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Our amazing Pukeko Restaurant

Over the past two weeks the EduKids North tamariki have been busy preparing for the opening of the Pukeko Restaurant. Tamariki have each invited a special person to come for lunch. Our tamariki have used their creative skills to make table mats and centre pieces using natural materials as well as a stone they have […]

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Community connections

Recently EduKids North Rd received a beautiful letter from a member of our local neighbourhood. Gill Whitfield lives on Galway Street and she brings in lots of arts and crafts for our tamariki. She recycles cards and paper and creates amazing cut outs to use for art. The Tuatara room decided to make a special […]

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Rippa Rugby Competition

  EduKids North Road organised a inter-centre Rippa Rugby competition. 5 centres in Invercargill took part in the competition with roughly 80 children taking part!!! We created a shield with a chainsaw and a block of wood – this has become our BestStart sport shield.  We used one of our local rugby clubs as a venue. We […]

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Big Surprise

EduKida North Road awesome head staff organised a surprise location party for all of Edukids North. (Not even the teachers knew anything) Everyone got on buses and headed to our secret location in Wallacetown. Where we had a Hawaiian/moana theme party complete with cook island dancers. Everyone got a traditional welcome in with drummers and a […]

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Celebrating success!

Today at EduKids North Road we were awarded with our pa-harakeke (gold) healthy heart award. We thought we would take this opportunity to celebrate all of our awards we have received – Our 4-year ERO return, The 3 Trustmark awards and now our pa-harakeke (Gold) Healthy heart award. Here at Edukids North we like to celebrate […]

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Plunket Appeal Week

Our Plunket Appeal has hit the ground running this week, we have been super busy here at EduKids North Road. Today we had a special blue visitor the Plunket bear!!! He enjoyed lots of cuddles from the tamariki and enjoyed a tour of the centre. We have been busy selling our baking at reception and […]

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Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

WOW! EduKids North Road have had such a great day dressing up in red and white stripes in support of our local Ronald McDonald family room. Our red and white striped socks have been a huge hit.  We have managed to raise so far $435! This is an amazing effort from all of our whanau and […]

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Visiting Rowena Jackson Retirement Home

After being invited by Rowena Jackson for a visit, 56 children from EduKids North Road set out on an outing to our local Rest Home. We had a lovely time singing carols to the residents, gave out small gifts, had morning tea and received gifts from the rest home. What a great way for our tamariki to spread […]

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Random Act of Kindness

What a busy week it was in EduKids North Road’s infant room last week as the tamariki helped to make and bag lollie cake truffles. We had such a lovely time going for a walk and dropping them into the people we see out and about in the community on our regular walks. Our neighbors that received our baking were […]

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Participating in Polyfest

Fourty-five of EduKids North Road‘s tamariki attended a big Murihiku Maori and Pasifika cultural trust Polyfest in Invercargill.  The children were full of excitement and the day started with a bus trip.  This is the centre’s second year attending and they had been very busy practicing leading up to the big event. They had lots of […]

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