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Neighbourhood hero adventure

 We love neighbourhood heroes at Community Kindy Warspite, and our April Neighbourhood Hero is Gene from the Porirua Fruit and Vege Co-op. Every week he goes out of his way to drop off our amazing fruit and vege pack – which we really appreciate! We decided to give back to Gene and his volunteers, by taking […]

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Remember them

The tamariki at Community Kindy Warspite have been on a journey to find out about ANZAC Day, and it’s important place in our New Zealand history. The journey led us to our Grandparents Day, which we celebrated yesterday – how wonderful it was to share kai, stories and songs with the Grandparents of our tamariki. […]

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Art display

The children at Community Kindy Warspite Ave have been focusing on “Who Am I?” over the past few months, and this has culminated in a fantastic art display at Countdown Aotea. In February we painted and drew self portraits, and these were taken to Countdown to be on display. As they had been up for […]

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Healthy lunchbox workshop

We held a Healthy Lunchbox Workshop for our Community Kindy Warspite families, to discuss what a healthy lunchbox might look like. This was facilitated by the Heart Foundation’s Tiana Collins and Carina Katu. We also wanted to focus on portion sizes and comparing costs. A couple of really interesting things came from this workshop – such […]

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Fishing fun

Our tamaiti at Community Kindy Warspite are given opportunities to develop knowledge about the pattern and diversity of the world’s culture, including Tokelauan. They observed, experienced and of course, celebrated, how the Tokelauan people and their environment grow and work together for their wellbeing. We focused on the importance of “inati”, which is the sharing […]

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Hauora Initiative

Over the past few weeks, the tamariki at Community Kindy Warspite have been exploring healthy food options. This is aligned with the BestStart Hauora Initiative, as well as the Healthy Heart Award, whereby we teach the tamariki all about which food items are healthier options, as well as encourage physical movement. Every Friday we have […]

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School Holiday fun

Here at Community Kindy Warspite we ran a wonderful school holiday programme with a new theme every day!  These included a science day, messy play day, disco day, sports day and also Grandparents day.  They were a huge success with amazing activities and experiences based on the theme of the day.  Look out for our next School Holiday Programme.

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Hola!

Hola from Community Kindy Warspite!  The 5th of May is Cinco de Mayo, which is a day of celebration for the people of Mexico. The tamariki and kaiako of Community Kindy Wasrpite explored this celebration day as a way to honour two of our children who are of Mexican descent. The day began with the yummiest […]

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Giving plates

The team at Community Kindy Warspite have created some “Giving Plates” to send out into our community. We are at the beginning stages of developing a relationship with Corinna School, so we thought giving them a cake and a plate to start our journey together was an awesome idea! The new entrants teacher, Tami, has […]

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Whanau breakfast

Community Kindy Warspite Ave have recently started having Whānau Breakfasts on a Friday morning; this has been really successful so far! To coincide with our recent excellent ERO review, we thought it would be a great idea to celebrate with a BBQ breakfast complete with sausages, hash browns and scrambled eggs. As well as celebrating […]

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