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Teacher Johan’s invitation to Sunday School

As a teacher at Early Years Redwood, it was a privilege to accept an invitation to attend the Sunday School of one of our Pasifika children.  I decided to attend so that I could see how the child learns in this setting and to establish what is important to him and his parents in a learning […]

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Whanau sharing

At Early Years Redwood, one of our teachers began a great conversation with one of our whānau about his child’s interest in learning te reo Māori by repeating Māori words she hears the kaiako using. She also has a wonderful interest in reading books. Her Dad began telling our teacher how they have Te reo […]

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Mid winter Christmas

With the cold and crisp weather upon us, the team at Early Years Redwood decided to host a mid-Winter Christmas afternoon tea with the children and whanau. In the days leading up to this event, the children and teachers were busy preparing the kai they would be serving, as well as dressing the rooms up […]

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Visiting Horouta Marae

Last week Early Years Redwood‘s Pre School room visited Horouta Marae in Porirua. The tamariki and teaching team put a huge amount of time and effort into the preparation of this trip; including learning new waiata (in both Te reo and New Zealand Sign language), learning about the powhiri process and many rehearsals to prepare […]

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Village Party

Early Years Redwood recently held a Village Party and it was a huge success, with a great turnout of existing whanau as well as new families to the centre from the local community. We had fantastic support from Plunket, whom we are developing a great relationship with in the Tawa community. I had arranged for […]

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Infants Out and About

Over the school holidays, the children in the Infant Room at Early Years Redwood visited the school next door.  We had noticed that many of the children were interested in climbing and running around in big open spaces so a trip to the playground and field was just the thing! The children did lots of […]

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Bug hunt

Early Years Redwood began one crisp sunny morning with a bug hunt in our outdoor area at preschool. We searched high and low, under and over all sorts of objects, but as a result we only found slugs! After speaking with the tamariki, we decided to go to the local school in the hope of […]

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5 + A Day

Last Friday Early Years Redwood held a 5 + A Day event championing the benefits of healthy eating and ensuring we all include 5+ serves of fruits and vegetables in our daily diets.  The teaching team worked alongside the children creating quite an array of fun dishes that invited children and their whanau to try out […]

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Squash Club visit!

The infant children from Early Years Redwood had the opportunity to visit the local Squash Club. While they were there, they got to make some new friends. The children and teachers were also able to have a play on an obstacle course that was set up after the players finished their squash session. The children and […]

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