school procedure and are designed to help engage our ‘Be School Ready’ tuakana children (mostly 4-5 year olds).  The children had […]

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