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Celebrating Tanabata

Recently at EduKids Apirana we celebrated Tanabata which is a Japanese star festival.  Our awesome van driver/teacher wanted to share part of her culture with the children, whanau and centre team.  Hazuki wore her beautiful Yukata and persuaded some of the team to perform a short skit which told the legend of Tanabata.  With support […]

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Book Character Day

EduKids Apirana recently celebrated “Book Character Day” in our centre. Our children were encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from a book. We also had Ms Anu, a librarian from Glen Innes library who read a special story to our children.

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Library Visits

Last month, we organised a trip to the library for our over 2 year old children to further extend their interest in reading books. The children had fun at the library, reading different types of books and meeting the lovely librarian at the Glen Innes Library.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Recently we celebrated Mother’s Day at EduKids Apirana and our Mums and Nanas were treated to freshly baked scones with jam, fresh fruit, coffee and tea.  Our children also made a lovely card and baked muffins to shows their appreciation and love to their Mums. It was good to see our children spend time with their […]

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St Patrick’s Celebrations

The children at EduKids Apirana recently celebrated St. Patrick’s day. Our children participated in Irish dance and learnt about the Irish culture through music and food. They also made a beaded bracelet to take home.

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Farmyard fun

The children of EduKids Apirana were extremely excited to have the animals of Old McDonald’s Farm visit. The pony ride was the most popular experience for many of the children. The excitement spilled over when the goats gave one of our children a fabulous lick on the face!  The farmyard visit was an opportunity for the […]

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Had Great Times in June

At EduKids Apirana the children and staff had an awesome time in June participating in many planned activities. 9th June was Odd Sock Day:  children and staff arrived wearing odd socks.  Some parents commented how it was a good opportunity to wear those socks where one of the pair goes missing in the wash. 16th […]

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Infants fun at the Local Pet Shop

Our Infants at EduKids Apirana  have a great fascination with animals and they are often indicating to the teachers to read their favourite book on animals.  To support their interest, the teachers organised a trip to our local pet shop in Glen Innes.  It was fantastic to see the delight on the children’s faces as they […]

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Christmas Celebrations

It’s Christmas celebrations time at EduKids Apirana! The children at EduKids Apirana had a great time at their Christmas Party.   Teachers and children dressed up in Disney characters costumes and our rooms were decorated accordingly.  We had a Disney bouncy castle onsite for the older children and a smaller bouncy castle for the younger children.  To add to the day’s […]

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Food and Nutrition Initiative

EduKids Apirana recently developed a new food and nutrition procedure in response to parent feedback and also wanted to ensure the environment promotes health and nutrition. After consultation with families, EduKids Apirana is no longer having birthday cakes but instead a birthday muffin and fruit bouquets.

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