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Wearable Arts and Music Festival

WOW! We had the privilege to join in a wearable art event that Best-Start Lower North Island team organized. They called it  WAM (Wearable Arts and Music). At BestStart Tory Street we thought we would  promote our centre vision through this event. Therefore our kaiako started to think of creative ideas of how to represent our […]

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Matariki 2018

At Early Years Tory Street tamariki have been very busy the last couple of weeks getting ready to celebrate Matariki at the centre. We were learning new Maori waiata and actions to go with them which was tricky in the beginning. But with lots of practice in the morning and afternoon they all learnt the […]

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Chinese New Year at Early Years Tory St

Our tamariki at Early Years Tory St were very excited about celebrating  Chinese New Year this year and learning about what it means to all of us. Shasha, one of our teachers brought in  some books from the library about Chinese New Year and the story behind the festival about a monster called “Xi” who […]

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Waitangi Day at Early Years Tory St

  Early Years Tory St held our annual Waitangi Day whānau celebration on the 7th February where our amazing tamariki performed the Māori waiata (songs) they had been learning over the last few weeks, a rākau stick performance and poi dance. Afterwards we hosted a meal so that all of our tamariki, whānau and staff […]

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Christmas nativity

Merry Christmas to all our Early Years Tory St tamariki and whanau. We celebrated Christmas this year in a  different way with tamariki, they performed their first Nativity Play. We introduced this through a story at mat time with all of the characters and then I explained we’d be acting it out for our Christmas […]

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Diwali celebrations

Early Years Tory St celebrated Diwali with our whanau last week. Tamariki were practicing new Diwali songs and some of our parents requested that the teachers do a dance this time. We accepted the challenge.  The teachers had a great time learning and practicing Bollywood moves. We were practicing them at the end of the […]

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Bugs, bugs and more bugs

Tamariki at Early Years Tory St were exploring bugs this month and they wanted to learn more things about spiders. To extend their interests of bugs, the teachers took tamariki on a trip to the bush by the Wellington war memorial and found lots of spider webs in different places. On their way to the bush […]

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