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Easter Hat Day

Recently at EduKids Styx Mill, we had a very special Easter Hat Day. All the children, along with a little help from their Mums and Dads, designed their own hat at home ready to wear to the centre. The Easter bunny came along for a visit and saw all the beautiful hats that had been […]

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EduKids Styx Mill’s Dumpling Day

At EduKids Styx Mill Prep School we have been talking about the various cultures in the centre and all the exciting celebrations that relate to these. On Friday, a parent and grandparent from the Styx Mill Prep School came in to demonstrate how to make Dumplings with the children.  The children watched carefully, and then attempted […]

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Summer Smart Slushies

  The children at EduKids Styx Mill decided to create their own slushie/smoothie, using fruit and ice to make it to their preferred taste. The families were very supportive and provided us with lots of fruit options for our slushie/smoothies. We have been talking about Sun Safety in the classroom, and the children have been reminding […]

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Fairy Friday

Today the fairies came and  visited EduKids Styx Mill.  As a surprise for all the children and parents, the team had decided that Friday would be Fairy Friday. Upon arrival at the centre the children and their parents walked into a decorated foyer complete with a mushroom and fairy dust. Then once entering their rooms were greeted by their teachers […]

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Don’t Wake Beastie!

The children at EduKids Styx Mill, had been showing an interest in Dramatic Storytelling, and had been performing plays for each other in the classroom and outside. As part of this interest we supported the children as they chose a story, planned the play, created props and costumes and invited whanau to join us for our performance. […]

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The play!

The children from  EduKids Styx Mill put on a play for their whanau called “Don’t Wake the Beastie” After a lot of practice and the making of props for the big day arrived. All were so proud of what they achieved and are looking forward to putting on another show!          

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Nursery gym

Another busy day for the Nursery children at Edukids Styx Mill exploring the centre gym. What fun they all had climbing, spinning and just seeing if they could extend their skills. What an adventure they all had and lots of fun!!

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Street artwork

EduKids Styx Mill – Some amazing street artwork has been appearing all over Styx Mill concrete areas recently. The children have been talking about the Street Artwork that they have seen around Christchurch on old buildings, walkways and bridges. The pictures have created some fascinating conversations about the city they live in.  

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Shad Rutherford’s performance

After a shaky start to the week in Christchurch, Shad Rutherford’s performance at EduKids Styx Mill was anticipated by our centre whanau. The children said that there was going to be “magic” at our preschool! Check out our story from the Nor’West News.

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