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Cook Island Language Week Experiences

Cook Island Language Week at EduKids Papatoetoe was opportunity to reflect a strong sense of Whanaungatanga/relationship with the wider community. The local primary school teachers and children came over to have a dancing session with our tamariki and introduce some Cook Island Maori words. The spirit of Whanaungatanga/relationship was so high – we all joined up […]

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Celebrating Matariki

From 15th June onward, we have been celebrating Matariki/Māori New Year at EduKids Papatoetoe. The celebration has been marked with many exciting learning opportunities for our tamariki/children. We harvested Kumara from our vegetable garden to arrange a shared kai/meal with the children. We have also been reading about the different Māori stories from Tāne Mahuta to […]

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Pohutakawa Room Celebrates Samoan Language Week

This week we celebrated Samoan Language week at EduKids Papatoetoe in the Pohutukawa Room through learning the Samoan words/phrases, singing songs and dancing during mat-time. We daily practised greeting our tamaiti (children) and aiga (family) by saying Talofa Lava, O a mai ‘ oe and Manuia fa’ afetai. We had an opportunity to invite Tiana’s […]

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Samoan Language Week

At Edukids Papatoetoe we had a very fun day to mark Samoan Language week. We had fun learning about Samoan culture with lots of music and songs in the Samoan language. We also had shared food and read stories from Samoan culture with the children. It was a great experience to learn some words from […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day at EduKids Papatoetoe was a very special time for all of us. The hildren made beautiful pot plants and sang special Mother’s Day songs for their mums. They also created Mother’s Day cards, telling their mums why they love them. Several mothers joined in to have a moment with their children in the […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

What a great way to start a Friday morning -Mother’s Day celebrations at EduKids Papatoetoe 1, with all the lovely hardworking mums, aunties, grandmothers along with dads and granddads. The children sang some songs during performance time to express how much they care for and love their mums. They also shared what they have learnt recently, […]

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ANZAC Commemorations

The ANZAC Day commemorations at EduKids Papatoetoe was a touching experience for all of us. We got together and made a poppy flower wreath. Making the poppies allowed children to learn about the landscape during wartime in Belgian fields. We shared stories about the ANZACs and the children explored the meals they ate, various flags […]

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Special ANZAC visit

To assist children’s understanding of Anzac Day, the children at EduKids Papatoetoe visited Kenderdine Park Rest Home. The children had the opportunity to bake ANZAC biscuits during the week, prepare a poppy flower wreath and make cards and individual poppies for our elderly citizens. The children had the opportunity to learn why we wear poppies […]

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Carnival Day at EduKids Papatoetoe

Wow! What a great time we had on EduKids Papatoetoe’s Carnival Day for the Plunket appeal on 17th March. The bouncy castle, face painting, sausage sizzle, food stalls, games and music were the highlights of the day. It was wonderful time to mix and mingle with our community. As a community focussed early learning centre, […]

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Waitangi celebrations at EduKids Papatoetoe

At EduKids Papatoetoe we celebrated Waitangi Day with Māori and NZ flags, Māori Head bands and shared Kai time. Teachers and children revisited the treaty of Waitangi through Maori art, Māori dance, Māori waiata/songs and watched a video on treaty events. We had discussion about how Māori and European signed a treaty to work collaboratively […]

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